Gueter Aurelien

Counsel
Aurelien Gueter

Gueter Aurelien’s practice focuses on a broad range of corporate law matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, commercial financing, equity investments, securities offerings, commercial contracts, and general business transactions. Gueter advises start-up, emerging growth, and later-stage companies in a variety of industries; financial institutions; specialty lenders; banks; investors; entrepreneurs; and nonprofit organizations. She also regularly represents community development entities and other parties in connection with Federal New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) financing transactions.

In addition to her general corporate practice, Gueter has experience with public finance. She represents municipalities and conduit issuers and borrowers and routinely serves as bond counsel and borrower’s counsel. She has experience advising on general obligation bonds and revenue bonds; competitive, negotiated, and public offerings; private placements; and sophisticated financing, refinancing, and refunding arrangements using tax-exempt and taxable bonds.


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 refundings

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
    • Representative, University of Miami School of Law Immigration Clinic
    • Co-author, Amicus brief filed before the Florida Supreme Court
    • Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholar, Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA)
    • Microsoft 1L Scholar, Legal Council on Legal Diversity
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Business Associations and Caribbean Law
  • M.A. Forensic Accounting Florida Atlantic University 2010
    • Phi Kappa Phi
  • B.A. Columbia University 1999
    • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Former contributor, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Recognition
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  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Maryland, 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, 2021
  • The National Black Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40

Community
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Volunteerism

  • Member, Board, 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