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Congratulations to the new Thompson Coburn partners for 2021

January 7, 2021

Thompson Coburn is proud to announce that the firm has elected five attorneys to partnership, effective January 1, 2021.

Sarah Chang (Chicago) helps individuals and families preserve their wealth by developing strategies to safeguard their assets in the most tax-efficient way. She represents a diverse group of clients with varying levels of wealth, up to and including, ultra-high-net-worth individuals in estate planning, trust and estate administration and probate matters. Sarah counsels clients in developing comprehensive estate plans through the use of wills, trusts, powers of attorney and charitable giving strategies. She is also experienced in tax shelter entity structuring and transferring ownership of real property. Sarah earned her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and a B.A. from the University of Chicago.

Julie Hellmich (St. Louis) represents clients in mergers and acquisitions and sophisticated securities offerings, and offers advice on a wide range of corporate matters. With experience in all aspects of M&A transactions, including the acquisition and disposition of stock and assets, Julie leads M&A due diligence and drafts and negotiates definitive purchase and ancillary agreements. She also represents issuers and institutional investors in private offerings of debt and equity securities, and leads initial and late-stage equity financing rounds. Julie also acts as legal advisor to pension plans and institutional investors with over $75 billion in assets. Julie earned her J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law, and a B.B.A. in Marketing and Management from Drury University. 

Sartouk Moussavi (Chicago) counsels clients on how to advance their business goals through strategic and creative approaches to the protection and enforcement of their intellectual property. Sartouk represents clients, big and small, in a number of industry sectors, and his practice covers the spectrum of IP law. After receiving his degree in electrical engineering, Sartouk worked for a tech startup company, which gave him valuable insight into the needs and challenges of growing businesses. He uses this knowledge to help clients make strategic decisions about how intellectual property can impact their businesses. Sartouk earned his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin, and a B.A. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

Allie Isaak Rudroff (St. Louis) represents investors, lenders and community development entities in transactions involving various forms of debt, equity and public financing, including federal and state new markets tax credits and low-income housing tax credits. Allie helps clients navigate transactions related to tax credit and incentive programs, commercial finance and real estate finance. Her clients include investors, community development entities, developers and lenders. Allie earned her J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, and a B.A. in English from Saint Louis University.

Nathan Viehl (Chicago) advises both buyers and sellers in a range of sophisticated M&A transactions, including private equity and strategic acquisitions, divestitures and leveraged buyouts. His practice encompasses a variety of transactional work for mid-market, growing and emerging technology, health care and energy companies, principally including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital financings and outside general counsel matters. He has assisted numerous startups and high growth companies throughout their life cycle including their structuring, venture capital financings and ultimate exit transactions. Nathan earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, and a B.A. from Marquette University.