I am dedicated to helping my clients overcome the various challenges they face during the rapid upturns and downturns of the energy, manufacturing and real estate industries. By thoroughly understanding each client’s business objectives and how these may evolve over time, we can find efficient solutions that work regardless of where the market takes us.
Businesses across the country rely on Chad Kell to guide them through a wide variety of transactional and corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, complex commercial transactions, project development, debt financing, entity structuring and day-to-day operational and governance issues. He represents clients spanning a number of industries, ranging from energy, real estate and logistics to manufacturing and technology.
Before joining Gray Reed, Chad worked as in-house counsel in roles of increasing responsibility at a publicly-traded energy services company, where he was involved in acquisition and divestiture matters with a combined value of $5.3 billion. In addition, he handled diverse commercial transactions involving domestic and international customer and procurement relationships, IP protection and licensing, and information technology. Chad also routinely counseled executives and managers on regulatory matters as well as other operational issues.
While working as in-house counsel for a historic real estate company, Chad was involved in acquisitions and divestitures of real property throughout the country, including sales of Class A properties in Colorado and Florida totaling $150 million. He also drafted and successfully negotiated development, design and property management contracts for retail, multifamily, industrial and office assets.
Chad’s diverse experiences as in-house counsel have given him a deep appreciation for the need to understand a client’s operational, financial and cultural objectives before providing legal guidance. By approaching these issues from the client’s perspective, he is able to find a solution that efficiently resolves the concerns of all stakeholders involved.