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Schnader Welcomes Sarah Hewitt to the Firm

On January 5, 2011 by Schnader in Corporate

Accomplished corporate attorney with more than 25 years experience joins the Schnader team.

January 5, 2011 – New York, NY: Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP is pleased to welcome Sarah Hewitt as a partner to the Firm. Ms. Hewitt will be resident in the New York office and will join the Business Services department and the Corporate, Securities, Mergers and Acquisitions, Business and Technology, International, Nonprofit Organizations, and Energy practice groups.

“We are delighted that Sarah has joined Schnader,” said M. Christine Carty, Managing Partner of Schnader’s New York office. “We have an active and diverse corporate practice, and Sarah’s broad experience in corporate matters – including corporate and securities law, private equity and venture capital financing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and general corporate counseling – will bring a dynamic, knowledgeable perspective that will benefit our clients and complement the existing strengths of our team.” Ms. Carty also praised Ms. Hewitt’s dedication to community service and pro bono matters, noting that her commitment to public service truly reflects the ideals and principles of a “Schnader lawyer.”

Ms. Hewitt noted, “I couldn’t be happier to be joining the Schnader team. I believe that the Firm has both the resources and a broad platform that will allow me to provide my clients with superior service and counsel.” Ms Hewitt continued, “I hope to leverage all that the Firm has to offer in order to help grow my practice, the Firm and my clients’ businesses.”

Ms. Hewitt advises clients in a wide range of industries, including technology, biotechnology, alternative energy, and energy technology. Ms. Hewitt counsels issuers, underwriters and investors, as well as directors, executive officers and shareholders in a wide variety of matters, including public and private securities offerings; venture capital and private equity transactions; SEC registration and periodic reporting requirements, as well as stock exchange rules and regulations; proxy statements and consent solicitations; mergers and acquisitions; divestitures; financings; joint ventures and strategic alliances; corporate restructurings and reorganizations; corporate governance; and general corporate counseling. Ms. Hewitt has received the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Representative engagements have included representing an environmental asset management firm in a $10.5 million senior secured loan facility for a biomass power generation plant located in Blue Lake, California; representing an energy investment fund in their $17.5 million private equity investment, and the subsequent restructuring of said investment and their follow-on investment, in the third largest solar energy developer in the U.S.; representing a provider of innovative technology-based raw materials to the cosmetics industry in a strategic collaboration agreement with a public company traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, which included a $3 million Series A Preferred Stock investment; representing a privately-owned mining, metals and minerals consulting business in the sale of its business and assets to an international mining and minerals consulting firm; presenting to the Board of a NYSE-listed financial services company which recently migrated from Canada to Delaware on directors’ fiduciary duties and the best practices of directors; representing an investor group in the formation and capitalization of a company to purchase, lease, license, build, operate and maintain cell towers and sites in Central America and the island nations of the Caribbean; and, representing a U.S. company owning a controlling interest in a Chinese coal transportation and trading company in the sale of a majority of its equity interests to a local Chinese coal operator.

Ms. Hewitt is a member of the American Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. She is also a member of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and 100 Women in Hedge Funds, a global association of professionals working in finance, particularly in alternative investments. She is long-time member of the Junior League of the City of New York and served as a member of the League’s Board of Managers until June 30, 2009. She currently serves on the Management Council and the Governance Committee, and holds the positions of Nominating Vice-Chair and Chair of the Audit Committee. She has also previously served as Treasurer, a member of the Executive Committee, the Sustainer Nominating Chair and as Finance Manager. She is a graduate of Cornell Law School (J.D. 1982) and Williams College (B.A. 1979).

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