Karen E. Hennessey
Karen E. Hennessey
Partner at Gowling WLG
(613) 783-8804
(613) 563-9869
160 Elgin St, Suite 2600, Ottawa, ON
Year called to bar: 2005 (ON)
Karen Hennessey is a corporate and M&A lawyer based in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office and the leader of the firm’s Canadian Corporate Practice Group. She regularly provides advice to clients with respect to structuring, organizing, and reorganizing their business and in planning for and implementing the client’s growth (or exit) strategies through M&A transactions. Karen’s clients rely on her to be a trusted adviser to handle their day-to-day legal needs, and to act as a “legal quarterback,” managing and coordinating the work of specialists when needed. She also acts as outside general counsel for a number of public and private sector entities. Her practice covers a range of industries and companies of all sizes including start-ups, owner-operated and family-run businesses, as well as large national and multi-national corporations. In 2014, she received the Ottawa Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 award for her notable accomplishments as a leader in business and the community. In 2015, Karen was recognized as one of Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40. In 2018, Karen was named Businesswoman of the Year in the professional category by the Women’s Business Network in Ottawa in recognition of her business acumen, outstanding leadership, and community engagement
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