The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, Burton Partners, New Zealand!
Burton Partners is a leading specialist corporate and commercial property law firm with offices in Auckland, New Zealand.

Burton Partners offer commercially focused and result driven advice to clients based locally, throughout New Zealand and across international borders.
The belief at Burton Partners is that they know what they are good at and they focus on those areas. If advice is required outside of their specialist areas, they have a strong network of independent professionals in other areas that are available to ensure a full service can be provided.
Their lawyers are experts in their field and partner with their clients to achieve the best outcome on complex, strategic projects and sensitive matters.
Burton Partners clients include multinational companies, publicly listed companies, listed property trusts, high net worth individuals and families, foreign investors and commercial property developers.
Principal areas of practice:
  • Building & Construction
  • Capital Raising
  • Compliance, Competition and Regulatory
  • Company Re-Organisation and Business Restructuring
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • E-Commerce
  • Franchising, Distribution, Licensing and Agency
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Intellectual Property
  • Merger and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Real Estate
  • Resource Management
  • Technology, Media and Telecommunications
  • Trusts and Asset Protection

Tony Nicholson
Telephone: +64 9 300 3771
Practice Groups: Property, real estate & construction
Michael Tinkler
Telephone: +64 9 913 1743
Practice Groups: Commercial and real estate
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Lindsay Griffiths is the International Lawyers Network’s Executive Director. In this capacity, Ms. Griffiths is responsible for the oversight and management of day-to-day operations of the International Lawyers Network (ILN). She develops strategies and implementation plans to achieve the ILN’s goals, and handles…

Lindsay Griffiths is the International Lawyers Network’s Executive Director. In this capacity, Ms. Griffiths is responsible for the oversight and management of day-to-day operations of the International Lawyers Network (ILN). She develops strategies and implementation plans to achieve the ILN’s goals, and handles recruitment, member retention, and a high level of service to members. She is engaged in the legal industry to stay on top of trends, both in law firms and law firm networks.

In her role as Executive Director, she develops and facilitates relationships among ILN member firm lawyers at 90+ law firms in 67 countries, and seeks opportunities for member firms to build business and relationships, while ensuring member participation in Network events and initiatives. These initiatives include facilitating referrals, the management and execution of the marketing and business development strategy for the Network, which encompasses all communications, push-down efforts, and marketing partnerships, providing support and guidance to the chairs and group leaders for the ILN’s thirteen practice and industry specialty groups, the ILN’s women’s initiative, the ILN’s mentorship program, the management and execution of all ILN conferences, and more.

JD Supra Readers Choice Top Author 2019

During her previous tenure as Director of Global Relationship Management, the ILN has been shortlisted as a Global Law Firm Network of the Year by The Lawyer for 2016 and 2017, and included as a Chambers & Partners Leading Law Firm Network since 2011. She was awarded “Thought Leader of the Year” by the Legal Marketing Association’s New York chapter in 2014 for her substantive contributions to the industry, and was recently included in Clio’s list for “34 People in Legal You Should Follow on Twitter.” She was also chosen for the American Bar Association Journal’s inaugural Web 100‘s Best Law Blogs, where judge Ivy Grey said “This blog is outstanding, thoughtful and useful.” Ms. Griffiths was recently chosen for as a Top Author by JD Supra in their 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards, for the level of engagement and visibility she attained with readers on the topic of marketing & business development. She has been the author of Zen & the Art of Legal Networking since February of 2009.