Bill Chapman

LLB, Auckland University
Bill Chapman
Direct Line
+64 7 928 2005
+64 21 278 9525

Whether you are an individual, a company, or a Trust, Bill can help you with your commercial legal issues. He advises on a wide range of business matters including commercial contracts, capital raising, and corporate governance.

Examples of Bill's recent work:

  • Acting for the group of companies which is developing a mussel farm off the coast from Ōpōtiki.  This work includes raising capital by way of excluded offers under the Financial Markets Conduct Act, agreements with other users of the water space, and agreements with territorial authorities over funding of harbour development.
  • Acting for a kiwifruit post-harvest operator in the Eastern Bay of Plenty when it raised additional capital from its shareholders and also introduced two new cornerstone shareholders, including subscription agreements and shareholder agreements.


Areas of Expertise

  • Business and property transactions
  • Commercial contracts
  • Capital raising and financial markets
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Trusts
  • Company compliance and meetings


  • Committee Member – Institute of Directors, Bay of Plenty Branch
  • Trustee - Tauranga RDA Foundation