Kent F. Christison - K&L Gates

Kent F. Christison

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 919-743-7303

Mr. Christison focuses his practice on business law including corporate and partnership/LLC law, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, private equity, strategic alliances and finance. He has served as outside general counsel for numerous business clients, as well as tax exempt entities, and coordinated their operational and transactional legal service needs in such capacity.

In addition to his responsibilities as a partner, Mr. Christison served as Interim General Counsel and Secretary of MCNC (formerly known as Microelectronics Corporation of North Carolina) during 2001-2002. He has managed, negotiated, and closed multiple transactional matters, including business entity formation and capitalization, mergers and acquisitions, private debt and equity investments, strategic alliances, credit facilities, and tech transfer. He has also worked with licensing transactions in a variety of industries, including banking, manufacturing, plastics, information technology, and other industries. Kent is a member of the Board of Directors of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development, and served on its Executive Committee and as a Secretary for eight years.

Wittenberg UniversityAB University of Virginia School of LawJ.D.

Client Comments

"Kent is a great lawyer and a phenomenal manager. He knows the right counsel to put on the correct project at the appropriate time. He is a key trusted adviser in whom I have great faith."

-Joe Freddoso
President and CEO

Office Location

4350 Lassiter at North Hills Avenue, Suite 300
Raleigh, NC 27609
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2013 Lawyer of the Year in Venture Capital Law of the Raleigh Metro Area
Kent F. Christison has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Venture Capital Law