Michelle Pickett is an experienced transactional attorney and a trusted advisor to corporations, partnerships and nonprofits. Michelle counsels her clients on matters related to mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and corporate, business and tax law.
Ranging from individual investors to start-up and established companies, Michelle’s clients operate in various industries, including water, beverage, agriculture, technology, gaming and entertainment. She combines her business, accounting and legal acumen to structure and implement strategies that maximize her clients’ business objectives, and provides guidance as her clients address operational and governance matters.
In the water sector, Michelle adds her corporate knowledge and transactional experience to the firm’s representation of mutual water companies, public-private partnerships and developers as they navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of water use and management.
Michelle also works closely with for-profit gaming companies and tribal entities on transactional matters. Her experience focuses on negotiating consulting, pre-development, development and management agreements, and ongoing operational and contractual matters.
Actively engaged in providing legal services to the philanthropic sector, Michelle counsels a wide spectrum of nonprofits including large international organizations, as well as high net worth individuals and celebrities in structuring, forming and operating public charities and private foundations. She leverages her business experience to provide these organizations with best practices for continued governance and operational efficiency.