Jennifer Watson advises clients on a broad range of business matters, including negotiating and documenting a wide variety of transactions, corporate reorganizations and restructurings, private placements and general corporate and shareholder matters. She assists clients with entity selection and formation of corporations, limited liability companies and other business entities, including counseling clients on the international, federal and state tax implications of these structures.
Ms. Watson works closely with companies on mergers and acquisitions. She advises her clients on structuring transactions, including solutions for parties involved in unique and non-traditional transactions, and drafting and negotiating principal transaction agreements, in addition to conducting due diligence and requisite filings.
As part of her employee benefits practice, she designs, drafts, reviews and counsels clients on executive compensation and employment agreements, qualified and non-qualified retirement plans and welfare benefit plans.
Ms. Watson is admitted to practice in Illinois. She obtained her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in 2001. She received her B.A., summa cum laude, in Accounting from North Central College in 1997. Prior to entering law school, Ms. Watson passed the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination. She is a member of the Illinois CPA Society, Chicago Bar Association, and the American Bar Association Corporate Documents and Process Committee and Committee on Mergers & Acquisitions.