Mackenzie Elvin Law joins Tompkins Wake, strengthening position in Bay of Plenty


Source: Tompkins Wake

Tauranga law firm Mackenzie Elvin Law is officially a part of Tompkins Wake, with the two firms merged and operating as one.

Effective August 1, Mackenzie Elvin Law’s 23 staff and 5 partners will operate under the Tompkins Wake brand, boosting the Tauranga based team to 34 with over 200 professionals firmwide, including 35 partners and 120 lawyers across Tompkins Wake’s Central North Island offices.

Mackenzie Elvin Law Founding Partner Fiona Mackenzie says the merger represents an exciting milestone for their firm, clients, and the local community.

The merger will enable Mackenzie Elvin’s local team to leverage the national and global resources, expertise, and connections provided by Tompkins Wake, ensuring exceptional client service for the Bay of Plenty, both now and into the future.

“Our business in 2023 is vastly different to what it was in the 1980’s. In the last 3 years especially we’ve seen profound change as global events have affected every corner of the world. Against this backdrop, aligning with Tompkins Wake is a natural progression for us,” Fiona says.

“We have long admired their reputation and expertise. This merger opens up new horizons for us in terms of resources and expertise, their values and progressive approach to client service closely mirroring our own, and we are very pleased that this partnership will bring immense benefits to our clients, team, and local community.”

Tompkins Wake Chief Executive Jon Calder shares the same admiration. The firm has worked across from Mackenzie Elvin on many occasions and has long admired the reputation and practice Fiona and her fellow partners have built.

“What became very apparent as we got to know the Mackenzie Elvin partners is that our values are closely aligned. We have four core values, the most important of which is People Matter for us that’s our people and our clients. It was clear to us that Mackenzie Elvin is a firm that values its people and puts them first, and that for us was an important piece.

With Tauranga emerging as a hub for business and innovation, the merger between these two firms offers an exciting opportunity to provide an unmatched level of service within the golden triangle.

“With a strong culture and people focused firm, we deliver exceptional service and results for our clients.”