Kenneth C. Wright

Partner

Orlando
T 407.649.4001  |  F 407.841.0168

"[Ken] is 'extremely detailed, organized, responsive, professional, personable and warm.' One client added: 'He is always amenable and supportive of what we are trying to achieve.'"

— Chambers USA 2012

Ken Wright practices business law with an emphasis on securities, transactions and funds. He has assisted clients around the globe, including Asia (where he has travelled more than 40 times), Latin America, and Europe. Ken regularly advises and serves on Boards of Directors and board committees in connection with corporate governance matters, fiduciary duty issues, and transactional matters. 

Ken works on a variety of business and commercial matters at all stages of development, including entity structuring, traditional and non-traditional financing arrangements, shareholder, executive employment, and other business arrangements. He is also highly involved in a variety of community and bar activities and is a frequent speaker.

Select Experience

  • Has assisted an 11,000 acre mixed use development (controlled by Starwood Capital), with finance, corporate, real estate, and regulatory matters for more than 15 years.
  • Has assisted a diversified real estate developer, syndicator, and creator of successful real estate investment trusts with securities and transactional matters for more than 20 years. This has included acting as lead counsel to 16 public entities in a multibillion-dollar roll-up transaction, the sale of controlling interests in trophy hospitality properties, and multiple securities offerings.
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Experience

  • Has assisted an 11,000 acre mixed use development (controlled by Starwood Capital), with finance, corporate, real estate, and regulatory matters for more than 15 years.
  • Has assisted a diversified real estate developer, syndicator, and creator of successful real estate investment trusts with securities and transactional matters for more than 20 years. This has included acting as lead counsel to 16 public entities in a multibillion-dollar roll-up transaction, the sale of controlling interests in trophy hospitality properties, and multiple securities offerings.
  • Assists Corporate Capital Trust, a publicly registered private equity firm (advised by affiliates of Kohlberg, Kravitz & Roberts and CNL Financial Group), as Chair of its Independent Directors.
  • Assists a Global Toronto Stock Exchange-listed energy service company with U.S. securities issues.
  • Assists a European Properties Fund with its U.S. capital and acquisition strategies.
  • Assists The Florida Opportunity Fund (advised by GCM Grosvenor and Arsenal Venture Partners) as an Independent Director.
  • Has provided structuring, securities, and transactional assistance to clients operating or investing in areas that include Pooled Investment Vehicles (including net-leased real property, REITS & EB-5 Immigrant Investor Structures); Private Equity and Venture Capital; Technology; Power & Energy (including Clean & Green); Hospitality (Hotels, Resorts, Time-share & Vacation Clubs & Multi-Unit Restaurants); Commercial & Mixed Use Developments; Entertainment (Theme Parks & Sports); and Agriculture.

Recognitions

  • Chambers USA: Corporate/M&A and Private Equity in Florida (2011 to 2013)
  • American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell "2013 Top Rated Lawyer in International Law & International Trade"
  • Red Book Listed Bond Lawyer
  • American Bar Foundation: Fellow
  • International World Trade Centers Association: Book of Honor Award for Stability Through Trade
  • Leadership Florida
  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Preeminent

Memberships

  • American Bar Association Real Property, Trusts & Estates Section: 
    • Council (Board of Directors)
    • Special Investors and Investment Structures Group: Past Chair 
    • International Investments in Real Property Committee: Past Chair
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • International Bar Association

Community

  • The Florida Chamber
    • Board Member 
    • International Committee
  • The Rollins College China Center: Board Member
  • The Rollins College Graduate School of Business: International Advisory Board
  • The Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce
    • Board Member
    • Executive Committee
  • Red Cross of Central Florida
    • Board Member
    • Executive (Past Chair)
  • The Southeast Resource Council of the American Red Cross
    • Board Member
    • Executive Committee
  • Junior Achievement of Central Florida
    • Board Member
    • Executive Committee
  • World Trade Center Orlando
    • Board Member
    • Executive (Past Chair)
  • The Harmony Institute
    • Board Member
    • Executive
  • The Harmony Charter School
    • Board Member
    • Organizer
  • The Winter Park Racquet Club
    • Board Member
    • Executive Committee (Past President)
  • Trinity Preparatory School
    • Trustee
    • Executive Committee
  • The University of Texas at Austin: MBA Investment Board

Pro Bono

  • General Counsel 
    • American Red Cross of Mid-Florida (2004 to 2008)
    • World Trade Center Orlando (2000 to 2013)
    • Winter Park Racquet Club (1999 to present)

Services

Industries

Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Florida
  • Texas

Education

  • J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
  • M.B.A., The University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A., Mathematics, Cameron University