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Kirk D. Coleman


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Kirk focuses his practice on project development and finance matters.

Prior to joining Mintz, Kirk was an associate in the DC office of a large, multinational law firm, where he helped companies negotiate and resolve legal issues pertaining to energy and infrastructure projects and transactions. In addition to managing complex closing procedures throughout a deal’s life cycle, Kirk regularly conducted due diligence and drafted project finance and M&A contracts, security agreements, and other transaction-related documents.

In law school, Kirk was a Foundation Moot Court editor, a mediator at the Columbia Law School Mediation Clinic, a Teaching Assistant for IP Negotiations, a Harlan Fisk Stone Scholar, and a Tony Patiño Fellow. In addition, he served as president of Columbia’s Black Law Students Association. Earlier, after joining the faculty of William Hall Academy as a 2014 Teach for America Corps Member, Kirk served as the school’s foreign language department chair and as a Spanish teacher.

As an undergraduate, Kirk served as executive director of both the Bridges Multicultural Resource Center and the Black Recruitment and Retention Center at UC Berkeley and was a campus recruiter for Teach for America. In addition, Kirk was a Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow at Princeton.


  • Columbia Law School (JD, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)
  • University of California - Berkeley (BA, Sociology, Dean’s Honors)


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