Ms. Stone focuses on private equity and venture capital and is Chair of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge's Fund Formation practice group. She has over 13 years of experience in a range of domestic and cross-border corporate and securities transactions and fund formation work. Heather has represented many private equity firms, as well as many growth-oriented software, emerging technology and media companies in all stages of development, from start-ups to multi-national public companies. In 2001, she was voted by Digital Industry as the "Best General Lawyer for a High-Tech Firm," and has been designated a "Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics and Boston Magazine. Ms. Stone has published articles about private equity, corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions in American Venture and Women's Business. She teaches for the Kauffman Fellows Program, Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, Babson College's MBA program and at MIT's Sloan School of Business.