Heather focuses on private equity and venture capital and is Chair of the Firm's Fund Formation practice group. She has 20 years of experience in a range of domestic and cross-border corporate and securities transactions and fund formation work. Heather has represented many private equity firms, as well as many growth-oriented software, emerging technology and media companies in all stages of development, from start-ups to multi-national public companies. Heather has been voted by Digital Industry as the “Best General Lawyer for a High-Tech Firm”, and has been designated a“ Super Lawyer ” by Law & Politics and Boston Magazine. In addition, Heather serves on the Executive Advisory Board of the Thunderbird Global Private Equity Center.
Heather has extensive experience working with start up companies and entrepreneurs as they form and grow their businesses. This focus area is supported by the Firm's Helping Innovators Thrive (HIT) program ( hit.edwardswildman.com ) which provides support and affordable access to strategic legal advice for qualifying entrepreneurs and young companies.
•Heather has advised private equity fund managers, institutional investors and investment advisors on a broad range of fund formation, buyout/separation, internal governance and portfolio investment matters.
•She has represented private and public companies in buy and sell-side acquisition engagements.
•Heather has also represented issuers, underwriters and placement agents in public and private equity and debt financings.
Before Edwards Wildman
Prior to joining the Firm, Heather was a partner at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault in Boston. While in law school, Heather was the Articles Editor and the Chairman of the Selection Committee for the Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law.
Besides Edwards Wildman
Heather is a board or advisory committee member of several non-profit groups and for-profit companies, including the New England Dressage Association, the oldest and largest group member organization of the United States Dressage Federation and Lovelane Special Needs Horseback Riding Program, which provides high-quality therapeutic horseback riding to achieve occupational, physical, speech, cognitive and other therapeutic gains in children with special needs. Heather is also a member of The Boston Club, the area's largest organization for high-achieving and professional women, and the Boston Athena um, one of the oldest and most distinguished independent libraries in the United States.
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory: Investment Funds May Face New Reporting Obligations for Cross-Border Debt or Short-Term Equity Holdings
Shifting Regulatory Landscape Focus for Private Equity Funds Webinar
December 10, 2013 event
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory: Funds to Benefit From New Custody Rule Exemption for Private Securities
August 12, 2013
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory: SEC Adopts Rules on General Solicitation That Fundamentally Change Private Capital Raising and Proposes Further Revisions
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - Identity Theft Red Flag Rules Adopted by SEC and CFTC
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - Form PF: Risk Reporting Requirements for Advisers to Private Funds
General Counsel Roundtable - The NY AG and Management Fee Waivers
September 13, 2012 event
Private Equity, Service Provider Due Diligence and DOL and IRS Audits
May 3, 2012 event
Thunderbird 8th Annual Global Private Equity Conference
April 4-5, 2012 event
Client Advisory - SEC Issues Final Rules on Form PF; Reporting Obligations of Investment Advisers
Edwards Wildman's Heather Stone Comments on How PE Firms Will Be Affected by the SEC's Indentity Theft Rules in Law360
Locke Lord, Edwards Wildman Approve Combination; Form 'Top 50' AmLaw Firm of 1,000 Lawyers, 23 Offices
December 1, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Heather Stone Comments on the Burgeoning Secondaries Market in Unquote
July 31, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Heather Stone Comments on Private Equity Fund Investors Pushing for Better Terms in Financial News
June 9, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Heather Stone is quoted in The Private Equity Lifecycle - Part 1
Edwards Wildman's Heather Stone Comments on Succession Planning in the Private Equity Industry in Investment & Pensions Europe
May 22. 2014
Edwards Wildman's Heather Stone Analyzes the Right Pay Balance for Dealmakers and Operators in Private Equity International
October 23, 2013
Edwards Wildman Advises TopCoder in Appirio Acquisition, Reports the Los Angeles Daily Journal
September 20, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Heather Stone Comments on Operators Seeking Pay Balance with Dealmakers in PE Manager
September 3, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Heather Stone Analyzes Impact of SEC Rule Lift on Marketing for Alternative Asset Managers in Pensions & Investments
July 22, 2013