Kathryn Hickey concentrates her practice primarily in general business, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments, and commercial contracting. She regularly counsels companies on a wide range of legal issues, including entity formation and structure, corporate governance, employment issues, commercial leasing, licensing and regulatory compliance. Ms. Hickey also represents companies in the negotiation and implementation of institutional financing and commercial loan transactions with large institutional lenders.
Ms. Hickey has acted as counsel to buyers and sellers in mergers, business restructurings, asset purchase and sale transactions and equity purchase and sale transactions. She has worked with large and small companies on both domestic and international transactions. Her experience in venture capital involves representing companies and investors in venture capital and angel investment transactions with respect to companies across many industries at various stages of growth.
As part of her securities practice, Ms. Hickey has counseled clients on compliance with federal securities laws and has represented clients in connection with offerings of debt and equity securities and private placements. Ms. Hickey has represented companies in matters including licensing, acquiring and divesting intellectual property, regulatory compliance, commercialization of intellectual property, joint ventures and business alliance agreements.
Ms. Hickey helps businesses with transactions and contracts in the government contracts space as well. Her work includes negotiating and drafting teaming agreements, collaboration agreements, joint venture agreements, and subcontractor agreements for both prime contractors and subcontractors. Ms. Hickey also structures asset and equity transfer deals and coordinates contract novations in the government contracting space. Additionally, she has worked with tribal entities in various acquisitions and corporate structuring transactions. In this context, Ms. Hickey has addressed issues involving waivers of sovereign immunity, tribal entity structure and governance, and asset management.
Ms. Hickey’s practice also includes providing corporate and transactional representation to businesses in the craft brewing industry. Ms. Hickey has assisted craft breweries with state and federal licensing, investment transactions, bank financing transactions, equipment purchase agreements, entity structure and governance, commercial leasing, collaboration agreements, partner disputes, and exit transactions.