Spenser C. Karr


  • Spenser C. Karr
  • Phone: +1 215 979 1852
    Fax: +1 215 754 4349

    Import to Address Book

  • Duane Morris LLP
    30 South 17th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196

Spenser C. Karr practices in the area of corporate law, including representing independent trustees of mutual funds at ETFs, representing buyers and sellers in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, representing companies in complex financing transactions, representing life sciences companies in various stages of their life cycle, including initial formation and clinical trials, and advising entrepreneurs and newly formed businesses on issues applicable to early-stage companies. Mr. Karr is a 2018 summa cum laude graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law, where he served on the editorial board of the Temple Law Review. He also holds a master’s and bachelor’s degree from Tulane University. 


  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania


  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2018
    - Staff Editor and Articles Editor, Temple Law Review
  • Tulane University, M.A., 2012
  • Tulane University, B.A., 2011


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Associate, 2018-present

Representative Matters

    Life Sciences and Medical Technologies

  • Represented a leading pharmacy provider to long-term care and post-acute care facilities in the acquisition of long-term care pharmacies located throughout the United States.
  • Represented a pharmaceutical company developing injectable products for the treatment of allergic reactions in its acquisition by a developer of specialty pharmaceutical products.
  • Represented a biomedical device start-up company in the negotiation of a term credit facility.
  • Represented a biomedical device start-up company in the raise of Series B funding.
  • Represents a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company in the negotiation of clinical trial agreements with multiple research and educational institutions.
  • Financing

  • Represented a national operator of hospitals and other healthcare facilities in a deal to purchase three facilities from a multinational, investor-owned healthcare services company and in the associated facility agreement relating to a multi-step buyout of minority investors in various other hospital and healthcare businesses.
  • Represented the investment advisers of a private equity firm on a loan for multiple hospital facilities.
  • Represented a major international cannabis company in the private placement of $35 million of senior secured notes and the restructuring of $36 million of junior obligations.
  • Pro Bono

  • Regularly represents the national non-profit veterans organization, Folds of Honor, in its formation of local chapters.