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Suzanne Saxman


    Suzie Saxman is a corporate partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP and leads the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice. For more than three decades, Suzie has counseled clients—from entrepreneurs and startups to large, privately held companies across multiple industries—through every phase of growth, during times of economic prosperity and economic downturn. 

    She prides herself on handling matters “in scale” with an eye toward practical advice that advances company objectives. Suzie works with clients in two capacities: executing deals and functioning as outside general counsel, often at the same time. Her clients benefit from this continuity of service and the institutional knowledge she develops by their side. She knows what it’s like to run the business and stays in the trenches with the client after the deal is closed. 

    Suzie brings substantial legal know-how, a high-volume track record of transactions, and a commitment to speak the language of her clients in every deal. She analyzes complex, confidential, and strategic opportunities to address the legal issues presented. Suzie then translates the opportunity into a quick and responsive action plan that provides a road map for growth. She takes a holistic approach, working across the client organization and bringing in financial, diligence, and client counsel to assemble the deal “dream team.” 

    As chair of the M&A group, Suzie drives the growth and professional development agenda for more than 60 attorneys at all levels. She has been an avid consumer of M&A trends for the last decade, making it her mission to bring this knowledge back to the team. Suzie also drives technology adoption for her team, including use of new artificial intelligence tools for client service and the creation of a unique budgeting app used to predict legal fees for transactions. In all things, Suzie sets a model for performance and client service with a goal of supporting and leading a world-class team. This work has made her more well-rounded and better equipped to serve her clients. 

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