Welcome to Jacobs Florentine
Serving the Manawatu since 1908

The team at Jacobs Florentine offer you the best of both worlds... local knowledge and in depth legal expertise.

We offer the full range of services including housing transactions, rural and commercial property transactions, business and company law, wills, family trusts, estate administration, trust law, litigation, family law, and employment law.

The values that underpin our work here at Jacobs Florentine are loyalty (both to and from our clients), respect, expert legal knowledge and service to our clients and to the community.

Jacobs Florentine Origins

The origins of our firm go back to 1908 when Charles Loughnan commenced practice on his own account and was later joined by Bert Jacobs. The partnership ended in 1918 and later Jack Grant joined the firm. After World War II, Hector Gilliand joined the partnership.

In the years that followed there have been a number of partners admitted and three have been appointed to Judicial Office. Larry Florentine joined the firm in1956 and became partner in 1958 at which time the firm’s name was changed to Jacobs Florentine. In August 2008 our firm celebrated its 100th year anniversary. Throughout the firm has continued to serve the Manawatu District and beyond, offering the full range of legal services.

The present partners are committed to carrying on the great tradition of service to the Manawatu established since 1908.



Contact Us

500 Main Street
PO Box 12-058
Palmerston North

Phone: (06) 358 8129
Fax: (06) 358 2100

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