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Josh Gaul

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Josh Gaul is a partner in the Seattle office of K&L Gates, where he practices corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and securities law. His experience includes a wide range of corporate and transactional matters, including entity formation, corporate governance, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, SEC compliance matters, and commercial contracts. He has worked with clients from a variety of industries, including aerospace and defense, transportation, logistics, energy, media, food production, technology, and sports and entertainment in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Professional Background

Before joining K&L Gates, Mr. Gaul 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. Josh served on the board of directors for Northwest Immigrant Rights Project for three years, including two as secretary.


Mr. Gaul has been selected as a Washington Rising Star (2010-2015).

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle Chairman
  • Leadership Tomorrow 2009-2010
  • Member, M&A Market Trends Subcommittee of the M&A Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Business Law
  • Represented multiple aerospace parts manufacturers in sales to public companies.
  • Represented an aerospace defense company in its sale to a public aerospace company.
  • Represented a provider of temporary labor services in its acquisitions of multiple staffing companies.
  • Represented a German packaging machines company in the sale of its U.S. subsidiary.
  • Represented a private equity company in its acquisition of an aerospace parts manufacturer.
  • Represented a public technology company in its acquisition of an education software company.
  • Represented investors in a maritime defense company in their acquisition of a controlling interest of the company.
  • Represented a cold storage facility operator in its sale to a private company.
  • Represented a cruise line in the sale of several of its cruise ships.
  • Represented a cruise line in the sale of its motor coach subsidiary.
  • Represented a public pharmaceutical services company in the sale of its web and voice response services division.
  • Represented investors in a private placement by a foreign private issuer engaged in the shipping industry.
  • Represented a defense contractor in multiple rounds of private equity and debt offerings.
  • Represented the owner of retirement housing facilities in the multiple sales of properties.
  • Represented an energy company in the sale of a natural gas-fired generating facility located in the Pacific Northwest and an energy company in the sale of a natural gas-fired generating facility located in the Northeast.
  • Represented a recycling company in its negotiation of a contract to provide remote services to a U.S. government facility.
  • Represented numerous aerospace companies in their negotiation of commercial contracts.
  • Represented a technology company in the operation and dissolution of a joint venture.