Erica Alva

Erica Alva

Ricki represents mid-market and closely held businesses, as well as large multi-national corporations, in all areas of corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracting, corporate governance, financing arrangements and general corporate matters. She is a member of HMB's Business & Finance Group.

Ricki's core work involves:

  • Negotiating and executing complex business transactions, including strategic mergers and acquisitions, venture capital deals, early-stage start-up investments and commercial finance transactions
  • Drafting various commercial agreements for clients in the information technology, healthcare, pharmaceutical, financial and manufacturing sectors, including supply, distribution, customer, development and service agreements 
  • Advising clients on general corporate and organizational matters, regulatory compliance, internal governance, internal restructuring and business contracting
  • Counseling clients on employee related matters, including employment and contractor arrangements, restrictive covenants and equity incentive plans and draft related agreements and documentation
  • Revising client policies and procedures and working with clients to ensure compliance with regulatory updates in certain highly regulated areas, including telemarketing, telemedicine and payment processing procedures
  • Drafting website terms of use and privacy policies for client informational websites and software as a service applications

Prior to joining HMB, Ricki also worked closely with clients in commercial and industrial real estate acquisitions and sales, general contractor agreements, management agreements and commercial and industrial leases and assisted family office clients in all areas of legal representation, including contract and deal analysis, succession planning and personal project management.

Outside of work, Ricki enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and playing tennis.


Industries Served

  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Telecommunications





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          • Bar Admissions
            • Illinois  (2009)
          • Education
            • Northwestern University, B.S. Social Policy, Cum Laude, 2005
            • Northwestern Law School, J.D., Cum Laude, 2009

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