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Payal J. Patel Associate
  • D 312.606.3229
  • F 312.267.2237
ppatel@hmblaw.com
Payal J. Patel
"Solving real-world problems and making the seemingly dysfunctional functional means balancing both the legal and business concerns of any matter. My goal is to make sure that I focus on both so that when advising my clients, I know what they are trying to accomplish and provide the best path for them to build innovative solutions that are more efficient, effective and pragmatic."

Payal is a member of HMB’s Business and Finance Group. She focuses her practice on transactional and general counsel matters.

Prior to joining HMB, Payal worked in-house where she advised various business units on general legal matters. While completing her MBA, she was a Fellow in Loyola’s Business Law Clinic, where she advised small businesses, start-ups and not-for-profits on business planning, corporate governance and transactional matters.

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While in law school, Payal was Editor in Chief of the Loyola University Chicago International Law Review, where she oversaw the publication of two issues of the Journal’s fifteen volume. She was a semi-finalist in both the Transactional and IP LawMeets contract drafting and negotiation competitions. Payal was a Loyola Vis Moot Fellow and won the 7th Annual Shanghai Pre-Moot before participating in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot East in Hong Kong. She was Co-Chair of the Public Interest Law Society Auction, raising over $23,000 for public interest stipends.

Tailored Advice Focused on Client Needs

Clients appreciate Payal’s prompt, proactive, solution-driven advice that balances business goals and legal concerns.

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D. with certificates in Transactional Law and International Law, cum laude
  • Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business, M.B.A. with a concentration in Legal Environment
  • McGill University, B.A. in Political Science and B.S. in Psychology

Admissions

  • Illinois

Honors

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Legal Writing, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2015
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Advocacy, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2016
  • Semi-Finalist, IP LawMeets, 2016
  • Semi-Finalist, Transactional LawMeets, 2017
  • International Champion, 7th Annual Vis Moot Shanghai, 2017

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member of Business Law Section
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois

Community Involvement

  • Ambassador of Penny, an organization dedicated to providing safe spaces for women to openly discuss, learn and share about their financial wellness and personal journeys

Articles

  • Loyola University Chicago International Law Review, Expanding Past Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, and War Crimes: Can an ICC Policy Paper Expand the Court’s Mandate to Prosecuting Environmental Crimes?, 2017

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Education
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D. with certificates in Transactional Law and International Law, cum laude
  • Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business, M.B.A. with a concentration in Legal Environment
  • McGill University, B.A. in Political Science and B.S. in Psychology
Admissions
  • Illinois
500 West Madison Suite 3700
Chicago IL 60661

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