Kirsten Koester has extensive experience advising growth-stage and established companies on mergers and acquisitions, financings, and complex restructurings in transactions often involving private equity sponsors and international parties. She also provides counsel to clients in general business matters including entity formation and structure, joint ventures (real estate and corporate), commercial agreements, corporate finance and corporate governance.
Kirsten’s approach to her practice is based on the fundamental principles that an attorney should understand her client’s business and be a practical problem solver. She counsels companies across a variety of industries, including software, life sciences, and agribusiness, helping management to achieve their objectives and respond strategically to challenges and opportunities along the way. As a trusted advisor, in addition to handling her clients’ transactional matters, Kirsten also fills the role as outside general counsel for several of her clients.
Before joining Stoel Rives, Kirsten was an attorney at Polsinelli PC (2018-2019) and at Foster Pepper PLLC (2006-2018). Earlier in her career, she worked as assistant vice president, asset management, in the Customized Fund Investment Group at Credit Suisse First Boston.