Growth-Stage Specialist Attorney Joins Michael Best in Chicago

Michael Best is pleased to announce that Drew Whiting has joined the firm’s Corporate Practice Group as senior counsel in Chicago. Whiting was previously a member of Stahl Cowen Crowley Addis LLC.

At Michael Best, Whiting will focus his practice advising growth stage companies, venture capital firms, angel investors, investment syndicates, private equity funds and closely-held private and family businesses in matters related to financing, employment, advisory and licensing transactions. He also provides counsel to his clients on the negotiation of investment deal terms, vendor and customer agreements, joint venture agreements, business succession planning, management buyouts, asset sales, business unit divestitures and acquisitions.

“Additions like Drew are instrumental in continuing to service the Chicago business community,” said Kerryann Haase Minton, Managing Partner of Michael Best’s Chicago Office. “We are fortunate that Drew brings him a wealth of subject matter knowledge and experience in the venture capital and private equity sectors to the firm as we continue to manage bigger and significantly more complex investment deals in the near future.”

Whiting earned his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and his B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.

Michael Best’s Corporate Practice Group includes more than 60 lawyers across the United States and represents clients in all types of transactional matters including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, joint ventures, and other partnerships, as well as different types of finance and lending, and derivatives. Lawyers in the practice have deep experience covering every angle from corporate governance and taxation to intellectual property licensing or environmental due diligence.

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