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Kelsey E. Lam focuses her corporate practice on the restaurant, food and beverage, and consumer goods industries. She advises investors and businesses on a broad range of matters, including debt and equity financing matters, mergers and acquisitions, early stage company representation and general corporate governance. Kelsey assists clients in navigating both traditional and nontraditional development strategies, including joint ventures, licenses, franchises, and management agreements.

Kelsey developed business experience prior to entering private practice, having served as a founding member of a retail-tech wellness startup and an investment banker advising companies and their creditors in distressed situations. Kelsey’s experience in finance and the startup space has helped her in understanding the goals of her clients and approaching her legal practice with a business focused mindset.


  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate governance
  • Private equity and venture capital
  • Joint ventures



  • Founding Team Member, Belly Armor, New York, N.Y., 2010-2012
  • Investment Banking Associate, Financial Restructuring Group, Houlihan Lokey, 2007-2010

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, Oregon State Bar Association


  • J.D., cum laude, Fordham University School of Law, 2015
    • Member, Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law
  • B.S., University of Pennsylvania, The College of Arts and Sciences, Wharton School of Business, 2007
  • Oregon
  • New York