THU 12TH DEC 2019


Bringing the family business community together

Adviser Profile - Kieran Donovan

Kieran Donovan

Title: Head of Corporate and Commercial

Company: Bermans Solicitors

Business Address: Exchange Station, Tithebarn Street, Liverpool L2 2QP

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  • Qualifications
  • Awards
  • Main Expertise
  • Core Activities
  • LLB

    Legal Practice Course

  • Acquisition International M&A Magazine:  Northern Commercial Practice of the Year 2013 and 2014

    Experian Corpfin 2013: Top 20 Corporate Firm nationally and Top 10 Corporate Firm regionally by M&A deal volume 

  • Buying and Selling Businesses
    Corporate Finance
    Family Charters/Constitutions
    Shareholders Agreements
    Speaking at Events
  • Lawyer or Solicitor or Attorney
    Professional Body Member

Company Description

Bermans is a niche practice of commercial, forward-thinking lawyers with offices in Liverpool and Manchester specialising in advising family businesses across the UK.   Our partner-led approach to client service is underpinned by clear, uncomplicated legal advice and our team of highly experienced lawyers is able to provide specialist advice on a comprehensive range of commercial and personal legal issues with the aim of helping clients to achieve their strategic objectives.

Kieran is Head of the Corporate and Commercial Department at Bermans Solicitors. 

He and his team have extensive experience in all aspects of corporate and commercial transactions affecting family businesses including succession planning, governance, shareholders’ agreements, family charters and councils, acquisitions and disposals, fund raising through private equity and venture capital, debt finance, joint ventures and commercial contracts.

Kieran and his team are widely recognised for their commercial approach to transactions and their ability to meet clients' strategic objectives.

Over the past few years Kieran and his team have acted on a number of transactions in the family business sector ranging from household names to small independents and are recognised regionally and nationally as one of the leading firms for family owned businesses where they are able to advise and add value throughout the life cycle of the business, for the current generation and beyond.