Leslie J. Weiss is a partner in the Chicago office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP and a member of the firm’s Corporate Department.
Ms. Weiss focuses her practice on business transactions and securities and corporate law, and has developed a substantial transactional practice focusing on entrepreneurs and the companies they build, finance, and acquire. Her practice includes startups, growth companies, technology companies, publicly traded companies, broker-dealers, investment advisers, and hedge funds.
Ms. Weiss’ experience includes representation of private and public companies in their general corporate and securities work, including mergers and acquisitions; sales of businesses; capital-raising transactions, including venture capital transactions, angel investments, and private and public offerings; SEC 1934 ACT filings and compliance; intellectual property matters; regulatory matters for participants in the securities industry; and U.S. counsel for a publicly traded Canadian internet media company. She has also served as general counsel for clients without in-house counsel.
Ms. Weiss earned her B.A. in government and economics cum laude from Smith College in 1979, and her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in 1982. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association, and is admitted to practice in the State of Illinois.