Mr. Babala concentrates his diverse corporate practice on public and private company M&A, buyouts, joint ventures, strategic alliances, securities and corporate finance, workouts, and restructuring transactions.
He advises companies that are
early-stage start-ups, closely held, family-owned businesses, multi-billion
dollar public companies, and international investment and trading firms, many
of which operate in regulated industries, such as alcohol, energy, and
healthcare. Mr. Babala serves as outside general counsel, handling day-to-day
legal corporate and business transactions for his clients and regularly advises
directors and C-suite executives on complex matters of corporate governance,
such as fiduciary duties and special committees related to transactions. He
publishes and lectures regularly on corporate law, M&A, and securities.
Mr. Babala received his J.D. from
the University of Michigan Law School in 1995 and his B.A. from Alma college in
1995. He is licensed to practice in the states of California, Illinois, and