Dan Williams

Partner, Auckland

LLB, BA, University of Otago


d: +64 9 338 8320

m: +64 21 333677

e: dan.williams@al.nz

Dan is a Partner who advises on all aspects of property law, with a particular focus on assisting clients with:

  • forestry acquisitions and disposals;
  • mixed-use developments;
  • commercial and industrial leasing; and
  • Overseas Investment Act applications.


Dan works hard to help clients achieve their goals and provides timely and commercial advice.


Dan has been involved in a number of high value property deals in New Zealand. His recent experience includes advising:

  • New Forests Asset Management Pty Limited on its acquisitions of significant New Zealand forestry assets as well as property management issues;
  • NZ Retail Property Group on the development of the Westgate Town Centre;
  • James Kirkpatrick Group Limited on the development and leasing of its industrial assets in the greater Auckland region.
  • Silverfin Capital Limited on the syndicated acquisition and management of various industrial, commercial and retail assets; and
  • Ports of Auckland Limited on its legal property requirements in the Auckland region and on the development and leasing of its new Waikato Freight Hub;
  • Hancock Natural Resource Group, Inc. on its forestry portfolio;
  • Argosy Property Limited on the development and leasing of its retail and commercial assets.


Dan is internationally recognised by top global/national legal directories for his expertise advising on real estate matters, including being named an “Up and Coming” lawyer in Real Estate in the 2020 Chambers and Partners Guide, a ‘Rising Star’ in NZ Lawyer’s inaugural 2020 Rising Stars list, a ‘Notable Practitioner’ in Real Estate in the 2020 edition of asialaw Profiles, and a ‘Rising Star’ in Real Estate and Construction in the 2020 Legal 500 rankings.