Chairman: Jay N Selanders
Number of partners: 329 Number of other lawyers: 214
Kutak Rock LLP is a firm of more than 540 lawyers with 18 US offices. The firm serves commercial and governmental clients in a broad range of complementary disciplines that span business and corporate, public finance, litigation and real estate law. The firm’s reputation is based on its commitment to deliver high-quality legal service at a fair price.
Main Areas of Practice:
Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights
Business, Corporate & Securities
Employment & Employee Benefits
Intellectual Property & Technology
Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights:
The firm represents creditors, committees of creditors and equity security holders, asset purchasers, indenture trustees and business debtors in all aspects of reorganization, liquidation and workout proceedings. The firm also renders bankruptcy opinions regarding nonconsolidation, true sale and other issues integral to corporate and public finance transactions.
Business, Corporate & Securities:
The firm maintains a broad and dynamic business, corporate and securities practice with more than 100 attorneys involved in all aspects of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation and compliance matters, transactional tax and corporate governance and compliance.
The firm represents owners, investors, contractors, developers, and lenders in all aspects of project construction and commercial development transactions throughout the US, and in litigation and trial. The firm’s construction practitioners provide services to clients including construction contract formation, development and claims; delay and disruption, termination, risk assessment and dispute resolution.
Employment & Employee Benefits:
The firm’s employment and employee benefits lawyers represent private, public and governmental employers in a wide range of employment law and US employers and plan sponsors in employee benefits issues on both day to day advisory matters and in state and federal administrative and judicial proceedings.
The firm represents developers, lenders/lessors, investors, governmental entities, utilities, large power purchasers and others in the development, financing and operation of utility scale and distributed generation power systems. The group has extensive experience with traditional and renewable energy, including prepaid natural gas financings, biofuel facilities, manufacturing plants and solar and wind transactions.
The firm’s finance and commercial practice lawyers have extensive experience structuring and documenting corporate and governmental finance transactions involving various assets. The firm works with issuers, investment bankers and credit enhancers to develop unique and innovative asset-backed financings.
With a full-scale, national healthcare practice, the firm advises major healthcare systems, individual hospitals and related organizations, physician practice and other physician based entities, ambulatory care facilities, long-term care facilities, insurance companies and managed care organizations in transactions, regulatory and compliance and in litigation.
Intellectual Property & Technology:
The firm’s intellectual property and technology transactions groups provide full service technology transactions and intellectual property services. These include full service strategic counsel to clients related to all aspects of IP and technology, including transactional; trademark; patent; litigation and mediation. The firm counsels clients in a wide range of industry sectors, attendant to the procurement, protection and enforcement of intellectual property.
The firm’s litigators represent Fortune 100 corporations, insurance companies, investment banking firms, multinational financial corporations and various other types of businesses. Areas of concentration include products liability, employment, insurance, intellectual property, technology law, securities litigation and arbitration, white-collar crime, construction law, antitrust and environmental.
The firm conducts a practice specialty in the representation of federal, state and local government entities, private developers and sponsors, underwriters, lenders, financial advisors and insurers, among others, in public-private partnership projects. The firm provides legal services in a range of projects, including, for highways, toll roads, bridges, mass transit, rail, airports, ports, energy, military housing, higher education, office buildings, hotels and convention centers.
The firm represents state and local governmental bodies, investment bankers, lenders and municipal bond credit and liquidity providers in a national public finance practice. Annual industry rankings show that for more than 30 years the firm has placed among the most active bond counsel and underwriter’s counsel firms in the nation.
The firm’s real estate lawyers represent national, regional and local clients in all aspects of the acquisition, development, financing, construction, management and disposition of real estate assets. Clients include banks, financial institutions, developers, credit enhancers, mortgage conduits, publicly and privately owned real estate funds, and real estate investment trusts.
The firm’s national tax group supports the public and corporate finance practices. Nationally recognized for its municipal finance tax expertise, the firm’s tax lawyers work closely with other departments of the firm in the development of new concepts and in the monitoring of compliance with federal, state and local tax law.
Members of the firm’s tax credits practice group represent financial institutions, investors, syndicators, state housing agencies and other parties in transactions involving the low-income housing tax credit, historic rehabilitation tax credit, new markets tax credit and energy tax credit programs.