Nicholas C. Stewart

Nicholas C. Stewart

Associate

Contact Info

Phone: (410) 332-8616
Fax: (410) 332-8862

Primary Office

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

Secondary Office

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

Nicholas C. Stewart

Associate

Nick Stewart is a deal facilitator.  He provides counsel on planning and executing mergers and acquisitions, and private equity and venture financings, with experience in industries ranging from technology, health care and advanced manufacturing to insurance and telecommunications.  He has represented funds and strategics seeking to raise and deploy capital, and companies seeking growth capital, exits or other liquidity events.  Nick was selected to the Maryland "Super Lawyers" Rising Stars list since 2018, a distinction granted to only 2.5 percent of Maryland attorneys. 

In addition, Nick serves as outside counsel for clients, providing advice for various strategic events such as formation, go-to-market strategies, customer and vendor contracts, restructuring and other corporate governance matters.  Nick also represents publicly traded real estate investment trusts on public offerings, recapitalizations and REIT governance matters. 

Nick's understanding of the operational issues facing businesses is informed by 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, which is the 25th largest school system in the nation with a $1.8 billion budget.

Prior to joining Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, Nick was a judicial clerk for Judge Glenn T. Harrell, Jr. on the Maryland Court of Appeals, Maryland’s highest court.  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:

  • A private equity fund in the $66.5 million add-on acquisition of a supply chain business specializing in sustainable and organic agriculture.
  • A private equity fund in the sale of an internet and telecommunications portfolio company to communications cooperative.
  • A private equity fund in raising new funds by onboarding new investors and managing relationships with a mix of institutional investors, foundations, investment advisors and high-net-worth individuals.
  • A hospitalist group in an acquisition of a similar company to expand its regional footprint.
  • An insurance broker and third-party administrator in the sale of a business to a strategic acquirer.
  • An early-stage health services company in a Series A and B preferred stock capital raising transaction.
  • A publicly traded senior living communities provider in restructuring lease agreements and refinancing a $65 million credit facility.
  • A public company board of directors in responding to shareholder demand letters and addressing accounting irregularities.
  • A decorative concrete contractor in the reorganization of its corporate structure and creation of an equity incentive plan.

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 is a deal facilitator.  He provides counsel on planning and executing mergers and acquisitions, and private equity and venture financings, with experience in industries ranging from technology, health care and advanced manufacturing to insurance and telecommunications.  He has represented funds and strategics seeking to raise and deploy capital, and companies seeking growth capital, exits or other liquidity events.  Nick was selected to the Maryland "Super Lawyers" Rising Stars list since 2018, a distinction granted to only 2.5 percent of Maryland attorneys. 

In addition, Nick serves as outside counsel for clients, providing advice for various strategic events such as formation, go-to-market strategies, customer and vendor contracts, restructuring and other corporate governance matters.  Nick also represents publicly traded real estate investment trusts on public offerings, recapitalizations and REIT governance matters. 

Nick's understanding of the operational issues facing businesses is informed by 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, which is the 25th largest school system in the nation with a $1.8 billion budget.

Prior to joining Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, Nick was a judicial clerk for Judge Glenn T. Harrell, Jr. on the Maryland Court of Appeals, Maryland’s highest court.  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:

  • A private equity fund in the $66.5 million add-on acquisition of a supply chain business specializing in sustainable and organic agriculture.
  • A private equity fund in the sale of an internet and telecommunications portfolio company to communications cooperative.
  • A private equity fund in raising new funds by onboarding new investors and managing relationships with a mix of institutional investors, foundations, investment advisors and high-net-worth individuals.
  • A hospitalist group in an acquisition of a similar company to expand its regional footprint.
  • An insurance broker and third-party administrator in the sale of a business to a strategic acquirer.
  • An early-stage health services company in a Series A and B preferred stock capital raising transaction.
  • A publicly traded senior living communities provider in restructuring lease agreements and refinancing a $65 million credit facility.
  • A public company board of directors in responding to shareholder demand letters and addressing accounting irregularities.
  • A decorative concrete contractor in the reorganization of its corporate structure and creation of an equity incentive plan.