Alfred Harford

Consultant LLB MComLaw (Hons)

Alfred Harford

Alfred is a commercial and property lawyer with over 40 years’ experience in legal practice. He is the trusted advisor for many business owners and private individuals.

Having been a partner of Malloy Goodwin Harford for 23 years, Alfred became a Consultant to the firm in April 2019.

Alfred has for many years acted and advised clients with their business acquisitions, business structuring, governance and business ownership succession issues, and in doing so has gained significant insight into private business and family affairs. He has a proven ability to manage significant transactions. His business clients trade in various industry sectors, including retail, manufacturing and distribution, food processing, healthcare and technology.  Some have been clients of Alfred’s for many years.

Alfred is also an experienced Trust and Estate lawyer, and acts as trustee for many client Trusts. He assists substantial private clients with their asset planning arrangements, and advises the trustees of many family and investment Trusts concerning the management of asset portfolios and increasingly these days, the transfer of wealth to the next generation. Alfred’s practice includes Probate and Estate administration advice and action.

Alfred’s clients rely upon his experience and understanding of commercial and family affairs to assist them to manage their own affairs. His ability to listen and understand his clients’ requirements, coupled with his skill in conducting delicate negotiations between family members with competing interests, enables his clients to achieve “the right outcome” in sometimes stressful and challenging circumstances.

A former pupil of Wellington College, Christchurch Boys’ High School and Mt Albert Grammar School, Alfred has a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Master of Commercial Law degree with First Class Honours from the University of Auckland.

Prior to joining the Malloy Goodwin Harford partnership in 1996, Alfred practised law for 20 years in large City law firms (including 12 years as a partner).

Married and the father of two adult daughters. Alfred is a keen golfer and sailor, and a lucky (and in his mind, an intrepid) jet ski salt water fisherman.

Contact Alfred

09 300 1905

021 904 519

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