Karen Lord is a partner and Head of the Corporate & Commercial department.
With 20 years of experience working closely with business owners, Karen is a commercially minded lawyer with significant expertise in providing the full range of corporate transactional work for UK and international clients. Having completed the CPE and LPC at the College of Law Guildford, she qualified as a solicitor in 1998.
Karen offers advice and assistance in all corporate matters, including; cross-border transactions, joint ventures, corporate restructuring, demergers and private equity investment. She can advise owner-managers, MBO teams and corporate acquirers, and has extensive experience assisting with intellectual property protection, in particular trademark portfolio management.
Karen acts for both buyers and sellers on deal values ranging up to £15 million, and has been involved in a number of management buy-outs. An area of her work that she finds particularly rewarding is providing assistance and guidance to start-up businesses with early-stage funding, and to those planning to grow their company or to buy a bolt-on business.
Karen has been involved as the lead legal adviser in two deals which have won Insider Deal of the Year, and has been recognised as a “leader in her field” by both Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500.
Karen Lord of Healys is recognised for her significant experience in M&A and MBO transactions. She acts primarily for shareholders and owner managers. Sources say: She is a force to be reckoned with and really understands her clients. She is very personable and always protects her clients’ needs fiercely."
Acted for The Monarch Partnership on the acquisition of Energy Intelligence Centre (EIC) and T-Mac Technologies, in a transaction forming one of the UK’s largest utility consultancies.
Advised the shareholders of Intralan Group, a UK-based IT and telecommunications network support specialist, on the sale of the entire issued share capital to a US private investment firm.
Sale of financial services and wealth management specialist, Harvey Curtis Associates, for a value of circa. £2.6m to acquisitive UK financial services specialist, AFH Financial Group.
Advised the shareholders of a UK based publisher on an investment by a US publisher.