Nicholas C. Stewart

Nicholas C. Stewart

Associate

Contact Info

Phone: (410) 332-8616
Fax: (410) 332-8031

Primary Office

Baltimore
500 E. Pratt Street
Suite 900
Baltimore, MD 21202-3133

Secondary Office

Washington
1919 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Suite 550
Washington, DC 20006-3434

Nicholas C. Stewart

Associate

Nick Stewart focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture financings, corporate governance, and antitrust issues. He has assisted clients in industries ranging from technology, health care, insurance and telecommunications at various stages of their lifecycles -- from formation and financings, to vendor and customer contracts, to sales and acquisitions and other strategic transactions. Nick has also represented publicly traded real estate investment trusts on public offerings, recapitalizations and REIT governance matters.

Nick's understanding of the operational issues facing businesses also stems from his work outside of the law firm. Nick is a member of the Baltimore County Workforce Development Board, where he works with businesses, the community, and education and labor leaders to provide policy guidance and oversight for the county's workforce development system.  Nick also recently served three and a half years as a member of the Baltimore County Board of Education, where he and fellow board members developed school policies, considered and adopted a $1.8 billion budget, and managed school properties for the 25th largest school system in the nation with 114,000 students.

Prior to joining Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, Nick was a judicial clerk for Judge Glenn T. Harrell, Jr. on the Maryland Court of Appeals. He was also a speechwriter for Maryland Gov. Martin J. O'Malley, where he wrote hundreds of speeches, including the governor's State of the State Address.

Experience

Some of Nick’s representations include:

  • Private equity fund in $66.5 million add-on acquisition of supply chain business specializing in sustainable and organic agriculture.
  • Private equity fund in sale of internet and telecommunications portfolio company to communications cooperative.
  • Hospitalist group in acquisition of similar company to expand regional footprint.
  • Insurance broker and third-party administrator in sale of business to strategic acquirer.
  • Early stage health services company in Series A and B preferred stock capital raising transaction.
  • Publicly traded senior living communities provider in restructuring of lease agreements and refinancing of $65 million credit facility
  • Decorative concrete contractor in reorganization of corporate structure and equity incentive plan.
  • Cement company in addressing antitrust issues with proposed acquisition of competitor.
  • Telecom venture capitalist in valuing spectrum intended for sale at public auction.
  • Public company board of directors in responding to shareholder demand letter and addressing accounting irregularities.
  • Port in defending unprecedented 50-year public-private partnership for a marine terminal.

 

Thought Leadership

Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

Selected to the Rising Stars list, Maryland Super Lawyers, 2018 to present

Named one of Maryland’s “20 in Their Twenties” by The Daily Record, 2014

Memberships and Affiliations

Baltimore County Board of Education

Baltimore County Workforce Development Council

Corporate Growth, Maryland Chapter

The Lawyers' Campaign Against Hunger

Education

J.D., George Washington University Law School, 2010, with honors

  • Pro Bono Honor Award Recipient
  • J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Public Service Fellow
  • Editorial Board, Public Contract Law Journal

B.A., University of Maryland, 2006, cum laude

  • Fellow, Baltimore City Mayoral Fellowship
  • Dean's Scholastic Scholar

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
Maryland

Clerkships

Judge Glenn T. Harrell, Jr., Maryland Court of Appeals.

Nick Stewart focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture financings, corporate governance, and antitrust issues. He has assisted clients in industries ranging from technology, health care, insurance and telecommunications at various stages of their lifecycles -- from formation and financings, to vendor and customer contracts, to sales and acquisitions and other strategic transactions. Nick has also represented publicly traded real estate investment trusts on public offerings, recapitalizations and REIT governance matters.

Nick's understanding of the operational issues facing businesses also stems from his work outside of the law firm. Nick is a member of the Baltimore County Workforce Development Board, where he works with businesses, the community, and education and labor leaders to provide policy guidance and oversight for the county's workforce development system.  Nick also recently served three and a half years as a member of the Baltimore County Board of Education, where he and fellow board members developed school policies, considered and adopted a $1.8 billion budget, and managed school properties for the 25th largest school system in the nation with 114,000 students.

Prior to joining Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, Nick was a judicial clerk for Judge Glenn T. Harrell, Jr. on the Maryland Court of Appeals. He was also a speechwriter for Maryland Gov. Martin J. O'Malley, where he wrote hundreds of speeches, including the governor's State of the State Address.

Experience

Some of Nick’s representations include:

  • Private equity fund in $66.5 million add-on acquisition of supply chain business specializing in sustainable and organic agriculture.
  • Private equity fund in sale of internet and telecommunications portfolio company to communications cooperative.
  • Hospitalist group in acquisition of similar company to expand regional footprint.
  • Insurance broker and third-party administrator in sale of business to strategic acquirer.
  • Early stage health services company in Series A and B preferred stock capital raising transaction.
  • Publicly traded senior living communities provider in restructuring of lease agreements and refinancing of $65 million credit facility
  • Decorative concrete contractor in reorganization of corporate structure and equity incentive plan.
  • Cement company in addressing antitrust issues with proposed acquisition of competitor.
  • Telecom venture capitalist in valuing spectrum intended for sale at public auction.
  • Public company board of directors in responding to shareholder demand letter and addressing accounting irregularities.
  • Port in defending unprecedented 50-year public-private partnership for a marine terminal.