Law firm Barnes & Thornburg has added Richard Kaye to its Atlanta office as a partner in the corporate department, where he works on domestic and international transactions.

Kaye focuses on commercial and corporate law and represents multinational corporations, governmental entities and emerging growth companies. He advises clients on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, real estate, franchising construction, foreign investment, joint venture and partnering agreements, commercial contracts, and commercial and trade transactions, among other complex matters.

“Rich has a strong transactional practice in the U.S. and we can parlay his international experience when working with European and Asian clients with respect to their operations here,” said Stuart Johnson, managing partner of the firm’s Atlanta office. “He will nicely complement our corporate and M&A capabilities in this market and across the country.”

Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Kaye was a member at Sherman & Howard. His arrival comes on the heels of the addition of Robert Lockwood, a partner in the Intellectual Property Department, who joined the Atlanta office earlier in the year.