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K&L Gates Boosts Corporate Practice with New York Partner Addition

21 January 2020

New York - Global law firm K&L Gates LLP welcomes Steven M. Olenick as a corporate partner in the New York office. He joins the firm from Loeb & Loeb LLP.
Olenick’s extensive practice focuses on a range of transactional, advisory, and litigation matters within or related to the sports, talent, and entertainment industry. He advises current and retired professional athletes, sports agents, managers, coaches, and universities on issues such as endorsement contracts, branding and intellectual property rights, disciplinary actions, and disputes. Olenick also has experience advising institutional banks, private equity funds, family offices, wealth advisors, accountants, and other corporate and private clients.
“Steve has built a solid reputation as one of the trusted, go-to lawyers for commercial and litigation matters related to professional athletes and professional sports,” said John A. Bicks, managing partner of K&L Gates’ New York office. “We are pleased to welcome Steve to the firm, where he will have an amazing global platform to continue the expansion of his work across new practices and new geographies.”

Olenick’s arrival follows the addition of aviation finance partner Elizabeth Evans in the New York office in late 2019.

K&L Gates’ corporate/M&A practice is one of the most substantial in the legal industry, with more than 500 lawyers in offices on five continents assisting clients in the structuring, financing, and completion of domestic, international, and cross-border transactions. The group serves as counsel to a broad array of Global 500, Fortune 100, FTSE 100 corporations, privately held and venture-backed companies, partnerships, private equity firms and other investment funds, management groups, and entrepreneurs. Recently, the practice helped to earn K&L Gates the distinction of corporate “Law Firm of the Year” in U.S. News-Best Lawyers’ annual “Best Law Firms” report and recognition from Forbes as one of America’s top corporate law firms.

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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