International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP represented Salt Lake City-based interior design, home décor e-commerce, and lifestyle company Studio McGee in a minority investment by Los Angeles-based growth equity firm Strand Equity Partners. Studio McGee plans to use the new capital to invest in its exclusive product offerings on McGee & Co., grow the company’s international reach, and expand the brand and licensing, entertainment and media partnerships.
Studio McGee, led by Shea McGee and her husband Syd McGee, is a leading innovator in the interior design industry with a cult favorite e-commerce brand, McGee & Co., brand partnerships with Target for Threshold, a New York Times best-selling book “Make Life Beautiful”, and top-rated Netflix series “Dream Home Makeover”.
The Dorsey team that represented Studio McGee in the transaction was led by Corporate attorneys Aaron Murdock and Neela Pack, and included Matt Wells, Ben Lindblad, Spencer Glende, Tiffany Shimada, Ari Bush and Tracey Jackson.
Dorsey has received multiple recognitions for its transactional work and was ranked in 2020 as the 25th Most Active Venture Capital Law Firm by Global PitchBook and a 2021 Tier 1 Corporate Law Firm and Top M&A Law Firm by U.S. News. The Firm’s market-leading Emerging Companies practice has also been ranked #1 by MountainWest Capital Network. The practice group includes attorneys recognized by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America (including a 2020 Lawyer of the Year in Venture Capital Law), Mountain States Super Lawyers, Utah Legal Elite, and more. For 27 consecutive years, Dorsey has been ranked by Thomson Reuters in the Top 25 Law Firms for the number of U.S. M&A deals completed.