New York, NY— LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – The New York office of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP (K&LNG) welcomes Willie E. Dennis and Robert S. Matlin to its corporate finance practice. Both Dennis and Matlin come to the firm from Thelen Reid & Priest LLP.
Dennis and Matlin focus their practice on private equity, venture capital, corporate, securities, and mergers and acquisitions. Their clients include entrepreneurs, public and private corporations and private equity, hedge and venture capital funds.
Woody Collins, K&LNG’s New York Administrative Partner, commented: “Rob and Willie strengthen our growing New York office in areas important for our clients, including private equity, venture capital, corporate, securities, and mergers and acquisitions. What’s more, because their practices involve more general representations of their clients and their clients’ portfolio companies, Rob and Willie will at the same time strengthen our entire firm.”
Peter J. Kalis, chair of K&LNG’s management committee, commented: “We are delighted that Rob Matlin and Willie Dennis have joined K&LNG in this high-priority practice area for the firm. Both Rob and Willie are extraordinary lawyers and well-established figures in New York private equity and venture capital circles, and they serve leading clients in those fields. Moreover, as a senior African-American law partner, Willie is a leader within the U.S. diversity movement and will help to fortify and expand our existing diversity initiative.”