Kelly is a corporate and transactional attorney practicing in the areas of corporate and business law, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate. She represents established family and owner managed businesses, entrepreneurs, and individuals in various industries, such as real estate, engineering, manufacturing, hospitality, healthcare, agri-business, and consumer products.
- Represented Ross Aviation, a premier owner and operator of full-service fixed-base operations (FBOs), in its recent acquisition of Stuart Jet Center in Stuart, Florida.
- Represented a software-as-a-service provider (SaaS) that was acquired as a purchase of 100% of the stock of the SaaS company by a private equity fund.
- Represented Mellott Company, a family-owned aggregates business, in its sale to MFG Partners.
Hon. Karen E. Schreier, U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota, 2016-2018
Recognition & Accomplishments
North Star Lawyer, Minnesota Bar Association, 2020
"Filling the Cracks: Why Problem-Solving Courts are Needed to Address Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in the Criminal Justice System," The Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Race and Social Justice, Vol. 18, No. 2, 2016
Michigan State University College of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2016)
Managing Editor, Michigan State Law Review
Brief Writer, Michigan State Appellate Moot Court
South Dakota State University (B.A., summa cum laude, 2013)
U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota