We are pleased to announce two Partner promotions for Michael Kashis, the head of our Company Commercial team and Levent Chetinkaya within our Residential Property team. We welcome them both to the Partnership and congratulate them on the significant contribution they have made to the firm which now has 17 partners across our key practice areas of Commercial & Residential Property including Landlord & Tenant and Trusts, Tax & Estates, Family, Employment, Litigation and Company Commercial.
Michael joined Bishop & Sewell in September 2014 and leads our Company Commercial team. Michael recently completed an executive MBA at Imperial College furthering his focus on both UK and international business and also increasing the scope of his advisory capability for both startups to more established businesses. His traditional work has spanned a wide range of corporate, commercial, capital market and financing transactions for both private and public companies, financial sponsors and investors/investees. Prior to joining Bishop & Sewell he worked in-house as a commercial lawyer in a variety of sectors including life sciences and natural resources.
Levent joined Bishop & Sewell in November 2014 and has expertise in all areas of Residential property including sales and purchases of freehold, leasehold transactions, lease extensions, transfers of equity and re-mortgaging. He also advises on auction work acting for Commercial Landlords in both commercial and residential property along with property developers for new build and /or conversion projects. Prior to joining Bishop and Sewell, Levent was a Director of his own practice which he established in 2006 specialising in property matters.