Kimberly Ward Burns
Kimberly Burns represents clients in mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, corporate law issues, and business contracts.
Kim assists clients in evaluating, structuring, negotiating, and documenting complex transactions, including mergers, equity and asset acquisitions and sales, strategic investments, corporate reorganizations, joint ventures, and private equity investments.
Kim also works with both for-profit and non-profit organizations, often in an “outside general counsel” role, providing counsel and advice on matters including business planning, business formation, governance, ownership succession issues, and the preparation and negotiation of complex business contracts and transactional documents. Her experience includes clients across a number of industries, including manufacturing, technology, transportation and logistics, healthcare, food, and entertainment. Kim also represents individuals in matters including equity purchases and redemptions, executive compensation, and separation and severance matters.
Prior to attending law school, Kim was employed by the New England Regional Office of the American Arbitration Association, where she supervised the commercial, construction, and insurance caseloads and was responsible for coordinating the screening of new members of the arbitration panel and coordinating and conducting arbitrator training programs. During this time Kim completed a Basic Mediation Training Program (33 hours) facilitated by the Cambridge Dispute Settlement Center.
Named among Best Lawyers in America® for Corporate Law by Best Lawyers (2024)
American Bar Association
Allegheny County Bar Association
Member, Board of Directors, Family Hospice and Palliative Care
Member, Board of Directors, Home Nursing Agency and Visiting Nurse Association
Former Member, Board of Directors, Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra
Former Member, Board of Directors, Westminster Child Development Center/Westminster Nursery School
Past Chair and Current Council Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Business Law Section
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Title 15 Drafting Committee, Business Law Section
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Women in the Profession Committee
State Bar Licenses
- Presenter, “Big Changes for LLCs, LLPs, LPs and GPs,” PBI Seminar, March and July, 2017
- Presenter, “Mergers & Acquisitions,” Maher Duessel Annual Non-Profit Update Seminar, July 2015
- Presenter, “Mergers & Acquisitions: Developments and Practice Tips,” PBI Seminar, June 2015