Cheryl Allaire is a partner in the Ketchum office of Mathieu, Ranum & Allaire, PLLC. She has more than 20 years of experience providing legal and strategic counsel to businesses ranging in size from small start-ups to established publicly held corporations. Her practice focuses on a variety of corporate and business matters including formation, corporate governance, equity and debt financings, securities compliance, mergers and acquisitions, employment and consulting agreements and equity compensation plans. She assists businesses throughout their entire life cycle, from startup to exit, and in many different industries including technology, energy, food and beverage, venture capital, real estate, retail and consumer products, manufacturing, life sciences and investment management.
Before moving to the valley full time, Cheryl was Counsel in the Emerging Companies & Venture Capital group in the Boise office of Perkins Coie. She also worked in the corporate group at K&L Gates in San Diego and served as in-house Corporate Counsel for Franklin Templeton Investments. Before practicing law, Cheryl was an auditor in the specialized finance division of a large financial institution. Cheryl holds a B.B.A., magna cum laude, and an MBA from the University of San Diego and a law degree from Georgetown University. She is licensed to practice law in Idaho and California.