Our People

Due Diligence Experts

Focused and dedicated, we are industry veterans who deliver on our promise to provide customized diligence services and superior client care. Our extended team includes M&A experts, attorneys, project managers, and professionals holding advanced degrees.

Chief Executive Officer

Ashley VanLandingham

Ashleigh VanLandingham has nearly a decade of experience representing healthcare companies, manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors in strategic acquisitions, joint ventures, and dispositions. Ashleigh enjoys the complexity of transactional work and the challenge of bringing together all the elements of a deal. As the CEO of Clear Diligence, Ashleigh focuses on anticipating the needs of the acquirer’s transaction team and ensuring access to critical information early in the deal process. Clients value Ashleigh’s experience gained as outside counsel in a wide range of complex transactional matters and her insight into the challenges faced by corporate legal teams gained as a member of an in-house law department.

Managers

From organizing data rooms at the start of a transaction to delivering thorough due diligence, clients rely on the Clear Diligence team for a range of cost-effective deal support services. Our managers oversee the multiple levels of review and analysis conducted in support of contract- and document-intensive transactional matters.

Lisa Kirkham

Lisa Kirkham

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  • Lisa has 15 years of wide-ranging legal experience, including five years focused exclusively on the review and analysis of physician and non-physician contracts in healthcare mergers and acquisitions.
  • Previously, she served for more than a decade as the senior claims supervisor in the legal department of NYSE-listed healthcare provider.
  • Lisa began her legal career in the public sector serving as Assistant Attorney General for the State of Tennessee, Deputy Legal Counsel to Tennessee Governor Ned McWherter, and Staff Attorney to the Honorable Lewis G. Paisley, Kentucky Circuit Judge.

Ted Habermann

Ted Habermann

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  • Ted brings 25 years of legal experience to Clear Diligence.
  • Clients benefit from Ted’s experience drafting complex agreements and structuring a wide range of business arrangements including franchise, supply chain, and distribution contracts, sales and marketing arrangements, technology licensing, and sponsorship agreements.
  • He brings more than two decades of experience in general counsel and corporate legal roles and a keen understanding of the challenges faced by in-house legal teams involved in mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic transactions.

Ashley Suchomel

Ashley Suchomel

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  • Ashley has been a key member of the Clear Diligence team since the company’s formation, and she has developed many of the processes and procedures that enable clients to manage and execute transactional matters with confidence.
  • Ashley’s in-depth knowledge of Clear Diligence’s scalable systems enables her to customize the review process in alignment with client objectives and the structure of each transaction.
  • She brings both insight and enthusiasm to the due diligence process and “enjoys putting the pieces of the puzzle together” to help clients achieve their transactional goals.

Shelby Bailey

Shelby Bailey

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  • Shelby joined Clear Diligence after several years project-managing acquisitions, divestitures, and development matters involving hospitals, outpatient centers, and physician practices for a publicly traded healthcare company.
  • Previously, she provided data mining services for Clear Diligence on mergers, acquisitions, and private equity investments as an independent contractor.
  • Clients value the “insider perspective” Shelby brings to transactional data analysis; she is often relied upon to educate seller parties and their counsel with diligence issues that arise during transactions.