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    Michelle Drake is an associate in the firm’s corporate practice group. Her practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions. She has particular experience representing founders in the sale of their businesses to strategic, private equity and public company buyers, including in the logistics, retail and manufacturing spaces.

    In addition to her M&A practice, Michelle also regularly handles licensing matters and general corporate matters. She has significant experience drafting and negotiating a wide range of corporate transactional documents including operating agreements, shareholder agreements, employment agreements, restrictive covenant and confidentiality agreements, intellectual property licenses, supply and distribution agreements, services agreements, concessionaire agreements, publishing and advertising contracts and tooling agreements.

    Representative Experience

    • Represented Ashford Inc. in its completed combination with Remington Holdings, LP.
    • Represented Venture Metals, LLC, a leading provider of industrial recycling services, in a strategic investment from Mill Rock Capital Management LP.
    • Represented Robert Vanman, the founder and CEO of WatchGuard, Inc., in the sale of WatchGuard to Motorola Solutions, Inc.

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