Fredrikson welcomes back attorney Deborah Walker Kool to the firm’s Start Up & Rapid Growth Enterprises (SURGE), Venture Capital & Angel Financing, Corporate, Finance & Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions groups.
Walker Kool represents businesses at all stages of their growth with raising capital, structuring ownership, leadership and governance, acquisition and sale, and the many other needs and goals of company life.
From formation through sale, Walker Kool assists founders and owners in structuring and funding companies in a manner that best accomplishes their goals. She helps them determine the correct entity and assists them in raising the right capital, whether through equity or debt financing, for example, SEED, Series A and later stage preferred stock financings, SAFEs and convertible notes.
Walker Kool represents companies in sale, merger and acquisition transactions, both strategic and private equity, through drafting agreements, preparing and reviewing term sheets, proposals and non-disclosure agreements (NDA), and diligence of the targets.
Walker Kool served as a vice chair of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA). She was the co-chair of the Task Force for Supplier Policies on Labor Trafficking, which resulted in a set of Supplier Policies adopted by the ABA and circulated to the Fortune 500 companies. Prior to her career in law, she was a director of an international anti-trafficking non-profit organization.
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