K&L Gates Enhances Corporate/M&A, Capital Markets, Blockchain, and FinTech Practices with New Raleigh Partners

19 February 2019

Raleigh - Global law firm K&L Gates LLP welcomes Margaret N. Rosenfeld and Amy S. Wallace as partners in the Raleigh office. They join the firm’s corporate/M&A and capital markets practices, respectively, from Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP, where Rosenfeld led the blockchain technology, microcap, and international law practices.

Rosenfeld focuses her practice on public and private company financings and SEC compliance, security token and digital asset offerings, blockchain technology matters, investor-side financing, corporate governance and investigations, intellectual property protection, and mergers and acquisitions. She advises across a range of industries, including life sciences, health care, e-commerce, real estate, energy, gaming, consumer products, technology, telecommunications, and manufacturing, among others. Rosenfeld has more than 20 years of global experience, having practiced with law firms in Tokyo, London, and Frankfurt. She will work out of K&L Gates’ Raleigh and New York offices.

Wallace concentrates her practice on public securities, corporate, and mergers and acquisitions law, including public offerings and private placements of securities, SEC and stock exchange reporting compliance, corporate governance matters, and corporate investigations. She primarily represents small and mid-cap companies across such industries as life sciences, health care, consumer products, e-commerce, manufacturing, and technology. She has also represented emerging growth companies in venture capital, private equity, and other general corporate matters.

“We are delighted that Margaret and Amy are joining us,” said Lee Hogewood, managing partner of K&L Gates’ Raleigh office. “Their addition boosts our regional presence in the Carolinas and the larger Southeastern United States. Moreover, they enhance our globally integrated corporate, finance, and FinTech practices, adding to a great platform that is advantageous for our clients.”

K&L Gates’ corporate and transactional practice is one of the most substantial in the legal industry, with more than 500 lawyers in offices on five continents providing counsel to corporate and capital markets clients in virtually every industry segment. This includes engagements for large multinational companies, ambitious middle market and emerging growth companies, and capital markets participants including public and private investment organizations, investment banks and other financial institutions and individuals on matters such as structuring, financing, and successful completion of domestic, international, and cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, strategic alliances, recapitalizations, and public and private debt and equity offerings.

Lawyers in the firm’s FinTech practice are part of a cross-disciplinary, global team focused on helping clients to navigate regulatory, policy, and business issues surrounding the FinTech space, such as consumer financial services regulation, e-commerce regulation, fund formation, cybersecurity, corporate, finance, and intellectual property matters.

K&L Gates’ blockchain practice represents mature and emerging growth companies, funds, and investors in new blockchain platforms, applications, and services and digital asset mining operations. Lawyers in the practice advise clients in the blockchain technology industry, with a strong focus on innovative services, such as financial services, real estate platforms, streaming applications, middleware protocols, connected cars and the automotive sector, and data optimization and valuation.

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