Kate Searancke
About Me
Kate is a Partner in our Property team specialising in leasing and commercial property transactions. Kate works with developers and investors across their commercial property portfolio's to facilitate the sale and acquisition of property including due diligence and financing. Kate also specialises in local government property law working with local authorities throughout the central North Island.

Of Ngati Maniapoto descent, Kate has a strong focus on her own iwi interests and the wider Maori community and is a representative for her hapu Ngawaero on Waipa District Council's consultative committee Nga Iwi o Topu o Waipa. Kate leads our Maori Business practice and works with local government and private entities, advising on complex Maori land law issues and on working effectively with Maori and iwi engagement ensuring seamless advice for whanau, hapu and iwi clients.

Kate has been practicing law since 2004 and joined Tompkins Wake in 2014 having previously worked for Bell Gully in Auckland and Blake Dawson (now Ashurst) in Sydney. Kate was promoted to Partner in 2018.
BA, LLB, University of Waikato.
Professional Associations
Published Articles
- Recommended Lawyer, Real Estate and Construction, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021
- Director, Hamilton Airport (Waikato Regional Airport Ltd)
- Trustee, Tamahere Model Country School
Languages Spoken

Practice Areas

Banking & Finance
Real Estate

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Tompkins Wake
Office Address:
Westpac House
Level 8
430 Victoria Street
(647) 834-6259
Work phone:
(647) 834-6259
Mobile Number:
(642) 198-8653

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