Jacqueline Allen Brooks concentrates her practice in general business and commercial law. She counsels clients in mergers and acquisitions, purchases and sales of businesses, commercial finance, private offerings of debt and equity securities, and life science transactions, and shareholder derivative matters, including shareholder demand responses and special committee issues. Jacqueline has experience representing public companies, privately owned and managed companies, nonprofit organizations and start-up companies and provides general counsel to these organizations regarding corporate matters. Prior to joining Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, Jacqueline participated in Washington University School of Law’s D.C. Clinic, through which she was an intern to the United States House Judiciary Committee. In this capacity, she drafted legal memoranda to assist Congressman John Conyers, Jr. and the Congressman’s legislative assistants at Judiciary Committee hearings and briefings.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Jacqueline has advised buyers and sellers in mergers, asset purchase and sale transactions and stock purchase and sale transactions. In these matters, she has represented numerous private companies, public companies and start-ups, and has worked on international and cross-border transactions representing clients in a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, construction, retail, healthcare and life science.
Jacqueline has handled secured and asset-based lending transactions and unsecured lending transactions for many clients in various industries by assisting with the drafting, negotiation and structuring of commercial loans.
Jacqueline represents a number of publicly traded New York Stock Exchange Real Estate Investment Trusts and advises them on offering transactions, finance transactions and corporate and REIT governance matters. She has advised REITS in connection with initial public offerings. She often acts as Maryland REIT counsel in these transactions.
Venture Capital and Private Equity
Jacqueline has represented companies raising private equity and venture capital funding, whether through debt or equity transactions. During these transactions, she assists clients with drafting and negotiating various transactional documents such as stock purchase agreements, voting agreements, warrants, subscription documents, private placement documents and other investment documents. In addition, she handles legal due diligence or responding to due diligence inquiries regarding debt and equity transactions.
Jacqueline also serves as general outside counsel to many private companies providing day-to-day counseling, corporate governance and contracts advice. In this capacity, she often provides advice on formation, operation and governance of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships.