Emma Blumer is an associate and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. She is a member of the firm’s Transactional & Securities Practice. Emma focuses her practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, and project finance. She has advised M&A clients that operate in a wide range of industry sectors, including energy, manufacturing and entertainment. Emma has drafted, negotiated or reviewed various energy-related agreements including contracts for solar energy and upstream oil and gas operations. Most recently, she represented a major oil company in $10.5 billion share purchase with BHP Billiton pursuant to which the oil company agreed to acquire substantially all of BHP Billiton's onshore US oil and gas properties.
Emma also provides counsel to clients on trademark, copyright and advertising law issues, including clearance, licensing, defense, and other intellectual property related matters. While in law school, Emma worked at the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau.
Prior to joining Foley, Emma was an associate in the global finance group at Sidley Austin LLP. She has extensive experience in all aspects of structured finance and securitization and has represented issuers, underwriters, and loan sellers on a variety of capital markets transactions, including public and private offerings of asset-backed securities. In addition, Emma has represented clients in connection with general corporate transactions, including the structuring and operations of domestic and offshore investment funds and the development of peer-to-peer lending programs.
Emma earned her law degree from New York Law School (J.D., summa cum laude, 2013), where she was a member of the New York Law School Law Review. While in law school, she was a John Marshall Harlan scholar, affiliated with Institute for Information Law and Policy.
Emma earned her bachelor’s degree in government and women’s studies from Skidmore College (B.S., cum laude, 2010).
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Emma is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.
Emma's publications include “Beinor v. Industrial Claims Appeals Office,” 56 N.Y.L. SCH. L. REV. 205 (2012 - 2013).