Ilana’s practice focuses on corporate law with an emphasis on M&A and private equity transactions. She regularly advises emerging companies, mid-market businesses and private equity clients on a broad range of corporate transactions, including M&A, joint ventures, management buyouts, spinoffs and reorganizations, as well as working with issuers and investors on debt and equity investments and early stage financings.
Ilana provides pro bono services to non-profit organizations in need of corporate and transactional support. Ilana received a Thurgood Marshall Award from the Federal Bar Council in 2008 for her pro bono service.
Ilana routinely presents on a broad range of corporate law mandates, including:
When Corporate Cultures Collide, New Jersey Business Magazine 20 (January 2020)
Mitigating the Effects of Cultural Differences on Your Merger or Joint Venture, SPSK Legal Updates for Businesses (June 2019)
Why You Should Clean House Before You Sell Your Business, SPSK Legal Updates for Businesses (September 2018)
Legal and Financial Considerations when Buying or Selling an Architecture Firm (presentation to the Newark & Suburban chapter of the American Institute of Architects in September 2015)
While in law school, Ilana was a Managing Editor on the Cornell Law Review, a teaching assistant for Cornell’s Lawyering program and a research assistant in the area of international law. Ilana also served as a law clerk for two judges on the U.S. federal courts and supplemented her practice experience by teaching law at two major universities in Europe.
Education and Bar Admissions
JD (magna cum laude), 2005
Cornell Law School
LLM (magna cum laude, Intl./Comparative Law), 2005