K&L Gates and Womble Carlyle Partners Defect, Form New Law Firm
10 partners from K&L Gates and Womble Carlyle have left their firms and formed a new law firm called Morningstar Law Group. The firm will be headquartered in Morrisville, NC and will be a full-service business law firm.
Mack Paul, one of the founding partners, who was a real estate attorney at K&L Gates, said that the firm had expertise in litigation, IP, corporate and real estate expertise. K&L Gates lost six partners, two associates and Womble Carlyle lost two partners.
The new firm will be placing itself as a provider of quality legal services but at a lower price than its bigger more established rivals. Kenneth G. Carroll, one of the founding partners of the firm said that the partners purposely chose the name “Morningstar” to symbolize the “dawn of a new day in legal services”.