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Margaret C. Bae

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  • Margaret was selected as “CUP Catalyst in Law” by the Council of Urban Professionals in 2017.


J.D., Cornell Law School, 2004

  • Cornell Law Review
  • Dean’s List (all semesters)
  • Recipient of the John M. Olin Student Scholarship for Law & Economics
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in IPOs & Deal Structure Alternatives

M.B.A, Johnson Graduate School of Management, 2004

  • Dean’s Fellowship Committee
  • Editor, Cornell Business Magazine

B.A., Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences, 1996

  • Meinig Family Cornell National Scholar

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  • New York, 2005
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With a versatile background in corporate practice as well as senior executive and General Counsel experience, Margaret C. Bae brings a well-rounded knowledge base to clients in both a transactional and advisory capacity.

Margaret’s corporate practice focuses on helping companies grow their businesses through mergers and acquisitions, debt and/or equity financings and organic growth.  Her significant corporate experience includes public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate finance, private equity, corporate governance, and general corporate representation. 

Her transactional capabilities include negotiating, drafting and reviewing all transaction documents for acquisitions of existing companies and assets as well as joint ventures, partnerships, and consortiums for various projects with strategic partners.  With extensive experience in financings, Margaret helps companies negotiate letters of credit, working capital lines, and other lines of credit with lenders.  Margaret also has project finance experience specifically in the energy sector and has structured, negotiated and drafted documentation to develop energy projects, representing sponsors in negotiations with governments and NGOs as well as financings from development finance institutions, government agencies, and international and regional commercial banks.

Margaret has provided general corporate governance counsel to both startups as well as more established companies, including the establishment and maintenance of U.S. and foreign subsidiaries, corporate and regional restructurings, unwindings and dissolutions. She has coordinated with department heads of finance, treasury, tax, compliance, internal audit and other corporate functions on post-acquisition integration issues, cross-border business and tax planning, cash forecast analysis, insurance and other risk mitigation, and corporate reorganizations.

Prior to joining Olshan, Margaret was Senior Vice President and General Counsel at SoEnergy International, Inc., Executive Vice President and General Counsel at ContourGlobal L.P., and an attorney at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

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