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INSIGHT: Corporate Appointment Bolsters Commercial Team at Pearson

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Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers has added to its business services offering with the appointment of Keith Kennedy, who heads up the Corporate Commercial team.

Keith Kennedy joins Pearson from city centre firm Berg and has over 14 years’ experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer.  He has a strong reputation within the North West business community and particular experience in the telecoms, software, manufacturing and retail sectors. Over the years he has acted on numerous business acquisitions and disposals, and is recommended in the current edition of the North West Legal 500, in which he is described as “dogged and determined”.

Keith is committed to developing the corporate offering at Pearson and expanding the team, and looking forward to working with the many local businesses which Pearson represent.

Commenting on his new role Keith 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 to the local business community, 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, he will work closely with the Commercial Litigation department on resolving shareholder disputes, and the Commercial Property team on the funding aspects of property deals. Keith 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.

Living in Saddleworth Keith is aware of the many excellent businesses on our doorstep and believes that his knowledge of the area and the firm’s accessibility are vital in making sure he offers a personal service to local companies and business owners.

Commenting on his appointment, 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.”

Keith likes to spend his spare time in the great outdoors, whether walking, trail running or mountain biking. He also enjoys anything car related, photography and (most of all) watching Ireland win the occasional game of rugby.

Please note that the information and opinions contained in this article are not intended to be comprehensive, nor to provide legal advice. No responsibility for its accuracy or correctness is assumed by Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers Ltd or any of its members or employees. Professional legal advice should be obtained before taking, or refraining from taking, any action as a result of this article.

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