Indiana University - J.D., 2002

Primary Focus Area

  • Business Law


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Other Focus Areas

Employment Law (Employer Side)
Banking Law


Shannon’s legal career practicing business law spans over a decade in a variety of areas, including general corporate, employment, mergers and acquisitions, and financial transactions.  Her creativity is especially valuable in drafting contracts and agreements to address the unique situations that a diverse client group brings.  Shannon enjoys creating clear and concise legal documents for business deals and helping employers navigate complex employment situations, such as medical leaves, terminations, and disability accommodations. 

Shannon received her undergraduate degree from Purdue University, Krannert School of Management, prior to attending Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, where she was the Executive Notes Editor for the International and Comparative Law Review. 

Outside of work, Shannon enjoys spending time with her family and reading. 

Representative Transactions

  • M&A
    • Negotiating and closing the sale of assets of an insurance company in exchange for cash and equity in the purchaser
    • Negotiating and closing the sale of the ownership interest in a software as a service company with an escrow fund available for indemnification claims for one year post-closing
    • Negotiating and closing the sale of stock in a supply company with a long-term employment contract
  • Employment Law
    • Creating employee handbooks for employers operating in multiple states
    • Advising on complex termination, discipline, and leave of absence issues and preparing employee separation and release of claims agreements
    • Assisting businesses with COVID-19 policies and questions
  • Banking Law
    • Drafting loan documents for multi-million dollar revolving and term loans secured by various collateral, including real estate and personal property in several states, ownership interests in the borrower, and life insurance
    • Reviewing bank loan document standard forms to advise on how documents apply to specific lending situations
    • Reviewing title and survey on commercial real estate loans
    • Negotiating and revising subordination agreements