Overview

Esther Chang is a Corporate & Securities associate in Mayer Brown's Chicago office. Esther focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, advising both public and private companies on cross-border and domestic mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, corporate governance, general corporate and business law. Esther was named a Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers between 2014 and 2017 for mergers and acquisitions.  Esther speaks Mandarin and is proficient in French.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • French

Experience

  • Represented Elkay Manufacturing Company in the sale of Elkay Wood Products Company to ACProducts, Inc., a portfolio company of American Industrial Partners.
  • Represented Envestnet, Inc. in the $500 million acquisition of PIEtech, Inc.
  • Represented Falconhead Capital, LLC in its acquisition of Kwik Tek, Inc., a leading designer and supplier of outdoor branded products for the recreational water sports and winter sports markets.
  • Represented Jarden Corporation in its US$13 billion merger with Newell Rubbermaid, Inc.
  • Represented FuelQuest Inc., a leading on-demand software and services company for the global downstream energy industry, in the sale of its Zytax energy-related tax automation business to Avalara, a leading cloud-based sales tax and compliance automation technology provider.

Perspectives

  • Fall 2018

    An Associates First Year

Events

  • December 08
    2016

    Speaker

    When the Department of Justice says, 'We have a memo for that': Understanding the Application of the Yates Memorandum in the Context of a Post-Acquisition Anti-Corruption Assessment that Leads to an Internal Investigation, Association of Corporate Counsel, Chicago Chapter, Chicago, IL

  • December 08
    2016

    When the Department of Justice says, 'We have a memo for that': Understanding the Application of the Yates Memorandum in the Context of a Post-Acquisition Anti-Corruption Assessment that Leads to an Internal Investigation, Association of Corporate Counsel, Chicago Chapter, Chicago, IL

  • July 31
    2015

    Panelist

    Micro-Volunteering - How to Engage Limited Availability Volunteers, National Conference of Bar Presidents, Chicago, IL

Education

Boston College, BA, cum laude

Boston College Law School, JD

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Massachusetts

Memberships

Professional Activities & Memberships

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, Alliance for Women of the Chicago Bar Association
    • Co-Chair, 2013-2014
    • Co-Vice Chair, 2012-2013
    • Co-Chair, Programming, 2011-2012

Civic Activities

  • Alumni Board Member and Chicago Chapter Leader, Boston College Law School Alumni Association
    •  Treasurer, 2019 - current
  • Member, Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago, Civic Leadership Council, 2013-2018
  • Member, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Overture Council