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About Our US Legal, American Law Services

At Norris Echetebu Law, as experts in American Law, we pride ourselves in providing only the best legal services to our clients. We offer a wide range of US legal expertise to clients based throughout the world and in particular, to New Zealand and Australian clients with interests within the United States and its territories.

As the only US law firm in New Zealand, we work for a varied range of clients in New Zealand including individuals, businesses, law firms, media outlets and estates and specialize in providing immediate, top-quality and cost-efficient alternatives to working with American Law firms located abroad, without the inconvenience and constraints of distance, time and big international law firm billing rates.

We also offer our US-based clients US legal representation in New Zealand, Australia and throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Together with our wide network of highly-specialized and experienced lawyers in New Zealand and throughout the United States, Norris Echetebu Law is dedicated to provide our clients top-notch, smart and effective US legal representation.


Our Team

Zachary D. Norris, Partner

Mr. Norris provides legal advice on the effects and implications of US laws to clients regarding international commercial issues.   Mr. Norris is experienced in complex commercial negotiation and litigation, representing international businesses and individuals in connection with business/commercial, intellectual property, personal injury and insurance disputes; real estate, oil and gas, cargo and shipping transactions; and in mediation and alternative dispute resolution procedures.  Mr. Norris is also experienced in drafting and negotiating sophisticated commercial contracts and agreements related to software licensing, entertainment law, franchising, partnerships, corporate operations, and employment, as well as advising new business ventures and assisting with the formation of new business ventures.

Bar Qualifications:  The State of Texas, USA, the Federal District Courts of the United States and a Qualified Member of the Auckland District Law Society.

Education:  Master of Laws (LL.M., Hons) in International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution (University of Auckland Faculty of Law, New Zealand), Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D., University of Texas School of Law, USA), Bachelor of Arts, Honours College, Magna Cum Laude (Texas Tech University, USA).


Ada Echetebu, Partner

When a client comes to me with an issue, my mind immediately goes into overdrive. I love that feeling. There is nothing that makes me more satisfied than finding a solution where one was not thought to exist. I truly believe that all my life experiences, my travels, the people I’ve met from all walks of life, and the clients I’ve worked for, all have contributed to my ability to be a successful problem-solver.”

Ada Echetebu is an experienced US commercial law and business immigration attorney based in Auckland, New Zealand.  With a strong background in commercial litigation and transactions, and experience as outside general corporate counsel and in US immigration law, Ms. Echetebu has earned a reputation with both clients and peers, as a tough, fair and creative negotiator and strategist.  She is also an experienced public speaker and corporate communications consultant.  Ms. Echetebu speaks several languages and has lived in many countries. She is passionate about charity work, and provides pro bono work to several international non-profit organizations.

Bar Qualifications:  The State of Texas, USA, the Federal District Courts of the United States, American Immigration Law Association Member and a Qualified Member of the Auckland District Law Society.

Education: Master of Laws (LL.M., Hons) in International Corporate and Commercial Law (University of Auckland Faculty of Law, New Zealand ); Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D., Tulane University Law School, USA); Bachelor of Arts (Bryn Mawr College, USA).


We are here to help:

New Zealand:
Tel.: +64 (0) 9 889-2602
Fax: +64 (0) 9 353-1735
Email: info@nz-uslegal.co.nz

In the United States:
Tel.: +1 (713) 893-7835
Fax: +1 (713) 493-7229
Email: info@nz-uslegal.co.nz


Proud Members of the Auckland District Law Society

Proudly Admitted to the State Bar of Texas

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