Lawrence Stephens

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Jeff Rubenstein

Head of Corporate & Commercial
Practice areas:
Expertise includes:
  • Family-Run Businesses
  • High-Value Business Transactions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Owner-Managed Businesses
Jeff Says:
“Very early on in my career, I decided that I was going to provide a personal, responsive and friendly service to all corporate clients; delivering commercial solutions and at the same time ensuring that my clients always feel valued.”

Meet Jeff

As a Corporate Director, I have over 30 years’ experience in various transactional corporate matters, from once in a lifetime sale of a business, to advising corporate clients on strategic acquisitions and expansion plans.

I lead by providing an exceptional and detail orientated level of service which enables the deal to be done in a timely and efficient manner. I am also Head of the Corporate and Commercial department and am involved in the operational management of the firm.

My clients include owner-managed businesses, entrepreneurial individuals, and large corporate entities.  My work focuses primarily, but not exclusively, on the technology (including print management and IT services), recruitment, wealth management, financial services, insurance, publishing, events, engineering, manufacturing, sports and fashion sectors.  I typically work on transactions in the £1million to £35million range.  Many of my relationships with my clients span more than 20 years, demonstrating the value and importance I place on building lasting, personal connections. 

Never one to shy away from complex transactions, I like to get right to the heart of the commercial issues at play.  By analysing the fine print and astutely assessing the risks, I enable my clients to remain one step ahead at all times. 

I am married and have two married daughters and three grandsons.  When not working or spending time with my family,  I can be found supporting my local community where I volunteer for various charities and participates in fundraising activities.  I also find the time to play golf, watch football (as a long-suffering Spurs season ticket holder) and cycle.

Experience highlights 

  • Acting for HFMC Group, a leading Wealth and Asset Management advisory business in connection with a strategic acquisition of a competitor as part of the consolidation taking place within the financial services sector
  • Advising ITEC Group in connection with the acquisition of various companies in the Print management and IT Services as part of an international growth strategy. To include, Portrayal Limited: Time Business Systems Limited: Citrus Digital Limited: Stem Networks Limited, Reflex Digital Solution Limited; Mail A Doc Limited and Criterion IT Limited
  • Advising the Shareholders of ITEC Connect Limited in connection with the sale of the ITEC UK businesses to Xerox (UK) Limited
  • Advising the Shareholders of a well-known construction and infrastructure group in the UK in connection with a sale to the Management Team
  • Acted for GOT Capital Limited, the B2B lending business, in agreeing loan facilities with Shawbrook Bank to support the growth strategy of the Company
  • Acting on the sale of a number of general insurance broker businesses as a result of consolidation taking place within the general insurance industry
  • Acting for Scutum Group UK Limited in connection with the purchase of a number of alarm maintenance and monitoring businesses  in the UK

"Having now seen first-hand how important it is to have a professional team of advisors, we definitely had a great team behind us to run and complete the deal with Jeff Rubenstein and his team from Lawrence Stephens Solicitors. We were also impressed by his experience and ability to solve problems and issues before they arose which enabled us to maintain an excellent relationship with our buyers."

Pankaj Chowdhary, Reliance Fibres Limited

“Having met Jeff on a number of occasions, I didn’t hesitate when he came recommended to act on this deal. The Lawrence Stephens team were always on call and any concerns were put to bed by Jeff who demonstrated a great deal of commerciality as he put my mind at rest on a number of occasions. Jeff and his team ensured a fair and balanced deal was struck, and I couldn’t have asked for more."

Keith Townsend, Chairman and CEO of Agility

“As usual, Jeff and his team’s guidance was clear and invaluable to us and they understood what we were looking to achieve whilst being proactive and fair throughout for all parties. On this deal in particular they displayed patience, creativity, tenacity and resilience to get the deal done, despite the barriers put in front of them at times. We were very pleased the Lawrence Stephens team were representing us.”

Phil Patient, Partner and Group COO at HFMC Wealth