ジェニファー ワトソン

プリンシパル, シカゴ
電話:312.245.7500
jwatson@masudafunai.com

ワトソン弁護士は、当事務所のビジネス部門の首席として、様々な取引、会社組織再編、株式第三者割当および一般会社法務を含む広範囲にわたるビジネス上の問題についてクライアントにアドバイスする。また会社、リミテッド・ライアビリティー・カンパニー、その他の事業組織の設立についてクライアントを支援し、これら組織の外国・連邦・州における税務についても相談に応じる。

さらに企業の合併・買収においては、クライアントと緊密に連携を図る。特殊で非伝統的な取引に関する対策および解決策も含め、全取引の構築に関して助言する。主要な取引契約について交渉し、同契約書を作成するともに、デュー・ディリジェンスおよび必要な届出を行う。

従業員福利事項の一環として、役員報酬、雇用契約、適格・非適格退職年金および福祉給付制度の作成、検討および助言を行う。

イリノイ州弁護士資格取得。1997年ノース・セントラル大学を首席で卒業(会計学専攻、B.A.取得)。 2001年ノースウェスタン大学ロー・スクール卒業(J.D.取得)。ロー・スクール入学前に公認会計士試験に合格。イリノイ州公認会計士協会、シカゴ弁護士協会、ならびにアメリカ法曹協会企業文書・プロセス委員会および企業合併・買収委員会会員。

主な取扱事件


  • Mergers & Acquisitions

    • Represented a U.S. food group in an acquisition of an add on food business.
    • Advised a U.S. technology company with its investment from a large private equity group.
    • U.S. subsidiary representation in its acquisition of a manufacturing business in Wisconsin from a publicly traded Fortune 500 corporation.
    • Represented a U.S. company in the acquisition of all outstanding shares of a silicon valley technology company.
    • Counseled a U.S. technology company in the sale of its assets to a publicly traded technology company.
    • Guided a U.S. subsidiary of a Japanese corporation in its acquisition of the membership interests of a technology company that develops software supporting engineering applications (multiple counsels were involved, located in the U.S. and overseas).
    • Represented a U.S. subsidiary of a foreign corporation in acquiring loans and liens of an alcoholic beverage importer and distributor in Chicago, including the negotiation (and exercise) of a purchase option (multiple counsels were involved, located in Chicago, Zagreb and Italy).
    • Italian conglomerate representation in its acquisition of a Maryland-based company in the business of selling disinfectants and antiseptics.
    • Counseled a U.S. subsidiary of a multinational German corporation in the plasma surface treatment industry in acquiring a designer, builder and seller of low pressure vacuum equipment and processes in the U.S.
    • Assisted a U.S. manufacturer of postal equipment in connection with its $123 million divestiture of its mailbox business.
    • Advised a client on a minority investment of a Japanese company into a U.S. company developing unique solutions for internet marketing.
    • Lender representation in the restructuring of its senior secured credit facility being provided to the owner of one of Chicago's largest hotels.
    • Counseled a multinational corporation in a closely-held stock acquisition.
    • Advised issuers in private placement of securities.
    • Assisted a privately held, national company in amending and restating its credit facility.

  • Joint Ventures

    • Represented a carburetor manufacturer in connection with its $10 million joint venture formation of an Alabama manufacturing company.
    • U.S. manufacturer representation in connection with the dissolution of a joint venture company and formation of a new wholly-owned manufacturing company.
    • Japanese majority interest holder representation in the formation and establishment of a joint venture in the U.S. between two Japanese corporations and their U.S. affiliates.
    • Illinois manufacturer representation in a series of divestitures of its subsidiaries.

  • Employee Benefits

    • Advised clients with respect to executive compensation plans, including equity incentives.
    • Counseled clients with respect to correction of qualified plan failures and fiduciary obligations in connection with qualified plans.
    • Guided clients in all phases of the implementation, maintenance and termination of 401(k), profit sharing and other benefit arrangements.

  • 適格退職年金制度の問題訂正についてアドバイスした。

業務分野

学歴

  • ノースウェスタン大学ロー・スクール, J.D., 2001
  • ノース・セントラル大学, B.A., summa cum laude, 1997

弁護士資格

  • イリノイ州弁護士資格
  • Michigan

会員資格

  • American Bar Association - Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Documents and Process Committees
  • イリノイ州公認会計士会
  • シカゴ弁護士会