Alex Seydel helps local impact businesses – companies in the growing sector of social innovation, impact investing, and for-profit socially driven entities – create profit with purpose.
She works with her clients to transform their for-profit businesses into benefit corporations (B Corp) and limited liability companies (LC3). She ensures their ongoing compliance with reporting requirements under the state laws that regulate their status. And she helps them achieve the certification they need to receive recognition for the social benefits they generate.
Prior to attending law school, Alex spent several years working in the banking and mortgage industry and served as a legal assistant to a real estate property tax law firm. That experience – and the lessons it taught her about communication, listening, and understanding the objectives of your clients – guides her relationships with the business owners and managers she represents, who appreciate her responsiveness and attentiveness to their goals and success.
In addition to her work with socially driven companies, Alex advises a broad range of traditional businesses on corporate governance and M&A transactions, drawing upon her background in business and finance. She also works in the firm’s Commercial Finance group, assisting both borrowers and lenders to facilitate and finance business operations.
Alex devotes special interest to engaging with women around Chicago and works directly with several women’s professional networks to encourage young women to push their boundaries and embrace their strengths. She sits on the Board of the Chicago-Iowa Club, a group dedicated to promoting the University of Iowa, most notably by providing scholarships to Chicago-area students in need.
A former Division 1 college soccer player, she continues to play pick-up games and root for the Iowa Hawkeyes. Alex currently resides in Old Town Triangle, and enjoys exploring Chicago neighborhoods by visiting local coffee shops with her golden retriever.