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Jeanne M. Whalen Member

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