Gueter Aurelien

Associate
Aurelien Gueter
Gueter Aurelien is an associate with Venable's Corporate Practice Group. Her practice focuses on a wide range of corporate law matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, equity and debt financings, commercial loan transactions, real estate investment trusts (REITs), and general business law matters. Gueter represents issuers in multiple stock and debt offerings, including initial public offerings and other financial transactions. She also regularly represents community development entities and lenders in connection with New Markets Tax Credit financing transactions.

Gueter has also represented government borrowers, conduit issuers and borrowers, underwriters, corporate trustees, and credit enhancers in connection with public financing matters.   She has experience advising on general obligation bonds, revenue bonds; competitive, negotiated, and public offerings; private placements; and fixed- and variable-rate debt and structuring short-term and tax-exempt capital financing vehicles, sophisticated refinancing arrangements, and new money and refunding issues.

Gueter routinely collaborates with multidisciplinary teams (including intellectual property, real estate, tax, benefits, employment and labor) of attorneys to successfully complete transactions. She advises clients from both the company/seller and investor/buyer perspectives.

 

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Represented a private investment company in its acquisition of a gas utility and construction materials company in a stock purchase transaction.
  • Maryland counsel to a pharmaceutical company in debt and equity financing transactions.
  • Represented a REIT in a $65 million follow-on underwritten public offering of common stock.
  • Represented a Maryland manufacturer in a sale by reverse triangular merger to a private equity firm.
  • Represented a community development entity in a financing transaction of $13.5 million in federal New Markets Tax Credit and $6.4 million in Florida New Markets Tax Credit to a qualified low income community business to acquire and develop a social service facility located in Miami, Florida.
  • Represented a project management and consulting firm in its acquisition of an operations management services company in a transaction involving a rollover equity investment and debt financing.
  • Represented clients, including Maryland municipalities, in a variety of complex refinancing transactions, including tax-exempt financing and current redunfings.

Insights

Credentials
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Education

  • J.D. magna cum laude University of Miami School of Law 2013
    • Member, University of Miami Psychology, Public Policy & Law Journal
  • M.A. Forensic Accounting Florida Atlantic University 2010
    • Phi Kappa Phi
  • B.A. Columbia University 1999

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court

Recognition
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  • Selected for membership in The National Black Lawyers-Top 40 Under 40
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
  • Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) Scholar
  • Legal Council on Legal Diversity Microsoft 1L Scholar
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award  in Business Associations and Caribbean Law

Community
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Personal Activities

Gueter serves on the Board of Boys Hope Girls Hope of Baltimore – a nonprofit that helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need meet their full potential by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities and education through college. Gueter also represented clients in the University of Miami School of Law Immigration Clinic and co-authored an amicus brief filed before the Florida Supreme Court. She also contributed to advocacy efforts before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.