BFKN is pleased to announce that associate Kait E. Kelly has been promoted to partner.

"We are pleased to welcome Kait to the partnership as she exemplifies BFKN’s commitment to promoting talented individuals who provide the highest quality counsel, work, and service to our clients. " – Roger H. Stetson, Co-Managing Partner

About the Lawyer

Kait E. Kelly
Corporate & Securities
T. 312.629.7471 | kait.kelly@bfkn.com 

As a member of the firm’s Corporate & Securities and Fashion, Luxury & Retail Groups, Kait’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, and other strategic transactions. She has experience representing both public and private companies on complex business matters, with an emphasis on:

  • Domestic and international strategic transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and other business combinations
  • Growth and venture capital investments
  • Strategic business planning and general corporate counseling, including negotiation of commercial contracts and advising on corporate governance matters

Kait counsels both domestic and international clients in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, technology, and consumer products, but she concentrates the majority of her time in the fashion, luxury and retail and wines and spirits industries. In addition, she has extensive experience representing luxury brands in connection with celebrity endorsement deals and product placements. 

About BFKN

BFKN was founded in 1984, with the vision to create a new model that departed from the standard BigLaw approach and, instead, focused on delivering efficient, team-oriented services of the highest quality. The high levels of internal flexibility and extraordinary talent within our organization allow us to craft unusually practical and economical solutions to match client challenges and needs. This business-oriented approach has led many clients to engage BFKN to handle complex, time-sensitive, and high-stakes matters. 

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