About Bruce Logan
Career to dateI was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in 1974 and was a partner in Logan Blathwayt from 1976 to 2006. From 2007 to the end of 2008 I was a partner in Logan Gold Walsh, and from 2009 to the end of July 2015 I was a director of Logan Gold Walsh Lawyers Limited. That firm merged with Gibson Sheat on 1 August 2015 and I became a consultant in Gibson Sheat.
Although I grew up on a farm in the Wairarapa, the law as a career has featured strongly on both sides of my family. Perhaps unsurprisingly, I developed a particular interest in rural law. My clients include first-time farm owners, large scale farming families, and everything in between. But as well as my rural clients, I have a number of non-rural clients, the most active of which is Trust House (and its affiliated charitable organisations).
My recent workI recently completed a series of transactions involving significant asset protection and farm succession work for a new client family group running a very successful agri-business operation. This has been one of the more satisfying involvements I have had in recent years.
Professional associations and community organisations
My approach to working with my clientsBeing empathetic and developing a good rapport with clients is important to me. Seeking to understand their businesses and their concerns is fundamental.
The best piece of advice I've ever been given“Do your best and keep it all in perspective”
What stimulates me?Working with clients and their other professional advisors to help the clients formulate and put into action a plan to achieve their goals.
What I enjoy outside of workSurfing (or rather surf-skiing now) gives me the greatest buzz. Skiing excites me as well. I also like to swim, follow rugby and football, garden and listen to music. I enjoy spending time with my son and daughter (who are in their 20s) and, of course, my wife Krystal – with whom I particularly love to go travelling, especially walking and hiking adventures in Europe, and caravanning in NZ.
If I wasn't a lawyer I'd...be doing more of the things referred to above, plus voluntary work in the outdoors. If I’d never become a lawyer I may have become a farmer or farm consultant.