Kenneth R. Morrow

Biography

Ken Morrow concentrates his practice on corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on transactions. He serves as general counsel to a private investment firm and its portfolio companies, and has served as corporate counsel to a number of private and publicly traded corporations of a range of sizes and in a variety of industries. He has represented clients in connection with corporate restructurings, reorganizations and re-incorporations, equipment acquisitions, and sales of specialized products.

Furthermore, he has advised a variety of companies regarding compliance with federal securities laws and has represented issuers and selling stockholders in initial public offerings and other primary and secondary offerings of securities.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Ken has represented a range of clients in a variety of acquisition and divestiture transactions involving companies in the manufacturing, distribution, consulting, healthcare, marketing, information technology, government contracting, and other industries. Many of these transactions were related to his representation of private investment funds, and involved acquisitions and divestitures of portfolio companies of the funds. Companies represented and/or acquired have included closely held private companies, publicly traded companies, and subsidiaries. His experience includes leveraged transactions, acquisitions of troubled companies, international transactions, and other special situations.

General Corporate Representation

Ken also has represented corporations and individuals in connection with the formation of new business entities, joint ventures, stockholder agreements and employment agreements, and other contracts.

Securities Law

In addition to public offerings, Ken has represented sponsors in connection with the formation of private equity and leveraged buy-out funds and the sale of interests to institutional investors and has advised clients with respect to private placements of equity or debt securities.

Ken has advised clients on compliance with the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and has counseled investment companies and their independent directors regarding compliance with the Investment Company Act of 1940.

Financing

Ken has represented borrowers and lenders in connection with the negotiation of loan agreements relating to senior secured credit facilities, asset-based and cash-flow credit facilities, and mezzanine financing.

Recognitions

  • AV Preeminent®, listed by Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011–2012, 20142015, listed in Legal 500
  • 20112012, listed in Chambers USA
  • 2008, Finalist, listed in Lawdragon 500
  • 2006, "Leading Lawyer," listed in Lawdragon 500

Affiliations

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
Professional Activities

Ken is a member of the American Bar Association, Business Law and Taxation Sections, the District of Columbia Bar Association, and the Maryland State Bar Association.

Credentials

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Missouri

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law, JD
  • University of Maryland, BS, magna cum laude