Colm Kearney is the principal of Kearney Solicitors. Prior to establishing Kearney Solicitors in 2019, Colm spent seven years working as an associate in a boutique commercial law firm in Dublin prior to joining a well-known mid-sized firm where he was a partner for four years.
Colm has extensive experience in all areas of commercial, corporate and banking law, including commercial acquisitions and sales, venture capital and private equity transactions, corporate restructurings, financing transactions, commercial contracts and corporate governance. Colm's practice areas also include debt recovery, insolvency and enforcement of security, litigation and dispute resolution, employment law and commercial property matters.
Colm advises a number of high profile clients across various sectors in the Irish and UK markets, including corporate lending, corporate finance, retail, leisure, food and drink, marketing, technology, energy and engineering sectors.
Colm is a well-respected, friendly and enthusiastic lawyer who adopts a commercial and responsive approach to advising his clients.
Colm holds a Bachelor of Civil Law Degree from University College Dublin and a Masters in Business Studies from the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, University College Dublin.
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Maeve Lynch qualified as a solicitor with A&L Goodbody in 1997 and went on to spend over 20 years in industry, initially with IBI Corporate Finance in Dublin and then as an Associate Director with Goodbody Stockbrokers.
In 2017, Maeve departed from the financial services industry and recently joined Kearney solicitors to pursue a career in law. Given Maeve’s vast industry experience in the corporate sector, she plays a key role in assisting on commercial and banking law matters within Kearney Solicitors.
In addition to leveraging her corporate experience, joining Kearney solicitors has enabled Maeve to pursue a keen interest in family law and litigation. Maeve’s key areas of family law practice include Separation, Divorce, Nullity, Guardianship, Child Custody and Access, Spousal and Child Maintenance, Civil Partnerships, Co-habitees and Non-Marital Relationships.
Maeve holds a Bachelor of Civil Law degree from University College Dublin and a Master’s in Business Studies from the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business. Upon completing the professional practice course in the Law Society of Ireland, Maeve was awarded the prestigious Findlater Scholarship for the best performance in the professional practice course exams. Maeve also completed the Certified Investment Fund Directorship programme with the Institute of Bankers in Ireland for which she was awarded the prize for Academic Excellence.
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Joanne Howell qualified as a solicitor in 2019, while working in a mid-sized commercial firm in Dublin.
Shortly after qualifying, Joanne joined the banking team of a top 6 firm, where she advised on several multi-jurisdictional transactions, acting on behalf of both lenders and borrowers.
Joanne regularly advises clients on all aspects of commercial financing and funding. Joanne also advices on security enforcement and receivership matters.
Joanne has also gained extensive experience throughout her legal career to date in corporate finance and commercial law. Joanne works closely with our commercial law team, assisting in the provision of clear legal advice to our clients on banking and commercial matters.
Joanne holds a first-class honours Bachelor of Laws degree, a Master’s degree in Social Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree. Joanne has also completed a number of legal diplomas and certificates throughout her career, including a Diploma in Finance Law, a Diploma in Aviation Leasing and Finance, a Certificate in Aviation Leasing and Finance and an Advanced Diploma in Corporate, White-Collar and Regulatory Crime. Joanne is currently completing a Certificate in Commercial Contracts at the Law Society of Ireland.
Margaret Harty is a consultant at Kearney Solicitors, specialising in property and probate matters. Margaret is an experienced lawyer, having qualified as a solicitor in 2007.
Margaret acts in all manner of property transactions, advising clients on both residential and commercial property matters. Margaret has expert knowledge in property law, having advised on a wide range of transactions, from the purchase and sale of homes for individuals to medium and large scale residential and commercial developments for property developers and builders.
Margaret advises on the financing aspects of property transactions, and regularly advises banks and receivers on any underlying security issues and the enforcement of same.
Margaret also advises on all aspects of landlord and tenant law, including residential and commercial leases.
Margaret is also experienced in succession and probate matters, from drafting Wills for individuals to acting for executors and administrators in the administration of an estate of a deceased individual.
Margaret takes a solution-driven approach to property matters, ensuring that any issues are dealt with as soon as they arise and clients are kept fully appraised of how matters are progressing.
Margaret holds a Bachelor of Commerce International Degree from University College Dublin and is also fluent in French.
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Nicky Lynch has considerable experience across a diverse range of legal fields, including commercial and contract law, employment law, litigation and dispute resolution, charities and private client law.
Nicky spent seven years working at Matheson, a large commercial law firm, gaining experience working as a solicitor in the Employment Department and subsequently as a senior associate in the Private Client Department until 2011. Nicky then spent a number of years working as General Counsel at Goodbody Stockbrokers.
Nicky has experience advising on commercial matters, including the acquisition/sale of businesses, drafting and reviewing commercial contracts and commercial disputes and litigation.
Nicky is also experienced in employment law, and she advises both companies and individuals on employment law queries, contracts and disputes.
Nicky's main areas of practice also include advising on private client matters, including succession and estate planning, the administration of estates and any disputes arising, trusts and enduring powers of attorney. Nicky also advises charitable bodies on their formation and governance and has experience in establishing trusts for incapacitated individuals.
Nicky holds a Bachelor of Civil Law Degree from University College Dublin and a Higher Diploma in Business Studies from the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, University College Dublin. Nicky has also completed a Diploma in Employment Law at University College Dublin, for which she was awarded a distinction, and the Diploma in Trusts and Estate Planning at the Law Society of Ireland, for which she was awarded a prize.
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