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Josh Gaul

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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. Mr. Gaul has worked with domestic and international clients across a variety of industries, including technology, aerospace and defense, transportation and logistics, manufacturing and distribution, energy, and sports and entertainment.

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.


  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2018

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Washington School of Law
  • Leadership Tomorrow, Board of Directors
  • Leadership Tomorrow, Class of 2010

Additional Information

  • Contributing Author, Securities Practice Guide, LexisNexis, 2009-2012
Mergers & acquisitions experience includes having represented:
  • North Coast Electric Company in its sale to Sonepar USA
  • Blue Point Capital Partners in its acquisition and later sale of Selmet
  • A public electronic commerce company in multiple acquisitions, including those of an educational software company, an online publishing company, a photographic hardware company, and multiple robotics companies
  • TransGroup Global Logistics in its sale to AEA Investors
  • Tektronix, a subsidiary of Fortive, in its acquisition of Initial State '
  • Linsalata Capital Partners in its acquisition of RANDYS Worldwide
  • RANDYS Worldwide in its acquisition of Zumbrota Bearing and Gear
  • Best Recycling in its sale
  • A public electronic commerce company’s cloud computing division in multiple acquisitions, including those of an internet security company, a cloud computing consulting company, a game development platform, and a data protection company
  • Kid’s Country in its sale
  • ENGIE North America in its acquisition of OpTerra Energy Group
  • Omada International in its acquisition of Carlson Formetec
  • Primus International in its sale to Precision Castparts Corporation
  • Terminal Freezers in its sale to Bay Grove Capital
  • A temporary staffing company in multiple acquisitions, including those of an emergency services and technical staffing company and a regional staffing company
  • Investors in the acquisition and disposition of partnership interests in a major league baseball franchise