Mary W. Shellenberg

Principal, Chicago
Phone: 312.245.7500

Since joining Masuda Funai in 1974, Mary Shellenberg has devoted her practice to corporate, transactional and employee benefits law. Ms. Shellenberg advises clients on entity selection and formation, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and corporate restructurings. She also represents clients in negotiating and closing business and corporate financing transactions, including industrial revenue bond transactions, commercial loans, equipment leasing and other asset based financing.

With respect to employee benefits, Ms. Shellenberg advises and assists clients in the implementation and maintenance of qualified plans and non-qualified plans, as well as other fringe benefit arrangements.

Representative Matters

  • Broad range of business matters with transaction values ranging from $50,000,000 to $325,000,000.

  • Acquisition of a consumer products manufacturing business involving multiple U.S. facilities and related entities.

  • Sale of a worldwide group of companies in a series of transaction closings.

  • Sale of a high-tech equipment manufacturer involving negotiation of related supply and distribution arrangements and establishment of related joint venture.

  • Strategic acquisition of a start-up software company.

  • Acquisition of a renewable energy equipment manufacturer.

  • Sale of a software consulting company to private equity investor.

  • Structuring, negotiation and closing of various forms of financing including equity based, securitized and traditional loan financings.

  • Assisting in a cross-border expansion in the Americas through acquisitions and establishment of newly for subsidiaries and joint ventures in Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Columbia.

Practice Areas


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1974
  • Mundelein College, B.A., 1971


  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Japan America Society of Chicago