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David Butler

David Butler

LL.B. (Hons) – Consultant

E: dwbutler@gywlaw.co.nz
T: 04 570 4172
M: 021 469 771

David is a senior lawyer handling a wide array of property and commercial matters. He has significant involvement in major commercial property transactions, with experience in the purchase of numerous high-rise buildings in Wellington and Auckland. David possesses specialized expertise in commercial leasing and has acted for diverse clients with properties throughout the country. He also specializes in business sales and acquisitions, company documentation, shareholder agreements and shareholder disputes and exits

David is a past President of the of the Wellington Racing Club and Rotary Club of Hutt Valley, and was a board member of RACE Inc for many years. He was also a trustee and Deputy Chairperson of the Hutt City Community Facilities Trust for 8 years.

When away from his professional obligations, David actively participates in thoroughbred breeding and racing. His other interests include skiing, sports, enjoying good food and wine, and spending time in good company. David’s practice style is outcome focused aiming to simplify complex processes and facilitate efficient transactions. He emphasizes the importance of due diligence in commercial property acquisitions and recognizes technology’s significant role in modern legal practice. A favourite quote of his from Tom Waits perfectly encapsulates his understanding of legal intricacies: “The big print giveth and the small print taketh away”. If he weren’t a lawyer, David imagines he might have been more actively involved in thoroughbred breeding and racehorse syndication.