Vanessa L. Colman


Vanessa is counsel in the firm’s Corporate & Securities and Technology Transactions practice groups. She provides strategic advice on a range of corporate and commercial matters.

Vanessa has deep experience structuring, negotiating, and helping implement complex transactions, including joint ventures and other strategic partnerships, platform integrations, white label initiatives, data acquisition and rights agreements, distribution deals and a variety of corporate transactions.

Vanessa also has a broad background advising clients on new products and business lines and technology platforms. She has also drafted and negotiated a wide variety of commercial deals, including sponsorship, marketing, sales, and vendor agreements, opposite service providers, local and national brands, retailers and distributors, venues and promoters, sports teams and leagues, and universities.

Vanessa joined the firm from Groupon, where she led legal support for global M&A, strategic partnerships, product initiatives, and payment processing and related matters. Prior to Groupon, Vanessa was a financial services associate at a law firm, where she assisted hedge funds and proprietary trading firms with formations, restructurings and financings.

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