Halley Shanley is an associate in Stoel Rives’ Corporate group. She enjoys working on transactions that help clients reach their business goals and, among other things, has counseled clients on various contract provisions and negotiation strategies.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Halley was corporate counsel, associate corporate counsel, and a law clerk with a multi-entity data analytics organization where she developed a particular appreciation for negotiating mutually beneficial agreements that reflect business objectives. Her keen familiarity with the situations in-house legal departments and company executives face informs her solutions-oriented approach to serving clients today.


University of St. Thomas School of Law, J.D., 2021; Senior/Associate Editor, University of St. Thomas Law Journal

Illinois Wesleyan University, B.A., Business Administration, Management Concentration, minors: Political Science, Theatre Dance Minors, magna cum laude




  • Represented service providers in negotiation and drafting of complex customer agreements.
  • Advised clients on corporate governance matters, considering ownership structures and best practices.
  • Represented buyer-side clients in mergers and acquisitions diligence.
  • Represented clients in post-close integration efforts, including entity name changes, entity conversions, and implementing strategic customer contracting initiatives.
  • Counseled clients on negotiation tactics pertaining to services agreements with customers and vendors with a focus on adhering to corporate policies and practices.


  • Dean’s Award Recipient in Legal Writing I and Negotiations



  • Student attorney, Nonprofit Organizations Clinic, University of St. Thomas School of Law, 2019–2020


  • LegalCORPS Brief Advice Clinic Volunteer
  • Street Law Student Teacher, Minnesota Justice Foundation, Spring 2019

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