Ewa Champagne

Counsel

Dallas
T +1.214.210.1205
F +1.214.210.1201

Overview

Ewa Champagne is a Counsel engaged to guide clients on issues related to corporate governance and contract negotiations. She incorporates her experience as a tax consultant to develop an understanding of the client’s business goals and works closely with the legal and business teams to provide practical and cost-effective advice. Ewa is instrumental in developing cutting-edge, technology-based solutions for clients, keeping up with - and transcending - current trends and practices of many other firms. She also leads the charge for handling clients’ compliance matters, including AML and KYC, analyzing the risk profile of clients’ counterparties and co-investors.

Ewa leads the General Counsel Services team that is dedicated to offering systemic support with complex contract negotiation and corporate governance matters to public and private companies. She has extensive experience working closely with private equity clients, specifically the negotiation of diligence agreements related to M&A transactions.

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  • Drafts, reviews and negotiates a wide variety of commercial agreements for large-market private equity deal teams including advisory, employment, marketing, consulting, licensing, legal, sponsorship, financial, due diligence, public relations, NDAs, and brokerage agreements.
  • Directly advised large private equity firm’s in-house counsel team on a variety of legal issues that arise with general business transactions.
  • Developed a process and procedure for reviewing and documenting KYC analysis outsourced by a client in the financial and investment sector.
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Experience

  • Drafts, reviews and negotiates a wide variety of commercial agreements for large-market private equity deal teams including advisory, employment, marketing, consulting, licensing, legal, sponsorship, financial, due diligence, public relations, NDAs, and brokerage agreements.
  • Directly advised large private equity firm’s in-house counsel team on a variety of legal issues that arise with general business transactions.
  • Developed a process and procedure for reviewing and documenting KYC analysis outsourced by a client in the financial and investment sector.
  • Assisted with a sale of membership interest worth $80 million to a holding company.
  • Negotiated a settlement for commercial debt of $90,000 with supplier.
  • Assisted and negotiated the sale back of two national pet supply retailer franchises totaling over $2 million.
  • Assisted in negotiating a settlement over an agreement for an option to buy interest worth over $1 million.
  • Drafted and reviewed various employment related documents including employment contracts, employee handbooks, independent contractor agreements, non-compete agreements, and HIPAA-related business associate agreements.
  • Drafted cease and desist letters, filed trademark oppositions and negotiated settlements over use of clients’ trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.
  • Reviewed, negotiated, and revised commercial building leases, including commercial ground lease agreements for properties worth over $120,000 per year.
  • Revised construction contracts for commercial and residential construction and remodeling projects.
  • Managed foreclosure purchase project including thorough research of property value and history and attended the courthouse steps auction with authority to bid.

Recognitions and Memberships

Admissions

  • Texas
  • New York
  • Illinois

Education

  • J.D., Boston College Law School, 2010
  • B.S., Accounting, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2004

Languages

  • Polish