Did You Know?

Emmaline played varsity golf in high school.

Emmaline is an avid baker, and even spent her 3L working at a bakery.

Emmaline’s rigatoni a la vodka is her signature dish.

Emmaline loves to cycle.

Emmaline loves farmers markets.

Emmaline loves shopping and designer fashion.

Emmaline is an avid sports watcher. She loves her Chicago teams and college basketball.

If asked where she’s from, Emmaline will say, “the middle of nowhere Indiana.”

Emmaline’s new favorite hobby rug tufting.

Emmaline is an avid plant mom.

Emmaline is a transactional attorney. Her practice primarily focuses on corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, regulatory compliance, commercial contracts, and other franchise matters.

Prior to joining Cheng Cohen, Emmaline worked at the Chicago office of a large international firm, where she focused her practice on mergers and acquisitions and cross-border transactions including the implementation of multi-country corporate transactions. In law school, Emmaline served as Vice President of the Black Law Students Association and was on the Editorial Board of the Virginia Tax Review.

  • Education

    • Juris Doctor, University of Virginia School of Law
    • Bachelor of Science in Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University
  • Bar Admissions

    • State of Illinois
  • Associations

    • Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago
    • LAGBAC, Chicago’s LGBTQ+ Bar Association
    • American Bar Association Forum on Franchising
    • Chicago Bar Association