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Kevin D. Burnett

Fax +1.503.553.6275
Mr. Burnett is a partner in the firm’s Portland office focusing his practice on private equity mergers and acquisitions, equity financings and general corporate law representations. Mr. Burnett’s experience further includes a wide range of debt transactions, including secured and unsecured financings and restructurings, leveraged acquisition financings and leasing transactions on behalf of sponsors, borrowers and financial institutions. In addition, he has represented financial institutions and borrowers in complex project finance transactions.

Professional Background

Before joining K&L Gates, Mr. Burnett practiced at Latham & Watkins LLP in San Francisco, California. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Burnett worked for the French National Railway Company and served in the United States Army. 


  • Recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of corporate/M&A (2016)
Acquisition Experience
  • Counsel to Triton Pacific Capital Partners in connection with the sale of its controlling interest in each of AssetPoint, LLC, a capital asset management software platform, and Custom Credit Systems, L.P., a lending workflow software platform.
  • Counsel to Wedbush Capital Partners, L.P. in connection with the acquisition of Passport Food Group and its Asian and Italian food manufacturing subsidiaries, Wing Hing Foods, LLC and Royal Angelus Macaroni Company, LLC.  Additionally represented Passport Food Group in connection with the follow-on acquisition of Golden Pheasant Foods, LLC.
  • Counsel to Riverlake Partners, LLC in connection with its acquisition of SemiTorr Group, Inc. and affiliated entities, a distributor of high-purity components and process equipment to the semiconductor and life sciences industries.
  • Counsel to Endeavour Capital and other members in connection with the sale of a controlling equity interest in Network Global Logistics, LLC, a next flight out, warehouse and service parts logistics provider.
  • Counsel to Diana Naturals, Inc., a subsidiary of Kerisper S.A.S., in connection with the acquisition of Pacific Pure-Aid Company, a natural food additive and flavoring company.
  • Counsel to Riverlake Partners, LLC in connection with its acquisition of Omega Morgan, Inc. and affiliated entities, an industrial rigging and heavy haul service provider, and in connection with the restructuring of Omega Morgan, Inc.’s credit facilities.
  • Counsel to Vigor Industrial LLC, a Portland-based ship-building and ship repair company, in connection with the acquisition of Oregon Iron Works, Inc., a specialty manufacturing firm in the defense, nuclear and transportation sectors. Additionally represented Vigor in connection with the private placement of equity to Endeavour Capital.
Debt Financing Experience
  • Counsel to Endeavour Structured Equity and Mezzanine Fund in connection with a term loans and related equity investments in each of Criterium, LLC, an engineering consulting firm, and Capco, a designer and manufacturer of military hardware for the US Department of Defense.
  • Counsel to PartsChannel, Inc., a distributor of automobile service parts, in connection with the refinancing of its credit facilities by Bank of America, N.A.
  • Counsel to RF Surgical Systems, Inc., a provider of RFID-enhanced surgical equipment, in connection with the refinancing of its credit facilities by Silicon Valley Bank, N.A.
  • Counsel to Vigor Industrial LLC in connection with $162 million of senior, mezzanine and affiliate debt facilities used to finance Vigor’s acquisition of Todd Shipyards Corporation via tender offer and merger, in a transaction co-led by KeyBank, N.A. and General Electric Capital Corporation.
  • Counsel to Ranger Offshore, Inc., an oil and gas services company, in connection with credit facilities provided by First Capital.
  • Counsel to U.S. Bank National Association in connection with the term and revolving credit facilities provided to Shorenstein Hays-Nederlander Theatres, LLC and the revolving credit facility provided to Shorenstein Properties LLC.
  • Counsel to East West Bank in connection with the construction and term financings of solar power production facilities in Sacramento, California and San Diego, California.
  • Counsel to Solar Power Partners, Inc. in connection with the debt and letter of credit financing of its equity requirement for the $115 million Fund III solar power projects construction financing.