Shannon P. Lins



Shannon Lins is an associate attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP. Shannon is based in the firm’s Chicago office where he is a member of the firm’s Transactions and Corporate Finance Practices, as well as the Sports and Entertainment Industry Team and the Energy Industry Team.

Shannon works on a wide range of merger and acquisition matters across a wide range of industry sectors. He has worked in general commercial transactions, venture capital and private equity, technology, startups and divestitures of upstream oil and gas assets. He is experienced in helping entrepreneurs found and brand startup companies and working with them to take on investments of all sizes as well as eventual sales. Shannon is an integral part of Foley’s collaboration with Catapult Chicago, a space for promising startup ventures sponsored by Foley.

Previously, Shannon was a Foley summer associate at the firm’s Chicago office in 2016. Before beginning his legal career, Shannon held several roles in the media industry as a producer, anchor and reporter. He worked as an on-air news reporter and anchor for WETM-TV, the NBC affiliate in Elmira, NY.

Representative Energy Matters

  • 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


  • University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., 2017)
    • Clinical student, Frank J. Remington Center
    • Member, Moot Court Board competing in trademark law
    • Order of the Coif
  • Syracuse University (B.A., 2011)
    • Major: broadcast journalism


  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin