Stephen K. Rhyne - K&L Gates

Stephen K. Rhyne

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 704-331-7441

Mr. Rhyne focuses his practice in the business and corporate finance area, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity funds, and general corporate representation. He has represented clients in a wide variety of transactions, ranging from the purchase or sale of public and private companies, recapitalizations, "roll-ups," acquisition of controlling interests in private companies, and establishment of private equity or buyout funds. The industries involved have varied from telecommunications and internet companies, to paper manufacturers and timber companies.

Mr. Rhyne represents boards of directors and special committees of public and private companies. These engagements have included the consideration of strategic alternatives, including sale of the company, and of defensive measures, including the adoption or amendment of shareholder rights plans (poison pills), and other corporate matters.

He also is an active member of our energy and climate change practices. He advises energy companies about general and specific policy matters and regularly speaks and writes on energy, sustainability and climate change disclosure. He also holds two U.S. patents in the energy field.

United States Military AcademyBS 1969George Washington University Law SchoolJ.D. 1977

Client Comments

"Steve has represented Carousel Capital, my previous firm, and me personally for over 25 years. I respect his expertise and trust his judgment. He is consistent in his advice and has a tremendous work ethic. He is a valuable partner to our business."

-Nelson Schwab III
Managing Partner
Carousel Capital Partners

"Steve Rhyne is the consummate professional. He has exceptional knowledge and experience, as well as outstanding people skills. He has assisted Carousel Capital grow for the past 15 years. We appreciate all he has done for us."

-Nelson Schwab III
Managing Partner
Carousel Capital Partners

Office Location

Hearst Tower, 47th Floor
214 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Mergers and Acquisitions Law of the Charlotte Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Governance Law of the Charlotte Metro Area
Stephen K. Rhyne has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Stephen K. Rhyne has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law (Mergers & Acquisitions)
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law