Khiree Smith assists private equity investors, venture capital and emerging growth companies, as well as institutional investors and private fund managers, with business matters, including formation, debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, strategic joint ventures, technology arrangements and general corporate matters. He advises clients in connection with the negotiation and preparation of partnership agreements, LLCs and joint ventures.
While in law school, Khiree participated in the Georgetown Law & Entrepreneurship and Social Entrepreneurship & Economic Development practicums, where he advised a startup alternative energy company on formation, as well as debt, equity and alternative financing. Additionally, Khiree was a legal fellow with Impact Strategies, where he performed legal research related to political advocacy, advised corporate clients on best practices for improving diversity, contributed to a national political advancement strategy for diverse populations and drafted talking points for televised commentary and speaking engagements. He is an international public speaker and strategic trainer, having delivered keynote addresses and trainings in over 40 states, four countries and three continents.
Lead associate in representation of a $3.3 billion private equity fund in four fund of fund venture capital investments totaling $20 million
Lead associate in representation of a large public pension fund in negotiating a $50 million investment in a private equity fund focused on mezzanine capital growth and buyout opportunities in middle-market companies
Assisted in representation of a large retirement system of pension funds in investments ranging from $10 million to $119 million in a private equity fund focused on growth and income
Lead associate in representation of a private university in a $51 million dollar tax-exempt bond refunding
Assisted with representation of closely held corporations and LLCs in preparation of articles of incorporation/organization, stock/unit purchase agreements and settlements
Lead associate in representation of a $250 million endowed non-profit organization in connection with a $27 million tax-exempt bond financing and refunding
Assisted with representation of a children's hospital in an asset purchase and real estate licensing transaction which sought to merge the hospital with another children's hospital