Esther Chang

Corporate & Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions, Public Companies & Corporate Governance


Esther Chang's practice focuses on U.S. and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and corporate law matters.

Esther represents purchasers and sellers of domestic and international businesses on complex public and private mergers, including special purpose acquisition companies, stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, minority investments and strategic alliances.  She also advises clients regarding private equity investments, as well as corporate governance and commercial matters.


  • Represented Climate Change Crisis Real Impact in its business combination with EVgo, an electric vehicle charging company.
  • Represented Live Oak Acquisition Corp. in its business combination with Meredian Holdings Group, Inc. (d/b/a Danimer Scientific).
  • Represented Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited in connection with the sale of APR Energy Limited to Atlas Corp., a newly formed holding company of Seaspan Corporation, in exchange for shares of Atlas Corp. for an enterprise value of US$750 million.
  • 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 US$500 million acquisition of PIEtech, Inc.
  • Represented DH Capital LLC, a private investment banking firm serving companies in the internet infrastructure, software and next generation IT services and communications sectors, in the sale of substantially all of its assets to Citizens Financial Group.
  • Represented RMG Networks Holding Corporation in its going private transaction.


  • Boston College, BA, cum laude
  • Boston College Law School, JD

Inscription au Barreau

  • Illinois
  • Massachusetts


  • Anglais
  • Mandarin
  • Français

Engagement professionnel et communautaire

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
    • President, 2023
    • President Elect, 2022
    • Vice President, 2020 - 2021
    • Secretary, 2019 - 2020
    • Treasurer, 2017-2019
  • Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago, Civic Leadership Counsel, 2013 – 2018
  • LadderUp Program, 2007-2011