Shelby E. Parnes is a Shareholder in Vedder Price’s Chicago office and a member of the firm’s Finance & Transactions practice group.

Ms. Parnes advises clients on a variety of transactional and general corporate matters, including mergers, acquisitions, sales, equity offerings, investment activities, private placements, joint ventures, minority investments and other general corporate matters. She also counsels corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships on formation and governance issues and securities rules and regulations, including preparation and review of SEC filings.

Along with her general corporate experience, Ms. Parnes has experience advising clients in crisis management matters, providing legal advice and support in cross-border internal investigations to executive management, and developing and implementing legal response strategies and coordinating efforts of various foreign advisors. In addition, Ms. Parnes has represented clients within the insurance industry on reinsurance and coinsurance agreements, financing arrangements and letters of credit.

From 2016–2019, Ms. Parnes was selected for inclusion as an Illinois Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers. She was also recommended as a Next Generation Lawyer by the Legal 500 United States in the M&A/Corporate and Commercial—M&A: Middle-Market (Sub-$500M) category.

Prior to joining Vedder Price, Ms. Parnes was an Associate at two Am Law 100 firms in New York.