Catherine’s practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions; technology transactions, including licensing, acquiring, and developing software solutions; executive employment and equity-based compensation agreements; and venture capital transactions. Catherine represents owners, executives, developers, entrepreneurs, and businesses in a variety of transactions.


  • Honoree, Top Women in Law, Fourth Annual Salute! Women in Law Awards by Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer (2023)


  • New York University School of Law
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    B.S., Finance


  • State - Illinois
  • State - New York

Notable Matters

Representative Corporate Experience:

  • Counseled client in data aggregation software solution company as to redemption and reorganization strategy
  • Advised client in the pet boarding resort industry as to strategic acquisitions and dispositions
  • Assisted client in securing and coordinating with local counsel in China, Singapore, and Malaysia as to international manufacturing and distribution concerns

Representative Executive Employment and Incentive Compensation Transactions:

  • Negotiated compensation and equity incentive package for the chief technology officer of a private equity portfolio company
  • Negotiated interim chief executive officer employment agreements
  • Conducted internal investigation on behalf of the employer as to purported misconduct by an executive
  • Negotiated severance and release agreement on behalf of an employee in the technology industry
  • Negotiated severance, release, and equity redemption agreements of a chief executive officer on behalf of the employer in the international custom manufacturing industry

Representative M&A Transactions:

  • Sale of automotive finance and insurance entities to a publicly-traded insurance company
  • Sale of a leading developer and manufacturer of dispensed beverages to a strategic acquirer
  • Purchase of a media and publishing division from a financial industry specialist
  • Sale of a construction material supplier to a management group

Representative Technology Transactions:

  • Developed a suite of templates for a multinational SaaS company in the commodities trading industry
  • Developed and negotiated multilevel licensing agreements in the financial data industry
  • Negotiated development and license agreement on behalf of a proprietary software developer in the health insurance industry
  • Negotiated strategic alliance agreement on behalf of a proprietary exchange platform developer in the commodities trading exchange industry
  • Created master services agreement template for a manufacturing company