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Cullen and Dykman Strengthens Its Corporate Department with the Addition of Ilana T. Pearl as Partner

May 2, 2023

New York, NY – Cullen and Dykman LLP is excited to welcome Ilana T. Pearl as a new partner in its corporate department as part of its ongoing commitment to delivering top-tier legal counsel to its clients.

Ilana's practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions, joint venture structuring, corporate finance, securities compliance counseling, corporate governance, and drafting of commercial contracts. With her experience in representing companies at every stage of their growth and development, from initial formation and early-stage financing all the way to sale or dissolution, Ilana brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the firm.

Prior to joining Cullen and Dykman, Ilana worked at a large multinational law firm providing legal counsel to public and private companies, private equity firms, pension funds, and sovereign wealth funds in the United States, Canada and Europe on a wide range of mergers and acquisitions deals, fund investments, and reorganizations. Ilana has represented entrepreneurs, private offices and middle-market private companies at various stages of their corporate development, working with them on all of their corporate, contracting and financing needs. Ilana also spent time teaching law in Ireland and Germany, where she taught corporate law, intellectual property law and a variety of legal skills courses in the law departments of two major European universities.

“We are honored and proud to welcome Ilana to the firm.  Ilana has been a leader in a wide range of corporate transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, helping her clients both locally and internationally.  We are confident Ilana will bolster our already renowned and growing corporate department,” stated Christopher H. Palmer, Managing Partner of Cullen and Dykman.

Ilana Pearl added, “I am thrilled to be joining the Corporate Group at Cullen and Dykman. I chose Cullen & Dykman not only because of the breadth of its practice groups and its long-standing reputation for high quality client service and pragmatic solutions, but because of its people. The judgment, experience and professionalism of the attorneys at Cullen and Dykman is unmatched and I am delighted to be working with such a dedicated and talented team. I look forward to playing my part in the firm’s ongoing success.”

Ilana earned her J.D. and L.L.M. in International and Comparative Law from Cornell Law School and her B.A. from Cornell University. She is admitted in New York, the District of Columbia, and New Jersey.

About Cullen and Dykman LLP

Cullen and Dykman LLP ( is a solution-oriented law firm that empowers clients to meet the diverse and changing demands of today’s global market. Since 1850, our firm has been helping businesses and institutions address complex legal challenges and maximize opportunities for success. Our mission is to provide our clients with innovative and practical legal advice. We serve a broad range of clients, from closely held businesses to large utilities, financial service companies, and universities. With offices located in key locations throughout the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic region, Cullen and Dykman is strategically positioned to meet the changing needs and demands of our clients. We are a dynamic firm committed to expanding our services to help clients overcome obstacles and take advantage of opportunities both today and tomorrow.

About Cullen and Dykman’s Corporate Practice

Our firm’s Corporate practice focuses on using practical and cost-effective legal solutions to meet clients’ business objectives across a broad array of transactions and industries. We work closely with our clients to provide strategic advice and representation for complex transactions, corporate formations and governance matters, and day-to-day operational issues. Our clients include companies and entrepreneurs throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, and we have represented many of our corporate clients for decades.

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