We were recommended to Machins by our accountants. We used their services for the sale of our business. They acted very professionally with great attention to detail.
Jon Alvarez is easy to work with. He takes a commercial approach to contracts and gets the job done painlessly.
Legal 500 2022

About Jon

Jon joined Machins in 1996 as a trainee solicitor, qualifying as a solicitor in 1998 and becoming a partner in 2004.

Approach to work

Jon’s approach is to try and work as closely as he can with clients with the aim of being seen as their in-house legal advisor.

Jon regularly advises a large portfolio of clients including high net worth individuals and their associated businesses and investments. He specialises in corporate and commercial law with particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions and disposals, corporate insolvency, solvent reconstruction and distressed sales, corporate governance, corporate finance, private equity investment and IT related contracts.

“As the firm’s finance partner I have developed a detailed understanding of how accounts work and use this in my legal work for clients as it adds an extra dimension to the legal advice that I’m able to provide.”

Specialist practice areas

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Distressed sales and purchases (including acting on behalf of liquidators, administrators and receivers)
  • Corporate governance
  • Commercial property (acting for banks, landlords, tenants, sellers and buyers)

Latest news by Jon Alvarez

Machins Solicitors recognised in Legal 500 2022 rankings

By Machins News

Machins Solicitors has achieved seven practice area recommendations in the latest edition of Legal 500 UK including one Top Tier ranking in the area of family law for the third year running. Among the areas of expertise in which the firm is regarded includes corporate and commercial, employment and family as well as dispute resolution,

Father granted access to business records in family dispute

A father has been granted access to information concerning the family businesses of which he was a director. The issue arose because he was in dispute with his son and daughter-in-law, who were also directors. The family business comprised of companies that operated residential care homes. The father and mother established and ran it on

Financial services directors disqualified for trading while insolvent

Two financial services directors have been disqualified for continuing to trade and take money from clients while their company was insolvent. Paul Rossi was a director of Independent Derivative Traders Ltd. The company traded as ‘Futex’ and provided access to a financial markets trading platform for sub-contracted independent traders. He was joined in the management

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