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Michelle O. Stewart
Palo Alto +1 650 632 4746 mstewart@cov.com Download V-card

Michelle Stewart is an associate in Covington's Palo Alto office and is a member of the Corporate Group focusing on Emerging Companies and Venture Capital. She has experience in representing start-up companies in their initial organizations and financings, representing companies in mergers and acquisitions, and various corporate transactions relating to private securities offerings, venture capital finance, corporate formation and governance, and other general corporate representation.

  • Represented growth-stage company providing full 3D interactive solutions for virtual reality and augmented reality devices with its $20,000,000 Series A preferred shares financing.
  • Represented growth-stage company specializing in drinkware and dishware technology in its $15,000,000 Series C preferred shares financing.
  • Represented several healthcare companies in M&A transactions.
  • Represented Indian technology company in the acquisition of Michigan-based company serving as an outsourcing partner for engineering design services for automotive, aerospace and other industries.
  • Represented animal health pharmaceutical company as issuer in connection with a Series A preferred shares financing and initial public offering.
  • Represented growth-stage software technology company in its $12,000,000 Series A preferred shares financing.
  • Represented internet search engine as issuer in connection with a $30,000,000 Series D preferred shares financing.
  • Represented early stage fog computing company in connection with its $5,000,000 Series A preferred shares financing by Europe-based strategic investors.
  • Represented growth-stage semi-conductor company in connection with its $5,000,000 Series A preferred shares financing by global semi-conductor conglomerate.
  • Represented a Cayman Island Company as issuer in connection with a $3,000,000 Series Seed preferred shares financing.

Pro Bono

  • Represented various non-profit organizations in applying for and obtaining tax exemption status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and internal governance matters.
  • Successfully obtained asylum on behalf of two South American women on the basis of domestic violence.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Black Women Lawyers Association of Northern California, President 2017
  • National Bar Association
  • Silicon Valley Business Journal 40 under 40 Award Recipient, 2014