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Sanford B. Ferguson

Fax +1.412.355.6501

Business Counseling:   Counseling businesses with respect to strategy, governance, financial and other business issues.

Business Transactions:   Mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, financings.

Internal Investigations:   Conducting investigations and developing recommendations with respect to questioned conduct and reporting of business activities.

Shareholder Disputes:   Resolution of disputes between financial shareholders and other stakeholders in a business enterprise.

Mr. Ferguson is involved in the firm’s corporate practice.

Professional Background

Mr. Ferguson came to K&L Gates in 1975 and became a partner in 1981.  He was a long-time Management Committee member and served as Chair of the firm's Management Committee from October 1994 through August 1997.  Subsequently, he headed the Pittsburgh office's technology growth company practice through August 1999.   

Mr. Ferguson left the firm in 1999 to serve as President of Solutions Consulting LLC, a provider of ERP software.  Following the sale of this company to Perot Systems in March 2000, Mr. Ferguson served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Seven Springs Farm, Inc, a regional year-round resort.  Mr. Ferguson rejoined K&L Gates in December 2002.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • American Arbitration Association, National Commercial Panel
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Early Neutral Evaluator
Mr. Ferguson serves as Vice Chairman of the DSF Charitable Foundation, a private foundation. He has served on the Board of the Pittsburgh Technology Council, a trade association for technology businesses in Western Pennsylvania. He has also served as Chairman of the United Way of Allegheny County and as Chairman of Innovation Works, a state funded investor in and business advisor to early stage technology companies which are based in Southwestern Pennsylvania.