Ewa Champagne

Counsel

Dallas
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F +1.214.210.1201

Overview

Ewa Champagne leads her team of attorneys in offering systemic support to the legal departments and operational teams of public and private companies in a wide variety of industries. She has extensive experience working closely with clients to negotiate asset purchase and sale transactions and commercial real estate transactions, as well as a variety of transactions related to registration and enforcement of intellectual property. Notably, Ewa is able to draw from her experience as a tax consultant and business professional to provide clients with a comprehensive view of their matters.

Ewa places a high priority on compliance matters, including KYC procedures, and getting into the nitty-gritty of a business to see that it is being run accordingly. She develops a full understanding of her clients' processes, services and goals, and subsequently mobilizes a team to unify the clients' agreements and legal documents. Ewa strives to give clients control of their agreements and positions herself to be a zealous advocate for their interests at the negotiating table.

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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