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Whitney K. Schmidt

Associate

Chicago
Direct: (312) 460-5612
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Whitney Schmidt is an associate in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  She is a member of the firm's Corporate Department with experience in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and general corporate law.

Ms. Schmidt's experience spans all areas of business law including representing closely-held and start-up business entities in all aspects of corporate matters including choice of entity analysis.  She has experience negotiating and drafting operating and shareholders agreement and other commercial contracts, including supply agreements, manufacturing agreements, licensing agreement, services agreements, and consulting agreements.  She also represents both sellers and buyers in a range of M&A transactions, with experience in middle-market companies in a range of industries.

While in law school, Ms. Schmidt completed an externship with the Small Business/Self-Employed Division of the Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service.

Whitney Schmidt is an associate in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  She is a member of the firm's Corporate Department with experience in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and general corporate law.

Ms. Schmidt's experience spans all areas of business law including representing closely-held and start-up business entities in all aspects of corporate matters including choice of entity analysis.  She has experience negotiating and drafting operating and shareholders agreement and other commercial contracts, including supply agreements, manufacturing agreements, licensing agreement, services agreements, and consulting agreements.  She also represents both sellers and buyers in a range of M&A transactions, with experience in middle-market companies in a range of industries.

While in law school, Ms. Schmidt completed an externship with the Small Business/Self-Employed Division of the Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service.

Education

  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology (2009)
    Dean's List
  • B.A., Texas Christian University (2006)
    summa cum laude, History

  • B.B.A., Texas Christian University (2006)
    summa cum laude, Finance, Minor in Accounting

Admissions

  • Illinois

Presentations

  • "The Indemnity Package: A Recap of Key Deal Terms in Today’s Middle-Market M&A Environment," Webinar, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP (June 14, 2017)
  • “The Indemnity Package: A Recap of Key Deal Terms in Today’s Middle-Market M&A Environment,” Webinar, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (June 15, 2016)
  • “Leveraging Agile Project Management to Drive Efficiencies in M&A Transactions,” Webinar, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (June 2, 2015)