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Vanessa A. Bachtell

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Vanessa Bachtell is a Principal in the firm's Corporate, Securities & Tax Group. She represents buyers, sellers and other participants in acquisitions, dispositions and other commercial transactions. She regularly assists lenders, institutional and other investors in structuring and negotiating equity investments.

Ms. Bachtell also counsels a variety of entities and individuals on a diverse array of business issues and objectives, whether in response to discrete transactions or with respect to day-to-day legal counseling needs. She advises and assists clients on matters involving start-ups, entity formation and organization, compliance issues and governance, and reviews, negotiates and drafts a broad spectrum of corporate contracts and agreements.

Ms. Bachtell joined Goldberg Kohn in June 1999. She is Chair of the firm's Diversity Committee, and serves on the Recruiting Committee and Women's Task Force.

Ms. Bachtell has served as a coach for Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law students who have competed in LawMeets® competitions, including the national champions of the 2020 M&A Boot Camp and three winning teams at the 2018 Transactional Competition. She has also volunteered with the CBA's Edward J. Lewis II Lawyers In the Classroom program and for Women Everywhere's Community Service program.

Ms. Bachtell received her law degree from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law in 1999, and her B.A. in English, cum laude, from the University of Arizona in 1996. She is admitted to practice in Illinois.

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  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D., 1999
  • University of Arizona, B.A., English, cum laude, 1996

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Chicago, Illinois 60603-5792
Tel: 312.201.4000
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