Sharon Knowles

Partner, Ōtepoti | Dunedin

LLB, University of Otago


d: +64 3 467 7178

m: +64 27 277 2026


Sharon specialises in commercial property, with a focus on corporate and local authority work. She joined Anderson Lloyd in 2002 and is based in the Dunedin office.

Sharon’s property practice includes some of Dunedin’s and the South Island’s largest property and infrastructure owners and local authorities. She assists clients with acquisitions and disposals, commercial leasing and portfolio management and subdivisions. Sharon works alongside our infrastructure and local authority experts on property matters involving local government legislation, the Public Works Act and other regulatory matters.

In addition, Sharon is an expert in working with Anderson Lloyd’s large private client base in structuring their personal affairs. Her team supports all aspects of residential property, trusts, will and estate planning as well as supporting the business operations of these clients.

Heading up Anderson Lloyd’s Property and Private Client Department, Sharon is also chair of the Otago Sub-Committee of the New Zealand Property Council and a member of the South Island Regional Committee and Events Sub-Committee.

She is also Presiding member of the Otago Girls High School board and a Council member of the Otago Medical Research Council.

Sharon is a member of the Otago Women’s Lawyer Society (OWLS), the Property Law Section, the Local Authority Property Association, the Property Council of New Zealand, and is a Member of the Institute of Directors New Zealand.

Sharon prides herself on being approachable and proactive. She enjoys building lasting relationships and working with clients to meet their objectives.