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Heather G. Wight-Axling


Heather Wight-Axling represents companies in domestic and international merger and acquisition transactions, including stock and asset sales, and in joint ventures, acting for buyers and sellers. She advises clients on entity formation, structuring, corporate governance matters and general business issues. Heather also represents wireless carriers in FCC license acquisition transactions and lease arrangements.

Representative Experience

Sale of business for Mobiata, LLC

Represented Mobiata, LLC, a wireless travel application developer and provider, in a sale to Expedia, Inc. structured as a reverse triangular merger. (2010)

Equity investment for Clearwire Corporation

Investment in Clearwire of $1.564 billion by Sprint, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Intel and Eagle River and Rights Offering to common stockholders. (2009)

Sale of assets for IntraISP

Sale of the assets of IntraISP Software Solutions, LLC, a company providing backend software, billing and customer care solutions for telecommunications companies, to Amdocs, Inc. (2009)

Sale of medical device manufacturer

Represented limited liability company in the medical device industry in the $103,000,000 sale of 100 percent of its equity to The Riverside Co., a private equity firm. (2009)

Acquisition for Trimble Navigation

Acquisition of GPS distributor. (2008)

Merger and investment for Clearwire Corporation

Merger of Sprint and Clearwire WiMAX businesses and investment in Clearwire of $3.2 billion by Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Google and Intel. (2008) Read more

Sale of business for Cytopeia, Inc

Represented a biotech equipment manufacturer in its sale to Becton Dickinson and Co. (2008)

Sale of business for National Frozen Foods

Sale of 95-year-old family-owned Washington agricultural foods processor to a private equity group, Endeavour Capital in 2008 and disposition of the business to a strategic buyer in 2013. (2013)

Sale of business for Transportation Resources, Inc.

Sale of business to Con-way, Inc., a $750 million merger transaction. (2007)

Professional & Community Activities

  • Leadership Tomorrow Class of 2014
  • Board Member and Executive Officer, Washington Attorneys Assisting Community Organizations (WAACO), 2010-2013
  • Volunteer, Washington CASH Legal Clinic, 2010-2013

Professional Recognition

  • Selected to "Washington Rising Stars," in the practice of Mergers & Acquisitions, Thomson Reuters, 2013-2014