Kathryn Furman is a partner in King & Spalding’s Financial Institutions Practice in the Atlanta office.
Ms. Furman’s practice focuses on fund formation and offerings, joint venture formation and negotiation and secondary transactions. Ms. Furman advises established and new fund sponsors and other investment advisers in the structuring and formation of investment funds, joint ventures, separate accounts and other investment vehicles and advises investors in reviewing and negotiating the terms of their investments. She routinely counsels such clients on exemptions and other compliance matters under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as well as under the Volcker Rule. She also has extensive experience in a variety of M&A transactions, including public and private company mergers, leveraged buyouts, going private transactions and strategic investments. Her experience includes the representation of clients in a number of industries, including the real estate, energy, restaurant and healthcare industries.
Ms. Furman speaks frequently on mergers and acquisitions and fund formation related topics. Ms. Furman has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America and by IFLR 1000 as a leading lawyer for Investment Funds and M&A. She was named as one of the top fourteen young Atlanta lawyers “On the Rise” in 2006 by The Fulton County Daily Report. Ms. Furman also serves as the Co-Chairman of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee, responsible for transactional matters.
Ms. Furman graduated, magna cum laude, from Davidson College in 1991 with a B.A. in economics and a concentration in international studies. She received her J.D., cum laude, from the Harvard Law School in 1994. Ms. Furman is fluent in German. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia.