Michelle Rowe Hallsten represents emerging and established companies in a variety of practice areas, including general corporate, securities, corporate governance, private debt and equity financings, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, and public offerings. Her client base covers many industries, including technology, health care, insurance, business services, life sciences, retail, publishing, professional services and real estate.
Prior to joining the firm, Michelle served as a staff attorney in the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., and was also in private practice in the Washington, DC office of an international law firm for four years.
Areas of Concentration Corporate Securities Corporate governance Private debt and equity financings Venture capital Mergers and acquisitions Public offerings
Professional & Community Involvement
Advisory Board Member, Engineering Translational Technology Center (ETTC), College of Engineering, University of California, Davis
Board of Directors, Resource Area For Teaching, Sacramento Chapter
Board of Directors, Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance
Board of Directors, Sacramento Entrepreneurship Academy
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Sacramento Angels
Former Board Member
Member, Sacramento Area Partnership Council, American Cancer Society, Inc.
Member, Sacramento County Bar Association
Founder and Former Chair, Business Law Section
Member, State Bar of California
Former Member, Business Law Section
Former Member, Corporations Committee
Former Member, Board of Directors, Sacramento Zoological Society (1991-1997)
Awards & Recognition Team Member, BTI Power Rankings, “The 16 Strongest Firms for ‘Go-To Outside Counsel’ Insurance Work,” 2016 Listed, "Top Lawyer," Sacramento magazine, 2015 Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of "America’s Best Corporate Law Firms," 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013