Marisa K. Escalante


Marisa's practice focuses on general commercial, corporate and compliance matters within law, business and government. She is also a trained mediator experienced with alternate dispute resolution and mediating different cases in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.

She has experience in entity formation, contracts, governance, and corporate actions, including private placements and tender offers. In law school she gained experience researching and analyzing complex legal issues—including research for a United Nations Special Rapporteur, drafting state legislative reports for a non-profit, and working in-house at a leading natural gas and electric utility company. Her background and experiences provide the perspective and ability to understand clients’ businesses, assess their needs and give practical counsel on a myriad of issues that affect their day-to-day and impact their future. That background and perspective can also be seen in her work drafting the annual Dinsmore and Shohl Proxy Season Guide.

Marisa earned her law degree from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. During her time at Northwestern, she served as symposium editor for the Journal of Law and Social Policy and was involved with a multitude of leadership roles and public-spirited student organizations.


  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law  (J.D., 2017)
    • Journal of Law and Social Policy, symposium editor
    • Public Service Star
  • Indiana University Northwest  (B.S., with high distinction, 2012)
    • Business

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois


Marisa is a member of the AGC Chicago Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.