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Jerita Salley Named to National Black Lawyers ‘Top 40 Under 40’ List

January 15, 2021

Washington, DCJerita L. DeBraux Salley, partner in Wiley’s Corporate Practice, has been named to the National Black Lawyers “Top 40 Under 40” list in Washington, DC. The honor is given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications in the field.

Ms. Salley is a corporate and transactional attorney who counsels and represents clients in mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, commercial contracts, and corporate governance matters in various industries. She represents a wide range of clients, including government contractors, broadcasters, cable providers, software and other technology providers, financial institutions, and nonprofit corporations. Ms. Salley has served as lead counsel by negotiating transaction documents, coordinating due diligence, and preparing financing, leasing, real property, and closing documentation, in multiple acquisitions and divestitures by public and private companies ranging from less than $1 million to more than $265 million.

The National Black Lawyers is one of very few preeminent organizations in the United States established to promote the nation’s top black attorneys and is designed to enhance the professional development of its members. Membership is by invitation only. The selection process for the “Top 40 Under 40” list is based on a multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research.

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