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Tariq S. Akeel

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Tariq Akeel is a corporate/M&A associate in Baker McKenzie’s Chicago office. He is involved in advising companies on a variety of transformative transactions, including early-stage investing, stock and asset acquisitions, venture capital, and private equity transactions.

During law school, Tariq interned at Lake Shore Legal Aid in Michigan and Hertz Corporation in Florida in a finance leadership development role. Prior to that, Tariq received his BA degree in psychology from Brown University, where he was a four-year member and captain of the varsity men's soccer team.

Practice Focus

Tariq's practice incudes complex domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments, and private equity transactions. In addition, he assists with transactional and general corporate advice to clients.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association


  • Illinois~United States


  • Michigan State University (JD, summa cum laude)
  • Michigan State University (MBA Finance, summa cum laude)
  • Brown University (BA Psychology)


  • English