Kyle provides complex financial analysis and strategic legal advice to a variety of institutional, corporate and private clients. He develops comprehensive solutions to disparate business and interrelated personal issues, and provides detailed strategic planning in light of particular legal and financial circumstances. Similarly, the financial analyses the Firm produces include not only typical financial industry metrics but also modifications necessitated by the specific legal environment. One of Kyle's many strengths is his exceptional ability to make the basis of his recommendations clear and accessible for clients, regardless of the complexity of the relevant legal and financial concepts. This allows clients to make their best and most informed decisions, and contributes to expected outcomes.
The extraordinary breadth and depth of Kyle's legal representations include: advising private clients; serving as 'general counsel' to private companies and portfolio companies of private equity funds; leading deal negotiations in completed transactions ranging in size from $30 million to over $6 billion; supervising teams of lawyers in all areas of corporate practice; and counseling companies and individuals in nearly every economic sector, including families of hedge funds and private equity funds. And although not a litigator, Kyle also recently led private litigation defeating the New York State Attorney General.
Kyle is deeply committed to the reform of the legal profession. For over fifteen years, Kyle taught an annual course pro bono in his native Rocky Mountain West, to better position prospective law students in underserved areas for the law school and legal markets. He remains devoted to expanding opportunities for new lawyers and those considering legal education. Kyle is co-director (with Scott Labby) of the Firm's pending non-profit initiative to develop sustainable market-based solutions to public barriers to affordable legal representation, and to eliminate irrational regulatory and economic barriers that result in suboptimal delivery of legal services.
Kyle is a graduate of Yale Law School. Before beginning his legal career, he obtained his Ph.D. in theology with highest honors from The University of Chicago, and was a college professor and author of several books. Prior to joining Greenfield Labby, Kyle had the pleasure of working for nearly a decade at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.