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Jeanne M. Whalen Member

Areas of Practice


Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2008


University of Toledo, J.D., summa cum laude

University of Michigan, B.S.E., magna cum laude

Jeanne M. Whalen's practice focuses on general corporate, contracting, and acquisition matters, with an emphasis on technology and health care-related transactions. She has a Computer Science Engineering degree from the University of Michigan and interned at Microsoft Corporation in the Developer Tools Division. Ms. Whalen's experience includes:

  • Public and private company mergers and acquisitions and joint venture transactions, including in the technology and health care sectors;
  • Representing technology companies and other companies engaging in technology-related transactions; and
  • General corporate representation including counsel to Boards of Directors, entity information and capitalization, shareholder agreements, and customer and supplier relationships.

Prior to joining Dykema, Ms. Whalen worked in education.


  • Private equity, middle market and closely-held M&A transactions, including entity structure and governance
  • Information technology and business process outsourcing transactions
  • Technology agreement overflow contract review
  • Technology development and licensing agreements
  • Joint venture/licensing arrangements
  • Health care/technology reseller agreements
  • Assisted living facility acquisitions and divestitures
  • Dental practice acquisitions
  • Pro bono projects involving entity formation, governance, and 501(c)(3) qualification

Memberships & Involvement

  • State Bar of Michigan, Information Technology Law Section, Council Member and Secretary

Community/Civic Activities

  • Board of Directors for ConnectUS, a Livonia-based program for adults with disabilities
  • Recognized in Michigan Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star for Technology Transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Health Care, 2013-Present
  • Named as an "Up and Coming Lawyer" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2018