As a member of Gould & Ratner’s Corporate Practice, Ammara Khan focuses her practice on corporate law matters, assisting businesses with legal entity formation, raising capital, both private equity, venture capital and debt/financing, and various restructuring, redemptions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate lending, joint ventures and related matters. Ammara also assists from a general counsel perspective by drafting and negotiating service contracts, buy-sell agreements, distribution agreements, as well as working on incentive plans for attracting key management.

Ammara maintains involvement in the clean energy industry, working with both financing parties and operating entities in the clean energy, environmental and social consciousness industries on matters related to waste heat recapture and solar energy. Ammara also works with various technology companies and entities in the decentralized finance space.

After earning her J.D. from Case Western University School of Law, Ammara worked in Big Four consulting with Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers where she took part in large the structuring, reorganizing and tax planning of large scale M&A transactions. In addition, Ammara has previous experience in working for a private practice tax law firm specializing in individual tax matters in Washington, D.C., and spent six months clerking with the Internal Revenue Service.



  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 2014
  • Ohio State University, B.S., Accounting, 2011

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Key Cases or Transactions

  • Represented sole investor in $15M convertible debt round into infrastructure development company.
  • Represented Company in $15M Series A Funding in the artificial intelligence and biophysical simulation technology space.
  • Represented an investor in two separate investments in companies specializing in battery manufacturing intelligence solutions and machine learning analytics.
  • Represented lead investor in $1.2M Series A investment in Chicago based energy harvest start up.
  • Represented lead investor in $1.4M Series Seed investment in independent professional hockey league company.
  • Represented lead investor in $2M Series Seed financing into fitness and sports software company.
  • Represented a Chicago-based private equity firm in the $15 million acquisition/purchase of a South Dakota based clean energy agriculture company.
  • Represented investor in $14M convertible debt round into solar technology company.
  • Represented client as a major investor as part of a total raise of $400M in a lithium ion battery technology company.
  • Represented investor in the Series A investment of $4M into California vacation rental based software company.
  • Represented decentralized financing start up with convertible debt raise.
  • Represented lead investor in $20M Series B raise for an energy storage technology company.
  • Represented agriculture technology Company in $6M Series A raise and following $4M bridge convertible note financing.
  • Represented Chicago based digital technology company in Series Seed raise.
  • Represented lead investor in $5.2M Series Seed preferred investment into sports technology and gaming company.
  • Represented major investor as part of a $50M Series D offering in a nickel-zinc battery technology company.