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Spotlight on: Kim Klahn, the new head of Lodders’ Company & Commercial Stratford practice

The promotion of Kim Klahn to head of Lodders’ Company and Commercial team in Stratford upon Avon is central to the firm’s plans for continued growth, a strategy that chimes with Kim’s palpable ambition for the team.

Kim Klahn is a company and commercial law specialist. She joined Lodders in October 2007, trained and qualified at the firm, became a partner in Lodders’ Business Group in 2015, and was announced as the new head of the firm’s Corporate and Commercial team in Stratford upon Avon earlier this month (1st July).

She acts for SMEs, OMBs and family owned businesses and specialises in advising clients on a range of company and commercial matters, as she explains:

“I handle a broad range of corporate and commercial work including mergers, acquisitions, disposals, reorganisations and management buy-outs, shareholders’ agreements, and investment agreements,” she says, “and have experience in drafting contractual documents including terms and conditions, franchise agreements and supply agreements.”

Alongside her client work, Kim has played a key role in many areas of the firm, including leading several of its HR and marketing initiatives, and she is also a regular contributor to several regional business and specialist market sector magazines, writing about contract law.

Team head

About being appointed head of the Corporate and Commercial team in Stratford, Kim said:

“This is such an exciting opportunity.

“I have so many plans and ideas to further grow and develop the Business Group team, in terms of clients, the range of market sectors we work with, and the number of people to add yet more complementary, best in breed legal specialists who will further strengthen our current expertise and overall client service.”

Ambition and drive

Kim’s ambition and drive are central to Lodders’ strategy to further grow its company commercial offering and her ambition, enthusiasm and energy for the team and Lodders’ success and reputation is clear:

“Both our service and growth will play to the team’s strengths and the firm’s extensive expertise in a range of market sectors. We have an excellent reputation in a number of key sectors, such as healthcare, and for our work for owner managed businesses, privately owned firms and SMEs, and I intend that we will build on this, in addition to targeting growth in other sectors that are very much in our sights, such as manufacturing.”

Kim takes over as head of the Stratford team from Victor Matts, who has led the Business Group for more than 20 years.

She adds: “I am thrilled to take over from Victor as head of the team in Stratford and intend to build on the great work under Victor’s lead, to capitalise on the strengths of each legal specialist we have, and realise our aim to be one of the leading regional firms in the Midlands.”

For more information: Contact Kim Klahn, Tel: 01789 206154, E:, and read our news story about Kim’s promotion here.

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Contact Kim Klahn, Tel: 01789 206154, E:, and read our news story about Kim’s promotion here.