About Karolen S. Younan

Karolen Younan is a corporate attorney in Katten's Chicago office. Her practice is focused on a wide range of complex transactions, with an emphasis on private equity transactions, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions.

Successfully closing a deal takes a perspective that goes beyond legal strategy

Karolen manages all stages of a transaction while she represents private equity funds and strategic buyers and sellers. Karolen has served clients in a variety of industries, including health care, manufacturing and technology.

Prior to joining Katten, Karolen completed a Public Interest Law Initiative fellowship with the Loyola Business Law Clinic. She worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable Charles Kocoras, US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and served as a teaching assistant for Legal Writing I and II.

During law school, Karolen served as a notes and comments editor for the Chicago-Kent Law Review and was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society.

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Practice Focus

  • Corporate
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity