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K&L Gates

48 National Rankings & 206 Metro Rankings | Website

Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provide them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.

Energy Law

Attorneys at K&L Gates are well prepared and provide strong guidance on M&A transactions.

William Davis ENGIE North America Inc.

Energy Law

K&L Gates offers outstanding service and support all around. They have a global network to draw on as needed, within specific practice area as well as other services.

Land Use & Zoning Law

Steve McCrae is a barrister's barrister, competent, ethical and comprehensive. I highly recommend him.

Hank Burney Tangletree LLC

Environmental Law

K&L Gates does high quality work and is very responsive. It is held in high regard by regulators. It provides a highly reliable, consistent quality of service.

Real Estate Law

K&L Gates and I both shared a common client and the Charlotte Office worked through a number of challenging situations to help our mutual client achieve their goals.

Mutual Funds Law

Arthur Delibert and Lori Schneider at K&L Gates lead a team of 5 partners who serve as counsel to the Neuberger Berman mutual funds and Funds’ independent trustees. Year in and year out they provide us with great legal advice delivered pragmatically. They make my job of board chair a simple one, and I am thus a grateful client.

Tom Seip Independent Trustees of the Neuberger Berman Funds

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

K&L Gates is a great, professional firm in the full meaning of the word. If in a difficult situation I want K&L on my side.

Mark Calvert Cascade Financial Group

Commercial Litigation

K&L Gates is extremely competent and responsive.

Insurance Law

K&L Gates is very knowledgeable of relevant law and great at developing innovative approaches.

James Ferguson Halliburton

Mutual Funds Law

K&L Gates has top line mutual fund lawyers-- Bob Zutz and Stacey Fuller are incredibly knowledgeable, user-friendly and responsive. They help our board meetings be as productive and efficient as possible and do a fine job of following up. As a retired partner in four major Wall St. law firms, I can say they are as good as they come.

J. Michael Parish Forum Funds

Commercial Litigation

My lawyer at K&L Gates was expert, responsive and very efficient.

Antitrust Law

K&L Gates is the complete package: expert advice, practical business solutions, highly responsive and cost-conscious.

Financial Services Regulation Law

K&L Gates is excellent and very knowledgeable of banking laws, regulations and banking in general.

Charles Simpson Holbrook Co-Operative Bank

Employment Law - Management

Walker Coleman at K&L Gates is a top-notch lawyer. They are very knowledgeable, willing to take some chances, but always gets the client where they want to go.

Jessica Neal International Paper Co.

Commercial Litigation

K&L Gates provides practical guidance and helps a business manage risk effectively. The firm's lawyers are great, friendly and efficient.

Antitrust Law

Philip Van Der Weele is our main contact at K&L Gates and is excellent. He is smart, responsive and very practical.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Mark Rush of K&L Gates is the finest white collar defense lawyer that I have dealt with over the last 25 years.

Mutual Funds Law

K&L Gates does a superb job as trustee counsel to our mutual fund board. Diane Ambler and Bob Zutz are incredibly responsive to and supportive of our demanding and well-informed trustees. They bring wisdom and good judgement to their advice regarding business decisions large and small, and they make sure that the trustees are aware of the most important emerging legal and regulatory developments and understand how they affect our board's responsibilities. They also provide outstanding service in reviewing documents and minutes, but, more importantly, they make sure that our board is focusing on first-order issues while also attending to all our required and detailed oversight activities. Diane and Bob are a constant source of insight and decision-relevant information, and our board values their input enormously. They are also a pleasure to work with. My trustee colleagues and I are very fortunate to be their clients.

Securities Regulation

K&L Gates is all business in dealing with legal matters. They do their homework, anticipate various outcomes, and set an agenda to steer toward the desired outcome.

Employment Law - Management

Suzanne Thomas and Mark Filipini of K&L Gates are great! They are responsive, pragmatic, and knowledgeable.

Jamie Pedersen McKinstry Co. LLC

Real Estate Law

Steve McCrae of K&L Gates has represented the school district in several matters regarding land issues. He has always been prepared and has given expert advice on very complex legal questions. He is our "go-to" land attorney. We are the fastest growing school district in the state and have purchased many school sites over the past 15 years. Steve has been instrumental in guiding us through the process and has saved money for the district's taxpayers.

J.N. Epps Fort Mill School District No. 4

Real Estate Law

K&L Gates is an excellent firm.

Jessica Furman-Brock Longfellow Real Estate Partners

Insurance Law

K&L Gates has top-notch subject matter expertise spanning a variety of underlying liabilities. They are very client focused. Most importantly, they deliver great business outcomes!

Corporate Law

K&L Gates does excellent, high-quality work. They are very easy to work with and are exceedingly knowledgeable about securities law.

Dan Rosen Alliance of Angels

Litigation - Antitrust

Phil Van Der Weele at K&L Gates has most often helped us avoid litigation, but in the past he has worked with us on several multi-million dollar litigations matters. Phil uses his knowledge of Antitrust law, legal procedure and writing to make him unparalleled in the Antitrust litigation field. He understand the law and our business and knows the best methods to successfully represent us. Phil is available 100% of the time and always makes you feel like you are the most important client with the most important case. We know he has other clients and other cases. He is an excellent and dedicated litigator, and we would recommend him to anyone with absolute confidence.

Shauna Rae Long FujiFilm Holdings America Corporation

Antitrust Law

Phil Van Der Weele at K&L Gates has worked with our team for over eight years. Phil is creative, understands business issues, knows how to identify high and low risk areas and offers concise, consistent, up-to-date and excellent counsel. He is an innovative attorney who can respond promptly to time-sensitive, complex antitrust issues. Phil is a critical resource for our company in all settings. He knows the law better than any other counsel and can jump in and offer an opinion, write and provide training and/or give practical solutions to complex problems to avoid risk and succeed.

Shauna Rae Long FujiFilm Holdings America Corporation

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Jim Earle of K&L Gates is wonderful, knowledgeable, responsive and practical.

Robert McLean EnPro Industries

Labor Law - Management

Mark Filipini of K&L Gates is the best!

Commercial Litigation

K&L Gates, Robert Mitchell in particular, has provided high-quality work in a constantly evolving space. Their ability to provide us with complete analysis on a number of issues enables us to make better decisions for the company.

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

K&L Gates has the best M&A lawyers in the business.

Drew Schwartz Fluid Flow

Energy Law

I have used the team at K&L Gates on multiple occasions for M&A transactions. The principals I have interacted with have been extremely valuable to our deal teams. Their professionalism, knowledge, creativity, and advice have been invaluable to me and my teams. The team at K&L Gates is always our first call when we have a deal progress to the final bid submission and negotiation phase.

Health Care Law

Mary Beth Johnston and her team at K&L Gates are crucial to steering our hospitals compliance program. She also provides all our legal guidance with medical staff, insurance provider disputes, contracting, etc. Great firm and people.

Gary Black Lenoir Memorial Hospital

Trusts & Estates Law

The individuals that work with K&L Gates locally are top-notch. They are technically competent, responsive to clients' needs and very pleasant to work with.

Suzanne Bledsoe The Bledsoe Cathcart Group

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

The dedicated, knowledgeable team led by Kevin Stichter at K&L Gates is highly recommended.

Government Relations Practice

The professionals at K&L Gates, including support staff, are top-shelf. I value their insight, analysis and perspective because they are not only subject-matter experts, but they have taken the time to understand my organization in order to provide high-quality service.

Government Relations Practice

K&L Gates has built a solid understanding of the association over the last couple of years, which has added to their ability to understand the nuances and sensitivities of the association, its members, and its stakeholders, and thereby better represent us.

Health Care Law

I primarily work with Darlene Davis out of the RTP office of K&L Gates, and she is a consummate professional, subject matter expert, and her work is invaluable to our organization's success. I have also done a lot of work with Steven Pine, and he too embodies all of the qualities an in-house attorney values in outside counsel.

Real Estate Law

All of the staff I have worked with at K&L Gates have been extremely courteous and responsive. They are the "go-to" firm for complex real estate issues.

Steven Krajewski Cabela's

Energy Law

I have never met a law firm with such diverse expertise readily available to its clients than K&L Gates.

Ernie Megginson Megginson & Associates, Inc.

Securitization and Structured Finance Law

My experience working with the Delaware team at K&L Gates has always produced positive results and I have recommended them often.

Government Relations Practice

We retain K&L Gates for federal representation in DC on the Hill and with financial regulators. They have very good contacts throughout.

Commercial Litigation

K&L Gates did a great job on our matter, thinking strategically and being oriented towards practical solutions while getting ready for an appellate fight if needed. They did excellent work!

Insurance Law

I have worked with many law firms. K&L Gates is by far the the best in making sure our needs are met in an efficient, professional, and cost-effective manner.

Government Relations Practice

Our experience with K&L Gates has been of the highest caliber. The team with which we engage on a daily basis is dynamic, efficient, tireless, experienced, and forward-leaning. They give us their very best, regardless of whether we are their biggest client. They have also readily brought the experience of their practice colleagues to bear on our issue. There is an ethic of teamwork that permeates the firm and when you join one part of the practice, you are in effect getting the support and attention of the whole on your issue. K&L Gates is strategic and systematic in their work, creative in their problem-solving, and sincere in their dedication to our issue. It is a pleasure to work with them.

Tessa Frost Christian Science Committee on Publication

Commercial Litigation

As General Counsel of a public company and its operating subsidiaries, I used the securities litigation team of K&L Gates headed by John Rotunno, with Stephen O'Neil and Paul Walsen. Their work was outstanding substantively, and their attitude even in trying circumstances invariably courteous and professional. Major litigation is always expensive but I always found their work to be cost-effective. After the first piece of significant litigation the team handled for us, I stopped asking for proposals from other firms for matters within this team's areas of experience.

Janet Olsen formerly Artisan

Trademark Law

Kate Starshak understands balancing the needs for protecting a world-wide brand with the limitations of a international non-profit. She is a collaborative partner that not only immediately responds to our inquiries, but provides solid, accurate information for our business partners, as well.

Energy Law

K&L Gates is very knowledgeable on oil and gas issues across the spectrum of commercial litigation.

Environmental Law

K&L Gates is unmatched in their responsiveness and client communication skills, which leads to a comfortable and collaborative attorney-client relationship. For general environmental law matters, we always look to K&L Gates first.

Energy Law

We have utilized K&L Gates for several important issues faced by our company with very successful results. They come highly recommended.

Michael DeMott Klickitat PUD

Energy Law

Verto Management, LLC enjoys working with K&L Gates very much because of their attention to detail, responsiveness and knowledge in the Renewable Energy industry.

Information Technology Law

I work primarily with Mr. Nigel Stark at K&L Gates. I have been involved in negotiating and signing business agreements for over 30 years, and I finally found the best guy in the business. The ability to grasp and master the nuances of entirely new business structures, to advise on the evolution of revenue and IP development models, and the quality of work product is simply superlative. I can tell you from experience that it is never comfortable sitting down at a negotiating table and realizing the best attorneys in the room are not the ones on your side. Since we began using K&L Gates and Nigel, I have been the guy with the best attorneys, and I carry the confidence that I will not get beaten on the contract side. The ability to "see around the corner" when it comes to our legal agreements has positioned us to maximize our share and revenue, and more importantly, to avoid the gray areas that eventually put companies in court. I cannot imagine launching our technology without Nigel on our team; his contribution is extraordinary.

Environmental Law

Attorneys in K&L Gates's New Jersey office, particularly Dawn Lamparello, do a great job for us.

Admiralty & Maritime Law

I worked primarily with Nick Williams (Singapore) and Michael Chalos (New York) of K&L Gates on what was a complicated and precedent-setting maritime case across multiple jurisdictions. Nick and Michael worked seamlessly as a finely tuned legal machine to turn out quick, commercial and ultimately successful legal advice in a high stakes claim. I would recommend Nick and Michael without hesitation and look forward to working with them again in the near future.

Luke Furler KordaMentha Restructuring

Real Estate Law

K&L Gates consistently provides our company with expert legal advice at reasonable rates. The firm's broad geographic coverage and depth of experience and knowledge has been an invaluable asset on all of our real estate related matters, both transactional and litigation.

Trey Howell Healthcare Trust of America

Information Technology Law

K&L Gates brought a deep understanding of market standards in helping to negotiate a critical service level agreement for GBT. They were collaborative and a pleasure to work with.

Vinay Jain GBT, d/b/a American Express Global Business Travel

Corporate Law

The employee benefits work at K&L Gates is simply outstanding.

Commercial Litigation

The team I have worked with at K&L Gates - anchored by John Rotunno and led by Paul Walsen - has done an exceptional job handling multiple shareholder actions across a number of different entities and jurisdictions. I would recommend them highly to anyone who has a complex set of issues to address, as well as to anyone who needs strong, solid support in negotiations and litigation.

Mutual Funds Law

K&L Gates serves as Federated Investors primary outside counsel for investment management work and as fund counsel to the Federated Fund Complex. The principal relationship partners are Michael Caccese, Clair Pagnano and Mike McGrath. The K&L Gates team contributes legal expertise and industry perspectives to efficiently address legal matters and provide effective solutions.

Government Relations Practice

K&L Gates has a deep and balanced bench of experienced government relations pros. The team helps businesses effectively navigate sometimes treacherous waters with federal agencies, such as DOL and DOR, as well as sometimes prickly relationships on the Hill. They understand that issues may need to be addressed from multiple angles and with multiple parties, and they know how to capture the interest of those parties. They willingly share their expertise, and always consider my company's constraints and suggestions. Not only have we found great success through working with them through several administrations and in Congress, but they make a stressful day interesting and fun.

Natalie McNair TrueBlue

Labor Law - Management

K&L Gates is an exceptional team of subject-matter experts!

Commercial Litigation

I am very pleased with the firm's representation and advocacy work. If it's complex, high-risk, or controversial, KL Gates is my first choice.

Andrew Stemp Alaska Mental Health Trust