• Ilana T. Pearl represents start-ups and small and middle-market companies from a wide range of industries in mergers and acquisitions, corporate financing, corporate governance and securities law compliance. Ilana  regularly advises clients on the formation and organization of their businesses, the acquisition and sale of business assets, and the structuring of joint ventures. She also counsels issuers and investors on federal securities compliance in private placements, represents companies in in all aspects of corporate borrowing and capital raising efforts, and drafts and negotiates a variety of commercial contracts, including Operating Agreements, Master Services Agreements, license agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and warehousing agreements and leases.

    Prior to joining Schenck Price, Ilana worked for large multinational law firms in New York and New Jersey. She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph M. McLaughlin, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Honorable Paul A. Crotty, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and taught law in the law departments of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth and Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin.

    • Included on the list of (201) magazine’s “Top Lawyers” in Business, Corporate & Commercial, in 2019
    • Member, New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
    • Former board member, Cornell Club of Northern New Jersey
    • Member, Planning Committee, Cornell Law School New Jersey Alumni Annual Dinner
    • Member, D.C. Bar Association
    • Member, Bergen LEADS, Class of 2020
  • M&A and Joint Venture Transactions

    • Represented private equity fund specializing in insurance industry as buyer in the strategic acquisition of two insurance companies worth over $200 million
    • Represented major distributor of wireless devices and accessories as buyer in strategic acquisitions of multiple companies in the United States and Europe
    • Represented flavor manufacturer in $115 million sale of its assets to European public company
    • Represented franchisee in the purchase of over twenty separate food franchise businesses from other franchisees
    • Represented distributor of frozen seafood products in sale of all of its assets to competitor
    • Represented cosmetics manufacturer in sale of majority stake to private equity company
    • Represented eyewear company in sale of majority stake to private equity company specializing in consumer brands
    • Represented manufacturer of imitation fragrances in sale of substantially all of its assets
    • Represented publicly traded Canadian steel erector company in strategic acquisition of New Jersey target
    • Represented seafood company in connection with structuring of joint venture with Chinese company for the supply of frozen seafood products

     

    Corporate Financing, Banking and Securities

    • Represented founders of bitcoin-backed lender in recapitalization of corporation and Series A financing
    • Represented medical device start-up in connection with its Series A financing
    • Represented digital marketing and technology start-up in connection with its initial seed financing
    • Represented shoe designer in restructuring of debt with syndicate of private lenders
    • Represented eyewear company in offering of stock to large private equity company
    • Represented major distributor of cellular telephones and accessories as borrower in negotiation of $260 million asset-backed loan from private lender
    • Represented commercial landlord in negotiation of $8 million real estate loan

     

    General Corporate and Contract Matters

    • Represented large bedding manufacturer in negotiations of company’s intellectual property licensing agreements
    • Represented manufacturer in connection with the negotiation of its Master Services Agreement and Manufacturing Agreement with Target
    • Represented cosmetics manufacturer in negotiating nondisclosure agreements with major cosmetics companies in connection with joint ventures to develop new products
    • Represented technology services company in negotiation of various Master Services Agreements and Consulting Agreements with clients and consultants
    • Represented U.S.-based firm in the divestiture of its interest in a joint venture in the United Arab Emirates
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