Robyn C. Axberg

Associate
Chicago
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Robyn C. Axberg is a business lawyer with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, entrepreneurs, and lawyer ethics, risk management and regulation.

Ms. Axberg represents privately held companies in the acquisition and disposition of assets and going enterprises across a diverse mix of industries. She has served as lead counsel in preparing asset and stock purchase agreements, merger agreements, and orchestrating reorganizations, financing arrangements, and business combinations. Ms. Axberg's mergers and acquisitions experience includes representing companies and trustees in connection with Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs).

Ms. Axberg aids entrepreneurs and closely held businesses in entity selection, formation and general corporate matters. She routinely drafts operating agreements and shareholder agreements, consulting agreements, service agreements, financing agreements and the like. She counsels her technology industry clients in licensing arrangements and protection of intellectual property. She represents minority and women-owned businesses in the procurement and maintenance of MBE (Minority Business Enterprise), WBE (Women Business Enterprise) and DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) certifications.

In addition, Ms. Axberg sits on the firm’s Lawyer Ethics, Risk Management and Regulation team, where she advises lawyers and law firms with respect to entity selection, partnership and corporate structuring, conflicts, lawyer mobility and fiduciary duties. She also drafts formation and governance documentation for law firm clients. Additionally, Ms. Axberg speaks and writes on topics relating to entity selection and structuring, ethics and risk management.

Ms. Axberg serves as adjunct faculty at the John Marshall Law School Business Transactions Externship Program, where she supervises student clinicians in the representation of clients in business formation and transactional matters on a pro bono basis.

While in law school, Ms. Axberg received the Justice Edward D. White Scholarship Award for graduating with the highest grade point average in the evening division.