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Alicia A. Handy Associate
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Alicia A. Handy
“Building relationships with my clients is at the core of my practice; it is important that my clients feel they can lean on me in any situation.”

Alicia is a member of HMB’s Business and Finance Group. She focuses here practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance transactions and general corporate matters. 

Partnering with public and privately-held companies, lenders and private equity firms across industries, including oil and gas, pharmaceutical, chemical and manufacturing, Alicia helps clients with a variety of transactional needs, including mergers and acquisitions, entity and joint venture formations and corporate financing matters 

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Prior to joining HMB, Alicia was an associate at Dentons Cohen & Grigsby in Pittsburgh, PA, where she represented the firm’s strategic and financial clients in general and environmental corporate and transactional matters. She was also an associate in the Environmental Transactions Group at Latham & Watkin in Houston, TX, where she handled a variety of environmental matters on behalf of companies, private equity funds and lenders in connection with transactions, capital market offerings and financing projectsAlicia also practiced at WilmerHale in Washington, D.C. where she focused on advising clients in areas of federal, state and local regulatory compliance counseling and litigation, and the representation of corporate clients in connection with internal, congressional and executive agency inquiries and investigations. 

Attentive and Personable 

Clients rely on Alicia for her affable demeanor and technical acumenThey appreciate her calm and personable approach in high-pressure situations, and she’s often looked to as more than just a skilled attorney, but as someone to lean on in all situations. 

Experience

  • Provides general counsel services to companies, including in connection with general corporate governance matters, ownership and management transitions, and commercial contracts
  • Represents start-up and early stage companies in connection with seed financing transactions
  • Represents banks and companies in connection with various financing transactions, including acquisition financings and working capital financings/refinancings
  • Represents owners of a cannabis company in connection with the sale of the company to a strategic buyer
  • Represents owner of a dental practice in connection with the sale of the dental practice to a private equity backed buyer
  • Represents private equity fund in its acquisition of a consulting company
  • Represented owner of a privately held company in connection with the sale of the company to a private equity backed buyer

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D. 2009
  • American University, M.P.P. 2006
  • Stony Brook University, B.S. 2004

Admissions

  • Illinois

Honors

Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch, 2021

Westbury High School, Alumni Distinction Award, 2019

Human Rights First, Pro Bono Star Award, 2016

Pi Alpha Alpha, Public Administration and Public Policy Honor Society, 2006

Pro Bono

Alicia has maintained an active pro bono practice that has included representing immigrants seeking asylum and other forms of relief, a criminal defendant before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, low-income residents in Texas and Washington, D.C. in connection with estate planning matters, and non-governmental organizations in connection with the analysis of various regulatory matters.

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News

  • Client Success: Svoboda Capital Announces Partnership with Marcus ThomasApril 27, 2021

    Svoboda Capital Partners ("SCP"), a private equity firm, announced its recapitalization of Marcus Thomas LLC ("MT"), a full-service marketing and advertising agency. HMB represented SCP in the recapitalization. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. SCP is a Chicago-based private equity firm that invests in leading middle market growth companies. Founded in 1998, the SCP team has more than…

  • Client Success: Svoboda Capital Announces Partnership with Marcus ThomasApril 27, 2021

    Svoboda Capital Partners ("SCP"), a private equity firm, announced its recapitalization of Marcus Thomas LLC ("MT"), a full-service marketing and advertising agency. HMB represented SCP in the recapitalization. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. SCP is a Chicago-based private equity firm that invests in leading middle market growth companies. Founded in 1998, the SCP team has more than…

  • Client Success: HMB Represents Skubana in Sale to Cloud-based Warehouse Management Systems Leader 3PL CentralApril 12, 2021

    HMB congratulates Skubana in their strategic sale to 3PL Central ("3PL"), expanding their supply chain technology and filling an important gap in the ecommerce and omnichannel ecosystem. The combination of Skubana's intelligent order orchestration with 3PL Central's extensive network of warehouses offering ecommerce fulfillment and retail replenishment is expected to open a new chapter in software, allowing companies to have…

  • Client Success: HMB Represents Skubana in Sale to Cloud-based Warehouse Management Systems Leader 3PL CentralApril 12, 2021

    HMB congratulates Skubana in their strategic sale to 3PL Central ("3PL"), expanding their supply chain technology and filling an important gap in the ecommerce and omnichannel ecosystem. The combination of Skubana's intelligent order orchestration with 3PL Central's extensive network of warehouses offering ecommerce fulfillment and retail replenishment is expected to open a new chapter in software, allowing companies to have…

  • Client Success: Dunes Point Capital, LP Announces Specialty Products and Insulation's Acquisition of Building Insulation DistributorMarch 11, 2021

    Specialty Products and Insulation ("SPI"), a portfolio company of Dunes Point Capital, LP ("DPC"), has acquired Rocky Mountain Construction Wholesale, LLC ("RMCW"). Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, SPI is a value added distributor and fabricator of mechanical and building insulation products and complementary products for commercial and industrial applications. The Company currently operates 56 distribution branches and 13 co-located fabrication facilities…

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Education
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D. 2009
  • American University, M.P.P. 2006
  • Stony Brook University, B.S. 2004
Admissions
  • Illinois
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