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BDB Pitmans expands legal expertise with three strategic partner hires

BDB Pitmans expands legal expertise with three strategic partner hires


BDB Pitmans enhances its legal prowess, welcoming James Barnett, John Barker, and Philip Alfandary as new partners

BDB Pitmans, a leading law firm, has significantly bolstered its team with the recent addition of three seasoned professionals to key positions in real estate, banking and finance, and tax departments.

James Barnett, an industry veteran with 18 years of experience, has assumed the role of partner in the real estate team at the firm's Southampton office. His extensive background, including positions at Foot Anstey, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, and Addleshaw Goddard, equips him with a profound understanding of asset management, investment strategies, and a comprehensive grasp of commercial property intricacies.

In the realm of banking and finance, the firm welcomes John Barker as partner and head of the corporate and commercial team based in Reading. With a decade-long tenure at Field Seymour Parkes, Barker has garnered expertise in diverse areas such as loan transactions, security matters, and investment dealings. His role extends to spearheading the expansion of BDB Pitmans' Banking department.

Philip Alfandary brings his wealth of experience in tax to the corporate and commercial team in London, having been appointed as a tax partner. Formerly associated with Memery Crystal, Alfandary boasts over 20 years of experience in corporate tax, private equity, and real estate taxes. His advisory services cater to corporates, entrepreneurs, private equity investors, and funds, covering areas like acquisitions, sales, tax structuring, and planning.

Expressing his enthusiasm for the new appointments, John Hutchinson, Managing Partner at BDB Pitmans, stated, "We are delighted to welcome James, John, and Philip to BDB Pitmans. Each brings a wealth of expertise and insight to their respective specialties that will strengthen not only their practice teams but directly benefit our clients."

These strategic hires underscore BDB Pitmans' commitment to delivering comprehensive and informed legal advice across various services to clients nationwide, reinforcing its position as a trusted legal partner with a strong regional presence in London, Cambridge, Reading, and Southampton.