Noël Goudreau serves as Managing Director, Deputy General Counsel for Cresset. In her role, Noël provides counsel on a wide variety of legal matters, particularly related to M&A activities, employment and benefits, compliance and regulatory issues, and securities.
Noël has extensive experience across a wide range of organizational and commercial matters, including mergers and acquisitions within the investment advisor industry. She advises privately-held entities on various ownership and corporate governance issues, along with employment matters. She has represented clients in a variety of transactions, including private equity offerings, strategic investments, and joint ventures. Noël also has substantial experience with regulatory and compliance matters within the financial service provider industry.
Prior to Cresset, Noël was a corporate Principal with the law firm Miller Canfield Paddock & Stone PLC, where she concentrated on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities laws, and complex commercial transactions. Her primary focus over the past 15 years has been in serving closely held businesses in the financial services and investment management industry.
Noël earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois, and graduated cum laude with a J.D. degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. She is an active supporter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and participates in the organization’s annual walks and fundraising efforts.
Noël and her husband live in the Chicago area with their three teenage daughters.