Join our friends of fylí for Early Stage Formation and Fundraising: The Legal Side of a New Business workshop with founder and Managing Partner of AllRise Legal Counsel, Leslee Cohen. During this lunch and learn session, Leslee will share her legal expertise, insight, and tips on raising capital as an early stage founder! 

Meet Leslee Cohen:

Leslee Cohen is the founder and Managing Partner of AllRise Legal Counsel.  AllRise concentrates its transactional practice in securities and startup law, corporate finance, technology law, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate law. It represents clients across many industries from consumer products to technology companies to healthcare businesses to real estate firms.

Leslee started her practice at a Wall Street firm in 1992, spent 13 years honing her skills at a large firm based in Chicago and left to form AllRise in 2010. AllRise was founded on Leslee’s desire to work with earlier stage and smaller businesses. Each of its attorneys is big firm trained and experienced.

Leslee has been named by Illinois Super Lawyers as a Top 100 Lawyers in the State of Illinois and Top 50 Women Lawyers in the State of Illinois, corporate finance and securities, every year since 2010, a Leading Lawyer in mergers & acquisitions, securities and venture finance every year since 2007, the Advocate of the Year by the Small Business Advocacy Council in 2019 and, most recently, an Enterprising Woman of the Year by Enterprising Women Magazine in 2023.   

She is a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Small Business Advocacy Council, the co-chair of the Advisory Committee of the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law (of which she is also a co-founder), a speaker and mentor for the Good Food Accelerator, the Hatchery, LegalPad, the Wisconsin Technology Council/the Founders Institute and Workbox, and involved with the Chicago Job Creators Grant organization and GirlCon, which supports high school girls interested in careers in technology.

Leslee received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from New York University School of Law.

Connect with Leslee on LinkedIn. Connect with All Rise Legal here, and learn more about them on their website!

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