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Alicia A. Handy Associate
  • D 312.281.1115
ahandy@hmblaw.com
“The relationships I build with my clients are my favorite part of the job. It is important that my clients feel they can lean on me in any situation.”

Alicia is a member of HMB’s Business and Finance Group. She focuses here practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance transactions and general corporate matters. 

Partnering with public and privately-held companies, lenders and private equity firms across industries, including oil and gas, pharmaceutical, chemical and manufacturing, Alicia helps clients with a variety of transactional needs, including mergers and acquisitions, entity and joint venture formations and corporate financing matters 

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Prior to joining HMB, Alicia was an associate at Dentons Cohen & Grigsby in Pittsburgh, PA, where she represented the firm’s strategic and financial clients in general and environmental corporate and transactional matters. She was also an associate in the Environmental Transactions Group at Latham & Watkin in Houston, TX, where she handled a variety of environmental matters on behalf of companies, private equity funds and lenders in connection with transactions, capital market offerings and financing projectsAlicia also practiced at WilmerHale in Washington, D.C. where she focused on advising clients in areas of federal, state and local regulatory compliance counseling and litigation, and the representation of corporate clients in connection with internal, congressional and executive agency inquiries and investigations. 

Attentive and Personable 

Clients rely on Alicia for her affable demeanor and technical acumenThey appreciate her calm and personable approach in high-pressure situations, and she’s often looked to as more than just a skilled attorney, but as someone to lean on in all situations. 

Experience

Prior to joining HMB, Alicia– 

  • Represented a public chemical company in connection with the divestiture of one of its subsidiaries. 
  • Represented a private equity fund in its acquisition of a battery distribution company. 
  • Represented portfolio companies in their acquisitions of additional businesses. 
  • Provided environmental regulatory advice to a private equity fund in connection with its divestiture of a portfolio company in the aviation industry. 

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D. 2009
  • American University, M.P.P. 2006
  • Stony Brook University, B.S. 2004

Admissions

  • Illinois (application in progress)
  • Pennsylvania (active)
  • Texas (inactive)
  • District of Columbia (inactive)
  • Maryland (inactive)

Honors

Westbury High School, Alumni Distinction Award, 2019

Human Rights Right, Pro Bono Star Award, 2016

Pi Alpha Alpha, Public Administration and Public Policy Honor Society, 2006

Pro Bono

Alicia has maintained an active pro bono practice that has included representing immigrants seeking asylum and other forms of relief, a criminal defendant before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, low-income residents in Texas and Washington, D.C. in connection with estate planning matters, and non-governmental organizations in connection with the analysis of various regulatory matters.

Publications

News

  • HMB Client MOCA Awarded One of First Recreational Dispensary Licenses in ChicagoApril 13, 2020

    Congratulations to MOCA-Modern Cannabis for being awarded an adult-use dispensary license to operate at 216 W Ohio St in the River North neighborhood. MOCA’s original dispensary continues to operate in Logan Square at 2847 W. Fullerton as a medical and adult-use dispensary. The IDFPR final approval was granted to MOCA on April 3, following city inspection. HMB congratulates MOCA for…

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Education
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D. 2009
  • American University, M.P.P. 2006
  • Stony Brook University, B.S. 2004
Admissions
  • Illinois (application in progress)
  • Pennsylvania (active)
  • Texas (inactive)
  • District of Columbia (inactive)
  • Maryland (inactive)
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