What our clients say

We have been with Keam Standen (formerly Keam and Associates) for about the past six years.  We always found Keams reliable, trustworthy and often go above and beyond what is required.  We find they are big enough to have the experience and knowledge to help us with all of our business and personal needs but personable enough to build strong relationships with.  You want security that your lawyer is covering all the bases that you may not be aware of when you go to them and we feel we get that security with Keams.  Therefore, we would not hesitate to recommend others to use Keam Standen.

Lisa & Lindsay Chan

Directors of The Gym, Tauranga

 I live in California and owned a house in New Zealand.  I had a buyer for the house and the sale was complicated by the purchaser offering a combination of cash and two plots of land.  We engaged Caleb Standen on the recommendation of a client and what a great recommendation that was.  All of our discussions and correspondence had to be carried out virtually over the internet and telephone with the complication of time zones, cultural anomalies and non-standard sale agreement for which he developed a one-off set of sale agreements.  He gave us total confidence throughout the negotiations resulting in a seamless and very successful settlement to the sale.  It was a pleasure to work with Caleb with his personable and easy going style and to successfully conclude a complex deal across an international divide.

Tim Jenvey

Strategy and Operations Project Manager

Keams guided us through the process of setting up a Charitable Trust, administration of trustees and gaining donee status with IRD smoothly and efficiently.  We appreciated being able to ask plenty of questions and receive timely answers and advice.  What was initially a daunting process was made simple and clear and we would have no hesitation in recommending Keams.

St Lukes

Keams made the experience of purchasing a first home a pleasant and straight forward matter.  I felt that the recommendations and advice given as to the legal ownership structure and personal Will was excellent and as a result felt assured, secure and confident in the transaction and associated decision.  The friendly but professional manner also added to the highly satisfactory experience.  I will not have any hesitation in personally using and wholeheartedly recommending Keams for all future legal requirements of any nature.

Heidi Nagels


Keams were a great help purchasing our first home in New Zealand.  We were very impressed with the professionalism and expertise that they provided despite a rather complicated shared contract.  We wholeheartedly recommend Keams.

Peter Moodie

Civil/Environmental Engineer

Caleb is a true professional – living in London and still having affairs in New Zealand, I could not think of anyone better to deal with.  His work is to a very high standard, operating with ease within any timeline and time zone required.

Tim McFarlane

Fixed Mobile Convergence