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K&L Gates Further Bolsters Corporate Practice with Addition of Orange County, Los Angeles Partner

15 April 2019

Orange County - Global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added Goodarz (Goody) T. Agahi as a corporate partner in both the firm’s Orange County and Los Angeles offices. He joins K&L Gates from Baker & Hostetler LLP.

Agahi advises clients in a wide variety of industries, including consumer products, apparel, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, software, and technology, on complex business transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, restructurings, recapitalizations, and financings. He also has experience counseling corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies on a broad range of tax issues.

“We are very excited to welcome a lawyer of Goody’s caliber to the Orange County and Los Angeles offices,” said Michael Hedge, managing partner of K&L Gates’ Orange County office. “His extensive experience is a valuable addition to the firm’s global footprint.”

Agahi’s arrival follows the recent addition of corporate partner Dale Araki to K&L Gates’ Tokyo office earlier this month. 

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.

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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