Joelle Grace has been appointed as the newest partner at Lane Neave.
The promotion is recognition of her significant contribution and excellent level of client service, the firm said. She joined the Lane Neave in 2015 from Clayton Utz, where she was a senior associate. She was also previously at Chapman Tripp.
Grace is known for her work in M&A, business advisory, corporate governance, and commercial contracting. She is also experienced in the resources and forestry sectors, as well as in working with receivers and administrators.
“On behalf of everyone at Lane Neave, I am delighted to welcome Joelle as our newest partner. This promotion is recognition of the massive contribution Joelle continues to make to the firm and her ability to deliver outstanding results for our clients,” said Andrew Shaw, Lane Neave managing partner. “Her elevation to partnership will help us accelerate the expansion of our national corporate practices and deliver an enhanced service to our clients.”
He said that Grace has consistently demonstrated the qualities that the firm’s clients value, including technical excellence and a strong focus on client service. The promotion is well-deserved, he said.
Grace is the 25th Lane Neave partner. The firm has offices in Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, and Queenstown.