Lawfuel – The Law Newswire – New York, NY—Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Prest…

Lawfuel – The Law Newswire – New York, NY—Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP (K&L Gates) welcomes partner Sean E. Hayes to its finance practice. Hayes joins the firm from Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.

Hayes represents private equity sponsors, issuers, and underwriters in debt and equity transactions primarily in connection with leveraged finance transactions. His particular focus is on high yield debt offerings. Hayes also represents public and private companies in straight debt and equity offerings and counsels clients on covenant interpretation and corporate governance issues.

Woody Collins, Administrative Partner of K&L Gates’ New York office, said: “The continued growth of our finance practice reinforces our strong capital markets presence in New York and around the globe. Sean’s experience in debt and equity offerings is an ideal complement to this growth. We are pleased to welcome him to the firm.”

K&L Gates’ Chairman and Global Managing Partner Peter J. Kalis said: “Sean’s considerable experience adds a new dimension to a range of services we provide to our clients. His arrival marks another important step in building out both our New York and firmwide corporate and finance practices.”

K&L Gates comprises approximately 1,400 lawyers in 22 offices located in North America, Europe and Asia, and represents capital markets participants, entrepreneurs, growth and middle market companies, leading FORTUNE 100 and FTSE 100 global corporations and public sector entities. For more information, visit

K&L Gates comprises multiple affiliated partnerships: a limited liability partnership with the full name Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP qualified in Delaware and maintaining offices throughout the U.S., in Berlin, and in Beijing (Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP Beijing Representative Office); a limited liability partnership (also named Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP) incorporated in England and maintaining our London office; a Taiwan general partnership (Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis) which practices from our Taipei office; and a Hong Kong general partnership (Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis, Solicitors) which practices from our Hong Kong office. K&L Gates maintains appropriate registrations in the jurisdictions in which its offices are located. A list of the partners in each entity is available for inspection at any K&L Gates office.

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