Courtney Presswood


Courtney Presswood concentrates her practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, securities, and general corporate matters, including:

  • public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions
  • private equity funds and their portfolio companies
  • venture capital funding transactions
  • public and private securities offerings and other financings
  • securities regulation compliance and corporate governance matters
  • a variety of general business matters, including business formation and planning, commercial agreements, executive compensation and equity compensation arrangements

While in law school, Courtney worked as a clinic intern at the Donald Pritzker Entrepreneurship Law Center at Northwestern University, served as a judicial intern to Honorable Timothy A. Barnes of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and was an Associate Editor for the Journal of International Law & Business.

Outside the Firm

Courtney likes backpacking overseas, reading The New Yorker and The Economist, practicing yoga, and spending time with her English bulldog.


  • Acquisition of the outstanding stock of a market leading display company that focuses on creating retail merchandising materials on behalf of a business development company.
  • Acquisition of two chains of retail stores, which included 27 store locations in three states.
  • Divestiture of a portfolio company in the business of designing and manufacturing. distributing and marking proprietary equipment and software applications for use in the digital jukebox industry.
  • Acquisition and financing of a portfolio of companies that collectively produce thermal management systems and controls for the transportation and heavy equipment markets.
  • Acquisition of a supplier of traffic control devices and services on behalf of a portfolio company that provides traffic control and protection services.
  • Divestiture of a portfolio company in the business of distributing oil and quick lube products nationwide.
  • Management buyout involving a company in the power-generation market and servicing of on and off highway equipment.
  • Acquisition and financing of a custom apparel company on behalf of a business development company.

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Professional Activities

Courtney volunteers with the SeniorLAW Center to prepare wills, living wills, healthcare power of attorney, and financial power of attorneys for the elderly. Courtney also volunteered on a collaborative research project on homelessness and poverty for the National Law Center.



  • Pennsylvania


  • Barnard College, Columbia University, BA
  • Northwestern University School of Law, JD