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Riebana Sachs’ corporate practice focuses on formation, maintenance and dissolution of business entities; corporate structuring; and due diligence for mergers and acquisitions. Born in Hannover and raised in Hamburg, Germany, she is fluent in German and has an acute understanding of German and European business culture, which is a tremendous asset to the German and Austrian companies we represent.

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As a member of the employment group, Riebana advises clients on various employment matters and compliance issues, and she is an active member of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Prior to joining Masuda Funai, Riebana served as an Assistant State’s Attorney for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, where she litigated numerous bench and jury trials, so she brings solid litigation experience and a unique perspective to her practice.

Practice Areas

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2016, Order of the Coif; DePaul Law Review, Managing Editor of Notes & Comments; CALI Excellence for the Future Awards: Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Legal Analysis, Research & Communications I and II, Legal Drafting, Legal Profession and Advanced Trial Advocacy
  • Iowa State University, B.S., Psychology, summa cum laude, 2010; Recipient of the International Incentive Scholarship, 2009-2010

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Languages

  • German
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Experience

Experience

Assisted an Austrian company in the sale of its U.S. subsidiary.

Assisted a Japanese company in the creation of a joint venture involving multiple Mexican and U.S. companies in a 16.2 Million USD cross-border transaction.

Advised a Japanese company in the restructuring of its U.S. group, involving multiple mergers of its U.S. subsidiaries.

Investigated serious allegations of sexual harassment by an employee of a corporate client.

Memberships

Memberships

American Bar Association
Professional Activities
Legal Updates/Client Advisories
No Lockdown for the U.S. Venture Capital Industry in 2020
Even though the coronavirus pandemic had a tumultuous impact on the global economy in 2020 that caused an economic downturn, which the…
New Year, New PPP Loans
Executive Summary On December 27, 2020 President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “Act”) into law, which…
IRS Doubles Down on No Double Dip
Executive Summary Companies that receive or are reasonably expected to receive forgiveness for Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”)…
CFIUS Final Regulations Revise Mandatory Declaration Requirement for Certain Critical Technology Transactions
Executive Summary On September 11, 2020, the Office of Investment Security, Department of Treasury issued a final rule that…
Opening Up Your Workplace Again
Executive Summary On Thursday April 16, 2020, President Trump unveiled his “Guidelines for Opening Up America Again” (the…
President Signs $2 Trillion Dollar Stimulus Into Law - Key Provisions and Implications for Employers
Executive Summary On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES…
Coronavirus Relief Bill Update
Executive Summary Under the mandate of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“Act”), the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”)…
Legal Guidance for 2020 CFIUS Regulations
On January 13, 2020, the Office of Investment Security, Department of Treasury published its final regulations implementing the Foreign…
Speaking Engagements
GACC Midwest Virtual Expert Workshop - "U.S. Market Entry Strategy Planning - The Basis for U.S. Success," February 17, 2021
2.17.21
Events
Masuda Funai 2021 Virtual Employment Seminar Series: Artificial Intelligence and Other Anticipated Challenges in 2022 and Beyond
9.30.21
Artificial intelligence is changing human resource functions. Illinois enacted the Artificial Intelligence Video Interview Act. That…
Complimentary Webinar: COVID-19 Required Me to Work From Home... and I Like It - Formalizing Work From Home Arrangements
6.30.20
In March, many employees were sent home to work remotely with little notice or advance planning. In response, many employees have performed…
News
Jennifer Watson and Riebana Sachs Presented at GACC Midwest's US Market Entry Bootcamp
On October 28, 2021, Jennifer R.M.C. Watson, Principal, and Riebana E. Sachs, Associate, in Masuda Funai’s Corporate, Finance and…
Riebana Sachs Co-Presented at GACC's Virtual Expert Workshop Series
On February 17, 2021, Riebana Sachs, Associate at Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd., participated in the Virtual German American…
Publications
"No Lockdown for the U.S. Venture Capital Industry in 2020" - BizBuddy, July 2021
Co-Authored "IRS Doubles Down on No Double Dip" - BizBuddy, December 2020
Co-Authored "CFIUS Final Regulations Revise Mandatory Declaration Requirement for Certain Critical Technology Transactions" - BizBuddy, October 2020
"Opening Up Your Workplace Again – Part 1" - BizBuddy, May 2020
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