Duane Morris LLP

Kathleen M Shay

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Practice Areas

Ms. Shay concentrates her practice on business law and finance, securities regulation, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. She serves as outside counsel to a significant number of emerging growth companies in the life science and technology fields and represents venture capital investors in their investments in these emerging companies. Ms. Shay's representation ranges from structuring and organizing start-up companies through structuring and negotiating venture capital and other financings, licensing transactions and strategic alliances, and representing companies in mergers and acquisitions and public offerings. She works proactively and collaboratively with clients' managements and boards of directors to coordinate and oversee clients' legal needs and their integration with operations and business initiatives.

Professional Memberships

Association for Corporate Growth; Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs, legal counsel and former director; American Bar Association; Pennsylvania Bar Association; Philadelphia Bar Association


Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 1977