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Suzanne E. Ritzler

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With more than 20 years of corporate business and law firm experience, Suzanne advises a variety of companies and individuals with respect to consulting and outsourcing services transactions, mergers and acquisitions, financial transactions, contractual drafting and negotiation and general corporate and governance matters.  An experienced business counselor, Suzanne has extensive experience in negotiating and documenting strategic and IT consulting agreements, IT and business process outsourcing agreements, stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, commercial loans, venture capital and other financial transactions.  Suzanne is also licensed as a Certified Public Accountant.

In addition to her work as a corporate attorney at several top Chicago law firms, Suzanne previously served as General Counsel for Carmeuse North America, advising her internal clients on diverse business matters including acquisitions and divestitures, corporate risk management, purchasing, employment issues and environmental and safety regulations.  Suzanne's in-house experience helps her to better understand the issues and constraints faced by her corporate clients.

American Bar Association
West Cook Pro Bono Network, Oak Park
Acquisitions/Divestitures
Advised purchaser in $325 million acquisition of publicly-traded company and related credit financing.
Advised purchaser in $53 million asset acquisition, including complex post-closing operating agreements.
Advised purchaser regarding $36 million asset acquisition and related $12.6 million asset sale.
Advised seller in $22 million sale of mining assets.
Contracting
Advised service provider in connection with $15.5 million implementation of clinical information system at leading Midwestern hospital.
Advised transportation company in connection with strategic alliance and investment agreement with equipment provider.
Advised service provider in connection with $36 million outsourcing agreement for support of clinical information system at major California university hospital.
Debt Financing
Advised borrower on $105 million syndicated credit facility.
Advised lender on $27 million credit facility refinance.
Advised lender on $8.5 million credit facility to fund acquisition of manufacturing assets.
"Breaking News on Revenue Recognition" Publication (May, 2006; updated 2007, 2008 and 2012)
"Contracting Challenges in Healthcare Law" Client Law Department Presentation (April, 2011)
"Electronic Medical Records - Incentive Programs and Meaningful Use" Client Law Department Presentation (March, 2011)
"Extreme Contracting Challenges" Association of Corporate Counsel, Chicago, Illinois (May, 2007)
Suzanne E. Ritzler
Dominican University
M.L.I.S. (2009)
University of Chicago Law School
J.D. (1989)
University of Illinois, Urbana
B.S., with highest honors (1986)
Bronze Tablet Recipient
Illinois (1990)
Certified Public Accountant