Napthens Solicitors Employee Joanne Cooper

Jo Cooper

Role: Senior Associate Solicitor
Dept: Corporate
Location: Preston
Direct Dial: 01772 904369

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Summary

Jo is a senior associate solicitor with our corporate team based in our Preston office. She is experienced in advising businesses across a broad range of industry sectors on corporate matters such as acquisitions, disposals and re-organisations.

Specialisms

Jo acts for clients including large corporates and has experience advising owner managed businesses and management teams involved in private equity transactions. Jo has a particular interest in manufacturing businesses and has recently worked with a national food manufacturer based in the Lake District on their company restructuring, as well as working with a global brand manufacturing sports protein supplements in a key joint venture arrangement.

She has experience of working on significant transactions, including whilst at Addleshaw Goddard advising shareholders on the £220m disposal of a North West manufacturing business to a US buyer; and advising shareholders (including the private equity house and the management team) on the sale of a leading analytical testing and sampling services in the agricultural sector.

Background

Jo joined Napthens in 2020, having previously worked for five years in the Corporate team at Addleshaw Goddard in Manchester.  She also spent several months on secondment in the legal team of a FTSE100 retail and consumer sector company.  Jo lives in Chorley and is married with a young son.

More about Jo Cooper

How do you like to relax out of work?

Spending time with friends and family, shopping, walking up in the Lakes (whilst trying to find a pub).

Name your favourite...

book: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 
film:
 The Lion King
music:  The Beatles, The Smiths, Blossoms, Gaslight Anthem

Who would be your ultimate 3 dinner guests?

David Attenborough, Emma Thompson, Elton John

If you had an alternative career – what would be your fantasy job?

Travel blogger or a radio DJ