Birmingham law firm the Wilkes Partnership has secured a victory off the pitch in a deal that will protect the future of Redditch United.
Business recovery partner David Cleary advised on the buyout of Redditch's former chairman Patrick Cremin by the club's remaining five directors - Dave Chatwin, Peter Finnegan, Ken Rae, Steve Rossiter and Gary Whild - for an undisclosed sum.
Whilst the club had been enjoying success on the pitch, having been promoted to the Conference North Division, its future was proving increasingly uncertain as it faced financial difficulties.
Mr Rossiter said: "Thanks to Patrick's passion for Redditch United we have seen the club enjoy some great seasons over the last three years, which culminated in a double promotion in 2003/04. However, the time had come to inject new energy into the club.
"All the directors are Red-ditch fans and live in the south Birmingham area. Our immediate focus is to stay in the Conference and build on our gate numbers which currently stand at 300 to 400 for home games."
Redditch United plays at the Valley Stadium on Bromsgrove Road.
Mr Cleary said: "Redditch United has been around for many years and plays an integral role in the local community supporting and encouraging young footballers. We were delighted to advise the directors and secure the club's long-term future."