Firm Welcomes New Corporate Associate

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Burke, Warren, MacKay and Serritella welcomes associate Erica “Ricki” Alva to its Corporate group. Ms. Alva focuses her practice on complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, and private equity transactions. She also advises clients on general corporate matters, internal restructurings and business contracts. Ms. Alva has experience assisting clients in varying industries including manufacturing, energy, information technology, and health care. She joins the firm after practicing at the Chicago-based firm Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg, LLP, where she worked on corporate and transactional matters.

“I chose Burke, Warren because I was looking for an environment where I would be encouraged to grow and develop my practice,” said Alva. “I have enjoyed getting to know many of the firm’s clients and I appreciate the sophisticated and challenging work they bring to the firm.”

Ms. Alva received her J.D. in 2009, cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law. During her time in law school, Ms. Alva was a member of the Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business. She received her undergraduate degree in 2005, cum laude, from Northwestern University. Ms. Alva spent a year as a Dunn Fellow in the Office of the Governor of Illinois before entering law school. She has also worked as a volunteer at Talcott Elementary School through the Power Lunch Program.

Ms. Alva may be contacted by phone at 312/840-7112 or by email at

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