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Erica L. Opitz Announced as Recipient of the 15th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards

June 20, 2024

The M&A Advisor Selects Erica L. Opitz as Recipient of Emerging Leader Award

The M&A Advisor announced Erica L. Opitz, a Shareholder of Chamberlain Hrdlicka is a recipient of the 15th Annual Emerging Leaders Award. 

The M&A Advisor, a globally renowned organization known for recognizing and showcasing leading M&A, financing, and turnaround professionals, established this awards program to honor excellence and foster mentorship and professional development among emerging leaders in the corporate finance and dealmaking industries.

Erica L. Opitz has been chosen from a pool of prominent nominees for her notable accomplishments in business and in service to the community. Evaluation of the nominees and selection of the winners was completed by an independent judging panel.

"The world of dealmaking is always changing, and, over the past 15 years, The M&A Advisor has recognized the brilliance of over fifteen hundred professionals—experts who set the bar high in their fields. The Emerging Leader Award recipients, who have the spirit of innovation and ambition, are ready to shape the future of our industry. By creating a network of business visionaries, philanthropists, educators, and personal growth mentors, we are building a vibrant 'leadership community.' Our mission is clear: to give these rising stars the tools and motivation to not only succeed in their careers but also to make a positive difference in the lives of others, thus sparking a wave of transformation," said Roger Aguinaldo, Founder and CEO of The M&A Advisor.

“I am honored to be recognized for the Emerging Leaders Award among a number of talented professionals,” said Atlanta-based Shareholder Erica Opitz. “My goal has always been to produce the best work for my clients, and it is so rewarding to have the work that I do be acknowledged in this way. Congratulations to all of my fellow honorees, may you continue to succeed in everything you do.” 

Opitz is a member of the Corporate, Securities and Finance practice group and often serves as a client’s outside general counsel. She assists clients with corporate governance, commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions and privately held securities matters. Opitz represents clients in a variety of industries, including moving and storage, merchant services, certified public accounting, investment management, manufacturing and building supply distribution industries. She also serves as the Atlanta office’s primary drafter of Georgia legal opinions. Opitz earned her undergraduate degree from Binghamton University and her law degree from Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law.

The M&A Advisor will welcome the winners of the Emerging Leaders Award at a formal black-tie Awards Gala in New York City. This distinguished event will present them to the business community and recognize their outstanding accomplishments. The Emerging Leaders Awards Gala is part of the 2024 Leadership in Dealmaking Summit on September 23-24, 2024. This unique event connects current and former recipients of the Emerging Leaders Award with each other and industry leaders.

For a complete list of the 2024 Emerging Leaders Award Winners Click Here.


Established in 1998, The M&A Advisor offers expertise and knowledge on mergers and acquisitions. It is known as the leading global organization for experts in M&A, restructuring, and corporate finance, providing a full spectrum of interrelated services. To learn more, please visit our website- www.maadvisor.com or contact us at +1 (212) 951-1550.