Henry Lee Mann

Henry has a wealth of experience in transactional matters, representing clients ranging in size from startups to the Global 500 across a range of industries.
Henry Mann

Henry leverages a broad skillset to deliver efficient, client-focused results. His practice spans mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and other private fundraising, and complex commercial agreements. He also routinely handles intellectual property matters, including copyright and trademark issues, licensing, and Internet law.

Earlier in his career, Henry also practiced complex commercial litigation. His litigation experience continues to guide him in resolving disputes for his clients in a pragmatic and cost-effective manner.

Client Work

Representative Corporate Experience Includes

  • Advised a Global 500 company in a cross-border acquisition of a $250 million stake in a consumer finance business
  • Represented private equity firm in a $130 million acquisition of a healthcare services business
  • Assisted Fortune 500 company in negotiating manufacturing and distribution rights for branded single-serve coffee cups
  • Negotiated complex joint venture for New York-based retailer of branded children’s clothing
  • Represented New Jersey-based biotech startup in cross-border Series A round

Common Intellectual Property Representations Include

  • Negotiating software license agreements, celebrity sponsorship agreements, trademark and copyright license agreements
  • Advising on issues relating to international trademark registration and enforcement
  • Conducting IP-related due diligence for corporate transactions

Publications, Presentations & Recognitions


  • "As Our Heritage Crumbles to Dust: The Threat of State Law Protection for Pre-1972 Sound Recordings," Wake Forest Intellectual Property Law Journal (2006)


  • “Beyond Taxes: Securities Law Considerations for the Estate Planner,” IICLE 64th Annual Estate Planning Short Course, Webinar (May 25, 2021)


  • Illinois Rising Star, Illinois Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters (2019-2021)
  • The Legal 500 United States – M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A – Middle-Market (Sub-$500m) (2019)
  • New York Metro Rising Star, New York Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters (2013-2015)

Professional Activities

Henry is actively involved in pro bono matters, including representing Yemeni nationals held in extrajudicial detention at Guantanamo Bay, a New York-based nonprofit dedicated to providing sustainable career opportunities to human trafficking victims, and a Chicago-based nonprofit hospice and palliative care organization.

Boards, Memberships & Certifications

  • American Bar Association
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association

Previous Work

  • Judicial Extern — Hon. John E. Ryan, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California (2005)