Kady Reese
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Kady Reese

Associate
reese.kady@dorsey.com

Overview

Kady advises public and privately held companies in complex US and cross-border corporate and securities purchase transactions including all forms of buy-side and sell-side acquisitions, mergers, and other business combinations.

Kady assists clients with a variety of corporate law matters including entity formation and structuring, private equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, private fund offerings, capitalization, and other corporate governance matters.

Kady is also an expert in Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control liquor licensing matters including transfers in connection with mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.

Education & Admissions

Texas A&M University School of Law (Juris Doctor, 2012)

University of Florida Levin College of Law (Masters of Laws (LLM) in Taxation, 2014)

University of Utah (B.A., English, 2008)

Admissions

  • Utah

Experience

Representative Work

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Exit Strategies
  • Private Equity Transactions
  • Strategic Acquisitions and Dispositions
  • Restructuring
  • Auction Processes
  • Represented a public cannabis company in its acquisition of 10 companies in various states in the first and second quarter of 2021
  • Represented two fruit companies in California in their sale to private equity companies

Fund Formation

  • Fund structure and formation
  • Sponsor and management entity structure and formation
  • Investor representation
  • Compliance and operations
  • Investment transactions
  • Joint ventures

Emerging Growth and Venture Capital

  • Debt and equity financing
  • Formations
  • Founders equity
  • Equity plans
  • Securities law compliance

News & Resources

Industries & Practices

  • Cannabis
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Development & Infrastructure
  • Emerging Companies
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Healthcare
  • Investment Funds
  • Investment Management
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Private Equity
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Real Estate & Land Use
  • Technology

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Phi Delta Phi

Community Involvement

  • Chair, Mountain West Capital Network Deal Flow Event Committee 2022 and 2023
  • Vice Chair, Mountain West Capital Network Deal Flow Event Committee 2020 and 2021

Accolades

  • Listed in Utah Business Magazine Legal Elite, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2021
Kady Reese