Kate Kanabay Partner | Board of Directors
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Kate Kanabay

Kate is a partner in HMB’s Business and Finance Group and is a member of HMB’s Board of Directors. She handles M&A and acts as outside general counsel to private, middle-market businesses.

Kate splits her practice between transactions, general counsel work and regulatory compliance. Her clients—primarily privately-held manufacturing, distribution, restaurant/concessions and service companies—rely on her practical approach to negotiate and close transactions efficiently, and to maintain compliance with laws and contracts.

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Organized, Practical and Efficient

Leveraging her background in litigation and years of experience in corporate work, Kate guides her clients through issues ranging from structuring sophisticated mergers and acquisitions to negotiating effective contracts to managing disputes, claims and litigation.

Kate’s approach to legal services is organized, practical and efficient. Her clients trust her to “get it done.”


Marquette University, J.D.

Marquette University, B.A. in Psychology




Professional Memberships

Chicago Bar Association, Member

Community Involvement

National Waste & Recycling Association, Women’s Council, Scholarship Committee, Co-chair


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    HMB welcomes Sean D. Auton, Christin A. Handa, Jeffrey A. Hechtman, David A. Hughes and Kate Kanabay to its 2021 Board of Directors.

  • Marquette University, J.D.
  • Marquette University, B.A. in Psychology
  • Wisconsin
  • Illinois
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