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Mackenzie Morse Powers

Fax +1.919.516.2053
Mackenzie Powers is a partner in the firm’s Raleigh office and focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate and business matters. She represents clients in a wide variety of matters and transactions, including the purchase and sale of public and private companies, joint ventures and other complex commercial transactions, private equity investments, corporate governance and commercial contracts. Ms. Powers advises clients in a number of industries, including health care, life sciences, technology, manufacturing, retail, transportation, financial services and media.

Professional Background

Ms. Powers was selected as a 2016 North Carolina Rising Star (Mergers and Acquisitions).

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Powers practiced in the Corporate group of the New York office of a global law firm where she focused on public and private corporate transactions, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, going-private transactions, joint ventures, and asset divestitures.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle - Board Member
  • Representation of a clinical laboratory company in connection with multiple acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures
  • Representation of a biotech company and its affiliates in connection with multiple acquisitions
  • Representation of a synthetic materials company in connection with its increased investment in a synthetic wine closure company and related joint venture
  • Representation of a pharmaceutical company in connection with the sale of a manufacturing site to a pharmaceutical and industrial contract manufacturing firm
  • Representation of a private equity firm in connection with the acquisition of an auto-body repair business
  • Representation of a media company in connection with its tender offer for shares of a broadcasting company
  • Representation of a medical office property real estate investment trust in connection with its acquisition of healthcare facility company
  • Representation of a multifamily apartment properties real estate investment trust in connection with its sale to a real estate advisory firm
  • Representation of a private equity firm in connection with its acquisition of an aircraft leasing and management services company