Kerry O'Donnell

Partner, Tāhuna | Queenstown

BSc, LLB (Hons), University of Otago


d: +64 3 450 0729

m: +64 27 227 7106


Kerry is a commercial property specialist, with a focus on property developments. She has always wanted to specialise in commercial law and began her law practice at a time when there was significant growth in property development. Kerry honed her development property law skills initially on the Clearwater Resort development, and then moved to Anderson Lloyd’s Queenstown office, where she is head of the property team.

Kerry has been involved in a number of important projects in the Queenstown area, in the last decade, including Jacks Point, Hawthorn, Lake Hayes Estate, Wyuna Preserve, Glencoe, Threepwood, Residence du Parc, Residence du Lac and Shotover Country. Kerry and the property team have been key advisors to a significant number of land-based developments in natural resources, tourism, residential development and townships.

Kerry believes that one of the great rewards from working in the commercial property sector is the opportunity to work alongside clients to ensure their vision for their project is realised. She assists clients with land acquisitions and sales, joint venture development deals, negotiating contract terms, organising finance, structuring entities and facilitating the titling and sales process for property developments.