Clare M. Lewis

Associate

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Practices
Industries
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 a developer in the acquisition of a 360 MW wind farm in the north Texas Panhandle.

Representation of a developer in the acquisition of a 130 MW wind farm in Sangamon County, IL.

Representation of a developer in the acquisition of a 175 MW wind farm in Lincoln, IL.

Representation of a healthcare publishing technology services company in auction sale of Inc. 500 SAAS subsidiary to private equity fund.

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

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.

Representation of a travel services company owned by a private equity fund in an add-on acquisition.

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

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

Representation of a 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 and structuring, securities, corporate and tax-planning of multiple fund entities.

Representation of a private equity firm in its initial 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 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 Series A offering of a green waste e-recycling business and its development of a waste-to-energy project.

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
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