Terry Brennan - McDermott Will & Emery


Terry Brennan advises clients on corporate and transactional matters. Terry has broad-ranging experience with mergers and acquisitions, regularly representing buyers and sellers in both private and public acquisitions. He drafts, reviews and edits a variety of contracts, including experience with joint venture agreements for commercial real estate investments. He also has experience in structured note offerings and private investment fund formation.

Prior to joining McDermott, Terry served as in-house counsel for a fintech startup where he provided legal advice on contracts, employment issues, regulatory and anti-money laundering compliance and other matters (including advising the company on a multi-million dollar loan agreement and Series B fundraising round). Prior to his in-house role, Terry was an associate at a global law firm based in Chicago. During his time as an associate Terry focused his practice on mergers and acquisitions and spent time on secondment with both The Dow Chemical Company and Yum! Brands.

While earning his law degree, Terry participated in the Honors Law Program in the Enforcement Division of the US Securities and Exchange Commission and was a compliance intern at a financial services organization. He served as executive articles editor of the Chicago-Kent Law Review and as vice president of financial affairs of the American Constitution Society.


Chicago-Kent College of Law, JD, magna cum laude, 2017
Butler University, BS, cum laude, 2014