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Corporate Finance Attorney Frank D. Ballantine Joins Dykema’s Chicago Office

November 19, 2019

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of Frank D. Ballantine to its Corporate Finance Practice Group as a Member in the firm’s Chicago office. Ballantine joins Dykema from Clark Hill PLC’s Chicago office.

In his corporate finance practice, Ballantine serves as a trusted advisor and counselor to senior management, boards of directors, and investors in public and private companies across a wide range of industries, such as information technology, food, life sciences, business services, manufacturers, distributors and lenders.

Ballantine is outside general counsel and strategic advisor to numerous businesses. He also serves as lead transaction counsel for investors and management in venture and private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, and debt financings. Ballantine also assists clients in joint ventures, marketing alliances and licensing. He has served or is serving ex officio on the Boards of 26 clients, as well as the advisory boards of two venture funds.

“Frank’s extensive corporate counseling and transactional experience and his focus on client service makes him an ideal addition to Dykema and our Chicago office,” said Michael Borders, Vice Chairman of Dykema and Office Managing Member of the firm’s Chicago office.

Ballantine earned a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, after which he clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He worked toward an MFA in Film from the Columbia University Graduate School of Fine Arts, which he left to become an industrial film producer. Frank received his B.A. in English, with honors, from Haverford College. He has been recognized by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers and an Illinois Super Lawyer.