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, acquire and sell. 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, both domestic and international, in their general corporate and securities work, including corporate counseling; mergers and acquisitions; sales of businesses; capital-raising transactions, including venture capital transactions, angel investments, and private and public offerings; securities compliance; intellectual property matters; and regulatory matters for participants in the financial services industry. She also serves as general counsel for clients without in-house counsel.
Ms. Weiss earned her B.A. in government and economics cum laude from Smith College, and her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law. 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.