Renee A. Rossi Partner
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Renee A. Rossi

Renee is a partner in HMB’s Business and Finance Group. She focuses her practice on venture financing transactions, M&A transactions, private placement offerings, securities law matters and general corporate work.

Renee works with a wide range of clients including startup and early-stage companies, venture capital and private equity funds, privately-held companies and professional investors.

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Prior to joining HMB, Renee advised businesses and family offices on capital structure and transactional legal issues, including venture capital investments, private equity transactions, debt offerings, joint ventures, commercial contracts, M&A and SEC compliance matters.

Creative Solutions Born from Efficiency

Clients rely on Renee’s efficiency and ability to creatively find practical solutions to complex legal problems. She is well known as a dependable advisor at all levels—from entrepreneur to private equity fund.


Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., with honors

Ohio State University, B.S, magna cum laude, in Marketing



Professional Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member

Community Involvement

Tutor with Chicago Lights Tutoring

Pro Bono

CARPLS Legal Aid, Volunteer Attorney


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  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., with honors
  • Ohio State University, B.S, magna cum laude, in Marketing
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