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Vanessa A. Bachtell

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Vanessa Bachtell is a principal in the firm's Corporate, Securities & Tax Group. Her work experience encompasses a wide range of matters, and includes representing buyers, sellers and other participants in acquisitions, dispositions and other commercial transactions; working with lenders, institutional and other investors to structure and negotiate equity investments; counseling 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 more day-to-day legal counseling needs; advising and assisting clients on matters involving start-ups, entity formation and organization, compliance issues and governance; and reviewing, negotiating and drafting a broad spectrum of corporate contracts and agreements.

Ms. Bachtell also serves as the chair of Goldberg Kohn's Diversity Committee. She is admitted to practice in Illinois. She received her law degree in 1999 from Northwestern University and her B.A. in English, cum laude, from the University of Arizona in 1996.

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55 East Monroe Street
Suite 3300
Chicago, Illinois 60603-5792

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  • Northwestern University, J.D., 1999
  • University of Arizona, B.A., cum laude, 1996

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  • Illinois

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55 East Monroe Street
Suite 3300
Chicago, Illinois 60603-5792
Tel: 312.201.4000
Fax: 312.332.2196


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