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.
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
Tutor with Chicago Lights Tutoring
CARPLS Legal Aid, Volunteer Attorney
HMB represented A.M. Money, Inc. in an outside venture capital round led by Lightbank. Founded by Daniel Rogers based on his experience paying for college by enlisting in the United States Army and taking courses online while deployed in a combat unit in Iraq, A.M. Money is a Chicago-based social enterprise that provides low-interest, no-cosigner loans to college students from…
HMB represented Quantitative Insights, developer of QuantX, the first-ever FDA-cleared computer-aided breast cancer diagnosis system in radiology, in its sale to Qlarity Imaging, a portfolio company of Paragon Biosciences. Quantitative Insights was founded at the University of Chicago around technology developed at the University and with the support of the University’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Paragon is a…
Lightstream, a Chicago startup that makes cloud-based video production software, announced their $8 million funding round led by Drive Capital. Lightsream's vision is to provide video content creators of all levels with professional-grade production and editing tools through the service's browser-based or downloadable software. Read more about Lightstream and their Series A here. HMB's team was led by Jim Jerue, Renee…
CHICAGO, IL (December 18, 2018) - Horwood Marcus & Berk (HMB), a preeminent provider of legal services in business and finance, state and local taxes, trusts and estates, litigation, real estate and bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors' rights announced that three attorneys were elevated to partner. Christin A. Handa Christin is a member of HMB's Trusts and Estates Group. She concentrates her practice…