Qualifications: LLB, BA (Otago)
Personal Assistant: 03 211 0921
Leading Preston Russell Law’s Private Client (Estates, Wills and Trust) team allows Anna Elder to combine her passions for working with people and ensuring they have the appropriate structures in place for their individual needs.
“I enjoy communicating with clients and working with them to ensure they understand the structures we have put in place,” she says.
Anna was admitted to the Bar in 1996 and became a partner at Preston Russell Law in 2003. She was a Partner in Preston Russell Law’s Primary Industries team and enjoyed working on complex rural and property transactions, and asset planning and restructures. Anna took time out of her career to spend time at home with her boys Ben and Sam.
Since returning to Preston Russell Law in 2015 Anna has changed focus to oversee Preston Russell Law’s Private Client practice and has overall responsibility for the firm’s Estate administration practice with a strong interest in elder law, including trusts, asset planning, ownership structures and Enduring Powers of Attorney. Anna’s expertise and efficiency will ensure client’s individual needs are met.
Anna has also maintained an interest in general rural property work and conveyancing.
Anna loves puzzles and enjoys piecing together people’s affairs and tailoring a solution to meet their individual needs. It is important to ensure that correct documentation is in place as clients progress through life from home acquisition, assisting them with ownership structures to meet their business and personal objectives which are tailored to the individual and their families throughout their working lives and as they move into retirement and residential care.
Anna believes in strong communication and service, tailored to the individual client, are an important part of delivering a caring quality legal service.
“I am there to ensure clients are satisfied, problem solve their issues and reach a solution”
When not at work Anna enjoys spending time with husband Andrew and boys Ben and Sam and can often be found walking along the beach at Riverton.