Marcus Beveridge is the Principal of Queen City Law. His main areas of practice are construction and property law, commercial law, foreign investment, real estate services and immigration. Marcus brings something special to his legal practice. As well as speaking fluent Indonesian, Marcus has spent a considerable amount of time living and traveling in Asia. Prior to establishing QCL in 2004 Marcus was a lawyer at NZ’s biggest national law firm and was then a partner in a leading Auckland commercial law firm.
Marcus has clients who are active in a wide range of business pursuits including international aviation, manufacturing, banking and finance, employment recruitment, early childhood education, car-parking, house construction and sales, land development and subdivisions, hotel ownership and theme park operators, super yacht construction, restaurateurs, commercial radio station owners and a host of other business activities. During the last 20 years Marcus has also acted on hundreds of business acquisitions and disposals. Marcus and some of his team have been very busy in the property development sector and have acted on the biggest high-rise property developments New Zealand has ever seen. Capital expenditure on these projects is in the vicinity of NZ$ 1 Billion.
Marcus is also widely considered to be one of NZ’s foremost immigration lawyers and has probably acted on more successful PR applications than any other lawyer in NZ. In particular, he has developed expertise in business-based immigration and has acted on literally 1000’s of successful business-based immigration applications. Many of these clients have become major clients of the firm. Marcus is a regular writer of articles for New Zealand’s leading business magazines on business-based immigration and is a regular commentator on immigration based issues for national Radio & TV . Marcus is also a sought after speaker at seminars and conferences and has presented at many NZ law conferences on a range of legal topics including Construction Law, Immigration, Credit Law, and Strategic Law Firm Management.
Marcus believes Queen City Laws remarkable results are partially attributable to him but moreover to the team at Queen City Law. The firm has been able to recruit some of the smartest lawyers and support staff around and has created a culture that facilitates excellence and is inherently client-centric. The firm also has a unique ability to deal with complex transactions and issues very quickly whenever circumstances permit. Being commercially minded, Marcus sees himself as a problem solver, always looking for positive results for clients – even where the situation may seem impossible. He believes lawyers need to come down from their “ivory towers” and that legal advice should be focused on direct commercial application.
Outside law, Marcus has a strong interest in sport, which goes back many years. Immediately after leaving school, and as a way of financing his time at university where he read for a conjoint BA / LLB degree Marcus formed a trading company and imported commodities from South East Asia.
Marcus and some of the QCL team have also become very actively involved in providing real estate services to some select Vendor clients. The firm is mandated on over NZ$1B worth of property and Marcus expects Queen City Law to quickly become market leaders in this space given its unique positioning.
Queen City Law
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PO Box 6908, Wellesley Street Auckland
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