Cristina W. DeMento


Tina focuses her practice on the representation of high-growth companies and their investors.  She advises on transactions, including financings, mergers and acquisitions, strategic relationships and joint ventures. Tina acts in an outside general counsel capacity for companies throughout their life cycle, assisting with entity formation, incentive equity, restructurings, governance, shareholders’ agreements and general corporate matters.  She also advises with respect to partnership matters for funds and their management teams.  Tina primarily counsels venture capital, growth equity and private equity firms, family offices, executives and companies in a variety of industries, including e-commerce, software, edtech, health care, food and beverage and financial services.

She excels at helping her clients understand the risks and the rewards involved in a potential transaction. They value her skill at helping them reach the most favorable possible outcome in a pragmatic manner.

In 2022, Tina was named one of the "Notable Women in Law” by Crain’s Chicago Business. She also received the Collaborative Leadership Award in the Women, Influence & Power in Law Awards 2022Tina has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 2015. She was listed as a Rising Star in the 2016 edition of Illinois Super Lawyers. Tina is also co-chair of the Women's Network and a member of the firm's Associate Review Committee.

  • Represented client Savencia Fromage & Dairy, a leading global milk processor and the fifth-leading cheese manufacturing group worldwide, in its acquisition of Hope Foods, for an undisclosed amount.
  • Women, Influence & Power in Law Awards 2022, Collaborative Leadership award winner
  • "Notable Women in Law,” Crain’s Chicago Business, 2022
  • The Legal 500 United States, recommended in “M&A/Corporate & Commercial: M&A: Middle-market (sub-$500 million)” since 2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America, recommended in “Corporate Law” 2015-2023
  • M&A Advisor, “2017 Information Technology and Telecom Deal of the Year,” 9th Annual International M&A Awards

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • New York