Kelly L. Pietracatello Associate

Kelly focuses her practice on corporate and private equity transactions. She represents public and privately-held companies, private equity funds, and institutional investors across multiple industries in a wide range of transactional matters, including mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.

Kelly’s corporate practice is enhanced by her experience working on secondment in the legal department of a global publicly traded manufacturing company.  

Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Kelly was a mergers and acquisitions attorney at a large regional law firm, headquartered in Pittsburgh, where while earning her law degree, she served as a law clerk and summer associate. 

Before attending law school, Kelly served as the global manager of legal services of a Fortune 300 manufacturing company.


Representation of leading consumer products company in the sale of 100% equity of the company for a purchase price of $150 million dollars with United States and international operations.

Representation of a multinational chemical regulatory compliance company in the sale of 100% of the equity of the company for a purchase price of over $150 million.

Representation of client and its majority owners in connection with a $100 million dollar healthcare portfolio sale.

Representation of a steel manufacturing facility in the sale of 100% of the equity of the company for a purchase price of approximately $81 million with both United States and global components.

Represented a recognized world leader in chemical regulatory compliance and data solutions in the sale of 100% of the equity of the company with a broad range of customers, mostly large multinationals, covering more than 120 countries around the world in 44 different languages for a purchase price of $40 million dollars.

Representation of privately held real estate investment company in multiple acquisitions and divestitures.

Representation of a private manufacturer and distributor of food products in its acquisition of a competitor.

Managed complex due diligence reviews for various acquisitions across a wide variety of industries.

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, JD, 2017
  • University of Pittsburgh, BA, Humanities (Writing, Communications, History of Art and Architecture), with a Certificate in Professional Communications (Concentrations in Rhetorical Theory, Public Argument and Deliberation), 2011

Vice-Chair, Bylaws Committee, Allegheny County Bar Association, 2019-present

Mentor, Corporate Counsel Women of Color, 2019-present

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Cohort Member, Women’s Institute for Leadership in the Law, Allegheny County Bar Association, 2020-present

Recipient, American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence, ABI, 2017

Recipient, Judge Gerald K. Gibson Award, Allegheny County Bar Association, 2017

Recipient, CALI Award, Bankruptcy Law, 2017

Fellow, Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, 2016

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