Reflecting its diverse marketplace, our New York office provides clients with broad legal counsel in corporate and transactional, finance, financial services, litigation and dispute resolution, real estate, intellectual property (IP), and maritime matters.
Our corporate and transactional and finance practices cover securities, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures, restructuring, domestic and international tax, structured finance, asset securitization, private equity, and leveraged buyouts. Our New York lawyers regularly represent public and privately held clients both within the United States and abroad.
In the financial services area, our team represents clients in the full range of investment company products and activities, including open-end and closed-end investment companies, funds of funds, funds of hedge funds, exchange-traded funds, variable insurance products, private and offshore investment funds, and unit investment trusts. Our team also represents numerous private funds, including hedge, private equity, and venture capital funds, in a wide variety of formation, structural, operational, regulatory, and compliance matters, as well as portfolio transactions and other investment matters.
Our litigation and dispute resolution team represents individuals and corporations in complex commercial disputes, securities and transaction litigation, securities enforcement actions and other government investigations, arbitrations, internal corporate investigations, appellate matters, environmental litigation, and product liability and toxic tort matters.
Our real estate team represents domestic and international clients in acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, and investments involving commercial real estate. We also represent lenders, borrowers, and special servicers in commercial mortgage loans, workouts, restructuring of financing arrangements, and securitized products.
Our IP team’s experience encompasses patent, trademark, and copyright litigation; technology licensing and due diligence; trade secret matters; and procurement of patents, trademarks, and other rights in the United States and worldwide. Particular focuses include pharmaceutical patent litigation and IP rights, transactional IP in support of M&A and bankruptcy restructuring, patent portfolio mining, and patent sales and purchases.
Members of our maritime law team have represented a number of clients in high-profile civil and criminal environmental litigation, including the successful defense of the masters of the Exxon Valdez oil tanker and the Selendang Ayu cargo ship. Our team has substantial experience defending and resolving oil pollution incidents and other maritime environmental claims, frequently interacting with environmental regulation enforcement entities including the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Coast Guard, and state environmental departments.
Our labor and employment team counsels clients on legal compliance and litigation issues, including wage and hour, employment discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, and noncompete matters. We advise on labor and employment issues in M&A and offer preventive litigation strategies through management training programs and compliance audits.
For client needs that extend beyond the United States, our New York office has a team of cross-border lawyers with regular hands-on experience with matters relating to Brazil, China, Canada, France, Spain, Korea, and Japan (among others), as well as international arbitration. This team often works in concert with K&L Gates lawyers in offices across South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
- The New York office has been recognized by U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” as leaders in the areas of Securitization and Structured Finance Law and Commercial Litigation.
- Three lawyers from the New York office have been named among the 2020 Best Lawyers in America.