Stubbs Alderton & Markiles’ attorney Shanita Nicholas was featured as a panelist at the annual John M. Langston Bar Associations’ Silicon Beach Technology & Entertainment Diversity Initiative. Shanita’s panel “The World of Venture Capital” discussed the growth in African-American venture capitalists and venture capital firms and current legal issues and trends regarding the venture capitalist space. The event was held Friday, September 06, 2019 at Netflix on Sunset.
Shanita Nicholas is an Associate of the Firm. Shanita’s practice focuses on corporate transactions, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions matters and other general corporate and business matters for private and public middle-market and emerging growth companies.
Shanita’s practice also includes representation of emerging growth companies from inception through various tiers of venture capital financing and corporate finance transactions. She also works on private equity deals with emphasis on strategic acquisitions and private equity exits.
Prior to joining the firm, Shanita worked at international law firms within mergers and acquisitions for middle market private equity clients and within derivatives and mergers and acquisitions for large private equity clients.
Prior to her legal career, Shanita worked as an IT consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, where she acted as a liaison between government clients and technical specialists. She is familiar with the requisition and RFP processes within government agents, having spent time developing them.
Shanita is the founder of the Los Angeles Black Investors Club (LABIC) and a member of the Los Angeles venture association. LABIC is a 501(c)(3) with a mission to inform, exchange, and foster the development of entrepreneurial ventures through serving as a conduit to venture creation, capitalization, and capacity building for diverse communities.