King and Spalding, frequently called K&S, goes all the way back to 1885 when two lawyers, Alexander King and Jack Spalding, opened their own law office in Atlanta, Georgia.
From the single Atlanta office, the company is now an international business, with offices in Brussels, Dubai, Paris, Singapore, Tokyo, and more.
The company manages the properties and legal concerns for many wealthy individuals, including the Trump real estate empire.
On the “Vault Law 100” list of the most prestigious law firms in the United States, King & Spalding was ranked #39 for 2022, moving up from #43 in 2019.
In the immediate aftermath of the 2020 presidential election, King & Spalding was sharply criticized for choosing to represent the Trump campaign in a lawsuit in North Carolina seeking to block the state from implementing a rule allowing an extension for the receipt of a mail-in ballot.
Representation was unnecessary since Trump went on to win in North Carolina.
King and Spalding maintains a corporate office where it was founded in Atlanta, Georgia.