Jess Opila represents investment funds and their investors in a wide variety of transactions. She has experience in fund formation, governance, and dissolution in multiple jurisdictions, as well as real estate joint ventures. She has also advised institutional investors throughout the primary investment, secondary investment, and co-investment process in buyout, venture, infrastructure, hedge, and real estate funds. In addition, Jess has experience in leveraged buyouts, divestitures, and portfolio company governance matters.
Some of the clients Jess has recently worked with include The Riverside Company, Morgenthaler Partners, The Townsend Group, Greystar Real Estate Partners, and MARK.
Jess is involved in the Chicago area's arm of Girls on the Run and serves as a virtual coach for groups of elementary school girls in the city.
While in law school, Jess competed in the Michigan Law Transactional Competition and was awarded "Best Drafting for Buyer-side Counsel." In addition, she wrote a note titled "How Elonis Failed to Clarify the Analysis of "True Threats" in Social Media Cases and the Subsequent Need for Congressional Response," which is published in Vol. 24, Issue 1 of the Michigan Technology Law Review.
- University of Michigan (J.D. cum laude 2018; Production Editor, Michigan Technology Law Review); Boston College (B.A. in Psychology and Theology magna cum laude 2015; Phi Beta Kappa)