Kansas City, Mo. — Global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added a team of four high-profile partners with substantial experience in the renewable energy sector, continuing a path of strategic growth that has included the addition of more than 120 new partners and of counsel since the start of 2020 and the opening of new offices in Nashville and Luxembourg in 2021.

The group – which brings a deep bench in mergers and acquisitions, real estate, and project development for renewable energy matters and is joined by two associates — comes to K&L Gates from Husch Blackwell LLP’s Kansas City, Missouri, and Austin, Texas, offices, and is expected to be followed by additional lawyers in the coming weeks.

Joining K&L Gates in Kansas City are partners John Crossley, Jim Goettsch, and Brogan Sullivan, with colleague Maria Faconti arriving as a partner in Austin. Short bios of each partner can be found at the end of this release. The newly created Kansas City office is K&L Gates’ 47th worldwide and 25th in the United States.


“We are pleased to continue building on our firm’s recent strategic growth by bolstering our already strong capabilities in the renewable energy sector with the addition of this elite group,” said K&L Gates Global Managing Partner Jim Segerdahl. “As leading practitioners in the renewables industry, the team’s arrival advances the firm on a key industry and practice level.”

Steven Sparling, co-leader of K&L Gates’ energy, infrastructure, and resources practice area, commented: “This team practices at the highest level of the renewable energy industry. We are excited to integrate them into our firm and energy practice, and very much look forward to the enhanced knowledge and advice they can offer K&L Gates’ clients in this important area.”

“My colleagues and I are thrilled to have joined K&L Gates, which offers a depth of experience and capabilities in the areas that are important to our clients and shares our collaborative approach to client service,” said Crossley.

K&L Gates’ energy practice assists clients involved in the various aspects of the global energy, infrastructure, and resources space through a variety of legal disciplines, including, among others, project development, finance, construction, energy and environmental regulation, government contracting, public policy, cross-border investment, acquisitions, and dispute resolution. With lawyers in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America, the practice serves project sponsors and developers in power generation, renewable energy, oil and gas, LNG, hydrogen, mining, transportation, and social infrastructure, as well as investors, banks, manufacturers, and contractors involved in the financing, building, and operation of these projects.