Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • California

Education

University of Iowa (B.A., English)

University of Iowa College of Law (J.D. with distinction)

Profile

Elizabeth Davis is a partner in the Firm's Corporate and Health Care groups, focusing her practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and general business counseling. Liz actively partners with buyers and sellers of businesses to learn about their companies in order to help them achieve their individual business goals. She leads transactions for private equity and strategic investor clients across many industries, with a focus on logistics, insurance, food and beverage, manufacturing, and health care. Liz acts as outside general counsel to domestic and international companies with respect to all aspects of the commercial contracting process. In both her M&A and general counsel roles, she advises boards of directors and other governing bodies on corporate compliance and fiduciary responsibilities.

Before joining the Firm, Liz was a corporate partner in the Chicago office of Nixon Peabody. Liz received her undergraduate degree (English) and her JD (with distinction) from the University of Iowa.

Experience

Representative Experience

  • Represented Australian family office in investment in a biotech company based in Seattle, Washington.
  • Represented seller of employee benefits insurance company based in Skokie, Illinois to national brokerage.
  • Represented seller of employee benefits insurance company based in Atlanta, Georgia to national brokerage firm.
  • Represented purchaser of majority equity interest of craft brewing company in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Represented U.S. public company purchaser of assets of pathology laboratories located in Overland Park, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Represented logistics brokerage, distribution and warehousing company located in the Chicago, Illinois area in the sale to a private equity purchaser.
  • Represented product design company seller located in San Francisco, California in asset sale to international consulting firm.
  • Represented seller of employee benefits insurance company to national brokerage firm.
  • Represented U.S. public company purchaser of assets of outpatient laboratory specimen collection and testing business of regional hospital located in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Represented purchaser of minority equity interest in manufacturer of beverage dispensing equipment located in Gurnee, Illinois.
  • Represented seller of nineteen assisted living facilities in Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois to strategic purchaser.
  • Represented seller of assets of specialty food broker located in Chicago, Illinois to strategic acquirer.
  • Represented sellers of equity of employee benefits insurance broker in Chicago, Illinois area to national acquirer.
  • Represented investor in acquisition of minority interest in development project along Chicago River.
  • Represented seller of medical device patent portfolio to strategic acquirer.
  • Represented strategic purchaser of assets of national data processing and storage company.
  • Represented seller of financial services company to strategic acquirer.
  • Represented private equity acquirer of wholesale distributor of consumer products located in Los Angeles, California.
  • Represented private equity acquirer of an over-the-counter pharmaceuticals company located in Providence, Rhode Island.
  • Represented strategic acquirer national logistics company in the acquisition of the assets of a regional white-glove delivery company with various locations on the East Coast.
  • Represented U.S. public company acquirer of assets of logistics company located in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Represented strategic acquirer national logistics company in the acquisition of the assets of a regional white-glove delivery company with locations in Colorado and Tennessee.
  • Represented employee benefits insurance brokerage located in Atlanta, Georgia in the acquisition of the assets of another brokerage and the subsequent sale of the combined entity to a national insurance brokerage firm.
  • Represented strategic acquirer in purchase of assets of condiment manufacture and bottling facilities.
  • Represented private equity purchaser of the assets of a point-of-sale systems solutions business.
  • Represented strategic acquirer national logistics company in the acquisition of assets of a regional warehousing and distribution company located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Represented employee benefits insurance broker located in Chicago, Illinois area in sale to national acquirer.
  • Represented specialty insurance broker located in New Jersey in sale to national acquirer.
  • Represented employee benefits insurance broker located in Rockford, Illinois in sale to national acquirer.
  • Represented national logistics carrier in sale to strategic acquirer.
  • Represented private equity fund in acquisition of exotic car dealerships in Chicago, Illinois area.
  • Represented private equity fund in acquisition of majority interest of cosmetics company located in Los Angeles, California.
  • Represented private equity fund in acquisition of technology security company located in Virginia.
  • Represented private equity fund in acquisition of juice manufacturing and bottling facilities and related real estate located in Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Represented private equity fund in acquisition of juice manufacturing and bottling facilities and related real estate located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Represented private equity fund in acquisition of revenue cycle management entity and corresponding restructuring.
  • Represented private equity group in acquisition of frozen yogurt company with various locations on the East Coast.
  • Represented private equity group in acquisition of fitness companies.
  • Represented private equity fund in the sale of cabinet company to strategic purchaser.
  • Represented strategic acquirer national logistics company in the acquisition of assets of a regional warehousing and distribution company located in Ohio.
  • Represented strategic acquirer national logistics company in the acquisition of assets of a regional warehousing and distribution company located in Alpharetta, Georgia.
  • Represented seller of assets of pizza restaurants located in Chicago suburbs to strategic investor.
  • Represented seller of assets of casino located in Indiana to strategic acquirer.
  • Represented seller of equity of technology consulting company to strategic investor.
  • Represented private equity fund in acquisition of various video gaming venues.
  • Represented seller of assets of a consulting division of a technology company to the U.S. subsidiary of an Indian public company.
  • Represented seller of oil and gas assets in Lea County, New Mexico and Yoakum County, Texas to strategic investor.
  • Represented medical devices technology company in sale of 50% interest to strategic investors.
  • Represented private equity seller of an international medical device manufacturing company to publicly-traded pharmaceutical company.
  • Represented national logistics carrier in spin-off and sale of its household and tradeshow moving division and subsequent sale of its direct delivery division to a private equity acquirer.

Honors & Awards

  • Emerging Lawyer, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2016
  • The Top Women Attorneys in Illinois by Chicago Magazine
  • Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2012-2013

Professional/Community

  • American Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
  • Association for Corporate Growth, board member
  • Association for Corporate Growth, Chicago Women’s Network

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