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DAVID BECKER

PRINCIPAL 

Email:  david@becker.co.nz
Tel:  (04) 473 8484       From Overseas: +64 4 473 8484
Mob:  0273 472 075     From Overseas: +64 273 472 075

David is a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, a Solicitor of Supreme Court of N.S.W. Australia and has practiced law as a Barrister and Solicitor in New Zealand for over 30 years.  He is experienced in many areas of law including business and commercial, conveyancing and property, litigation, personal law, mediation, trusts, relationship property and immigration. He has acted for many businesses, individuals, trusts, and organisations throughout Wellington, New Zealand and Overseas. He is a Registered and Foundation member of the NZ Trustee Association and member of the NZLS Property Law Section.

Prior to graduating in Law, David obtained a Bachelor of Science in mathematics, including computer science and engineering and worked in the Computer industry as a contract programmer and analyst. David continues to maintain an interest in computing and technology. David enjoys sailing, computer programming and other technology and is married with 4 children.

DON MCKAY

CONSULTANT BARRISTER AND SOLICITOR

Email: don@becker.co.nz
Tel:  (04) 473 8484   From Overseas:  +64 4 473 8484

Don is qualified in both Law and Accounting. Don initially gained several years’ specialist tax experience in the Inland Revenue Service, where he worked in Rulings (now The Office of Tax Counsel) and in Tax Policy. After joining the private sector in 2000 Don worked in two major law firms as a specialist tax consultant before joining Becker & Co Ltd where he now practices as a generalist litigator as well as a tax consultant.

He has advised on the tax implications of a wide range of transactions – from major cross-border financing structures down to local property transactions and GST issues. He handles the firm’s general tax advice, any tax disputes, and negotiates arrangements for taxpayers in temporary difficulty. Additionally he now undertakes a broad range of other legal work, including employment, relationship property,  trust and elder law issues, and disputes and civil litigation of all kinds.

In his spare time Don is a keen violinist and fisherman.

NINA BECKER

SOLICITOR

Email: nina@becker.co.nz
Tel:  (04) 473 8484   From Overseas:  +64 4 473 8484

Nina graduated with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English and Philosophy from Victoria University of Wellington. Nina is a Barrister and Solicitor and a dog lover (particularly of her border collie "Star"), an excellent cook and has a strong interest in travel.

RICHARD BOUD

SOLICITOR

Email: richard@becker.co.nz
Tel:  (04) 473 8484   From Overseas:  +64 4 473 8484

Richard graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Victoria Unviersity of Wellington. He is a Barrister and Solicitor. Prior to studying law, Richard worked in the print industry in Auckland, the United Kingdom and Bermuda. In his spare time, Richard enjoys reading, playing golf and tennis, watching rugby and spending time with his family and friends.

TRACEY SIEMONEK

LEGAL PA, OFFICE MANAGER 

Email:  tracey@becker.co.nz
Tel:  (04) 473 8484   From Overseas:  +64 4 473 8484

Tracey has been working as a personal assistant and office manager for Becker & Co since 1995. Prior to working for Becker & Co Tracey had worked for 5 years as Receptionist and Legal Secretary. Tracey is often the first point of contact and as Office Manager / Legal PA handles most office duties including trust accounting, accounts payable and PA to the Director.

Tracey lives in the Wairarapa with her partner and 2 children.