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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 (pending)
  • Pennsylvania (active)

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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Publications

News

  • HMB Congratulates FingerprintJS on Closing Funding RoundOctober 15, 2020

    HMB congratulates FingerprintJS and its founders, Dan Pinto and Valentin Vasilyev, on closing a $4M financing round. The company, a new kind of toolkit offering a browser fingerprinting service, is based on an open-source project that already has 5 million downloads and 8,000 websites using the service. “We have a unique opportunity to disrupt the fraud technology market by enabling our…

  • HMB Congratulates AeroPay on Closing Seed RoundOctober 1, 2020

    HMB congratulates AeroPay, a Chicago-based alternative payments platform, and CEO & Founder Daniel Muller, on closing a seed round to accelerate its growth led by Continental Investors. The AeroPay platform eliminates traditional payment processing burdens and enables seamless bank-to-bank digital payments between businesses and their customers. The platform is built to work in any environment, both in-person or online. With…

  • Alicia A. Handy Named to Best Lawyers 2021 Ones to Watch ListAugust 21, 2020

    Alicia was named to Best Lawyers 2021 Ones to Watch List. These awards are recognitions given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States. Best Lawyers' methodology for determining these awards is through peer-review. Learn more about Alicia here.…

  • HMB Client MOCA Awarded One of First Recreational Dispensary Licenses in ChicagoApril 13, 2020

    Congratulations to MOCA-Modern Cannabis for being awarded an adult-use dispensary license to operate at 216 W Ohio St in the River North neighborhood. MOCA’s original dispensary continues to operate in Logan Square at 2847 W. Fullerton as a medical and adult-use dispensary. The IDFPR final approval was granted to MOCA on April 3, following city inspection. HMB congratulates MOCA for…

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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 (pending)
  • Pennsylvania (active)
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