T. Richard Giovannelli - K&L Gates

T. Richard Giovannelli

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Mr. Giovannelli is a partner in the Charlotte office and focuses his practice on private equity, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, including senior debt, mezzanine debt and growth equity, and general corporate matters.

Mr. Giovannelli regularly represents equity sponsors, mezzanine debt and growth equity investors and other participants in complex buyout, recapitalization and financing transactions. He also represents other companies on a variety of strategic, financing, and corporate matters.

Mr. Giovannelli has extensive experience in transactions involving companies in many industries, including telecommunications, health care, financial services, technology, manufacturing, distribution, media, retail, and services.

University of VirginiaBA William and Mary School of LawJ.D.

Client Comments

"Rick is awesome. He takes the time to thoroughly understand the issue at hand. He is completely focused on the best resolution as appropriate. He will also bring in additional people when appropriate to ensure the broadest expertise is brought to bear. He personally has a very broad background which enables him to have detailed discussions that can impact strategic level decisions. Rick has a very good business personality and is a true pleasure to work with."

"Rick is a very responsive and expert attorney. He is quick yet thoughtful. He is also flexible in documenting various structures, which is important since our firm makes structured debt and equity investments."

-Scott E. Chappell
Principal
BIA Digital Partners LP

"I find Rick Giovannelli and his team to be very thoughtful and responsive."

Office Location

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


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law of the Charlotte Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Venture Capital Law of the Charlotte Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law of the Charlotte Metro Area
T. Richard Giovannelli has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!T. Richard Giovannelli has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!T. Richard Giovannelli has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Corporate Law
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Venture Capital Law