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Kaitlin N. Cottle

Richmond, VA
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  • 804.420.6913
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  • 804.420.6507

Kaitlin advises public and private companies on general corporate matters, including entity formation, corporate governance and securities matters as well as mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures.

She has significant experience representing financial institutions, both public and private, including community banks, bank holding companies, savings institutions, investment banks and broker-dealers on a variety of securities and corporate governance matters. These have included the drafting of annual filings, 10-Ks, 8-Ks, Form S-8s and proxy statements, and conducting general compliance review and analysis.

Kaitlin also has experience advising companies on mergers, acquisitions and sales as well as entity formation. Kaitlin manages disclosure schedules, conducts due diligence, drafts agreements and oversees all elements related to closings. She works directly with clients, helping to translate legalese into understandable business terms.

Kaitlin earned her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was on the editorial board for the Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law. During law school, Kaitlin was the co-director of the National Lawyers Guild and was also a member of Virginia Law Women. She received two Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Women and Gender Studies from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she won the Sally B. Young Critical Writing Award.

Kaitlin currently serves as a member of the Young Women’s Leadership Alliance (YWLA) of YWCA Richmond.

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  • University of Virginia School of Law (J.D.)
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (B.A.)
Professional & Community Affiliations

Community Involvements

  • Member, Young Women’s Leadership Alliance (YWLA), YWCA Richmond
Bar & Court Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia State Bar


  • Representation of Patriot Harley-Davidson in Fairfax, Virginia in its sale to Paul Veracka, the owner of PVM Enterprises, a large Harley-Davidson dealership group on the east coast. Representation of Farmers Bankshares, Inc. and its subsidiary, Farmers Bank, in its merger with TowneBank.
  • Representation of Owens & Minor in its acquisition of American Contract Systems (ACS).
  • Representation of a middle market independent insurance broker in numerous acquisitions.
  • Representation of a New York-based family office and wealth management firm in its sale to a nationally recognized leader in wealth management.
  • Representation of an investment advisor on several joint venture investments.
  • Representation of Dynamic Mobile Imaging in its sale to Dispatch Health.
  • Representation of Virginia American Industries in their sale to Shamrock Environmental, a portfolio company of CenterOak Partners LLC.
  • Representation of Story Distributing Company, a Bozeman, Montana-based wholesaler and retailer of petroleum fuel products, in their sale to Parkland, one of North America and the Caribbean’s fastest growing independent suppliers and marketers of fuel and petroleum products and a leading convenience store operator. 
  • Representation of a manufacturer of waste and recycling equipment in its restructuring and sale.
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