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At Dean Wilson, we offer efficient and practical guidance for your business requirements. Specialising in transactional work, our adept team is well-equipped to manage intricate acquisitions and disposals seamlessly. 

Additionally, we provide support in the daily operations of your company, offering expertise in crafting shareholders agreements, joint venture agreements, partnership and LLP agreements, as well as formulating essential terms and conditions for your business. Count on us for comprehensive assistance in ensuring the smooth functioning and success of your company.

Company and Commercial Services

Our company and commercial law solicitors in Brighton are experts in:

We assist our clients on all aspects of M&A, focusing particularly on the sale and acquisition of owner managed businesses.

We also advise on mergers and demergers.

We have specialist expertise in the estate agency, lettings and block management sectors and represent both some of the biggest names in those spaces regionally and nationally as well as assisting owner managed businesses to grow by acquisition or exit.

Shareholders in a private company are well advised to enter into a shareholders agreement to regulate rights and obligations in relation to the company and its wider group.

We are very experienced in drafting, negotiating and advising on shareholders agreements and articles of association to ensure that the right constitutional documents for your company are put in place.

We are very experienced in drafting, negotiating and advising on partnership and LLP agreements which regulate the rights and obligations of partners or LLP members.

We advise on a wide variety of commercial contracts for the supply of goods and services for well established local and national clients covering music, arts and culture, close protection security, education and training, recruitment, travel and much more.

Our team supports borrowers, corporate funds, individuals and institutional lenders with a clear focus on property and acquisition finance and secured lending. We also regularly advise on unusual funding solutions for clients and assist them in negotiating innovative loan and security documents.

We possess a depth of experience in dealing with the complex challenges each party faces to protect their interests and secure finance for their long-term projects. But we go beyond that. We understand the exhausting process clients face and so they can rely on our responsive and proactive approach to ensure the deal is completed within the scheduled timeframes.

We have extensive experience assisting property developers, which allows us to provide technical advice and formulate solutions to issues that will often arise during transactions with multiple layers of complexity and cross border elements. Further, our complete understanding of the land and the permissions required under the legal documents ensures the parties can make a successful start to their project.

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James Chadburn

Managing Partner & Head of Corporate 

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James Chadburn

Managing Partner & Head of Corporate 

Areas of Specialism

James is a highly experienced solicitor and heads up the firm’s Corporate team and is Managing Partner of Dean Wilson LLP.  

James specialises in a wide range of corporate transactions with a particular specialism in the estate agency, residential lettings and block management sectors.  

James is known for his practical approach and dedication to delivering transactions within client expectations.  James’ client base ranges from national corporate household names, to regional players and owner managers.

Recent Client Matters

  • Advised on a £35m acquisition of an estate agency group
  • Advised on a £15m acquisition of an estate agency group
  • Advised on the restructuring and investment into digitally based health platform

Qualifications, Membership 

  • Solicitor 
  • LLB Hons

James can be contacted by email: jc@deanwilson.co.uk or on his direct dial: 01273 249267. 

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Neel Ummat

Senior Associate Solicitor, Corporate Department

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Neel Ummat

Senior Associate Solicitor, Corporate Department

Areas of Specialism

Neel has diverse transactional experience advising clients on share and asset acquisitions and disposals, secured and unsecured lending, joint ventures, shareholders’ agreements and company restructuring. He also advises on a wide range of commercial contracts for the supply of goods and services for well-established local and national clients covering music, arts and culture, close protection security, education and training, recruitment, travel and so forth. 

Neel has a strong focus on client care and a commercially focused approach, which has led to him establishing a reputation for always completing matters on time and within budget. Neel dedicates himself to providing clients a personal service and creating long-standing relationships to help businesses continue to succeed during their life cycles. 

Recent Client Matters

  • Neel regularly assists one of the largest property agents in the UK to acquire letting and block management agents across the country.
  • Neel acted for a property developer in raising circa £40 million for a new property development in Hove.

Qualifications, Membership 

  • Solicitor

  • LLB Hons

Neel can be contacted by email: nku@deanwilson.co.uk or on his/her direct dial: 01273 249 224. 

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Joshua Baxendale

Associate Solicitor, Corporate Department

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Joshua Baxendale

Associate Solicitor, Corporate Department

Areas of Specialism

Joshua works in the Commercial & Corporate team at Dean Wilson. He works in mergers & acquisitions and acts on both sides of the transactions. Many of these transactions are in the estate agency sector. He has a wide range of commercial experience, having worked for many recruitment companies in litigation matters. 

Joshua focusses on his client’s intentions and makes those work to ensure that transactions are a client led and not lawyer led process. 

Joshua has acted in cases involving cross-border jurisdictional issues involving many companies in the EU and further afield.

Joshua grew up in Brighton and Hove, and then studied at UEA and the College of Law in Guildford.

Joshua enjoys riding his bike slowly up hills, a dry riesling, and small cups of strong coffee and speaking conversational French.

Qualifications

  • Solicitor 
  • LLB Hons

Recent Transactions

  • Large regional estate agent selling to a nationwide corporate acquirer;
  • Acting for the Buyer of a hospitality business in Brighton;
  • Acting for acquirers moving into new geographic areas and
  • Acting for an estate agent in taking over a local competitor on their retirement.

Joshua can be contacted by email: jjb@deanwilson.co.uk or on his direct dial: (0) 1273 032337. 

Joshua is assisted by Natalia Revesz, Senior Paralegal within the Corporate & Commercial Team. Natalia’s contact details are: Email: nxr@deanwilson.co.uk Direct Dial: 01273 032334.

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Natalia Revesz

Senior Paralegal, Corporate Department

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Natalia Revesz

Senior Paralegal, Corporate Department

Areas of Specialism

Natalia is a highly competent paralegal who has a range of transactional experience in corporate matters. She has been assisting the Company Commercial department in share and asset acquisitions and disposals, company restructuring and various other complex matters. Her main responsibilities include drafting legal documents, intensive researching, and providing assistance through due diligence processes. She has independently taken charge in leading matters and has previously completed transactions under supervision which has earned her great appreciation amongst clients. 

Recent Client Matters

  • Regularly assists one of the largest property agents in the UK to acquire letting and block management agents across the country.
  • Assisted on Company restructuring for a digitally based health clinic.
  • Assisted a client on the acquisition of a real estate agency and completed the transaction under supervision.

Qualifications, Membership 

  • LLB Hons

Natalia can be contacted by email: nxr@deanwilson.co.uk or on her direct dial: 01273 032332. 

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Erin Boland

Paralegal, Corporate Department

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Erin Boland

Paralegal, Corporate Department

Areas of Specialism

Erin assists our Corporate Commercial team in a wide range of corporate transactions including share and asset acquisitions and disposals, as well as shareholders’ agreements and company restructuring. Erin's main responsibilities include drafting legal ancillary documents, legal due diligence reports and carrying out research.  

Erin graduated from the University of Sussex in 2022 with a first class LLB. Erin aspires to qualify as a solicitor via the SQE route, solidifying her dedication to professional growth and contributing to the legal field with her expertise.  

Recent Client Matters

  • Regularly assists one of the largest property agents in the UK to acquire letting and block management agents across the country.
  • Assisting buyers in purchasing a hospitality business in Brighton; 
  • Assisting sellers and buyers of estate agency businesses; 

Qualifications, Membership 

  • LLB Hons

Erin can be contacted by email: egb@deanwilson.co.uk or on her direct dial: 01273 249227.  

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Sara Keppler

Paralegal, Corprate Department

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Sara Keppler

Paralegal, Corprate Department

Areas of Specialism

Sara is a paralegal in the Company Commercial department with previous experience in our Personal and Medical Injury department. Being fluent in English and Spanish and having been raised in Spain, Sara’s cultural background enhances the firm’s ability to serve a diverse clientele. 

Sara assists our Corporate Commercial team in a range of corporate transactions including share and asset acquisitions and sales, as well as shareholders’ agreements and company restructuring. 

Sara completed a degree in Media and Business Management at the University of Sussex and proceeded to study a master’s degree in law as a conversion course. Committed to furthering her legal career, Sara aspires to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales via the SQE route. 

Recent client matters

Sara works closely with our solicitors to assist one of the largest property agents in the UK to acquire letting and block management agents across the country and has recently assisted a local company in its corporate restructuring. 

Qualifications

IB Diploma

BA (Hons)

MA Law

Firstly I would like to say a huge thank you to you, David Neel and your team for the help and support over the last few months, I know it’s been a very long and stressful journey.

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At Dean Wilson, our Company and Commercial Services deliver practical and efficient advice tailored to meet all your business requirements. With a wealth of experience in transactional work, our team excels in navigating complex acquisitions and disposals seamlessly. 

Beyond that, we offer comprehensive support for your company's daily operations, including crafting shareholders agreements, joint venture agreements, partnership and LLP agreements, and formulating terms and conditions essential for the smooth functioning of your business. Trust us to address all facets of your company and commercial needs effectively.

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