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Transaction Preparedness: Due Diligence and Closing the Deal in a post-COVID environment

Presented By: LockeLord LLP / CohnReznick LLP

Any M&A deal goes through stages before it’s complete. And during these challenging times, deals are still getting done. In this session, CEOs, investors, and M&A experts discuss how to conduct due diligence and successfully negotiate deal terms in this new normal.


Michael Wilson
Locke Lord LLP

Michael represents private equity funds (including SBIC funds), banks, companies and entrepreneurs in M&A, debt finance and venture capital transactions in a wide variety of industries. He has substantial experience with technology, health care, energy, and food and beverage transactions. He also serves as an officer on the Executives’ Club of Chicago Leadership Circle Advisory Board.


Matt Coughlin
Founder & CEO
XSELL Technologies
Helena Robbins Huddleston

Helana Robbins Huddleston, CPA, CIRA, is a Partner specializing in transactional advisory and restructuring services. She has over 18 years of expertise in financial due diligence, restructuring, financial auditing, internal control evaluation, and business process improvement. Helana leads buy-side and sell-side financial due diligence engagements with strategic and financial buyers for private and public companies with enterprise values ranging from $20 million to $500 million in a variety of industries.

Ravi Shah
McNally Capital