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I advise clients on a wide range of issues affecting business owners. These include selling or buying a business, funding and investment arrangements, and constitutional and structural matters, including share issues, and shareholders’, members and partnership agreements.
Being part of the management team in a successful business like Coffin Mew really helps when assisting clients to achieve their goals. I know exactly what it’s like to run a business, and the issues and pressures which business owners confront, so I use this knowledge, alongside my many years of legal experience, to advise clients in a practical, commercial, clear and timely way. My job is not to find problems, it’s to solve them.
So whether advising a disparate group of clients owning shares in a business, with various different approaches and priorities, right through to large scale cross-border transactions, I apply the same rigorous approach, always focused on the client’s agreed objectives– all delivered with clear communication, no fuss, on time and on budget.
Over many years of doing deals, I recognise that markets, trends and levels of sophistication have changed markedly. Buyers of all professional services have also become much more sophisticated, so my service reflects this ever-changing landscape.
No two deals are ever the same, and I work across numerous sectors, with different types of client and on all kinds of deal structure, complexity and size.
I have seen countless different types of transaction and structure over the years, so I bring a real understanding of the principles underpinning these approaches, and how the key is to understand objectives and ensure that solutions fit them.
Because I have advised such a wide range of clients, I have learnt to adapt my communication style to fit clients’ needs. This is especially vital when working with clients on an important transaction, when there tends to be an intense period of lawyer working shoulder to shoulder with the client to guide and support him or her through the process.
Not only did Nick understand the process inside out, but brought a human and practical approach to bear on the challenges we faced as the sale proceeded. His commitment to tight deadlines was second to none – when you have a senior partner working past midnight then you are quickly reassured that you are in good hands! We could not have hoped for a better team behind us and would not hesitate to recommend them wholeheartedly to anyone facing this critical juncture in the life of their business – it’s not something you can leave to chance!
Sincere thanks for your advice and guidance that has enabled us to complete the succession plan for the company. I am very grateful to you, and it has been a real pleasure to work with such a professional team.
I wanted to properly record my appreciation of your help. You were always very quick to respond on questions and made helpful inputs into the negotiation process. It was a pleasure working with you.
We have used the team at Coffin Mew on several occasions for two separate clients. The transactions all involved assisting our client to acquire third party companies, usually with earn outs and other complications. The team were very responsive and constructive, focusing on genuine commercial issues in due diligence and document preparation, as well as negotiating calmly but firmly to protect us on the legal front. Being outside the London region we found their charges very reasonable and their general experience helpful without the need to involve a large number of specialist units.”
With the assistance of Coffin Mew plus the other parties, what could have been a challenging acquisition became a smooth purchase. With their guidance and advice from the initial question of “what if” through the negotiation, the team were there all the time with answers and advice, which is just what we needed.
Thanks to everyone for your patience, determination and hard work getting this deal over the line. I cannot speak highly enough of the effort you have all put in.
I was delighted to have worked with a great Corporate and Employment team at Coffin Mew in our merger with Vail Williams. Led by Hayley Bevis, the team was highly responsive and very thorough, delivering pragmatic, commercially focussed advice within a tight transaction timescale. A pleasure to work with.