Pittsburgh - The Pittsburgh office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added Adam F. Kelson as a partner in its emerging growth and venture capital practice. An associate with K&L Gates from 2002-2010, Kelson returns to K&L Gates from Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, where he served as chair of the technology and manufacturing practice.
Kelson advises emerging growth companies and other clients through the lifecycles of their businesses — including formation and start-up, capital raising transactions, corporate and business counseling, and commercial relationships — with experience spanning a variety of industries, from core manufacturing to service and high-tech. He also represents businesses, entrepreneurs, and investors on a range of financial and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, recapitalizations, and equity and debt securities offerings, as well as counsels borrowers, banks, investment managers, and private lenders in secured and unsecured financing transactions and the structuring and formation of onshore and offshore private investment funds and other financial products.
“We are delighted that Adam has returned to K&L Gates,” said Thomas Smith, administrative partner of K&L Gates’ Pittsburgh office. “Our clients will benefit from this exciting addition to our emerging growth and venture capital practice.”
K&L Gates is consistently recognized as a market leader in emerging growth and venture capital law, with nearly 80 partners working extensively in the area. Lawyers in K&L Gates’ practice represent start-up and early stage, emerging growth companies across a diverse range of industries — working with them from formation through the various stages of financing and in their strategic joint venturing, acquisitions and disposal, and liquidity transactions — as well as venture funds, corporate investors, and individuals in connection with their investments in such companies. This includes, among other areas, venture capital financing, acquisitions and disposals of portfolio companies, recapitalizations, restructurings, and liquidity and realization events, including IPOs.