Emily focuses her practice on capital raising transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities, and corporate governance. She has a wide array of experience in structuring corporate and financial transactions, most notably representing companies in merger transctions, issuers and underwriters in public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, and financial institutions in lending transactions.
Prior to joining the Firm, Emily practiced in the corporate and securities area of a large Chicago law firm.
Representation of Heartland Financial USA, Inc. in the sale of its consumer finance subsidiaries Citizens Finance Co. and Citizens Finance of Illinois Co. (collectively, “Citizens”), and the completed sale of their existing loan portfolios to American Credit Acceptance, LLC (“ACA”).
Representation of Level One Bancorp, Inc. in connection with its $32 million initial public offering of common stock.
Representation of Midland States Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: MSBI) in connection with its acquisition of Centrue Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: CFCB).
Representation of Midland States Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: MSBI) in its $80.1M initial public offering of common stock.
Professional & Community Activities
- Member, American Bar Association
- Member, Investment Management Subcommittee, Chicago Bar Association (2012)
- Member, Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business (2009-2011)
Speaking Engagements & Presentations
- Presentations to the Investment Management Subcommittee2012 – Speaker (Chicago Bar Association)
Articles & Publications
- May 2, 2017 – Barack Ferrazzano Client Alert
- March 2, 2017 – Barack Ferrazzano Client Alert
- January 4, 2017 – Barack Ferrazzano Client Alert
- Client Alert: Federal Banking Regulators Expand Banks Eligible for Extended 18-Month Examination CycleDecember 20, 2016 – Barack Ferrazzano Client Alert
- March 18, 2015 – Barack Ferrazzano Client Alert
- January 15, 2019 – Barack Ferrazzano Press Release
- January 2, 2019 – Barack Ferrazzano Press Release
- October 15, 2018 – Globe Newswire Press Release
- May 30, 2018 – Barack Ferrazzano Press Release
- May 17, 2018 – Barack Ferrazzano Press Release
- January 9, 2018 – Barack Ferrazzano Press Release
- July 21, 2017
- June 12, 2017 – Barack Ferrazzano Press Release
- February 14, 2017
- January 26, 2017
- August 2016
- August 1, 2016
- July 2016
- July 7, 2016
- May 31, 2016
- April 15, 2016
- First Community Financial Partners, Inc. and First Mazon Bancorp, Inc. Announce Signing of Definitive AgreementMarch 2016
- December 3, 2015
- November 20, 2015
- Alerus Financial Expands Service Offerings with Acquisition of Alliance Benefit Group North Central States, Inc.October 22, 2015
- June 30, 2015
- April 23, 2015
- January 9, 2015