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Nanette C. Heide

Nanette C. Heide

Partner, Duane Morris’ Corporate Practice Group (NY)

2021 Inductee

Nanette C. Heide is a partner in Duane Morris’ Corporate Practice Group (NY), Global Co-Chair of its Private Equity Division and team lead of the firmwide Private Equity Industry Group. Ms. Heide has significant experience handling complex transactions and providing general corporate counseling. She regularly represents private equity and venture capital investors, multinational and domestic corporations (public and private) in a wide spectrum of corporate finance transactions, including private equity and venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions, debt and equity structuring transactions, capital market offerings, joint ventures and strategic alliances. She is the Senior Advisory Partner to the firm's Fashion/Retail/Consumer Branded Products Group, and a member of the firm’s Partners Board. In 2018, 2019 and 2020. Mergers & Acquisitions named Ms. Heide one of the Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A. Ms. Heide has regularly advised companies in the fashion, health and beauty, real estate and cannabis industries.

Ms. Heide previously served as general counsel and chief financial officer of two technology companies. She is a graduate of Washington and Lee University School of Law, where she was editor in chief of Washington and Lee Law News, and is a proud graduate of West Virginia University (BS and BA).  She began her legal career practicing in Charleston, WV at the Spilman Thomas & Battle law firm.  She is also a co-founder of Exponent Women: Raising Women Dealmakers to a New Level, a networking platform focused on women in the finance ecosystem.