A corporate transaction often involves buying and selling businesses (this could mean shares in a company or business and assets). Corporate transactions often involve elements of employment work, commercial property work, tax advice and corporate structural advice. Therefore Corporate lawyers need great project management skills.
Most businesses need some form of commercial contract. This could be a supply agreement if you supply goods and/or services, E-Commerce Terms and Conditions if you trade online or a shareholders’ agreement if you have more than one shareholder. The idea of a commercial contract is to protect your position in the event something goes wrong.
Most transactions we are involved with have an element of commercial property. This may involve the purchase of a large manufacturing plant by a pension scheme or the assignment of a small business lease. As commercial property holds a significant proportion of the value of any business, it is important to receive the best possible advice for your particular scenario.
Sometimes in business, people fall out. Being commercial lawyers, we find the best thing to do when there is a dispute is to tackle it head on and put the dispute to an end quickly and efficiently. This often results in a better solution than burying ones head in the sand in the hope the challenge will go away!
At Pattersons Commercial Law, we pride ourselves on delivering a bespoke service to our clients. We appreciate that employment matters can be stressful and emotive, so we aim to help guide you through the process to achieve the outcome that is right for you. We will discuss your goals with you and work backwards to ensure that your matter is driven with a clear and consistent approach that works to your advantage.
The team at Pattersons has extensive experience of advising companies, directors and Insolvency Practitioners on all aspects of insolvency related matters in connection with administration, liquidation and voluntary arrangements including: Insolvent business and asset sales, Antecedent transaction claims, Misfeasance/breach of fiduciary duties, Personal Guarantees and Regulatory and compliance issues.
The team at Pattersons advise on all aspects of personal insolvency whether it be options available to you if you are experiencing financial difficulties. Alternatively, the action you may be able to take if you are owed money by a debtor. We advise individuals as well as Insolvency Practitioners from the pre-petition stage of bankruptcy up to closing of the same.
Our Residential Property team at Pattersons Commercial Law cover all legal work required to complete the sale or purchase of your property, including dealing with the registration of the property at HM Land Registry, dealing with the submission and payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) to HM Revenue and Customs, and all other necessary post-completion requirements.
If you need any more information on the services we can offer or would like to speak to one of our experts please don't hesitate to get in touch today.
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I just wanted to drop you a brief e-mail thanking you for the excellent service you have provided and the professionalism you have demonstrated. You have always been proactive in your approach and always seemed to be one step ahead of the other solicitors. You have always managed to preempt what questions/issues were going to be raised and have always provided solutions. Through your actions you have gained my trust and respect and have not shied away from picking me up on potentially damaging decisions and have suggested viable alternatives, but above all else you have been approachable and always available.
I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help during the complicated and sometimes traumatic (for me) process of selling the practice. I really appreciated your clear advice and calm reassurance when things were getting tough! Thank you for that and of course all the other contributions you made to the success of the sale. We are just sorting out the post sale issues now and everything is going well. It’s such a relief to know it’s all over!
I was going to email you today with an update of how the meeting went yesterday, but you beat me to it! I was so pleased I had consulted you, it was really helpful. I managed to get all the restrictions upon separating removed from the agreement & now have a 30 day break clause in place. I think they are going to be a very nice company to deal with. So again, huge thanks for all your help at such short notice. I’m sure we’ll have the opportunity to work together again.