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News | March 14, 2024
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Warner Partner Linda Paullin-Hebden Recognized as All-Star Advisor of the Year by ACG® Detroit

Linda Paullin-Hebden, a partner with Warner Norcross + Judd LLP, has been recognized as All-Star Advisor of the Year by ACG® Detroit for her excellence in mergers and acquisitions.

ACG Detroit considered a number of factors for this statewide award, including impact to the local M&A community, body of work, complexity of transactions and success of her activities in 2023. Paullin-Hebden’s achievements will be recognized by ACG Detroit on May 6.

During 2023, Paullin-Hebden led 14 M&A transactions, nine of which closed during the year, two of which closed during the first quarter of 2024 and three of which are either waiting on regulatory approval or slated to close in the second quarter of 2024. Paullin-Hebden focuses her deal work in two areas: registered investment advisors, or RIAs, and broker-dealers, where she has built a national practice from her office in Detroit, and automotive suppliers.

Her nomination included a comment from client Ben Valore-Caplan, founder and CEO of Syntrinsic Investment Counsel: “As we pursued this once-in-a-career opportunity to sell our company, we leaned heavily on the considerable experience, sound judgment and no-nonsense communication that Warner Norcross + Judd partner Linda Paullin-Hebden and her team provided throughout the process. Our Warner colleagues quickly established themselves as integral, collaborative members of our deal team, helping to close a non-traditional transaction in a timely, positive manner.”

Paullin-Hebden has 35 years of transaction experience and concentrates her practice in M&A, venture capital, investment adviser compliance and general corporate matters. As co-chair of Warner’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group, she leads nearly 40 attorneys focused on all aspects of M&A transactions for sellers, buyers, investors, independent director committees, management groups and others across the nation. Under her direction, Warner is launching a new video series for RIAs considering a merger or sale that will highlight the complexities – and potential pitfalls – in doing deals in this highly regulated area.  

A recognized leader at Warner, Paullin-Hebden has served as executive partner of the firm’s Detroit, Bloomfield Hills and Southfield offices, on the Management Committee and as chair of the Corporate Practice Group, one of the largest groups in the firm.

Paullin-Hebden has been honored numerous times during her career. She has been recognized by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as a “Leader in the Law” and as one of its leading “Women in Law.” Crain’s Detroit Business has named her to its list of “Notable Women in the Law,” “100 Most Influential Women” and one of its “Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan.” DBusiness named her to its Detroit 500 list of influential business leaders and as a Top Lawyer in Securities Law. Additionally, she has been honored by Best Lawyers in America® and as a Michigan Super Lawyer for many years.

Paullin-Hebden serves on the board of the Detroit Regional Chamber.

A long-time resident of Farmington Hills, she holds an undergraduate degree from Alma College and her law degree cum laude from Wayne State University.

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