Nada has over 12 years of legal experience in private equity, securities, mergers and acquisitions, fund formation and general corporate law. She focuses on assisting private equity firms and fundless sponsors with structuring, general legal affairs, corporate governance and compliance matters. Nada's practice also involves representing buyers and sellers of businesses, growth companies seeking financing and venture capital funds in formation and investing. In addition to her transaction-focused practice, Nada also serves as outside general counsel to companies of all sizes across a wide range of industries.
Nada currently serves as General Counsel to Kinzie Capital Partners LLC. Previously, Nada was a partner in the Corporate, Securities and Investment Management group at Fox Swibel Levin & Carroll LLP, where she focused on mergers and acquisitions, securities, private equity, venture capital, fund formation and contract negotiation. Prior to that, she was an associate in the Corporate & Securities group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where she worked on complex public and private mergers and acquisitions and securities matters.
Nada received a B.B.A. with high distinction from the University of Michigan Business School and graduated magna cum laude with a J.D. from The University of Michigan Law School where she was selected to the Order of the Coif.
Nada has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine.
Jordan has spent over 12 years representing companies, sponsors, individuals and financial institutions across a wide range of legal areas at both large and boutique law firms, including Latham & Watkins LLP; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Meltzer, Purtill & Stelle LLC.
Jordan focuses on representing small and medium businesses and entrepreneurs where he seeks to act as a true partner and assist in the formation, growth, operation and sale of early-stage and growth businesses, along with offering strategic help when businesses require restructuring or liquidation. Jordan also focuses on buy-side transactions, working with individuals, joint ventures and independent sponsors in asset sales or control investments.
Now over 3 years old, Litwin Law offers Jordan an opportunity to pursue a rigorously value-added legal practice where he can offer high quality, boutique legal services at economical rates, using an unleveraged structure that never sacrifices client attention or accessibility.
Jordan obtained a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. with honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Law. Thereafter Jordan clerked for a federal judge in Houston, Texas for two years. Jordan then returned to Chicago to begin his private practice career.
Jordan has twice been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine.
Perry has practiced intellectual property, advertising, media and business law at Chicago firms for six years. As leader of the firm’s Trademarks and Branding practice, he represents branding, naming, and design agencies; established and start-up businesses, and entrepreneurs. Perry focuses on trademark prosecution as well as innovation strategy and counseling with clients on branding, naming, corporate identity, IP evaluation and clearance, USPTO registrations and transactional and advisory matters related to IP. He also advises clients in the Fantasy Sports industry on their ability to operate in jurisdictions around the U.S. along with other intellectual property and business needs.
Prior to joining Litwin Law, Perry led the Intellectual Property and Branding practice at Sievert Werly, LLC. He is the co-founder of Derby Fantasy Wins League, where he handles external business, branding, design and marketing operations of the company. Perry writes extensively about intellectual property considerations for branding and design professionals.
Perry received his J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis and his B.S. from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. While in law school, Perry served as an Associate Editor of the Washington University Global Studies Law Review, a student attorney in the Intellectual Property and Nonprofit Organizations Legal Clinic, and as Legal Extern to U.S. Magistrate Judge Lurana S. Snow in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Dené comes to Litwin Law after five years of practicing in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and general corporate law at Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough in Atlanta, GA. She has worked on numerous complex mergers and acquisitions, ranging in size from $1 million to $200 million, and has advised clients on various general corporate matters, including employment agreements, incentive plans and corporate restructuring. Dené's clients have included large and small companies (including franchisees), private equity funds, independent sponsors, board of directors and other participants in corporate transactions. Her experience includes representation of companies in buy- and sell-side acquisitions across a variety of industries, mergers with growth equity partners and strategic buyers, early-stage equity financings, institutional lending transactions and outside general counsel services. Dené also has experience representing clients in the technology and healthcare industries.
Dené received her J.D. from the University of Georgia Law School where she graduated cum laude and her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Anthropology from Georgia Southern University.
Dené has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine.
Mark has been at Litwin Law for over three years, where his practice has been focused on representing start-up and middle-market companies in a variety of business transactions, including: entity formations, angel and venture backed investments, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and various other general corporate matters.
As an attorney ingrained in the startup ecosystem, Mark serves as an advisor and partner to his clients – offering insight into an evolving capital environment that requires an efficient, practical and proactive approach to every project.
Mark received his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. While at Loyola, Mark earned a Certificate in International Law and Practice and served as President of Loyola’s International Law Society. Mark got his B.A. with honors from Illinois State University, where he double majored in History and Political Science and double minored in International Relations and Spanish. Mark is fluent in both Polish and Spanish.
Amy is an attorney with long experience engaging with the healthcare industry and emerging technologies from different perspectives and roles, including as a published thought leader and advisor.
With a background including stints at the Office of General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Office of Policy of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration; United Nations Secretariat; and as a lawyer in the health industry advisory practice of McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Amy understands the complex regulatory demands that those operating in highly regulated industries face globally, while sharing an entrepreneurial spirit with her clients.
She has sharpened her ability to look at problems from multiple viewpoints to see around corners and strategically address both operational and legal challenges from working closely with companies navigating the challenges and opportunities arising from shifting data privacy landscapes, crossing borders, raising capital, and innovating with new technology. Her practical, problem-solving mindset has been honed by working with healthcare and biotech innovators, developers of blockchain technology solutions, investors, and funds.
Amy is involved with the Global Cybersecurity Initiative and serves as a co-lead for an international blockchain congress that has brought together over 400 attendees and 50+ speakers from five continents and 15+ different countries four times and addressed topics from enterprise use to smart contracts. She is on the formation committee for a domestic Chicago-based self-regulating organization in the space. She is also the chair for the Chicago chapter of the Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs.
Amy holds a bachelor’s degree and certificate in Health Policy from Harvard College, and gleaned enough data science to talk data analytics and healthcare economics from a Master in Public Policy program at the Harvard before finishing out with a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. During law school, she was a winner of the university-wide 1000 Pitches competition, served on the editorial board of her law school’s administrative law journal, and was a legal extern to Judge Gladys Kessler of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
She is passionate about issues around data privacy and the 21st century provision of legal services.
Shane has over seven years of legal experience in private equity, tax, mergers and acquisitions, fund formation and general corporate law. He focuses on assisting his clients with corporate governance, compliance matters and general legal affairs as outside counsel and trusted advisor. Shane's practice also involves representing buyers and sellers in M&A transactions and early-stage companies in their financing rounds.
Prior to his work with Litwin Law, Shane was the Vice President of Legal at Home Chef, a leading meal-kit delivery company based in Chicago. As head of the legal function at the company, Shane played an integral role in guiding Home Chef through its acquisition by The Kroger Co. and managing the transition thereafter. Shane was the first inside legal hire for Home Chef and was also responsible for building and managing the legal department while counseling the executive team and the rest of the business on addressing risk and enabling growth. Shane draws heavily on his experience leading a legal department from the inside when counseling his clients on how to manage risk, and understands the unique challenges that growth companies face from a business and legal perspective. This applies equally to general corporate advice as well as complex M&A and financing transactions.
Before his position with Home Chef, Shane was a tax associate in the Corporate group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he focused his practice on advising private equity, real estate fund and corporate clients on the federal income tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, joint venture arrangements and investments into private funds and U.S. real estate.
Shane graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. from Truman State University and summa cum laude with a J.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Law, where he was selected to the Order of the Coif.