Our People

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Auld Brewer Mazengarb & McEwen's team are a dedicated group of individuals who provide friendly, helpful forward thinking advice to their clients. They provide legal advice only in those areas in which they have a high level of expertise, and can significantly contribute to the success of Taranaki.

Allen Mazengarb
Partner / Notary Public

LLB - Victoria University of Wellington

Contact Details

DDI Phone: + 64 6 759 5319
Mobile: + 64 21 505 216

Allen's career has very much centred around property development, business structuring and restructuring, banking and finance. 

Allen is a legal adviser to a registered bank and has extensive experience in the drafting of a diverse range of joint venture development, security and financing documentation. 

Allen was instrumental in establishing a major finance company specialising in development of mezzanine financing and continues to advise various businesses in this area of law. 

Allen acts for a number of Taranaki's biggest employers. 

Allen has extensive experience in trusts, particularly charitable purpose trusts, and currently advises numerous charitable trusts and companies, in particular Maori trusts, involved particularly in the health sector. 

Allen's goal is to assist Auld Brewer Mazengarb & McEwen to be a great law firm in the business and public law areas - to have great clients, great lawyers/staff, great work and have a great working environment. 

Allen sees his role as endeavouring to make life easy for his business clients in the legal context.  He is a problem solver for his clients. 


Allen has particular expertise and knowledge about the legal issues relating to:

  • Financing transactions and associated security arrangements
  • Asset and business acquisitions and dispositions
  • Business structuring and restructuring
  • Banking security documents
  • Structuring and governance of charitable trusts
  • Trust and estate planning for personal and business purposes

Partner - Auld Brewer Mazengarb & McEwen
1998 - Present

Partner - Brewer Mazengarb
1992 - 1998

Partner/Staff Solicitor- Govett Quilliam

Staff Solicitor - Scott Morrison Dunphy (now Morrison Kent)

Staff Solicitor/Law Clerk - Phillips Shayle-George (now Phillips Fox)

Member - The Defence Employer Support Council (National Body) 
2011 - Present
This is a statutory council created by the Defence Act 1990 with terms of reference defined by the Minister of Defence.  The role of the Council is to advise and monitor issues concerning NZDF reserves and employers and to support part-time military service and Government youth initiatives undertaken by the NZDF

Chairman - Regional Employer Support Council, Taranaki 
2011 - Present

Member - The Lawlink Group Limited 
2008 - Present
Auld Brewer Mazengarb & McEwen is a member of Lawlink - a network of 19 of New Zealand's leading independent law firms sharing ideas, resources and business best practise

Member - CEO Forum Organising Committee 
2010 - Present

Member - New Zealand Law Society Property and Transactions Technical Committee 

Member - Property Law Section of the New Zealand Law Society
2008 - Present

Council Member - Notary Council of New Zealand


Victoria University of Wellington
1974, 1976 - 1978, LLB

When is an overdue fee exorbitant?

LIVE Magazine LIVE Magazine, August 2010
Allen Mazengarb, Partner, looks at terms of contracts, which are often overlooked, until something goes wrong. Read more..

Limited partnership - the new investment structure of choice?

LIVE Magazine LIVE Magazine, November 2009
Allen Mazengarb, Partner, looks at limited partnerships as an alternative investment structure. Read more..

What is corporate governance?

Articles 2005
The topic of corporate governance has probably never been more to the fore in business than at present, especially in the international arena. Read More...