Diane E. Bell

Diane E. Bell concentrates her practice in corporate matters, with a focus on private company mergers and acquisitions, venture financing and joint ventures. She is also experienced in assisting corporations with transactions involving employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs).

Diane advises investors and business owners, including private equity funds, with respect to acquisitions and dispositions, growth equity investments, recapitalizations and the implementation and completion of exit strategies. She works closely with the management of operating businesses in complex commercial transactions, including the establishment of manufacturing and distribution partnerships and agreements.

She represents clients in a variety of industries, including media and technology, consumer products and for-profit education.

Diane is co-founder of Katten’s LGBT Coalition and is active in several Chicago and law firm diversity initiatives.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Mergers and Acquisitions, 2) Private Equity and 3) ESOPs and ESPPs
Law School Loyola University Chicago School of Law (J.D.)
Admitted Year 1993
Education Washington University in St. Louis (B.A.)
Bar Member / Association Illinois State Bar Association
Most recent firm Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
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