Gueter Aurelien is an associate with Venable's Corporate Practice Group. Her practice focuses on a wide range of corporate law matters, including mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, commercial loan transactions, corporate governance, real estate investment trusts (REITs) and general business law matters. Ms. Aurelien has represented issuers in multiple stock and debt offering, including initial public offerings and other financial transactions. She also represents community development entities and lenders in connection with New Market Tax Credit financing transactions.
Ms. Aurelien routinely collaborates with multi-disciplinary teams (including intellectual property, real estate, tax, benefits, employment and labor) of attorneys to successfully complete transactions. She advises clients from both the company/seller and investor/buyer perspectives.
While in law school, Ms. Aurelien served as a student attorney representing clients in the University of Miami School of Law Immigration Clinic and co-authored an amicus brief filed before the Florida Supreme Court. She also contributed to advocacy efforts before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
Ms. Aurelien was also a legal intern with Microsoft Corporation's Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Department where she gained knowledge on global privacy, compliance and regulatory issues.
Represented a private investment company in its acquisition of a gas utility and construction materials company in a stock purchase transaction.
Maryland counsel to a pharmaceutical company in debt and equity financing transactions.
Represented a REIT in a $65 million follow-on underwritten public offering of common stock.
Represented a Maryland manufacturer in a sale by reverse triangular merger to a private equity firm.
Represented a community development entity in a financing transaction of $13.5 million in federal New Markets Tax Credit and $6.4 million in Florida New Markets Tax Credit to a qualified low income community business to acquire and develop a social service facility located in Miami, Florida.
Represented a project management and consulting firm in its acquisition of an operations management services company in a transaction involving a rollover equity investment and debt financing.
Ms. Aurelien serves on the Board of Boys Hope Girls Hope of Baltimore - a nonprofit that helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need meet their full potential by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities and education through college.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Tax Credit Finance and Syndication
District of Columbia
J.D., magna cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 2013
Member, University of Miami Psychology, Public Policy & Law Journal
M.A., Forensic Accounting, Florida Atlantic University, 2010
Phi Kappa Phi
B.A., Columbia University, 1999