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K&L Gates Boosts Banking and Asset Finance Practice with Chicago Partner Addition

19 January 2021

Chicago - Global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added Marisa Murillo as a partner in its banking and asset finance practice. Murillo joins K&L Gates’ Chicago office from Locke Lord LLP.
Murillo focuses her practice on structuring a wide range of complex financing transactions, including senior and junior capital financings, leveraged acquisitions, commitment papers, subordination and intercreditor agreements, debt and equity restructurings, distressed lending, stimulus loans, and working capital facilities. Her clients comprise middle-market senior and mezzanine lenders and borrowers, private equity sponsors, and other corporate entities. In addition to her career in private practice, Murillo was a corporate attorney for General Motors Corporation.
“We are thrilled to have Marisa join the firm,” said Charlotte partner Stacy Ackermann, a co-leader of K&L Gates’ global finance practice area. “Her talents and experience will add to our growing corporate finance practice as well as to our overall global finance practice.”
Along with her legal practice, Murillo has served as a regional president of the Hispanic National Bar Association; on the advisory board of the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago; and as a member of the board of directors of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and the Luminary Committee of the Art Institute of Chicago. She also volunteers her time with the Emerge Committee of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago, the Steppenwolf Theater of Chicago, and the International Refugee Assistance Program. 
“We are excited to add Marisa’s national finance practice and experience to the firm’s Chicago office and proud to welcome another extraordinarily talented diverse lawyer to our team,” said Michael E. Martinez, managing partner of K&L Gates’ Chicago office. 
K&L Gates’ banking and asset finance practice includes lawyers from offices on five continents who represent financial institutions, lenders, borrowers, servicers, trustees, and other participants in a broad range of financing transactions, including corporate, acquisition, asset-based, project, real estate, transportation, and Islamic finance.

K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.

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