Business Services

The business team at Hartlaw offers a comprehensive range of corporate and commercial legal services.  
Whether you’re setting up a business, considering a company acquisition or management buyout, or need some terms and conditions drafting - we can help.

Working with business owners, we provide practical commercial advice that is tailored to their specific needs and those of their business.  

From start-up…

Our team enjoys supporting entrepreneurs throughout Yorkshire in a range of industry sectors.  
They regularly advise businesses at start-up stage on all of the issues surrounding company formation, talk through the options regarding company status and partnerships to ensure your business starts on the firmest possible footing, with everything you need in place - and no nasty surprises.

Through business growth… 

As businesses grow, their needs evolve.  Our experienced team will help you maintain a stable and motivated workforce, proactively advising you in areas such as employee benefits and share option schemes to ensure you are maximising the opportunities available to you.  
We regularly advise on mergers and acquisitions, as well as helping put the necessary commercial, agency, distribution, franchise or licensing agreements in place that will enable you to successfully lead your business to the next stage of growth.

To exit strategies …

When the time comes, we’re here to help you exit their business and realise its potential - be that through succession planning or a corporate sale.

And everything in between…

Having the right advisers around you is a vital part of running a successful business. For many businesses in the region - large and small - we provide exactly that service, with sound, strategic advice delivered by a strong team experienced in all areas of commercial and corporate law. 
Our work includes: 
If you’re looking to start, grow, buy or sell a business, or you’re looking for specific advice in relation to any of the areas listed above, contact Matt Seldon for an initial conversation about how we can help. Call 01937 547 009 or email

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