K&L Gates

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K&L Gates is a United States law firm ranked as one of the largest law firms in the world.

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The "Gates" in "K&L Gates" is William H. Gates, Sr., father of Microsoft's Bill Gates.

Local Observations

Durham, NC

K&L is helping Durham Rescue Mission with its plans to expand in a way that will close 2 through-streets in an area of town where increased connectivity had been helping with a long, slow recovery -- thus aiding the reversal of that progress. See Endangered Durham for details.

Conclusions: At first glance, this seems like a very evil company; they're consistently on the wrong side of many significant local land-use disputes, and are aligned with some of the worst influences in Durham politics (most notably the misnamed Friends of Durham). I haven't known of their existence long enough yet for a second glance, nor do I know much about their activities outside of the Triangle area. --Woozle 02:28, 22 January 2011 (UTC)



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  • 2011-01-19 [L..T] Fuller Memorial Presbyterian / Durham Rescue Mission “Plans submitted to the City / County Planning department with the rezoning demonstrated several worrisome elements to neighbors. The scale had grown considerably from the single multipurpose building discussed in previous years; it now stretched over portions of five city blocks, involved the demolition of 9 houses in historic district, and contemplated the closing of two streets, creating a fenced/gated facility stretching over three blocks.”

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