简介

Catherine Gryczan helps businesses manage transactions, minimize commercial risk and make transitions. Cathy is a trusted advisor to her clients and often serves as an extension of in-house legal departments or as outside general counsel.

M&A and Everyday Business Advisor

Cathy advises clients on the full business life cycle, including:
  • Entity formation and governance
  • Equity funding and compensation arrangements
  • Credit facilities, including aircraft financing
  • Operations and commercial contracts
  • Joint ventures and consulting arrangements
  • M&A including representations and warranties insurance
  • Estate planning for executives and high net worth individuals
  • Litigation of contract disputes and employment issues

Industry Expertise

Cathy has counseled clients such as:
  • Middle market companies in various industries
  • Private equity-owned entities
  • Financial services companies
  • Multinational medical products companies
  • American subsidiaries of European and Asian companies
  • U.S. manufacturers with overseas operations
  • An innovative biotech company
  • Professional services firms including accounting, medical and dental

资质

执业资格

Illinois

出庭资格

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

教育

Tulane University Law School
J.D. cum laude (1985)

University of Illinois
B.S. (1982)

Institute for American Universities
French Study Program (1980)

见解和活动

其他角度
  • Business Transition Strategies and Growing Your Business Through M&A
    The Entrepreneurship Institute: Chicago Presidents' Symposium, October 2011
  • Chicago-Kent International Law Career Day
    Presenter, 2011
  • Credit Tightening Survival Checklist 
    Faegre Baker Daniels Corporate Finance News, Spring 2009
  • Enhancing the Value of Your Business: Planning Your Exit Strategy
    The Presidents' Symposium of Chicago, 2009
  • What Path Do I Take:  Acquire or Sell - Joint Ventures or Alliances
    The Entrepreneurship Institute: Chicago Presidents' Symposium, 2008, 2009
  • Realizing Opportunities in the International Arena,
    Presenter and Panel Moderator, The Entrepreneurship Institute: Chicago Presidents' Symposium, 2007
  • Hot Topics in Business Law: International Transactions Update
    Faculty, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2007

领导力和社区

职业协会

  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association of Illinois
  • The Entrepreneurship Institute — Board Member, 2007-present
  • Women in Bio, 2011-present
  • Women in International Trade — Director of Programming, 1990-91 (Vice President, 1993-96)

市民活动

  • Mt. Carmel High School Mothers' Club Board, 2013
  • Riverside Little League — President, 2006-10; Vice President, 2011-2012; Board of Directors, 2003-2012
  • Riverside Junior Woman's Charity — Website Chair, 2003-06; Member, 2002-present
  • Child's Play Touring Theatre — Board Member, 1989-1996; Treasurer, 1995; President, 1996-1998

荣誉

  • Illinois Leading Lawyers, 2007-09, 2012, 2015-17
  • Illinois Super Lawyers, 2006 and 2009
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