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Elizabeth M. Elliott

Associate
+1.843.579.5676
Fax +1.843.579.5601
Liz Elliott is an associate in the firm’s Charleston office, focusing her practice on transactional corporate and securities matters in a number of different sectors. She counsels both publicly and privately held entities, including private equity and venture capital firms, in connection with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and other negotiated transactions in both domestic and cross-border deals. Ms. Elliott routinely assists clients in preparing and reviewing commercial agreements, selection and formation of business entities and drafting company minutes and resolutions. In addition, she advises clients regarding enforcement and compliance with state and federal environmental statutes and regulatory regimes, including CERCLA and the Clean Water Act. She also has experience assisting renewable energy developers on project acquisitions and dispositions.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Elliott worked at a boutique environmental law and risk management services firm in Washington, D.C. She also worked as a contractor for the United States Agency for International Development as an East Africa climate change analyst.

Ms. Elliott advises clients in the following areas:

Corporate/M&A Matters:
  • Stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions, mergers and other similar transactions for both public and private companies
  • General corporate and commercial matters
  • Cross-border M&A transactions
  • Represented a public company in its $85 million acquisition of a vitamin and supplement manufacturing business
  • Represented portfolio company of private equity firm in connection with add-on acquisition
  • Represented private equity firm in connection with its leveraged acquisition of provider of third-party logistics and business process outsourcing services
  • Represented book publishing company in connection with the divestiture of its U.S.-based publishing business
  • Represented publicly traded company in connection with its $157 million divestiture of its engineered materials solutions division
  • Represented publicly traded company in connection with its $60 million acquisition of an industrial manufacturing business
  • Assisted in representing a publicly traded aerospace and industrial distribution company in connection with the acquisition of several distributors
  • Routinely assists clients in preparing and reviewing commercial agreements, selection and formation of business entities and drafting company minutes and resolutions
Environmental and Energy Matters:
  • Regularly advises clients regarding numerous federal statutes and regulatory regimes, including CERCLA, the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act
  • Represented developer of utility-scale solar and wind power projects in the sale of its project portfolio to a Canadian power producer
  • Represented developer of utility-scale solar and wind power projects in the sale of its project portfolio to a Canadian power producer
  • Regularly advises clients regarding enforcement and compliance with state and federal environmental statutes and regulatory regimes, including CERCLA and the Clean Water Act.
Maritime Matters:
  • Counsel a major U.S.-based international tanker company in connection with Jones Act ownership requirements related to its bankruptcy restructuring
  • Advise marine transportation and logistics company on the contribution of vessels to a new joint venture entity and the assignment and assumption of the related U.S. government-guaranteed debt issued under the Title XI ship financing program