Coco Soodek

Board Member

Coco Soodek is a corporate lawyer with 23 years of experience creating companies and doing deals. She helps business people around the world identify risk and adopt strategies to manage it, negotiate and close transactions, and control all aspects of their businesses. Coco works with business owners to execute their exit strategies and can, when asked, write contracts that can be read by human people. After two decades in Big Law, Coco founded Seasongood Law, Inc. to combine first class business law and legal counseling with cutting edge technology. Coco works with a wide range of business people in both old economy and new economy industries. Coco is also an art lawyer, representing auction houses, galleries, dealers, artists, estates, collectors and insurance companies and is the Art Law Editor for the iconic LexisNexis treatise, Entertainment Industry Contracts and a Fellow of the American Bar Assocation Foundation.

Coco is frequently called on to speak to entrepreneurs on how to start, run and prosper from business. As founder of Profit and Laws, Inc., a business advisory firm, she partners with experts in finance, law, marketing, insurance and product development to empower entrepreneurs at all levels through immersive educational experiences and consulting. In Chicago, Coco has conducted law and business workshops at 2112, 1871, the LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Chicago Public Libraries.

Coco wrote Birth to Buyout: Law for the Life Cycle of Your Business, the bestselling guide to business law for the entrepreneur. She has also written for Crain’s New York, Huffington Post, Art Calendar Magazine and Crain’s Chicago, which named her one of Forty Under 40 Business Leaders to Watch.

Coco hosted her own nationally syndicated radio show, “Coco Soodek Live,” on the Lifestyle Talk Radio Network, a terrestrial radio network reaching over 20 major markets, covering a mix of business, entrepreneurship, politics and law. She frequently appeared on Fox News and other programs representing the liberal viewpoint. Coco serves on a number of civic and philanthropic boards and campaigns for Democratic candidates and issues.