Priority : CFRE 1 > Overview


Department:  Corporate, Finance & Real Estate


Team:  MASC (M&A/SEC)


Target:  Groups with Tech Client Base in Need of Strong IP

KT is seeking groups with strong M&A and Corporate Finance practices and client bases that can leverage our depth in IP and our understanding of technology clients.  KT also feels a middle-market, private equity practice would fit well in our platform.


Goal:  Strategic Rebalancing

Since the merger of KS and TTC, KT is strategically committed to rebalancing the firm by broadening and deepening our middle-market M&A capabilities.  While the firm and MASC team are focused on strategic growth on the West Coast, New York and Texas, we remain opportunistic for accretive groups throughout our entire platform.  Additionally, we are working to develop depth for our newly formed industry Teams that highlight our strong client relationships in Energy, Financial Institutions and Retail/Consumer Products.


Sell:  National Platform and Leadership Opportunities

KT has a broad national platform that is complemented by a presence in China, Japan and Sweden.  Potential candidates will benefit from a nationally recognized IP practice as well as expertise in Financial Institutions M&A, Global Sourcing and Technology Licensing, Privacy, Cybersecurity and Employee Benefits.  Also, candidates could have a break-out opportunity to lead market development in key regions.


Geographies:    Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley


Industries:   Retail/Consumer Products, Healthcare, Energy, Financial Institutions


Team Bio:  MASC (M&A/SEC)

We have extensive experience representing both sellers and buyers of businesses, which allows us to bring efficiency, focus and a high degree of skill to the transaction process.  Our continual transaction flow enables us to retain cutting-edge knowledge of “what is market” in the negotiation of the deal terms and management of the process.  We ensure that our transaction teams understand and address the underlying tax, accounting and financial objectives of our clients, which often drive these transactions.  Since we regularly work with some of the largest global corporations, we respect the relationship between in-house counsel and their internal clients and provide additional resources and in-depth experience as requested to facilitate in-house counsel in fulfilling their mission.

Our attorneys are continually engaged in acquisitions and dispositions of all types for private and public companies located throughout the world.

Our practice is extremely varied in terms of client, deal size and industry.  We provide a unique and distinguishable experience set in transactions with a high intellectual property content, cross-border transactions, leveraged transactions and acquisition programs.

Team Leader Richard Cicchillo Jr.
  • Business & Finance
  • Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia (1994)
  • Harvard University, J.D. (1993), magna cum laude
  • New York University Institute for French Studies, M.A. (1990)
  • Georgetown University, BSFS (1989), summa cum laude
  • Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium