With a career that started at Sutherland in 1979, Edward W. Kallal Jr. has accumulated knowledge that benefits clients in corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private capital. He has extensive experience working on business transactions in the beverage/alcohol industry. Ed represents a variety of clients in industries ranging from wholesale and distribution to biotechnology, manufacturing and finance in acquisitions and joint venture arrangements. He works with companies from several foreign countries, including firms in Mexico, China, Canada, France, Ireland, Russia, Thailand and Sweden. In addition to transactions, these matters include arrangements to jointly manufacture in the United States and abroad, forming strategic partnerships and operating nonmanufacturing establishments abroad.
Ed works regularly with private investment clients in Sutherland's Private Equity practice and offers counsel on key Hart-Scott-Rodino issues for the firm's Timber & Forest Products practice. He serves as outside general counsel for a number of clients in different industries, counseling on governance and strategic matters. In addition, Ed established and was head of Sutherland's China Initiative, a firm-wide project focused on serving key clients conducting business throughout Asia.
Represented Gypsum Management and Supply, Inc. and its shareholders in connection with its sale to funds managed by a leading global private investment firm.
Sutherland represents Georgia Crown Distributing and J&L Ventures in M&A, financing, employee benefit and other matters.
Sutherland represents Gonher de Mexico in its acquisition of Mighty Auto Parts' franchise business.