Mark Copeland

Career Summary

Mark is a commercial lawyer with offices in Rotorua and Auckland. He has an enviable track record of over 25 years' practicing in the agri-business sector, including in resolving hundreds of rural disputes.


Mark is a farming expert, and is one of New Zealand's top rural lawyers. As well as acting for many farming dairy, drystock and horticultural clients - including Farm Owners, Managers, Sharemilkers (50/50 and Lower Order), Contract Milkers and Rural Suppliers - Mark also runs a large mixed portfolio farming group with seven farms in the North and South Islands together with two fellow Trustees.

Speciality Areas

In his career Mark has acted for private individuals, government entities and major international corporations. He has participated in well over 100 rural dispute matters, including as an advocate lawyer, as a Conciliator and as an Arbitrator.

He is regarded as a farming expert who is committed to maintaining the highest professional standards at all times.

Mark is available for appointment as a Conciliator or Arbitrator in all rural dispute matters, throughout New Zealand.