Whitney Silfen represents business clients in connection with commercial transactions and corporate law matters including business entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and debt and equity financing (private equity and venture capital).
Whitney has advised both buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions. Her M&A transactions have involved businesses in a range of industries including automotive, general manufacturing, insurance, industrial supply, and others. She has drafted and negotiated transaction documents and ancillary agreements, conducted due diligence, and prepared due diligence reports on complex transactions involving operations and assets located throughout the United States.
As an undergraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, Whitney served as a judicial intern for Judge Avern Cohn of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. While attending Harvard Law School, she worked as a legal clerk at the Center for Individual Rights in Washington, D.C. and served as a line editor on the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. She also received the Dean’s Scholar distinction in First-Year Legal Research and Writing, as well as in Legal Profession (Legal Ethics).
Before joining Bodman, Whitney was an associate attorney with a large business law firm in Boston, where she performed work in major commercial litigation and government enforcement matters, including white collar defense, internal investigations, and reinsurance arbitrations.
Honors, Awards, and Recognition
- Michigan Rising Stars 2018-2019, Mergers & Acquisitions
- 09/03/201949 Bodman Attorneys Listed in Michigan Super Lawyers 2019
- 09/10/201853 Bodman Attorneys Listed in Michigan Super Lawyers 2018
- Harvard Law School, J.D.
- University of Pennsylvania, B.A., magna cum laude