About Michael

Michael has over ten years’ experience at international law firms acting for many different types of clients in a variety of sectors. Some of these include clearing banks, other lenders (such as real estate funds), borrowers of all types (from multi-national PLCs to SMEs and OMBs), private equity houses and other financial institutions.  He specialises in general corporate finance, acquisition finance and real estate finance (both investment and development), and has further experience in both leveraged finance and project finance.

When not at work

Michael has a young family, so they take up most of his time outside of work! Other than that, his main hobbies are supporting Bradford City A.F.C and the Green Bay Packers, and following various other sports. Michael also likes to try to find time to get some exercise when he can!

Professional Societies

  • Law Society

Specialisms

  • General Corporate Finance
  • Acquisition Finance
  • Real Estate Finance (both investment and development)

Sectors that Michael is involved in:

Banking and Finance, Acquisition Transaction, Facility Agreements and Security, Financial Litigation

Michael has been recognised by Chambers & Partners for his work in the Yorkshire banking and finance community and has been described by them as a "rising star" and a "good operator who is definitely one to watch"

“It is a time of change for the firm, and it's exciting to be part of it. I’m thoroughly looking forward to working with my colleagues and clients old and new, to take our growing business forward. ”

Michael Kidd, Finance DIrector

2004

Graduated from Durham University (Travelyan College) with 2:1 in Law (LLB)

Completed the Legal Practice Course at BBP Law School in Leeds, being awarded a Distinction

Qualified as a solicitor at Pinsent Masons

Joined Addleshaw Goddard as an Associate

Joined Lupton Fawcett LLP as a Director and Head of Banking

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