Mr. Kelly leads the firm’s private equity practice and has worked with private equity firms and their portfolio companies since the late 1980s in equity and debt financings, leveraged buyouts and exit transactions, including mergers with public companies. He has handled many private equity, LBO, venture capital and merger and acquisition transactions and has worked closely with many owners of private companies in the structuring and sale of their companies to equity sponsors, including through auctions run by investment banking firms.
Mr. Kelly received his J.D. from Washington & Lee University in 1986 and his B.A., cum laude, from Hampden-Sydney College in 1983. He is listed in Super Lawyers magazine and Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and he has been named to Best Lawyers in America in the areas of leveraged buyouts and private equity.