Commercial property lawyers come no more experienced and able than Marcus Blick based in our Birmingham office.
Lexent Partners are on hand to advise our clients on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious property related matters, including real estate, real estate financing, commercial property transactions, residential conveyancing and plot sales.
Prior to qualification in law 2001, Mick’s business experiences as CEO in precision jewellery manufacturing and retail business, thereafter a supervisor in the oil industry asset refurbishment and safety (subcontracted to Shell Oil), then later one of the UK’s first agents for Landmark Property Environmental Search providers, all provide him with a commercial and practical approach in understanding his clients requirements and expectations, but also their concerns.
With a myriad of experience in large scale developments, complex title assemblies via options, corporate support in a variety of mergers and acquisitions, real estate finance, leisure and hospitality projects including a variety of smaller scale development projects for family based developers, Mick is ideally positioned to support all levels of commercial property transactions.
In recent years, Mick has worked in Shanghai as supervisor in overseeing a PRC EJV venture relating to the polymerisation and cast line production of very high specification polymer films for use by international pharmaceutical companies. This role included instructing international law and accountancy firms in Shanghai, and monitoring the construction and commissioning of two manufacturing facilities north of Shanghai from land acquisition to handover.
More recently dealing with real estate investments in Spain, Mick dealt with the formation of two real estate Sociedad Limitada (SL) companies in Mallorca, engaged in negotiating the acquisition of high value front line residential development sites, instructing and overseeing Spanish legal, architectural and construction firms in enhancing value through planning gain, resolution of boundary/environmental issues and preparation for development thereafter.
Upon returning to his home county of Cheshire, Mick has returned to private practice and prides himself in providing clear, pragmatic and commercial advice supporting his real estate clients during a very exciting and dynamic period of growth within the UK.
Mick’s expertise includes (bilateral and syndicated), development and property finance, acquisition, mezzanine and project finance including security sharing arrangements and offers a full service in the preparation of facility letters, loan agreements and corresponding security documentation, in dealing with matters including, but not limited to;
Commercial property involves complex legal considerations and procedures, therefore it is essential to obtain the right advice in ensuring compliance and preventing problems with development structures in the future.
Mick establishes strong relationships with his clients in becoming a part of the project team in going the extra mile in ensuring client project success.
Lexent continually strive to provide the best service possible adopting the latest technologies and in pursuit of those goals, have recently installed the latest software workflow system, written by lawyers. Mick oversees the Intelliworks system which is content rich, fully comprehensive, risk managed, and compliant best practice.
In addition to providing client and agent electronic milestone updates, the system automatically monitors critical dates complimenting a streamline service from instruction through to completion.
Extensive experience in pursuing claims for catastrophic injury caused by accident or medical negligence and recovering multi-million pound awards.
Practising in this sensitive and complex area of the law with calm and reassurance as well as considerable expertise to achieve cost effective solutions.
Specialist expertise advising individuals fearlessly and independently; practical guidance and advice to employers and institutions of their obligations in this little understood area.
Know-how gained from many years acting for insurers and within the insurance industry provided to individuals and businesses confronted with insurance issues.
A deep understanding of all areas of this work including tax work, administration of estates and Lasting Powers of Attorney in a practical and commercial context.