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Alexis J. Schostak

Alexis J. Schostak



  • Business Services
  • Corporate Finance
  • Commercial Lending
  • Cannabis Law

WSG Practice Industries


Michigan, U.S.A.


Alexis J. Schostak is an Assistant Practice Group Leader of Dykema's Corporate Finance Practice Group. Ms. Schostak has extensive experience running deals, working closely with clients, colleagues and opposing counsel to provide creative, practical and cost-effective solutions throughout the transaction. Her practice focuses primarily on financing transactions, including mezzanine financings, private equity and mergers and acquisitions, with an emphasis on representing:

  • Private equity funds and related portfolio companies in acquisition transactions and related financings;
  • Small business investment companies in their deployment of capital, including intercreditor issues;
  • Borrowers and lenders in secured and unsecured debt facilities and frequently serving as Michigan local counsel;
  • Financial institutions and strategic investors as minority investors in private equity and venture capital funds and direct investments;
  • Corporate clients in a wide range of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, entity formation and capitalization, corporate governance issues, shareholder agreements, customer agreements and day-to-day operations.

Prior to joining Dykema, Ms. Schostak practiced in New York at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP where she focused on representing lenders in complex corporate finance transactions, including acquisition financings, cross-border financings, asset based financings and mezzanine financings.

Bar Admissions


New York



  • Emory University, J.D., with honors
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., cum laude
Areas of Practice

Business Services | Cannabis Law | Commercial Lending | Corporate Finance | Debt Finance | Gaming & Indian Law | Mergers & Acquisitions | Mergers & Acquisitions Annual Survey | Private Equity, Venture Capital & Mezzanine Finance

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

University of Pennsylvania and Wharton Alumni Clubs of Michigan, Director and Secondary School Committee Chair, 2009-present

Changing PPP Guidance Reinforces Need for Strong Compliance
Dykema, June 2020

Through the recently issued Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and Interim Final Rule on Loan Forgiveness, the Small Business Association (SBA) has once again demonstrated that the contours and requirements of the PPP program are constantly evolving. The SBA’s recent Interim Final Rule on SBA Loan Review Procedures provides some insights on how the SBA will enforce PPP qualification and forgiveness requirements...

PPP Loan Forgiveness and Review: Key Observations - Part II
Dykema, May 2020

The SBA issued anInterim Final Rule(“IFR”) regarding PPP loan forgiveness on May 22, 2020, to supplement thePPP Loan Forgiveness Applicationand instructions issued one week earlier. While the new IFR did not provide a great deal of new guidance, below is a list of our key observations, which supplements our prior observations on the application itself, which are repeated at the end of this Alert...

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application: Key Observations
Dykema, May 2020

The SBA, in consultation with the U.S. Department of Treasury, issued the Paycheck Protection Program Loan ForgivenessApplicationand related instructions on May 15, 2020. While the application and instructions answer many of our questions about PPP loan forgiveness, it leaves many others open. Treasury has promised that the SBA also will soon issue regulations and guidance that we hope will address these questions...

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