C. Kent "Kent" Carlson

C. Kent "Kent" Carlson


K&L Gates LLP

Recognized since 1983

Seattle, Washington

Practice Areas

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Mergers and Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2010 - Corporate Law
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Mr. Carlson practices corporate law, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and complex strategic relationships. He has served as general counsel for national and regionally-based companies in their acquisitions and sales and joint venture activities and as local counsel on major national acquisition projects. He has served as special counsel to boards and independent board committees, as counsel for private foundations, and as counsel for private profit and non-profit entities in public-private projects.

Mr. Carlson is active in the legal community as past chairman of the Business Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association and long-term member of the Section Executive Committee. He is a past chair and long-term member of the Washington State Bar Association Corporate Act Revision Committee. He is the Washington liaison to the ABA Committee on Corporate Laws.

Mr. Carlson is chairman of the board of trustees of the Washington Research Foundation, member of the University of Washington Foundation board, past president of the University of Washington Law School Foundation, past chairman and member of the board of trustees of Cornish College of the Arts, is a trustee of the Pilchuck Glass School and was a two term member and vice chair of the Washington State Arts Commission. He is also a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Contact & Links

Location

  • 925 Fourth Avenue, Suite 2900
    Seattle, WA 98104

Education

  • University of Washington, BA

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, Washington State Bar Association

K&L Gates LLP
Seattle, Washington

269 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

82 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

Best Law Firms Badge Full Firm Profile

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Mergers and Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2010 - Corporate Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Corporate Law, Seattle (2014)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Seattle (2011)
  • Corporate Law, Seattle (2010)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law

Special Focus

  • COVID-19

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