David Paterson is a Partner in the Corporate & Commercial Team at Blacks Solicitors LLP (Law Firm of the Year (11-30 Partners) at the Yorkshire Lawyer Awards in 2013 and 2016). David trained and qualified at Blacks and has been with the firm since joining as a trainee in 2004 becoming a Partner in 2013.
David has vast experience dealing with all types of corporate matters, including in particular advising on acquisitions, disposals and business restructures, and in the main his clients are owner managed SME businesses. Over the last 12 months, David has been the lead advisor on several multi‑million pound transactions acting for both Buyers and Sellers. David also regularly drafts and advises on lending and finance documents.
David also has a wealth of experience drafting and advising clients on commercial agreements. Recent particularly notable commercial work included advising an IT service provider on a £10 million plus service provision agreement; advising a client on its “shirt front” sponsorship agreement with a Premier League Football Club; and drafting a Software Licence and Support and Maintenance Agreement for a local PLC.