Overview

About Monica

Monica Keo helps clients through mergers and acquisitions, securities and financing transactions, corporate governance, and tax matters. She works with clients on the buy and sell side of transactions to achieve their business goals through creative problem solving and a fresh perspective. Monica works closely with clients in industries such as fisheries, agribusiness, manufacturing, consumer products, and technology.

Prior to joining Stoel Rives as an associate, Monica consulted for local small businesses at the Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic (2021); worked in-house at Avalara, Inc. (2020–2021); and was a summer associate at Stoel Rives (2019). Prior to her legal career, Monica also worked in regulatory compliance with affordable housing tax credits.

Outside of the law, Monica enjoys golfing, fishing, exploring the Pacific Northwest, and baking desserts.
 

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Experience

Experience

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Represented shareholders in the sale of their membership interests in an insurance agency and its related subsidiaries.
  • Represented the sole member in the sale and equity rollover of membership interests of a material handling solutions company.
  • Represented an Alaska Native Corporation in its acquisition of substantially all the assets of a directional drilling company located in Washington.
  • Represented an Alaska Native Corporation in its acquisition of all the membership interests of a general contracting business located in Alaska.
  • Represented an Alaska Native Corporation in its acquisition of the membership interests of a coach tour business headquartered in Alaska, serving the Pacific Northwest.
  • Represented a private equity firm in its acquisition of the assets of an adventure tourism business in Alaska.
  • Represented a private equity firm in its acquisition of the membership interests of two related touring and travel companies in Alaska.
  • Represented a private equity backed software company in its acquisition of all the shares of a complementary software company.
  • Represented a transportation and recycling company in its acquisition of all the shares of a hauling and container services company in Washington.
  • Member of the team that served as counsel to a joint venture’s acquisition of the fishing vessels, fishing rights, and other fishing assets of various Alaskan companies operating in the Bering Sea.

Venture Capital

  • Represented an investor in its $12 million investment in Series B of a medical software company.
  • Represented the co-lead investor in the $4 million investment of Series Seed of a medical software company providing doctors with an integrated charting platform.
  • Represented the lead investor in the $7.5 million investment Series B of a medical software company providing streamlined services in hospitals.
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Honors

Honors & Activities

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Co-Chair of Stoel Rives’ Corporate Associates Quarterly Meetings
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Corporate Tax
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Contract Drafting

Civic Activities

  • Committee Member and Firm Co-Chair of the Associates Campaign for Equal Justice, 2022
  • Member, Asian Bar Association of Washington, 2020–present
  • Volunteer Attorney—1L Virtual Coffee Break, Seattle University School of Law, 2021–present
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • “For Richer or Poorer: Incentivizing Meaningful Investments in Qualified Opportunity Zones” (comment), 44 SEATTLE U. L. REV. 1227, 2021 
  • “Socially Responsible Investing and Qualified Opportunity Zones,” 41 WASH. ST. BAR ASS’N BUS. L. SEC. 6, 2020
  • Memorandum on the Effects of AB5 and Dynamex on the Motor-Carrier Industry for Megan Lutes and the 2020 Transportation Lawyers Association Annual Conference, April 7, 2020



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