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Josh Gaul

Partner
+1.206.370.7805
Fax +1.206.370.6350
Josh Gaul is a partner in the firm’s Seattle office and is a member of the corporate practice group. He focuses his practice on corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, equity financings, commercial contracts, divestitures, and joint ventures. In addition, he regularly advises clients on general corporate, business formation, corporate governance, and compliance matters. Josh has worked with domestic and international clients across a variety of industries, including energy, technology, aerospace and defense, transportation and logistics, manufacturing and distribution, and sports and entertainment.

Professional Background

Before joining K&L Gates, Josh served in the United States Navy, where, after completing nuclear power training, he was a watch and division officer on board the submarines USS Phoenix (SSN-702) and USS Norfolk (SSN-714). He also served as an instructor and associate professor of naval science at the University of Notre Dame.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Washington School of Law
  • Leadership Tomorrow, Executive Board
  • Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle
  • Leadership Tomorrow, Class of 2010
Experience includes having represented:
  • An energy company in its acquisition of an energy services company.
  • An engineering services company in its sale to a private equity company.
  • An aerospace manufacturer in its acquisition of a titanium fabrication business.
  • A private equity company in its acquisition of an aerospace titanium casting and machined parts manufacturer.  
  • A military drone manufacturer in its sale to a public aerospace company.
  • An aerospace interiors company in its sale through an auction process.
  • An aerospace manufacturer in its sale to a public company. 
  • A public electronic commerce company in its acquisition of an educational software company.
  • A public electronic commerce company in its acquisition of an online publishing company.
  • A public electronic commerce company in its acquisition of a photographic hardware company.
  • A public electronic commerce company’s cloud computing division in its acquisition of an internet security company.
  • A public electronic commerce company’s cloud computing division in its acquisition of the assets of a data protection company.
  • A logistics company in its sale to a private equity company.
  • A private equity company in its acquisition of an aftermarket automobile parts company.
  • An aftermarket automobile parts company in its acquisition of a differential manufacturer.  
  • A temporary staffing company in its acquisition of a professional services staffing company.
  • A temporary staffing company in its acquisition of an emergency services and technical staffing company.
  • A temporary staffing company in its acquisition of a regional staffing company. 
  • An operator of cold storage facilities in its sale to a cold storage facility holding company.
  • Investors in the acquisition of partnership interests in a major league baseball franchise.
  • An internet news and information joint venture in its acquisition of a news-oriented social network company.
  • A cruise line in the sale of several of its cruise ships and its motor coach subsidiary.
  • A wine distributor in its sale to a national liquor distributor.
  • A public pharmaceutical services company in the sale of its web and voice response services division.
  • Investors in a maritime defense company in their acquisition of a controlling interest of the company.
  • A mobile technology company in its merger with a public information technology company. 
  • An energy company in the sale of a 520 MW natural gas-fired generating facility located in the Pacific Northwest.
  • An energy company in the sale of a 67 MW natural gas-fired generating facility located in the Northeast.
  • A public pharmaceutical services company in the sale of a wholly-owned subsidiary.
  • A defense contractor in multiple rounds of private equity and debt offerings.
  • An Indonesian company in the private offering of senior guaranteed notes.
  • Investors in a private placement by a foreign private issuer engaged in the shipping industry.
  • An engineering and consulting business in its formation of a joint venture to pursue government contracting opportunities.
  • A cruise line in the reorganization of its tour operations.
  • An energy services company in the negotiation of master purchase agreements with financial institutions under a federal energy savings performance contract.
  • A recycling company in its formation of a joint venture to commercialize soil treatment technologies.
  • Multiple aerospace manufacturers in commercial and business matters, including negotiation of customer and supplier contracts, non-competition agreements, and non-disclosure agreements; compliance with federal and state laws; resolution of commercial disputes; and corporate governance.
  • Investment banking and transaction services advisors in commercial and business matters, including negotiation of engagement letters, settlement of customer disputes, resolution of employment matters, and corporate governance.
  • An aftermarket automobile parts company in commercial and business matters, including settlement of customer disputes, resolution of employment matters, and corporate governance.