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Shimite offers a seemingly intrinsic ability to connect and relate to clients and colleagues alike. Anyone who works with Shimite soon realizes that she is not only adept at executing corporate transactions and legal work, but that she also brings unmatched passion to her role as advisor when guiding entrepreneurs and startups through the life cycle of their business.
Shimite's practice focuses on early stage company and venture capital-backed transactions. She also has experience in private equity merger and acquisition transactions and public company periodic reporting and corporate governance matters. Moreover, Shimite has an active pro bono practice representing nonprofit and small business clients in corporate governance matters.
Shimite regularly participates in conferences and panels in the areas of entrepreneurship, venture capital, and technology. She has participated as a faculty member with the Practising Law Institute on topics such as negotiating venture term sheets. She also moderated a roundtable discussion on venture capital issues in the MENA Region at Columbia Business School.
In addition to her dedication to the law, Shimite is committed to the community in which she lives and works. In particular, she focuses her attention on diversity and empowerment, cultural heritage, and arts advocacy. Shimite currently serves as founder and CEO of ANOKO, a private members club for diverse creatives and professionals; as secretary of the CGFO Foundation, a nonprofit focused on educating women and girls in rural Nigeria; and as a member of the Ambassador's Circle for the Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Art (MoCADA).