Stu grew up in the Northland and was a partner in a law firm in Hawke’s Bay before ending up in Los Angeles in 2015.

With a degree from Victoria University, Stu is a seasoned attorney, corporate director and leader with entrepreneurial drive and a depth of executive level and boardroom experience. Together with his partner Kat, they head up Pinecone – – a cross-border consultancy firm providing a unique range of services for Kiwi businesses looking to find their feet in the US and for US businesses and individuals looking to move or expand into New Zealand.

With services encompassing immigration, market research, importation, distribution, company formation, debt recovery, contract enforcement, licensing, permitting and regulatory compliance, Pinecone has the field covered. As Stu says (mixing his metaphors)…”If you want to put the cat amongst the kereru, toss us a bone and email us at

Author: GBA

Retired New Zealand/American/British citizen living in New York City.

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