Michelle is a partner in Reed Smith’s Global Corporate Group and is a member of Reed Smith’s Executive Committee, the Firm’s global governing board, where she also serves on the Audit Committee and the Talent Committee.
Michelle’s practice primarily focuses on the areas of domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions (both for private equity and strategic acquirers) and general corporate counseling. She represents her clients in their structuring and formation, acquisitions and divestitures, recapitalizations, management buyouts and restructurings. With her extensive experience acting as many of her clients’ “outside general counsel,” she also advises on day-to-day corporate and commercial matters, including financing issues and the negotiation of general commercial contracts such as manufacturing, supply and service agreements, addressing her clients’ needs through all stages of growth. Michelle also represents financial advisory and investment banking clients in their negotiation of commercial contracts and the rendering of fairness and solvency opinions.