About the team at 

Fisher Foley

The team at Fisher Foley is made up of experienced and dedicated professionals who are all committed to delivering outstanding client service with expert technical acumen

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Our firm is small enough to care but diverse enough to deliver. Our talented and multi-lingual team are skilled in a wide range of practice areas including immigration law, property law, commercial law, employment law, trust law, and succession planning including estate administration.

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Meet the Fisher Foley Team

Aaron 2021

Aaron Foley

BA (Wellington), LLB (Auckland)
Principal

Aaron founded Fisher Foley in 2021, having previously practised in general litigation, property and commercial law with prominent firms across the greater Auckland area. Prior to commencing legal practise, Aaron had an extensive commercial career in fast-moving-consumer-goods in category, project and general management and worked for a number of large national retail and wholesale businesses.

Aaron has a BA from Victoria University and completed his law degree at the University of Auckland. Aaron is a Barrister and Solicitor who holds a practising certificate in New Zealand.

David Fisher

David Fisher

LLB (Auckland)
Immigration Specialist

David began his legal career working for specialist immigration law firms, and he also became licensed under the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act. In recent years, David has been the director of a successful immigration agency in Auckland’s CBD. Having worked on all manner of immigration matters, ranging from simple applications through to complex legal solutions, David has now decided to return to legal practice and is giving up his immigration licence in favour of a practicing certificate with the New Zealand Law Society at which point David will become a solicitor.

David has an LLB from the University of Auckland.

Ana Martins

Ana Martins

LLB (Brazil), PG Cert Tax (Brazil)
Senior Associate (Foreign Qualified)

Ana is a Senior Associate and the head of the Immigration Team at Fisher Foley. She is qualified with a law degree from Brazil and has over 13 years of experience in the legal industry. Prior to moving to New Zealand, Ana worked for several leading law firms as a tax litigation lawyer. She has extensive experience in litigation and has argued a large number of complex cases and appeals in Brazil.

After moving to New Zealand in 2017, Ana headed the Litigation Support team at a large Auckland law firm performing discovery and evidence assessment in civil and criminal cases. She also worked for a boutique firm where she was part of one of the largest civil cases before the High Court in New Zealand.

Ana's legal experience and her strategic thinking enable her to prepare compelling arguments and submissions in a wide variety of cases. She is very passionate about immigration law and as a migrant herself, she is committed to assisting other clients to the best of her ability.

Ana also holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in Taxation from Brazil and has a Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice from Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

Ana speaks English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Hongtao (Wilson) Du

Hongtao (Wilson) Du

ME (China), LLB (China)
Solicitor

Wilson has been a licensed Chinese Lawyer for ten years, mainly specialising in commercial law, contract law, insurance law and real estate law.

Wilson has been working in the Immigration industry in New Zealand for four years, developing the knowledge and skills in communicating with clients, preparing Immigration Protection Tribunal Appeals, Ministerial Intervention, dealing with various visa applications, especially in the business category, skilled migrant, family category, and essential skills work visa, etc.

Wilson speaks English and Mandarin.

Wilson has a Masters degree in Economics and an LLB from Nankai University, China. Wilson is a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and holds a current New Zealand Law Society practising certificate.

Matthew Shaw

Matthew Shaw

LLB (Hons), BSc
Solicitor

Matthew has recently been admitted as a barrister and solicitor and we are delighted that he is beginning legal practice at Fisher Foley as a solicitor.

Matthew has previously worked at Fisher Foley as a law clerk, during which time he drafted extensive submissions in the immigration field and additionally gained valuable experience in conveyancing, trusts, wills and other private client matters.

He can assist you on immigration, conveyancing, trusts, wills and estate planning matters.

Amish Sadaria

Amish Sadaria

MBA, BCA (India)
Practice Manager

Amish holds a Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) Degree and Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Marketing & Finance from India.

Amish has extensive experience in sales of financial products in India, NZ immigration industry and business management. Before joining Fisher Foley LTD, he was an Office Manager for an immigration adviser firm for more than 8 years.

Having a migrant background himself, Amish has a keen interest in cultural differences and particularly enjoys working with all different people from all over the world. He is the first line of contact providing general support for many of our clients, and is also helping with the maintenance of our IT system.

Hannah Alcantara

Hannah Alcantara

LLB, BCOm (Auckland)
Law Clerk

Hannah holds a Bachelor of Law and Commerce Conjoint from the University of Auckland and has completed her Professional Legal Studies. She will become a qualified barrister and solicitor in November 2023.

Hannah is experienced in drafting legal documents for areas like conveyancing, employment, and family law. Her expertise truly shines in Immigration matters, where she has experience in drafting documents like Response to Potentially Prejudicial Information, Section 61 requests, Ministerial Intervention, and Cancellation of Deportation Liability Notices. She is also well-versed in handling various visa applications.

Hannah is fluent in both English and Tagalog, enhancing her ability to connect with a diverse range of clients.

Fangfang (Sophie) Shen

Fangfang (Sophie) Shen

Partner & Attorney at Law (China)
Arbitrator (China)
LLB (China) LLM (UK)
Legal Advisor

Sophie has been a licensed Chinese Lawyer for over twenty years and an Arbitrator of Suzhou Arbitration Commission for over ten years. She is also a Legal Counsel of Jiangsu International Commercial Legal Service Center and a Mediator of Suzhou International Commercial Tribunal (SICT), etc., mainly specializing in international law and international trade dispute remedies.

Sophie has been working in the Immigration industry in New Zealand since August 2023, developing the knowledge and skills in communicating with clients, preparing documents for clients, etc.

Sophie speaks English and Mandarin.

She has a LLM degree of International Business Law in University of Wales UK and a LLB degree of Law in University of Suzhou China. She, as selected attorneys, attended a two-month Training Course of Chinese Senior Attorneys in in the USA respectively in the year of 2008 and 2016, on topics of international trade dispute remedies, mainly including anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and 337 practice.

With her international link, she can help the clients with all kinds of international legal matters in China, New Zealand, and other countries.