January 28, 2022

Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli welcomes two accomplished corporate attorneys, Amanda Norcross and Suhail Seth, as shareholders to the firm’s national Corporate and Transactional Practice Group. The two are the latest to join the firm’s growing Atlanta office. 

Norcross and Seth bring decades of combined corporate and transactional law experience to Polsinelli, as well as additional concentration in cross border transactions and focus on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Both bring additional depth and continued momentum to the firm’s Corporate and Transactional Practice and the firm’s Atlanta office.

“Amanda and Suhail are talented attorneys who bring great experience and an array of skills to our firm,” said Polsinelli Corporate and Transactional Practice Chair Jonathan K. Henderson. “They add to our existing depth and experience as we continue our march to be the nation’s premier corporate and transactional law firm, especially serving the nation’s middle market. Their broad range of legal skills, from M&A transactions, negotiating cross border deals, to franchise structuring make them unique and strong additions to our firm.”

Amanda Norcross

Norcross focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions for private companies across a diverse array of industries. She primarily focuses on supporting companies as they grow through acquisition and supporting owners of privately held businesses as they navigate the strategic sales process. 

She has successfully represented numerous companies as they enter complex business transactions including sell-side and buy-side engagements and capital raises.

Norcross was the 2019 recipient of The M&A Advisor’s Emerging Leaders Award, and that same year was selected as the Daily Report’s Georgia Trailblazer. Recently, she was included in The Best Lawyers in America® for Venture Capital Law for 2021 and 2022. 

Norcross is engaged in the Greater Atlanta community and serves as Chair of the Board of Kate’s Club, a non-profit organization supporting kids following the death of a parent or sibling.

Norcross earned her bachelor’s degree from Georgia Institute of Technology, and continued her education by obtaining a J.D., cum laude, from University of Georgia School of Law. 

Suhail Seth

Seth brings expanded multinational reach to Polsinelli’s Atlanta office with his deep experience working on cross-border deals. He frequently represents clients on transactions in and between Europe, Asia and Latin America, including for US portfolio companies of international private equity firms.

Seth focuses his practice on representing entrepreneurs, strategic acquirers and venture capital and private equity funds in connection with day-to-day and cross border transactions, as well as their investments and M&A transactions. His experience spans a variety of industries and sectors with a particular focus on manufacturing, technology, consumer goods, hospitality, travel, media, telecommunications, fintech, entertainment, education and transportation. He routinely advises clients how to incorporate and structure themselves, raise capital, negotiate and close commercial agreements, navigate regulatory compliance issues, execute a successful exit and more.

He is engaged in the Greater Atlanta community and serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees for Peach Bowl, Inc., the 501(c)3 organization that owns and operates the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. He earned his bachelor’s degree from University of Georgia and obtained his J.D. from Tulane University Law School. 

Since opening seven years ago, Polsinelli’s Atlanta office has grown into a full-service office with 32 attorneys, including 18 shareholders. The firm’s Corporate and Transactional Practice Group also continues to grow, with the addition of Atlanta M&A and private equity attorney Aubrey Gibson, Jr., and the firm most recently welcomed a private equity team, Evan Knobloch and Tracy Jacobson to its Chicago office.

Both Norcross and Seth were drawn to Polsinelli’s culture of diversity, client service and growth.

“Polsinelli has an impressive national reputation for its Corporate and Transactional practice, and I am eager to collaborate with my new colleagues across the country to offer exceptional service to the firm’s growing client base,” said Norcross. “I look forward to growing my practice here, building the Atlanta Corporate and Transactional practice with Suhail and Aubrey, helping navigate clients through the lifecycle of their transactions, and contributing to the firm’s successful team culture.”

“There’s a unique opportunity for me to contribute to the firm with my multinational practice, and I am pleased to get started,” said Seth. “Polsinelli’s national platform will help me not only grow my practice with the firm but allow me the opportunity to expand the firm’s and its clients’ capabilities in Atlanta, as well as nationally and internationally. I am especially excited to continue my partnership with Amanda and to join Aubrey and be part of a diverse corporate and M&A practice group that is especially devoted to the middle market.”

Diversity, equity and inclusion are among the core values of Polsinelli, used to inform, enlighten and shape strategy and actions that define the firm’s business. For the fourth year in a row, the firm received a 100 percent score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. Polsinelli also recently achieved the Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certification Plus, which measures diversity in law firms and aims to boost diversity in leadership.

About Polsinelli

Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with 950 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. Recognized by legal research firm BTI Consulting as one of the top firms for excellent client service and client relationships, the firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, middle-market corporate, labor and employment and business litigation. Polsinelli PC, Polsinelli LLP in California.