Tracy A. Bacigalupo is a partner in the Corporate Department of Morrison & Foerster focused on advising clients in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, real estate investment trust and investment company law, and venture capital transactions, as well as technology transactions and intellectual property development and protection.
Ms. Bacigalupo regularly counsels Maryland-formed real estate investment trusts and open- and closed-end investment companies, as well as their directors and trustees, on a broad range of matters, including strategic transactions, capital markets transactions, financings, and corporate governance issues. She represents issuers in equity and debt offerings, including initial public offerings, and provides advice to companies, boards of directors and board committees regarding duties of directors, interested director transactions, charter and bylaw provisions, stockholder activism preparedness, and takeover defenses.
Ms. Bacigalupo is a member of Morrison & Foerster’s Blockchain + Smart Contracts Group, which provides cutting-edge knowledge and strategic guidance to clients, with a holistic, comprehensive approach to the emerging blockchain, smart contracts, and distributed ledger space. Ms. Bacigalupo has been the primary drafter and proponent of legislation recently enacted in Maryland that permits Maryland companies to migrate to a blockchain-enabled platform.
Ms. Bacigalupo has been recognized by the legal ranking and news service Lawdragon as one of the “3,000 Leading Lawyers in America” and one of the “500 New Stars, New Worlds.” She was also recognized by Legal 500 United States in 2014 for her work in project finance, and in 2012 for her work in the area of mergers and acquisitions. The Baltimore Sun recognized Ms. Bacigalupo as one of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore’s “Top Rated Lawyers” in its 2012 Definitive Guide to Legal Representation.
She is a member of the American Bar Association – Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, Section of Business Law; and the Maryland State Bar Association – Committee on Corporation Law.
Ms. Bacigalupo received her J.D. from Washington and Lee University and her B.A. from Hollins College. She is admitted to practice in New York, Washington, D.C., and Maryland.
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