Kelsey P. Donnalley

1100 Peachtree Street NE Suite 2800, Atlanta, GA USA 30309


Kelsey Donnalley focuses her practice on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, strategic transactions, and general corporate matters.

Kelsey regularly advises strategic buyers, private equity funds and portfolio companies and other corporate clients on mergers and acquisitions and strategic transactions as well as other financial, business and legal issues. She has worked with companies in a variety of industries including building products, technology, healthcare, telecommunications, and consumer products.

Kelsey is actively involved in nonprofit organizations in the Atlanta area. She currently serves as Secretary and a Board Member of the Atlanta Community ToolBank, a 501(c)(3) organization that lends tools to other nonprofits and charitable organizations, in order to enable volunteers complete service projects in the Atlanta area. Kelsey also serves on the Advisory Committee to the Board of Directors of the Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, which is a 501(c)(3) organization that matches corporate attorneys with local Atlanta nonprofits in need of legal services.

Kelsey was recognized in 2024 and the three years immediately preceding as one of the "Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch" for Corporate Law by The Best Lawyers in America®. She was named a "Next Generation Partner" in 2023 by Legal 500 US for Mergers & Acquisitions.


Represented CRH plc, the international building materials group, in its acquisition of Ash Grove Cement Company, a leading U.S. cement manufacturer for $3.5 billion, and its divestiture of its Americas Distribution division to Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. for $2.63 billion.

Advised Oldcastle Infrastructure, Inc., an industry leader in engineered building solutions, including pipe, precast, storm water, enclosure, and building accessory products, in the acquisition of Torrent Resources, maker of the Maxwell® drywell, from a private equity group led by Long Point Capital. Also represented Oldcastle Infrastructure in its acquisitions of Granite Precasting & Concrete, a Washington-based manufacturer of water management and utility solutions, Suntree Technologies, a Florida-based manufacturer of proprietary storm water treatment products and National Pipe & Plastics, a New York-based manufacturer of PVC pipe solutions.

Represented Oldcastle Building Products, North America’s largest manufacturer of masonry and hardscape products, and second largest manufacturer of dry mix and lawn and garden products, in its acquisition of Buckeye Resources, an Ohio-based soil and mulch manufacturer, and Abbotsford Concrete Products, a hardscapes leader in western Canada.

Represented In’Tech Medical, a portfolio company of French equity fund, Eurazeo PME, in its acquisition of Bradshaw Medical, a U.S. manufacturer of orthopedic devices.

Represented Questel, a portfolio company of IK Investments, in its acquisition of MultiLing, a U.S.-based, international provider of legal translation services in the IP space.

Represented Fortegra Financial Corp (NYSE: FRF) in its $218 million sale to Tiptree Financial (Nasdaq: TIPT).

Represented Zodiac Aerospace, one of the largest providers of aircraft equipment and on board systems for commercial, regional and business aircraft, and helicopters, in its acquisition by merger of Enviro Systems, Inc., an Oklahoma-based designer and manufacturer of Environment Control Systems for business aviation and helicopters.


University of Georgia School of Law J.D. (2013) cum laude

University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School B.S. (2010) Business Administration, Dean's List


Georgia (2013)

Professional & Community Activities

Atlanta Community ToolBank, Secretary and Board of Directors, Member

Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, Advisory Committee, Member

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