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Caroline S. Soodek

Of Counsel

, Bryan Cave LLP
Chicago

Tel

1 312 602 5120

Fax

1 312 698 7520
coco.soodek@bryancave.com
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Caroline S. Soodek

Of Counsel


Chicago



161 North Clark Street, Suite 4300
Chicago, Illinois 60601-3315

Phone:

1 312 602 5120

Fax:

1 312 698 7520

email:

coco.soodek@bryancave.com

Caroline (Coco) Soodek has broad experience as outside general counsel to numerous companies in a variety of industries. She counsels privately held and public companies on a variety of issues, such as their formation, operation, financing and exit strategies. She has experience with finance, mergers and acquisitions, securities reporting and offerings, outsourcing agreements, supply chain management issues and entertainment matters.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association

  • Chicago Bar Association

Caroline (Coco) Soodek has broad experience as outside general counsel to numerous companies in a variety of industries. She counsels privately held and public companies on a variety of issues, such as their formation, operation, financing and exit strategies. She has experience with finance, mergers and acquisitions, securities reporting and offerings, outsourcing agreements, supply chain management issues and entertainment matters.

Select Representations

  • General Corporate Representation – Representation of companies with regard to business formation and corporate governance issues for public and private companies in numerous industries, including entertainment, food and beverage, manufacturing, commerce, health care and finance
  • Commercial Contracts – Negotiation, structure and drafting of manufacturing, outsourcing, supply chain management, and joint venture agreements
  • Directors and Officers Liability – Representation of board of directors of public and private companies with regard to, and protection from, liability in a variety of contexts
  • Mergers and Acquisitions – Representation of public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions (stock and asset transactions), as well as divestitures of business lines and companies
  • Entertainment Law – Representation of companies related to intellectual property and new media technologies and a full range of entertainment matters, including the negotiation of license and acquisition agreements, representation of producers of live theatrical events, representation of new media and on-line companies and the clearance and transfer of rights related to filmed entertainment
  • Intellectual Property Licensing and Development – Draft and negotiate sophisticated licensing and development agreements related to software, proprietary technology, proprietary data, artistic works of authorship and trademark merchandising
  • Proxy Contests – Representation of insurgent shareholder groups with regard to preparation and filing of proxy and solicitation materials to nominate candidates for election to the board of directors
  • Securities Law – Representation of companies in public equity offerings requiring the drafting of registration statements, drafting and review of 1934 Act filings and Rule 144 compliance and representation of issuers in private placements of debt and equity securities requiring the preparation of private placement memoranda

Bar and Court Admissions

Illinois, 1997

Education

Northwestern University, J.D., 1997

University of Minnesota, B.A., 1994

Publications

  • "Hacking and the Federal Securities Laws: Protecting Your Company from Computer Rogues," The Alert, Federal Bar Association, Vol. 4 No. 2, June 1999

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Education

  • Northwestern University, J.D., 1997
  • University of Minnesota, B.A., 1994

Admissions

  • Illinois, 1997

Committee/Leadership Roles

  • Firmwide Diversity Committee