1. Business Acquisitions: Representing the Buyer in M&A

    Elizabeth Bleakley was a speaker and moderator in September 2020 for the program Merger & Acquisition Series: Business Acquisitions - Representing the Buyer hosted by the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA). Topics included how to structure an acquisition, key M&A documents, due diligence,…Read More

  2. Recent Developments in Mergers and Acquisitions

    Our Principal, Elizabeth Bleakley, spoke in March 2022 for an American Bar Association panel on “Recent Developments and Business Necessities in Deal Terms for Mid-Market M&A Transactions.” Topics discussed included earnout provisions, good faith and fair dealing implied covenants, reliance,…Read More

  3. We’re a Trusted Name in Corporate Law and Business Planning

    Bleakley Law LLC recently worked with a 30-plus-year professional firm on implementing an employee equity incentive plan and awards for key employees as part of their long-term succession plan. If you need help with corporate law matters or business planning, contact us today! Click here for more in…Read More

  4. Chicago Booth Angels – Chicago Co-Founded by Bleakley

    In October 2019, Elizabeth Bleakley and two fellow University of Chicago alumni and business owners founded Chicago Booth Angels (“CBA-Chi”), part of a global network to bring high-quality angels and early stage startups together. The Chicago organization shares the core values of supporting inn…Read More

  5. How To Choose A Lawyer For Estate Planning

    So you have finally decided it is time to take estate planning seriously and get started. After doing some quick research online, you realize it is worth it to hire an estate lawyer rather than trying to do it all yourself. But how do you choose an estate lawyer? With something as significant as est…Read More

  6. Estate Planning: What It Is & What You Need To Know

    “Estate planning” is something we have all heard of and know we should do, but the nuances of preparing and planning for it are often lost. From handling complex issues like a recent divorce, marriage, or even plans for a pet after your death, the idea of estate planning can seem overwhelming an…Read More

  7. 9 Reasons To Consider An M&A Deal

    There are plenty of large mergers and acquisitions that we all hear about in the news — but M&A deals with small- and medium-sized businesses are actually even more common, even if they don’t make headlines as often. This is partly because there are many reasons the owner of a small- or medi…Read More

  8. Protect Your Investments In 2019 With A Securities Lawyer

    There may be many different reasons you choose to invest in private companies. Whatever the reason for buying equity in a private company, you will need someone on your side who can help you understand the ins and outs of your investment and make sure you are legally protected. Here in Chicago, Blea…Read More

  9. 5 Reasons To Choose A Lawyer For Estate Planning

    There are a lot of people out there who think they can handle estate planning by themselves. They read a few articles on “how to write your own will,” download a few templates, and think they are set up for success. It’s time to sit back and relax now, right? Unfortunately, handling estate pla…Read More