Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 2014
University of Hawaii at Manoa, BBA, 2010
Certificate in French, 2009
State of Michigan (2014)
United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan (2017)
United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Michigan (2018)
Vanessa L. Bailey is a member of KORO’s national Corporate/M&A practice group. Vanessa’s practice areas include mergers and acquisitions, real estate, construction, entity formation, franchise, and general corporate counseling. Vanessa has both transactional and litigation experience, advising and counseling clients with respect to a wide variety of and matters. Prior to joining KORO, Vanessa gained significant corporate experience working in-house as the Assistant General Counsel to a local real estate development company in Michigan. Before that, Vanessa gained significant courtroom and legal research and writing experience at one of Detroit’s prominent mid-sized law firms with a national practice. Vanessa has extensive nationwide experience in complex legal research and writing, as well as in all aspects of litigation including pre-suit dispute resolution, motion practice, facilitation/settlement, and recommending risk management solutions to prevent future disputes.
Vanessa received her Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, Michigan in May 2014. While in law school, Vanessa served as a Judicial Intern to Judge Colleen O’Brien, who at the time was serving on the bench in the Oakland County Circuit Court. Judge O’Brien was subsequently appointed to the Michigan Court of Appeals Second District in October 2015. Prior to law school, Vanessa was recruited by the University of Hawaii’s Women’s Soccer Team her junior year of high school and received a full, four-year athletic scholarship. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Hawaii with dual majors in Finance and International Business.