K&L Gates Enhances Corporate Practice With Addition Of San Francisco Lawyer

Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 01:00

The San Francisco office of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP has welcomed partner Remsen Kinne IV to the firm's corporate, mergers & acquisitions and securities practice. Mr. Kinne joins K&L Gates from Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

A corporate transactional lawyer with substantial experience in the representation of both public and private companies in the structuring, negotiating and documenting of cross-border and domestic transactions, Mr. Kinne has counseled companies and individuals in the United States, China, and the Arabian Peninsula and Gulf areas.

K&L Gates recently welcomed Beth L. Golden as a partner in the firm's New York office. Ms. Golden will be a senior member of the firm's white-collar crime and internal investigations groups. Ms. Golden served as a Deputy Attorney General for New York State under then New York Attorney General Elliot Spitzerfrom 1999-2004, during which time she headed a number of complex litigation and policy initiatives into Wall Street research practices and mutual fund abuses.

The Boston office of K&L Gates recently welcomed partner Richard S. Novak to the firm's real estate practice. An experienced real estate lawyer, Mr. Novak has focused his practice on complex commercial transactions and redevelopment projects. He has served a wide range of clients on a broad spectrum of real estate investments such as adaptive reuse projects, build to suit facility development and resolution of troubled real estate portfolios, including acting as lead lawyer on the $700 million restructuring and recapitalization of Boston's largest office development and major leasing projects for a Fortune 50 technology company.

James A. Sartucci has joined the Washington, DC office of K&L Gates as a government affairs counselor in the firm's public policy and law practice. Mr. Sartucci joins K&L Gates from the United States Senate, where he served several years on the staff of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and was responsible for maritime, aviation, surface transportation and homeland security issues, before becoming legislative director for Sen. Trent Lott. He will focus on Coast Guard, maritime and other transportation issues with the firm.

The New York office of K&L Gates has welcomed partner Conrad E. Everhard to the firm's corporate, mergers & acquisitions, and securities practice. A corporate transactional lawyer with a technology sector focus, Mr. Everhard counsels high growth and technology-driven companies in all aspects of their business and legal needs.

Charles A. (Chad) Dale III has joined the firm's bankruptcy and insolvency practice in the Boston office. With substantial experience in commercial bankruptcy law, restructurings, and the purchase and sale of distressed businesses in and out of bankruptcy court, Mr. Dale has represented clients in a variety of sectors.