Drew Kitchen, Managing Partner of Maynard Cooper & Gale’s San Francisco office, has been selected for the 7th Annual M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Awards recognizing young professionals who have achieved a significant level of success and made a notable contribution to their industry and community.
Kitchen founded the San Francisco office in 2014 and has helped lead the Firm’s expansion in Northern California. Kitchen’s past year has seen rapid growth in Maynard Cooper & Gale’s Bay Area office, increasing the legal practice from two lawyers a year ago to its current size of ten and transitioning the Firm into its new office location in the Transamerica Pyramid. In the past year alone, Kitchen has represented a New York Times best-selling author in a negotiation to sell media rights to a major movie studio, represented a Silicon Valley “unicorn” in a significant acquisition, represented numerous financial institutions in litigation and regulatory matters in California, and advised a large hedge fund on opportunities in the peer-to-peer lending space. Licensed in four states, his practice ranges from litigating on behalf of Fortune 500 companies to counseling fin-tech companies, startups, venture capitalists and individuals on various business issues.
Kitchen is involved in several civic and charitable organizations, including being a founding member of The First Tee of San Francisco’s “Sandy’s Circle,” a program dedicated to positively impacting youth and exposing them to core values like respect, integrity and perseverance. He supports the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Robert E. Reed Foundation and serves on the Board of the U.S. Women’s Open.
“Any time that you are recognized for service to your clients and to your community, it’s an honor,” said Kitchen, “and obviously, I am proud of what Maynard Cooper’s San Francisco office has accomplished over the past eighteen months, and I expect continued growth and success in the coming months.”