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Brent E. Williams

Brent E. Williams

K&L Gates LLP

Chicago, IL, USA

Brent concentrates his practice on corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, private equity/venture capital transactions, and private and public offerings of preferred and common stock. He also advises clients on general corporate matters, business formation, corporate governance, and commercial contracts. Brent has worked with clients from a variety of industries, including automotive, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, technology, food and beverage, sports, and mining, in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

Professional Background

Prior to practicing at K&L Gates, Brent was a corporate associate in the Chicago office of an international law firm, where he concentrated on mergers and acquisitions, investment fund formations, securities, and general corporate matters.

Speaking Engagements

“Special Issues Involved in Acquiring Divisions or Subsidiaries of Larger Companies” - Practising Law Institute’s Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company, Chicago, Illinois (June 1, 2016 & May 20, 2015)

Panel Speaker on “Hot Topics in Legal Due Diligence” - Robert Bosch M&A Due Diligence Workshop, Chicago, Illinois (December 8, 2017)

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Cycle For Survival


  • Illinois


J.D., The Ohio State University School of Law, 2003 (summa cum laude; Order of the Coif; Associate Editor, Ohio State Law Journal)

B.S., University of Dayton, 2000 (magna cum laude)

Brent E. Williams is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Issues Pertaining to Acquiring a Division or Subsidiary (March 2017) - Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2018, Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2019, Wednesday, June 05, 2019, Chicago, IL

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