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Brendan McDonnell

Brendan Gutierrez McDonnell, partner with K&L Gates solves legal and business issues affecting public and private growth companies. He is on the leading edge of ushering disruption into the traditional practice of law by leveraging technology, such as artificial intelligence to review contracts, to more efficiently serve his clients. He regularly counsels corporate clients on mergers and acquisitions and public and private financings, including private equity and venture capital transactions, and also advises companies on a variety of everyday business issues including advice on securities laws, corporate laws (including director and officer duties), executive compensation plans and general corporate contracts. Brendan has worked with clients at every stage of development, from initial formation to Fortune 100 status.

His accounting background affords him an advantage in understanding his clients’ business and financial objectives, and he understands the importance of learning a client's business before providing business critical legal advice, working directly with clients to implement tailored solutions to their complex business problems. He provides strategic advice to multinational clients with respect to their global business issues, including market entry and international M&A and commercial transactions. He also represents some of the region's most active private equity firms in portfolio company acquisitions and operations.