Mackenzie Elvin Law is a progressive Tauranga law firm operating across the wider Bay of Plenty. We’re easy to reach, here to help clients on their level.

The foundation of Mackenzie Elvin Law is based in a down-to-earth, and family-friendly approach.

In the early 80s, Fiona Mackenzie founded the firm with one thing in mind – to work with local families and businesses from her family home, providing expert legal advice while juggling motherhood.

Then, with husband Graeme Elvin, a commercial and trust law specialist, and Marcus Wilkins, an experienced property and agribusiness lawyer, this trio of partners built a reputation for excellent legal service. Their approach remained family-friendly.

40 years on, Mackenzie Elvin Law is still grounded in those values – and we’re still working from the original family home.

Along with Tom Elvin’s admission to the partnership, Mackenzie Elvin Law continues to grow. But getting bigger doesn’t mean we’re out of reach. When you choose us as your trusted legal advisors, you’re backed by a team of over 30 staff. This includes top lawyers with specialist and international experience, each bringing the capability and care you’d expect from a supportive family member who you know and trust.

The intention with which Fiona founded the firm continues. Working on your level. No egos. Walking with you. Providing expert legal guidance.

Whether you’re selling or purchasing a property or business, managing the intricacies of family trusts, navigating agri-business issues, needing strategic planning, or working through the consequences of relationship breakdown or the death of a family member and associated inheritance issues, we’ve got the experience to help. No matter or conflict is too complex. And we’re grounded enough to bring a human understanding to your situation. People are at the heart of what we do. We’re straight-talkers. Our advice is clear and level-headed. No confusing lawyer speak, and no judgement either. And when you leave our home office, you should feel supported, and know where you stand.

Committed to helping you

Mackenzie Elvin is a progressive Tauranga law firm, assisting clients throughout the wider Bay of Plenty.

Why us

Choosing a lawyer can be difficult. Here are three reasons to choose us:

We ask the right questions

We ask the right questions so we can understand your situation and test possible solutions.

We suggest what’s best

We use our collective expertise to come up with the best course of action.

We think long term

We are experienced in knowing what will withstand the test of time.

Just some of our people

Meet our team
Annie is a solicitor at Mackenzie Elvin Law working in the litigation, family and commercial teams. Annie grew up in Christchurch before...
Graeme has accumulated a wealth of experience over many years involvement in assisting clients with their legal and business needs. Graeme’...
Registered Legal Executive
Lyn is a registered Legal Executive with many years experience in estate and trust administration, having worked for a trustee company for...

Our support team

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Personal Assistant

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Personal Assistant

Latest updates


COVID-19 Business Advisory Support

The Government has recently injected another $40 million into the Regional Business Advisory Fund!


Changes to Filing Applications in the Family Court

New legislation came into force on 1 July 2020 which changes when a party is allowed to have a lawyer acting for them in the Family Court


Employment Law in the time of COVID-19

With the restrictions that were put in place due to Covid-19, and the introduction of the Wage Subsidy scheme, all aspects of employment