Sophia F.Monti


Chicago + 1.312.269.1531

Sophia Monti practices corporate law, with a focus on advising private and public companies in domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructurings, and other strategic transactions. Additionally, she counsels clients on corporate governance and other general corporate matters.

Sophia also maintains an active pro bono practice. She has represented individuals who are seeking asylum in United States immigration courts through Jones Day's Laredo Project and has handled matters through the National Immigrant Justice Center. She has also advised nonprofit organizations on issues relating to formation, general corporate governance, and securing 501(c)(3) status.


  • Henderson Park and South Street Partners acquire Palmetto Bluff Montage Hotel and ResortJones Day represented Henderson Park Capital Partners in its joint venture with South Street Partners and the joint venture's acquisition and financing of Palmetto Bluff, a 20,000-acre single family residential and resort community in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, situated between Charleston and Savannah.
  • Astellas returns rights to Eligard® in Europe, Middle East, CIS, and Asia to TolmarJones Day represented Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd. in connection with a series of transactions, including the sale of related assets, in which Astellas returned its in-licensing rights to Eligard® (leuprorelin acetate for injectable suspension), a treatment for advanced prostate cancer, sold by Astellas in Europe, the Middle East, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Asia, to Tolmar International Limited.
  • Astellas Pharma acquires iota BiosciencesJones Day advised Astellas Pharma Inc. in its acquisition of iota Biosciences.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires INVIVO CommunicationsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Red Nucleus of INVIVO Communications, a Toronto-based digital scientific communications provider strategically focused on the medical affairs space.
  • Greystar enters joint venture to develop portfolio of rental housing assets across São PauloJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in its joint venture with a Canadian pension fund and a Brazilian real estate developer’s existing partnership to develop a portfolio of rental housing assets across São Paulo.
  • Macy’s completes $1.3 billion Senior Secured Notes offering and $3.15 billion credit facilityJones Day advised Macy's Inc., one of the nation's premier retailers, in connection with the issuance of $1.3 billion in aggregate principal amount of 8.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2025 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering and a $3.15 billion asset-based credit facility with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent.