Commercial Law Experts

At Ford Sumner we’re experts in corporate and commercial legal matters. We have the knowledge, experience, and proven track record to effectively manage your commercial law requirements. 


Whether your business needs advice on terms and conditions of supply, or agency, distribution, outsourcing or licensing agreements, we deal with all manner of commercial contracts. Our experienced drafters and negotiators will advise you on interpretation, and help you achieve the best legal outcomes for your business.

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All commercial relationships involve elements of risk; we’re experts in developing strategies to best manage these.


We work with our clients in a partnership format to ensure that we have a deep understanding of your business requirements and factors that make your commercial contracts successful and unique.  We stand by our word and produce rapid turnaround times with a dedicated team who ensure communication is to the highest standard, consistently. It’s why we stand out as a leading commercial law firm in New Zealand. 

Within the commercial law discipline, our services are focused on: 

• business sales and purchases
• commercial contracting
• procurement
• professional services
• trading arrangements
• lending and finance
• securities
• intellectual property
• competition
• fair trading
• technology
• franchising

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Meet our commercial law experts and their experience below: 


Sarah Churstain

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Mark Ford

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Jason Kelly
Senior Associate

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Jordan Todd

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Maggie Knowles
Legal Executive

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Fenella Smith

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