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. 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

  6. 5 Traits To Look For In A Securities Lawyer

    Trusting a lawyer with something as important as securities law means finding the lawyer who is right for your business and goals. There are many different traits to consider, of course, but in today’s blog, we have narrowed it down to five traits to be on the lookout for: dependability, experienc…Read More

  7. Social Enterprise – Providing Meaning Through Commerce

    More than five years ago, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business created the Social Enterprise Initiative (SEI) to support the aspirations of students and alumni to impact societal issues and conduct further research on how institutions help solve problems. A gift from John Edwardson,’…Read More