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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 2006
    • B.A., Yale University, 1996, with distinction
Kirsten Lundell Koester provides a wide range of transactional legal services with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions. She represents primarily private company clients in complex transactions nationally and internationally.

Leveraging her extensive experience, Kirsten counsels clients in the areas of:
  • Entity formation and structure
  • Joint ventures
  • Licensing transactions
  • Commercial agreements
  • Debt and Equity financings
  • Employment contracts

In addition, Kirsten maintains fund-client relationships and works with clients to negotiate and structure private equity transactions from venture capital to large scale buyouts.
  • Counsel to seller of U.S. and Canada-based senior housing developer and manager to Columbia Pacific Advisors
  • Counsel to several Multiple Listing Services business in regional consolidation transactions
  • Counselt to seller of Bestworth-Rommel, specialty light manufacturing for the service station and car dealership construction business
  • Counsel to seller of high-end window and door manufacturer to private equity firm.
  • Counsel to leading Washington-based mushroom farm company in equity and debt refinancing by agricultural-focused private equity firm
  • Counsel to Seattle-based west coast construction company with over $1 billion in annual revenue
  • Counsel to international alternative energy company in its acquisition of solar farm assets
  • Counsel to buyer of HomecareCRM, a client relationship management software company operating in long-term care facilities
  • Counsel to seller of Touchstone Corporation sold to Urban Renaissance Group
  • Counsel to seller of Pinnacle Property Management Services sold to the Hunt Corporation
  • Counsel to seller of Bennu Glass sold to Owens-Illinois
  • Counsel to buyer of MDeverywhere, a medical software firm with a subsidiary in India
  • Counsel to buyer of Liquent, a medical software firm with a U.K. subsidiary and operations in France and Germany
  • Counsel to buyer of Renzulli Learning Systems, an online, interactive educational programming company
  • Counsel to buyer of GiftCertificates.com, a provider of stored value solutions and products
  • Counsel to seller of Seattle-based real estate brokerage/advisory firm sold to Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Counsel to buyer of Vivonet, a Canadian cloud-based point of sale and software solutions provider; included a bolt-on acquisition to another portfolio company
  • Counsel to publicly traded U.K.-based firm in connection with the purchase of semiconductor manufacturing assets including Taiwanese operations from Kopin Corporation
  • Counsel to buyer of Westmark Products, a manufacturer of commercial cabinets and casework
  • Counsel to seller of research and healthcare software solutions division of Click Commerce to publicly-traded Huron Consulting Group
  • Counsel to seller of I/O Concepts Software to BMC Software
  • Counsel to buyer of Progressive Solutions, a provider of enterprise management software for the building materials supply chain in North America and the United Kingdom
  • Counsel to buyer of Absolute ATM, a provider of ATM equipment and services
  • Counsel to buyer of Worknet, a managed services provider, specializing in managed hosting, disaster recovery and remote monitoring
  • Counsel to buyer of SigmaCare, a software provider to the long-term and post-acute care industry
  • Counsel to Buyer of WorkOasis, a SaaS work order, vendor and maintenance management software company
  • Counsel to buyer of Hara Software, a SaaS-based energy and sustainability management software company
  • Counsel to seller of YourMembership.com, sold to the Riverside Company
  • Counsel to buyer of Physics Services Integrated, a New York-based provider of radiation medical physics
text icon Publications & Presentations
Chapter 21: Transfers of Partnership Interests, Mergers and Conversions of Limited Partnerships
Author, Washington Partnership and Limited Liability Company Deskbook (3rd edition)