Payal is a member of HMB’s Business and Finance Group. She focuses her practice on transactional and general counsel matters.
Prior to joining HMB, Payal worked in-house where she advised various business units on general legal matters. While completing her MBA, she was a Fellow in Loyola’s Business Law Clinic, where she advised small businesses, start-ups and not-for-profits on business planning, corporate governance and transactional matters.Read More
While in law school, Payal was Editor in Chief of the Loyola University Chicago International Law Review, where she oversaw the publication of two issues of the Journal’s fifteen volume. She was a semi-finalist in both the Transactional and IP LawMeets contract drafting and negotiation competitions. Payal was a Loyola Vis Moot Fellow and won the 7th Annual Shanghai Pre-Moot before participating in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot East in Hong Kong. She was Co-Chair of the Public Interest Law Society Auction, raising over $23,000 for public interest stipends.
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Bachelor of Arts & Science in Political Science and Psychology, McGill University, 2014
Juris Doctor with Certificates in Transactional Law and International Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2018, cum laude
Master of Business Administration with concentration in Legal Environment, Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business, 2019
CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Legal Writing, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2015
CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Advocacy, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2016
Semi-Finalist, IP LawMeets, 2016
Semi-Finalist, Transactional LawMeets, 2017
International Champion, 7th Annual Vis Moot Shanghai, 2017
American Bar Association, member of Business Law Section
Chicago Bar Association, member
Illinois State Bar Association, member
Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, member
Ambassador of Penny, an organization dedicated to providing safe spaces for women to openly discuss, learn, and share about their financial wellness and personal journeys
Loyola University Chicago International Law Review, Expanding Past Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, and War Crimes: Can an ICC Policy Paper Expand the Court’s Mandate to Prosecuting Environmental Crimes?, 2017
HMB would like to congratulate HAAS Alert on the closing of their equity financing round. The $5M in investment capital will support the nationwide expansion of Safety Cloud, the leading automotive digital alerting system that’s standard on emergency and roadway fleet vehicles. HAAS Alert’s platform enables real-time safety alerts between vehicles and connected infrastructure (V2X) to reduce the risk of…
Ehrhardt Tool and Machine, LLC, dba Ehrhardt Automation Systems ("EAS"), a portfolio company of Dunes Point Capital, LP ("DPC") acquires SAF Drives Inc ("SAF Drives"). DPC was represented by HMB’s Private Equity Team, led by Corporate Partner, Evan M. Knobloch and Corporate Associates Raymond J. Jacobi III and Payal J. Patel.
HMB would like to congratulate PechaKucha, a social storytelling platform that has been used by millions of people across the globe, and CEO and Co-founder Sean Smyth and the rest of the PechaKucha team on a $2.7 million Seed funding round. PechaKucha, based in Chicago and Tokyo, is a fast-growing storytelling platform used by millions of people across the globe. Content creators, schools,…
HMB would like to congratulate Lightstream and its CEO and Co-founder Stu Grubbs, COO and Co-founder Aaron Hassell, CCO and Co-founder Ryan Forquer and Principal Engineer and Co-founder Dan Trocchio on a successful sale to Creative Solutions, a division of Vitec Group, a UK publicly traded company on the London Stock Exchange. Lightstream is a US-based tech company that builds…
HMB would like to congratulate WorkChew and its co-founders, Maisha Burt and Allyson McDougal on a successful funding round. WorkChew, a startup that turns hotels and restaurants into on-demand flexible workspaces, raised $2.5 million. With WorkChew, company employees can access workspaces wherever they are: whether in an urban corridor or a suburb outside of a major city. Membership is often…