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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

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New York, 2005

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, financings and capital raises.  Her significant corporate experience includes public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate finance, venture capital, private equity, corporate governance, and general corporate representation. 

Her transactional capabilities include structuring and negotiations for acquisitions of companies and assets as well as joint ventures, partnerships, and consortiums for various projects with strategic and financial 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, representing sponsors in negotiations with governments, development finance institutions, and international and regional commercial banks.  Margaret has successfully raised capital for both startups and more established companies, including through blockchain technology offerings,  as well as representing investors and funds in the deployment of their capital.  Margaret also regularly advises private fund sponsors and investment advisors on a wide range of matters, including regulatory and compliance issues, portfolio company representation, and exit transactions. 

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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