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Lisa R. Stark

Fax +1.302.416.7020
Lisa Stark is a partner in the firm’s Wilmington office. Ms. Stark has over 15 years of corporate experience in such areas as mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, initial public offerings, proxy contests, and hostile takeovers. She also has experience advising private and public companies and their boards of directors on corporate governance matters. Ms. Stark also advises private equity and venture capital funds in connection with their investments in Delaware corporations.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Stark was a corporate partner at another Wilmington, Delaware law firm.


  • Service to Children Award for 10 years of Pro Bono Work (State of Delaware) (2013)

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Chair, Private Equity and Venture Capital Jurisprudence Subcommittee, American Bar Association
  • Editor-in-Chief of Preferred Returns, an ABA publication
  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • Attorney Guardian Ad Litem, Delaware’s Office of the Child Advocate

Speaking Engagements

  • Recent Changes in Pennsylvania and Delaware Law Affecting Corporations, LLCs and Other Entities, K&L Gates Corporate Practice Speaker Series, 2016
  • Negotiating Contractual Indemnity in M&A Deals: Transactional and Litigation Considerations, Strafford Publications webinar, 2015
  • Appraisal Rights: A Changing New World, Panelist, Deallawyers.com webcast, 2014
  • Joint Ventures: Critical Issues, Panelist, Inter-Pacific Bar Association, Vancouver, BC, 2014
  • Drafting Shareholder Agreements for Private Equity M&A Deals, Panelist, Strafford Publications webinar, 2015
  • Key Issues in Corporate Transactions: Lessons Learned from Select Delaware Cases, University of Texas School of Law's 29th Annual Technology Law Conference, 2016
  • Delaware counsel to a NYSE listed, global technology and specialty materials company in connection with a recapitalization of its capital stock.
  • Delaware counsel to a NASDAQ listed life sciences company in connection with its conversion to a Delaware corporation.
  • Delaware counsel to the independent directors of a Texas-based electric utility company in connection with a review of strategic alternatives.
  • Delaware counsel to NYSE listed technology company in an $189 million acquisition of a publicly traded target.
  • Delaware counsel to a NASDAQ listed life sciences company in responding to an activist investor and proxy contest.