King & Spalding Welcomes New Partners

Friday, September 21, 2012 - 16:23

 

Jeffrey D. Lowe has joined the capital transactions and real estate practice of King & Spalding as a counsel in the Atlanta office, the firm announced today. Mr. Lowe was a senior associate at Locke Lord LLP. He focuses his practice on real estate finance, capital markets, private equity, fund formation and property-related transactions. 

King & Spalding’s capital transactions and real estate practice has completed an international expansion over the past six months, with the establishment of real estate practices in Paris and London. Partner Nigel Heilpern joined the firm’s London office in July, and a seven-lawyer real estate team was added to the Paris office in May, including partners Benoît Marcilhacy and Pascal Schmitz. In February 2102, Dr. Axel Schilder joined the Frankfurt real estate practice.

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King & Spalding has recruited Boyd Cloern as a partner in its Washington, DC office as the firm continues to expand its patent litigation practice across the United States. Mr. Cloern is the fifth patent litigator the firm has added to its IP practice in the past 16 months.

Mr. Cloern joins King & Spalding from Bingham McCutchen, where he was a partner. He focuses on intellectual property and antitrust matters. Much of his recent patent litigation experience has been focused on the automotive industry, but he also has litigated patent cases in the defense, telecommunications, consumer products, semiconductor and medical devices industries. He also litigates trade secret and copyright disputes. 

Mr. Cloern’s arrival in Washington follows that of patent litigators William F. Abrams in July in Silicon Valley, Tony V. Pezzano and Michael P. Dougherty this past April in King & Spalding’s New York office and Sanjeet Dutta in Silicon Valley in April 2011.

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King & Spalding announced today that partner Kenneth S. Culotta has been appointed leader of the firm’s global transactions practice. He had served as the practice’s deputy leader since August 2011.

Mr. Culotta succeeds Philip R. Weems, who has served as the firm’s global transactions practice leader since 2003. The group has seen substantial expansion under Mr. Weems’s leadership, growing its global presence from just two offices to include lawyers in Houston, London, the Middle East, Moscow, Singapore and Washington, DC. today. Mr. Weems will continue in his capacity as co-leader of the firm’s global energy industry initiative.

Mr. Culotta is a partner in the Houston office of King & Spalding and was a founding member of the firm’s London office. His 27 years of experience encompass a broad range of domestic and cross-border oil, gas and mining industry transactions and the unique public and private law issues involved in structuring, documenting and negotiating them, with particular emphasis on projects. While his portfolio is global, Mr. Culotta is a fluent Spanish speaker and has extensive experience in Latin American energy matters.

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King & Spalding advised Pamlico Capital and TMW Systems, Inc. on the sale of TMW to Trimble Navigation Limited for $335 million in cash.

More information about the transaction is available here.

Founded in 1984, TMW is a leading provider of enterprise software to transportation and logistics companies in North America. Pamlico acquired TMW in 2005 and grew the company’s revenues to $96 million from $25 million. 

The King & Spalding legal team involved in the transaction was led by Charlotte corporate partner Richard M. Bange, III, with the assistance of Charlotte corporate associate Magdeline McAllister Drozd and Atlanta corporate associate Christopher M. Bugay.