Our Philosophy

The Gellert Ivanson team brings 60 combined years of legal experience to the New Zealand and international community. Founded in 1989 by John Gellert and Tony Ivanson, the firm is based in Auckland and specialises in property, commercial and family law.

We grow our practise by referral. Our best referrals come from satisfied clients. That is why providing the best service to our clients is our highest priority.

In all areas of our practice, we undertake to our clients to:

  • Do the best for our clients: The advice you receive from us will be cost effective and of the highest quality.
  • Be ethical: To practise law with the highest ethical standard and with integrity.
  • Be proactive, not reactive: To alert clients to changes in the law.
  • Be innovative: To constantly seek ways to improve our service and strive to find solutions "outside of the square".
  • Be available: To offer a personal service.
  • Inform: To provide information papers to enable clients to make fully informed decisions.
  • Provide a long term commitment: To offer a long-term commitment, so that parents and their children, companies and trusts know they have someone to turn to for advice.
  • Provide value for money: To adopt efficient methods in order to provide clients with legal services at a fair and reasonable fee.