Mike Mitchell

Office: Invercargill

Phone: 03 211 2144

Mobile: 021 137 1890

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Mike is a Senior Associate in the Primary Industries, Commercial and Health & Safety teams


  • Commercial, company, and property law
  • Contractual dealings
  • Primary industries
  • Climate change law and carbon trading
  • Forestry transactions, contracting and resource consents
  • Workplace health and safety

Mike has several years experience in financial services, and management roles in forestry and land development investment projects. This experience allows Mike to apply his in-depth knowledge of business operations to develop practical commercially viable solutions for his clients.

Mike works in property and business transactions, and local government law. He offers specialist advice in forestry, primary industries, climate change law, and workplace health and safety. He is a Member of the New Zealand Institute of Forestry and holds a Masters degree in Environmental Management .

Prior to joining Preston Russell Law Mike led an environmental consulting team for several years and was responsible for some of the first and largest international sales of carbon credits. He has been involved in several large-scale international land investment ventures. Mike has also lectured at University level internationally in company and commercial law in Asia.

In his spare time Mike is involved in club rugby being the President of Star Rugby Club. Mike is an iwi member of Ngāi Tahu.

Mike Mitchell

Qualifications: LLB, B.Com. MEnvMgmt, MNZIF

Admitted: 2009

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