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Kyle Gaughan is an attorney in Ice Miller’s Business Services Group, where he advises clients in a range of corporate legal matters, such as private equity, mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance and commercial transactions.

With significant experience on deals teams, Kyle drafts, reviews and negotiates primary and ancillary transaction documents, including stock and asset purchase agreements and disclosure schedules. He has represented clients in connection with the sale of businesses in such industries as food services, sports broadcasting, commercial laundry services and autism therapy.

Kyle regularly supports private equity clients, joint ventures and startups. He drafts and reviews private placement memorandums, operating agreements, subscription packages, convertible notes and asset management agreements. In addition, Kyle acts as outside general counsel for supply, service and technology agreements.
Prior to establishing his private practice, Kyle served as corporate counsel for a major candy company. He worked directly with the private equity group owner and outside counsel on all corporate governance matters, led negotiations of international equipment purchase agreements in excess of $10 million and served as head of the disclosure committee. In addition, he served as in-house lead for a dual track process of either IPO or sale of the company for which he reviewed and negotiated the stock purchase agreement, drafted disclosure schedules and led due diligence. Kyle also reviewed, drafted and participated in negotiations of complex commercial agreements in excess of $625 million, including asset sale purchase agreements and master supply agreements.
Published In
  • "Representations and Warranties in M&A Transactions," CBA Business Law Committee, March 1, 2018
  • "Time to Change: A Proposal on a New Accredited Investor Standard," 43 LINCOLN L. REV. 1, 2016
  • Coauthor – "A Data Security and Privacy Orientation for Deal Lawyers," CORPORATE COUNSEL, June 15, 2015
  • Coauthor – "The Volcker Rule, Banking Entities and Covered Funds Activities," 4 MICH. BUS. & ENTREPRENEURIAL L. REVIEW 93, 2014
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