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Leslie D. Minier

Partner and Chief Diversity Partner
Chicago Office

Leslie D. Minier represents clients in a variety of industries in connection with mergers and acquisitions, private equity and general corporate matters. She assists both public and private companies in structuring, negotiating and documenting both mergers with, and acquisitions and dispositions of, public and private corporations. She also advises private equity funds making investments in, engaging in leveraged buyouts of and selling portfolio companies.

Leslie is the firm’s chief diversity partner and founder and co-chair of the Diversity Committee.

Prior to attending law school, Leslie worked as a manager in the Data Communication/Technical Planning & Development Group for BellSouth Enterprises.

Shown below is a selection of Leslie’s engagements.


Most Influential Black Lawyers, Savoy Magazine

Most Influential Black Lawyers, Savoy Magazine, 2015, 2018
Chicago's Notable Minority Lawyers, 2018

Who's Who in Black Chicago

Who's Who in Black Chicago, 2007

Leadership Greater Chicago

Leadership Greater Chicago, Fellow, 2008
Firm News
Leslie D. Minier


  • JD, Northwestern University School of Law
  • MBA, Northwestern University
  • MSEE, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • BSEE, Tuskegee University

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois


Most Influential Black Lawyers, Savoy Magazine

2015, 2018

Who's Who in Black Chicago


Leadership Greater Chicago

Fellow, 2008
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  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago, Inc.
  • Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms, Board Member, 2006–2015
  • Chicago United, Leaders Council
  • Economic Club of Chicago, Former Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Joffrey Ballet, Board Member, 2006–2016
  • National Bar Association
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois, Board Member, 2007–2009
  • National Black MBA Association, Inc.
  • The Chicago Bar Association, Alliance for Women, Former Executive Board Member and Co-Chair
  • National Association of Women Lawyers, Board Member
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