A TOP solicitors and financial advisers company is boosting its business services with the appointment of Keith Kennedy to head the Corporate Commercial team.
Saddleworth-based Keith has joined Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers from city centre firm Berg and brings more than 14 years’ experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer.
He has particular experience in the telecoms, software, manufacturing and retail sectors and is recommended in the current North West Legal 500, in which he is described as “dogged and determined”.
Keith, who likes to spend his spare time in the great outdoors, is committed to developing the corporate offering at Pearson, and looking forward to working with local businesses.
He said: “I am delighted to have joined Pearson. The firm has always been a market leader in Oldham and Saddleworth, and offers a full range of high quality legal services, combining traditional values with a modern, innovative approach.
“Pearson’s ability to provide financial services, in addition to those legal services, makes it unique in the area.
“Locally we have many fantastic businesses and I look forward to working with entrepreneurs, acquisitive companies and shareholders interested in selling their businesses.
“Across the firm we will continue to challenge the view held in some quarters that it is necessary to go to the city centre for high quality legal and financial advice.”
As well as advising on corporate transactions and general corporate and commercial work, Keith will work closely with the Commercial Litigation department and the Commercial Property team.
He will also work in conjunction with the firm’s Financial Services team to help exiting shareholders and investors make best use of their sale proceeds and investments.
Commercial Partner Michael Pitt said: “This is an exciting time for our commercial team as we continue to grow and assert ourselves as major players in the North West legal commercial landscape.
“Keith brings with him a wealth of experience, reputation, good humour and excellent client rapport and I am pleased to welcome him to the team.
“Our presence is bolstered by his appointment and we are all looking forward to working alongside him.”
Find out more about Pearson Solicitors on their website or call them on 0161 785 3500.