General Counsel Recognize K&L Gates Among America’s Top 25 Corporate Law Firms
Published in the magazine’s annual “America’s Best Corporate Law Firms” issue, the rankings are based on a survey of general counsel from U.S. public companies regarding the national firms they would retain for a variety of corporate governance and legal matters. K&L Gates ranks 21st on the 2016 survey, marking the firm’s second appearance on the list.
K&L Gates’ corporate/M&A practice is one of the most substantial full-market practices in the legal industry. More than 500 lawyers in offices across five continents assist clients from a diverse array of sectors in the structuring, financing, and completion of domestic, international, and cross-border transactions.
Significant corporate matters on which K&L Gates has advised recently include a dual-track initial public offering and sales process for PharMEDium, culminating in the company’s $2.6 billion sale to AmerisourceBergen Corp; LKQ Corp.’s €1.04 billion acquisition of Rhiag-Inter Auto Parts Italia S.p.a.; and a cross-border representation of Boralex Inc. on its acquisition of a portfolio of wind power projects in Northern France totaling approximately 350 MW.
K&L Gates has been ranked as a national first-tier firm in numerous corporate categories of U.S. News–Best Lawyers’ annual “Best Law Firms” survey, including in the Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity, Corporate Governance, Securities/Capital Markets, Tax, Trusts & Estates, and Venture Capital law categories, among others. In addition, Mergers & Acquisitions magazine honored K&L Gates as its “Law Firm of the Year” for mid-market M&A in 2013.
K&L Gates comprises approximately 2,000 lawyers globally who practice in fully integrated offices located on 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.