KAREN A. DEWIS represents leading financial institutions and corporate clients in mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, capital raising transactions, corporate governance, compliance and general corporate matters. She also advises corporate clients on complex joint venture, international restructuring and separation/spinoff transactions. With particular experience in the energy/commodities, financial services and general industrial sectors, her clients include Fortune 100 and 500 companies and global financial institutions.
In the energy and commodities sector, Karen advises a wide variety of market participants on M&A and corporate governance related matters, including entities involved in upstream power generation (conventional and renewable), midstream natural gas transportation (natural gas pipelines, gas storage) and downstream power and natural gas marketing and distribution (energy and commodities trading and logistics, retail energy supply, natural gas distribution).
In the financial services sector, Karen’s transactional experience spans a variety of asset classes, having represented commercial banks and specialty finance companies in M&A transactions involving commercial and residential mortgage origination and servicing, commercial loan origination and servicing, equipment leasing and consumer banking).
Through this practice mix, Karen has gained a deep understanding of the value drivers underlying transactions across a broad cross-section of the economy, with particular emphasis on regulated industries, and in the full gamut of structures designed to transfer benefits and allocate risks among buyers, sellers, lenders, traders and other market participants.
She has been recognized by numerous independent commentators as a leading corporate advisor, including being named by Chambers USA as a leader in the field of Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions and by SmartCEO Magazine as among the Legal Elite in the Washington, D.C. area.