Clare M. Lewis

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Education
  • University of Virginia Darden School of Business, MBA, 2011
  • University of Virginia School of Law, JD, 2011
  • University of Virginia, BA, 2005
Admissions
  • New York
  • Virginia
Affiliations

Member, Membership Committee, Charlottesville Business Innovation Council

Member, Virginia Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association

Member, University of Virginia Alumni Association

Member, The Entrepreneurship Society

Member, The National Society of Colonial Dames of America

Languages
  • French

Clare represents venture capital and private equity fund investors, as well as emerging growth and middle market companies generally and in connection with mergers and acquisitions, equity financings, corporate governance, intellectual property, executive compensation, and tax matters. She also works with clients to obtain and grow government contracts, ensure compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations and other agency-specific regulations, and navigate the government contracting process generally. Prior to joining McGuireWoods, she was an associate in Technology Investment Banking at Wells Fargo Securities and holds FINRA Investment Banking Series 79 and 63 Licenses.

Clare is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Virginia School of Law, where she teaches corporate law and entrepreneurship. She holds the CIPP/US certification as a Certified Information Privacy Professional from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

While attending law school, she served as judicial intern to the Hon. Shira Scheindlin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Clare served as treasurer of the JD/MBA Society and was a member of the Darden Capital Management Club and the Finance Club while earning her MBA. At the University of Virginia, she was awarded First Place Maas Prize from the French Department.

Clare contributes to the Password Protected blog which covers data privacy and security news and trends and The Energy & Environment Investor blog which covers news and trends impacting investments in energy and environmental solutions.

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Mergers and Acquisitions

Representation of private equity fund in purchase of healthcare and senior services franchises; aggregate transaction value of approximately $100 million

Representation of a healthcare publishing technology services company in auction sale of Inc. 500 SAAS subsidiary to private equity fund; aggregate transaction value of approximately $50 million

Representation of multi-national conglomerate in purchase of SAAS company; aggregate transaction value of approximately $20 million

Representation of a leading multi-state engineering and architectural services firm in a merger with architectural services firm

Representation of private equity fund in connection with numerous buy-side acquisitions and sell-side transactions in the wireless communications space

Representation of leading independent private equity manager with numerous buy-side acquisitions of lower middle–market, growth-oriented companies

Representation of a leading specialty chemicals company in connection with a carve-out of a specialty division and sale to a strategic buyer

Representation of a leading software and services company and five international subsidiaries in auction sale to strategic buyer, a portfolio company of a leading middle market private equity firm; aggregate transaction value of approximately $15 million

Representation of a leading energy company in connection with numerous wind energy acquisitions and sales, including employment and contract compliance

Representation of restaurant franchisor in connection with multiple buy-side and sell-side transactions

Representation of a leading multi-media company in connection with its acquisition of a print media target

Representation of a leading electric car company in connection with the purchase of a strategic acquisition

Representation of a travel services company owned by a private equity fund in an add-on acquisition; aggregate transaction value of approximately $15 million

Representation of a SAAS cybersecurity company in its sale to an Inc. 500 strategic buyer

Representation of a private equity fund in its co-investment in a business services SAAS company and advise on additional future add-on acquisitions

Representation of a leading accounting firm in connection with the purchase of a software company

Representation of a leading energy company in connection with the sale of a biofuels company to a strategic buyer

Representation of a university-affiliated hospital in its acquisition of a medical care practice

Representation of a media and publishing company in the purchase of a strategic add-on acquisition

Representation of private equity fund in purchase of an alliance of independent optometrists

General Securities, Private Equity, Venture Capital and Corporate Law Matters

Representation of an university-based e-learning technology company in successive multistate angel investor financings and ongoing employee equity planning and strategic partnering contracts and add-on acquisitions

Representation of a leading alternative energy development holding company in entity formations, executive equity plans, successive venture capital financings, and corporate and tax planning for various portfolio companies operating in wind, biofuels, utility-scale and distributed solar, and other energy sectors

Representation of a leading scientific and medical publishing technology services company in connection with mezzanine debt financings, corporate reorganization, reverse stock split, new subsidiary formations, executive equity planning, tax planning and major customer development and license agreements

Representation of leading green chemistry and personal care company in connection with a corporate reorganization and debt refinancing transaction, executive equity planning, recapitalization, tax planning and development and other contract issues

Representation of a mezzanine lender in debt offerings with warrants to numerous middle-market healthcare companies

Representation of a private equity firm in its second fund formation ($50 million) and structuring, securities, corporate and tax-planning of multiple fund entities

Representation of a leading middle-market private equity firm in its initial fund formation and structuring, securities, corporate and tax-planning of multiple fund entities

Representation of numerous other private equity firms in connection with fund formation and structuring, securities, corporate and tax-planning of multiple fund entities

Lead counsel on a convertible debt offering of a leading alternative energy biofuels company

Lead counsel on a convertible debt offering of an emerging healthcare company, entity formations, and strategic partnering contracts

Lead counsel on a debt offering of a restaurant operations company and subsequent corporate representation

Representation of a global project management company in connection with acquisitions, debt financing, and joint ventures

Lead counsel on a Series A offering of an emerging consumer product goods company

Lead counsel on a Series A offering of a financial services and accounting company

Lead counsel on a follow-on equity offering of a specialty franchise and subsequent corporate representation

Lead counsel on a Series A offering of a green waste e-recycling business and its development of a waste-to-energy project

Representation of leading home lending finance company in connection with its purchase and refinance loan programs

Representation of numerous venture capital clients in initial and follow-on fund formations

Representation of numerous venture capital clients in investments in emerging companies

Representation of numerous emerging growth companies in series seed stage financings

Speaker, LLC Formations for Real Estate Counsel, McGuireWoods LLP CLE Presentation, November 18, 2014
Speaker, Data Security & Privacy in the M&A Transaction, Charlotte Chapter CLE, Association of Corporate Counsel, October 1, 2014
Cyberattacks—Are You Ready?, Password Protected, September 26, 2017
SEC’s IT Security Under Attack as It Attacks Others, Password Protected, June 22, 2016
What’s on the Cybersecurity Horizon for 2016?, Password Protected, January 5, 2015
Fitbit IPO Cyber Risk Disclosures, Password Protected, June 1, 2015