Stoel Rives Portland Office Adds Kevin Burnett as Corporate Law Partner

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PORTLAND, Ore.Stoel Rives LLP, a member of the Am Law 200 and Oregon’s largest and market-leading corporate law firm, is pleased to announce that Kevin D. Burnett has joined the firm as a partner in the firm’s Corporate Group in Portland. Burnett is a former partner with K&L Gates in Portland, where he served as a practice group coordinator for the firm’s banking and asset finance practice group.

Burnett’s practice focuses on corporate transactional matters, including the representation of strategic and private equity buyers in mergers and acquisitions, assisting growth companies with bridge and venture capital financings, and serving as general outside counsel to growth and middle market companies in a variety of industries.  Additionally, Kevin’s practice involves the representation of sponsors, borrowers, and lenders on a variety of complex debt financing transactions, including leveraged acquisition financings, ABL facilities, energy and infrastructure financings, and venture debt transactions.

“Kevin brings a wealth of experience in corporate legal matters facing energy, oil and gas, natural resources, banking, finance, and technology companies, which complements our strong presence in these industries,” said Corporate Group leader Jason M. Brauser. “His deep expertise in debt finance and mergers and acquisitions and his commitment to client service make him a perfect fit for our firm and its corporate practice.”

Portland Office Co-Managing Partner David E. Filippi said, “I’m excited to have Kevin as a part of the Stoel Rives team. He is a leader, a mentor to younger lawyers, and a team player, and he understands that an attorney’s role is to serve clients and provide excellent client value. Kevin is positioned to support and grow the firm’s client base in key industries that are driving the economy in the Pacific Northwest.”

“What attracted me to Stoel Rives is the firm’s commitment to fostering a transparent and collaborative environment that consistently works to improve the value we provide to our clients,” said Burnett. “While the firm has a long and successful history in Portland, the one-firm mentality and cross-market knowledge provides our attorneys with the tools and resources to be efficient and effective for our clients. In addition, Stoel Rives initiatives in technology and energy, coupled with my finance capabilities, make this a perfect fit.”

Admitted to practice in Oregon, California, and Washington, Burnett earned his bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Stanford University and his juris doctor, cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law. He earned a Russian language certification from the Defense Language Institute and attended École Polytechnique in France where he studied European Union integration issues. He simultaneously worked for the French National Railway Company.

Burnett has been recognized by Chambers USA as one of America’s leading lawyers for business in corporate/M&A law. He is proficient in French and Russian and certified as a Voice Intercept Analyst by the U.S. Department of Defense. He has also served in the U.S. Army as a Russian linguist and intelligence analyst.

About Stoel Rives LLPStoel Rives is a leading U.S. corporate and litigation law firm. One of the largest national firms focused on energy, natural resources, environmental law, and climate change, Stoel Rives also serves the agribusiness, food and beverage, health care, life sciences, and technology industries. With more than 350 attorneys operating out of 10 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia, Stoel Rives is a leader in regulatory and compliance matters, and business, labor and employment, intellectual property, land use, real estate development, and construction law.

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