Whether you are starting a new business, looking to expand or change direction, or have reached the point of wanting to sell, there are a great many legal details you need to get right.
Having the support of an experienced corporate lawyer can help to protect you and your investment, while allowing you to complete your plans smoothly, on time and on budget.
Our specialist business sales and corporate services team are on hand to deal with all elements of your corporate requirements.
We are able to offer:
- A free initial discussion and fee quote
- Fixed fees
- Direct line services to a dedicated and specialist solicitor
- Plain English advice tailored to your business
Our Corporate Team acts for a wide range of businesses in the South West and nationally.
Clients include public institutions, large and small privately owned and family companies and businesses in a wide range of business sectors, and professional partnerships (firms of solicitors, accountants, medical and dental practices and surveyors).
The Team’s work includes the sale and purchase of companies and businesses; mergers, reconstructions and reorganisations; investment and shareholders’ agreements; joint ventures; partnership agreements and advice; share schemes and other employee incentive arrangements.
The Wolferstans’ ethos of personal attention to clients and high standards of client service govern the work the team does. Clients will have the personal attention of leading specialists in the field of law involved, advice will be pro-active and responsive and provided in accordance with agreed fee budgets. Our Corporate Team has a reputation for getting things done effectively and on time.
How our corporate lawyers can help you
Sale and purchase of companies and businesses
We regularly handle every aspect of the sale and purchase of various types of businesses, including restaurants, pubs and care homes. We can ensure your transactions go ahead on schedule, while protecting your investment at all times.
Our expertise includes:
- Acquisitions & disposals of private & public companies
- Share sales & purchases
- Business asset acquisitions & disposals
- Management buyouts
If you are planning a business merger, we can guide you through every stage of the transaction. Our team will make sure your business and investment is protected, and that your company ends up stronger as a result of the merger in line with your goals.
Our expertise includes issues such as:
- Tax considerations
- Competition rules
- Environmental regulations
- TUPE and other employment issues
Restructuring, reconstructions and reorganisations
There can be various reasons to restructure, reconstruct or reorganise a business, including where you are facing financial difficulties or where your company has gone into liquidation.
Our corporate lawyers can assist with matters including:
- Turnaround planning
- Formal reconstruction
Investment and shareholders’ agreements
When seeking investment or investing in a business, it is essential that you are clear about the terms attached to the funding so that there is no uncertainty or room for conflict later. This also helps to ensure that any investment you make is protected.
Our corporate law specialists can assist with matters such as:
- Drafting shareholders’ agreements and investors’ agreements
- Reviewing agreements for you
- Negotiating terms & amendments
Joint ventures can be a highly effective way of working together with another business or businesses to achieve a commercial project. However, it is essential to create a robust joint venture agreement to make sure the terms of your collaboration are clear and to set up an effective working relationship.
Our team can assist your business with issues such as:
- Drafting & reviewing joint venture agreements
- Intellectual property considerations
- Confidentially agreements
- Exit routes
- Profit sharing
Our corporate lawyers can help with drafting, reviewing and amending partnership agreements. We can help to ensure your needs are reflected and your best interests protected, while allowing you to establish an effective working relationship.
We have particular expertise with partnership agreements for professionals such as:
Employee incentive agreements
Employment incentive schemes can be highly effective for attracting, motivating and retaining staff, but it is important to pick the right scheme for your organisation and ensure it is set up and run effectively.
We can assist with employee incentive plans such as:
- Share schemes
- Enterprise Management Incentives
Our corporate law fees
Fixed fee corporate law services
We are able to offer many of our corporate law services on a fixed fee basis. This means the full cost will be agreed in advance, so you will know exactly what the cost to your business will be before agreeing to use our services.
Hourly rates for corporate law services
For some more complex matters, we will typically charge according to a set hourly rate. This approach allows us to give you exactly as much support as you need, while giving you complete transparency over the costs involved.
Book your free initial consultation with our corporate lawyers in Plymouth
Simply phone us on 01752 663295, start a live chat or fill out the form on this page and one of the team will get back to you.
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Meet the teamSearch
Wolferstans LLP is a limited liability partnership, registered in England and Wales (registered number OC433921) which is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with number 811913. (Plymstock Office SRA number 819159; Plympton Office SRA number 819160). The SRA’s Standards and Regulations can be viewed here. A list of the members of Wolferstans LLP, and of their professional qualifications, is available for inspection at our registered office: 60/66 North Hill Plymouth Devon PL4 8EP. We use the word `partner` to refer to a member of the LLP or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications. Data Protection Register Entry Number ZB009475 with an expiry date of 14 March 2022.VAT Registration Number 144043893.