Angela Cottrell guides clients through complex mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, financing transactions, and global expansion initiatives. Angela brings a practical, business-oriented approach when providing corporate and finance counsel to a wide range of clients including life sciences companies, nonprofit health care systems, academic medical centers and universities, public companies, and emerging companies. With over 20 years’ experience advising clients in highly regulated industries, she adeptly navigates her clients through challenging regulatory issues that arise in the course of transactions.

Before joining the firm, Angela was a partner in the Raleigh, North Carolina office of an international law firm serving as a member of the M&A and Corporation Transactions practice group and the Life Sciences Industry team.

Prior to launching her legal career, Angela worked as a commercial lender.

Angela was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, and Mergers & Acquisitions Law in 2021.


Represented a public company in connection with various mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures.

*Represented a pharmaceutical company in a financing transaction with a major supplier.

*Represented a pharmaceutical company in its sale to a public company.

*Represented a large hospital system with respect to numerous hospital and physician acquisitions.

*Represented an emerging medical device company in a financing transaction and provided counsel on licensing issues and strategy with respect to clinical trials.

*Represented a large nonprofit health care system in public offerings of tax-exempt securities and bond compliance.

*Experience gained by attorney prior to joining Kilpatrick Townsend


Stetson University College of Law J.D. (1996) cum laude

University of Central Florida College of Business Administration M.B.A. (1991)

Florida State University B.S. (1990) cum laude, Dean's List


North Carolina (1996)

Professional & Community Activities

North Carolina Bar Association, Member

American Bar Association, Member

American Health Lawyers Association, Member

National Association of Bond Lawyers, Member

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