Nicholas C. Stewart

Nick Stewart focuses his work on helping companies navigate change events, with advice on corporate governance, investor disputes, antitrust issues and risk management. He has assisted clients at various stages of their lifecycles – from analyzing transactions on the front end to litigating disputes when transactions face challenges. He also helps companies investigate and improve their governance structure and internal controls, as well as respond to investor demands and vendor issues.   

Among other things, Nick has helped to:

  • Counsel a cement company in connection with the acquisition of a competitor and the divestiture of a business unit.
  • Assist a telecom venture capitalist in valuing spectrum intended for sale at an auction.
  • Negotiate a settlement on behalf of a waste management company in its dispute with a local county.
  • Defend a port’s unprecedented 50-year public-private partnership for a marine terminal.
  • Represent firefighters and police officers in a pension dispute with Baltimore City.
  • Represent board of directors in responding to shareholder demand letter and derivative lawsuit

Nick’s understanding of the operational issues facing businesses also stems from his work outside of the office. Nick is a member of the Baltimore County Board of Education, where he and fellow board members develop school policies, consider and adopt a $1.6 billion budget, and manage school properties for the 25th largest school system in the nation with 110,000 students. Nick is also a member of the Baltimore County Workforce Development Council, where he works with businesses, the community, and education and labor leaders to provide policy guidance and oversight for the County’s workforce development system.  

Prior to joining Saul Ewing, Nick was a judicial clerk for Judge Glenn T. Harrell, Jr. on the Maryland Court of Appeals. He was also a speechwriter for Maryland Gov. Martin J. O’Malley, where he wrote hundreds of speeches, including the Governor's State of the State Address.