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 their portfolio companies and other corporate clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic transactions. She has worked with companies in a variety of industries including building products, technology, telecommunications, and consumer products.

Kelsey is actively involved in nonprofit organizations in the Atlanta area. She currently serves as a Board Member of Camp Sunshine, a 501(c)(3) organization that supports children with cancer and their families through recreational, educational and support activities. 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.

Represented CRH plc in its divestiture of its architectural glass, storefront systems, architectural glazing systems and related hardware division, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, for $3.45 billion.

Represented RaceTrac, Inc. and its wholly-owned wholesale fuel supply and trading subsidiary, Metroplex Energy, in Metroplex’s acquisition of Gulf Oil LLC, including Gulf’s nationally recognized fuel brand across the United States and all U.S. territories.

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 National Pipe & Plastics, a New York-based manufacturer of PVC pipe solutions.

Represented Oldcastle APG, in its acquisition of Barrette Outdoor Living, an industry-leading manufacturer of fencing, railing, outdoor accents and related products in the United States and Canada.

Represented In’Tech Medical in its acquisitions of Bradshaw Medical and Lenkbar, U.S. manufacturers of orthopedic devices.

Represented Questel, one of the world’s largest intellectual property solutions providers, in its acquisition of Morningside, a leading IP and language services company.


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

Camp Sunshine, Board of Directors, Member

Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, Advisory Committee, Member

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