Michelle Gasaway represents corporate and REIT clients, public (including de-SPAC) and private companies, private equity sponsors, investment banks and other investors in their most significant capital markets transactions.


Ms. Gasaway regularly leads complex global financing transactions involving multiple stakeholders and has extensive experience with unique, customized financing transactions, as well as all types of other securities representations, including:

  • initial public offerings (IPOs)
  • registered direct offerings
  • pre-IPO investments, PIPEs, funding rounds, private capital and other private placements
  • investment-grade debt, convertible debt and high-yield debt, including green, social and sustainability-linked bonds
  • offerings of common stock, preferred stock, mezzanine securities, warrants and other equity securities
  • “at-the market” (ATM) programs and equity lines of credit
  • tender offers, exchange offers and consent solicitations
  • global refinancing, balance sheet and capital structure-related transactions
  • rights offerings, recapitalizations, restructurings, distressed financings and other liquidity transactions
  • spin-offs
  • acquisition financings and de-SPAC transactions
  • other customized transactions

To view a list of some of Ms. Gasaway’s representative transactions, please click here.

Ms. Gasaway is recognized in Chambers USA and Chambers Global, was honored as a Capital Markets MVP by Law360 in 2023, was named by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of its Top 100 Lawyers in 2023 and a Woman of Influence in 2021, and has been selected by the Daily Journal to its list of Top Women Lawyers. She also has been named Best in Capital Markets at Euromoney’s Women in Business Law Americas Awards and was a key member of the deal team recognized by the Daily Journal with a California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) award for innovative work on behalf of Living Health, Inc. in its $18.5 billion acquisition by Teladoc Health, Inc. which was the largest-ever M&A transaction in the digital health sector. She also has been honored as one of The Deal’s Top Women in Dealmaking and one of Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Dealmakers in America, in addition to being repeatedly named to The Legal 500 U.S., IFLR1000 and The Best Lawyers in America.

Ms. Gasaway also is a frequent author of, and contributor to, numerous publications on key topics and trends affecting the capital markets.

To view a list of Ms. Gasaway’s recent publications, please click here.

Clients from a broad range of industries, including technology, biotech, fintech/trading, energy, natural resources, retail, real estate, hospitality, leisure and entertainment, call on Ms. Gasaway to handle their most important capital markets matters. Highlights include matters involving:

  • Adobe
  • Affirm Holdings, Inc.
  • Apartment Investment and Management Company (Aimco)
  • AIR Communities
  • Allurion Technologies
  • Ambrx Biopharma, Inc.
  • Assembly Biosciences, Inc.
  • Atlas Resource Partners, L.P.
  • Black Diamond
  • Burlington Stores, Inc.
  • Caesars Entertainment Corporation
  • Celularity
  • Chardan Capital Markets
  • Coupa Software Incorporated
  • Cotiviti
  • Crown Castle Inc.
  • Dole plc
  • Dragonfly Energy Holdings Corp.
  • Five Point Holdings
  • The Howard Hughes Corporation
  • Insight Enterprises, Inc.
  • Intel Corporation
  • JAKKS Pacific, Inc.
  • Jane Street Capital
  • JCPenney
  • Livongo Health, Inc.
  • Melinta Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Mobileye Global Inc.
  • NGL Energy Partners
  • Nine Point Energy
  • Noble Energy, Inc.
  • O’Reilly Automotive, Inc.
  • Oaktree Capital Management
  • ONE Gas, Inc.
  • ONEOK, Inc.
  • Opendoor
  • Penn Entertainment
  • PLBY Group, Inc.
  • Public Storage
  • Senti Biosciences, Inc.
  • SoFi
  • Southwestern Energy Company
  • V2X
  • Veritas Capital
  • Viking Cruises
  • WeWork
  • WheelsUp
  • Xilinx, Inc.
  • Zayo Group

Ms. Gasaway also regularly advises major investment banks and financial institutions.



  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1997 (cum laude)
  • M.B.A., University of Georgia, 1994 (summa cum laude)
  • B.S., University of Georgia, 1993 (summa cum laude)


  • California
  • New York
  • Texas
  • Florida

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