Corporate Law

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

Mergers

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
  • Pensions
  • Environmental regulations
  • Licensing
  • 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:

  • Transformations
  • Turnaround planning
  • Formal reconstruction
  • Demergers

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

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
  • Financing
  • Exit routes
  • Profit sharing

Partnership agreements

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:

  • GPs
  • Surveyors
  • Solicitors
  • Accountants

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:

  • Bonuses
  • 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 consultation with our corporate lawyers in Plymouth

Simply phone us on 01752 648874, start a live chat or fill out the form on this page and one of the team will get back to you.