Sheldon has had, and continues to have, an extensive and varied career in the legal business world, which spans over 35 years of actively advising clients. Sheldon is Chairman of Joelson, and began his career as a trainee with the firm in 1978, becoming a partner in 1984. As head of our Corporate & Commercial team, Sheldon advises UK and international clients on a wide range of transactions, in between passionately supporting West Ham, playing squash and tennis with perhaps a little less energy than previously, and keeping fit jogging the streets of London.
Sheldon advises clients on corporate transactions and provides his input on many other matters across the board. His approach to transactional work is the understanding of deal “drivers” and close integration throughout with clients at all different levels and with the other advisers involved in the transaction.
As well as providing corporate and commercial legal advice, many clients turn to Sheldon at an early stage for advice in weighing up different business options ahead of committing themselves to final decisions. He is particularly passionate about helping start-up businesses to develop and works closely with business founders.
Sheldon is the Chairman of ELN (European Lawyers Network) and regularly represents ELN in its dealings with external organisations and other law firms. Sheldon travels frequently in Europe and to the Far East, helping businesses with their set up and investment plans for the UK.
*Sheldon is a director and shareholder in Sheldon Cordell Limited, which is a corporate member of Joelson. Any reference to him as a partner should be taken as a reference to the corporate member of which Sheldon is a director and not to him as an individual partner.
“It has been a great pleasure working with the team at Joelson. In my experience they have a uniquely smart and creative approach to business structuring and transactions, alongside consummate professionalism and a great sensitivity to the needs of Founders and other stakeholders. I’d say working with Joelson significantly enhances the chances of completing a transaction with a good outcome.”
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