CFRE DEPARTMENT

 

Kilpatrick Townsend’s Corporate, Finance and Real Estate (CFRE) practice offers a unique platform for entrepreneurial and business-savvy attorneys to grow their practices.  Our approach emphasizes true partnership with our clients – investing in long-term relationships and establishing ourselves as trusted advisors by offering practical, business-oriented solutions that provide our clients with a distinct market advantage.

Kilpatrick Townsend earned record-breaking recognition in US NEWS – BEST LAWYERS® 2015 “Best Law Firms” rankings.  The firm garnered national first tier rankings for corporate law, employee benefits (ERISA) law and litigation (ERISA).

CFRE DEPARTMENT

  • Real Estate Finance & Capital Markets
    22
  • Employee Benefits
    12
  • Financial Institutions
    8
  • Government Relations
    1
  • Technology, Privacy and Cybersecurity (TPC)
    14
  • General Corporate, M&A and Securities
    33
  • Investment Management
    13
  • Nordic Legal Services
    30
  • Real Estate Investment & Development
    13
  • Tax
    3
  • Total Team Members 149

    CFRE DEPARTMENT

  • Partners
    64
  • Counsel/Senior Counsel
    24
  • Associates
    56
  • Other Attorneys
    5
  • Total Team Members 149

    CFRE CHAIR PROFILE

    Partner W. Benjamin Barkley
    Services
    • Anti-Counterfeiting & Gray Markets
    • Business & Finance
    • Corporate Governance
    • Government & Regulatory
    • Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Private Equity
    • Securities
    • Special Committee Representation
    Industries
    • Consumer Goods
    • Media & Entertainment
    • Retail & Consumer Goods
    • Technology
    Education
    • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D. (1991) magna cum laude
    • Terry College of Business, University of Georgia, M.B.A., Finance and Marketing (1988)
    • University of Georgia, B.A., Political Science (1987) magna cum laude

    Leading Law Firm

    Financial Services Regulations: Financial Institutions M&A

    Chambers USA (2015-2019)

    5

    of the top 7 Fortune 50 Future Leaders work with Kilpatrick Townsend to grow and protect their businesses

    CASE STUDY

    CRH plc | Oldcastle Materials

    Ash Grove Cement Acquisition

    Working across 13 teams, 41 Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys represented international building materials group CRH plc in its $3.5 billion acquisition of publicly-traded Kansas-based cement maker Ash Grove Cement. In connection with obtaining antitrust approval of the Ash Grove acquisition, the firm handled five ancillary transactions, totaling over $305 million in value. CRH senior executives selected the firm to handle this series of transformational transactions based on our intimate knowledge of the company derived from a nearly 20-year representation of CRH’s U.S. subsidiaries, including more than 50 sizable transactions. With the acquisition of Ash Grove, CRH is now the fourth largest producer of cement in the U.S.