Gina N. Malandrino
T 312-243-1723
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  • Ran the Chicago marathon twice, but broke her foot training for her third.
  • Gina's biggest regret from her semester abroad is not skiing the Alps.
  • Gina loves all dogs, and has a special soft spot for those with big floppy ears.
  • Gina is allergic to peanuts, but can’t resist eating them at ball games.
  • Gina’s hidden talent is that she knows how to tap dance.
  • Gina was almost a lefty until she broke her arm as a child.
  • Gina is a PADI certified scuba diver and would rather swim with sharks than skydive.
  • Gina grew up wanting to play in the World Cup and being the next Mia Hamm.
  • In college, Gina worked at a local restaurant on campus, which has since turned into a franchise concept and now a client.
  • Gina first met her husband when she was 13. They attended the same junior high and played for the same travel soccer club.

Gina is a commercial transactional attorney experienced in representing both start-up and established companies. She concentrates her practice on franchise and licensing law, mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, and general legal issues encountered by franchisors.

Prior to joining Cheng Cohen, Gina practiced at Synergy Law Group, LLC, in Chicago, where she practiced in the areas of general corporate, transactional, technology, finance and real estate law, including mergers and acquisitions, privately-held company securities issuances and private placements, commercial transactions, corporate formation and governance, and general contract preparation, review and negotiation.

Gina is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she received a B.S. in accountancy, and earned her law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law. She is licensed to practice in Illinois and is a member of the American Bar Association.

  • Juris Doctor, Chicago Kent College of Law
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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  •  State of Illinois

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