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Vedder Thinking | News Jacqueline Carlson and Shelby Parnes Receive Emerging Leaders Awards from M&A Advisor

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Jacqueline Helmrick Carlson and Shelby E. Parnes, both Shareholders in Vedder Price's Finance & Transactions group, were recently honored by the M&A Advisor in the legal advisor category of the 12th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards.

The 2021 winners were chosen from a national pool of prominent nominees by an independent judging panel of distinguished business leaders. On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, the M&A Advisor will host a black tie awards gala in New York City in conjunction with the 2021 Future of Dealmaking Summit—an exclusive event that brings together industry leaders to report on current trends in corporate development and celebrate the up-and-coming M&A, financing and turnaround professionals who have reached a significant level of success in the industry before the age of 40.

Ms. Carlson focuses her practice on finance transactions, real estate matters and general corporate transactions. She represents banks, financial institutions and real estate clients in a wide variety of transactions, including acquisition, leveraged, asset-based, cash flow and real estate financings.

Ms. Parnes advises clients on a variety of transactional and general corporate matters, including mergers, acquisitions, sales, equity offerings, investment activities, private placements, joint ventures, minority investments and other general corporate matters. She also counsels corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships on formation and governance issues.

About the M&A Advisor

The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on M&A activities. Renowned globally for its recognition of leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals, the organization created its annual awards program to promote mentorship and professional development among emerging business leaders. To learn more, visit


Jacqueline Helmrick Carlson


Shelby E. Parnes