CORPORATE

  • Provided outside general counsel services for Chicago-based audiovisual company that designed, built and managed sound and lighting installations for corporate events and music/theater performance venues. Represented company in its multimillion-dollar sale to national A/V firm.
  • Represented software-as-a-service company providing full-service event management services (virtual, hybrid and live) in general corporate and tax matters, including platform and terms of service agreements, as well as stock issuance and purchase agreements.
  • Provide counsel on a variety of corporate matters to full-service design/build provider of museum exhibits, tradeshow exhibits, events, corporate showrooms, retail fixtures and special projects.
  • Represent innovative branding, marketing and creative services provider for large-scale special events nationwide.
  • Represented a digital marketing agency for biopharma brands (and client of 20 years), in its sale to a leading global commercialization partner. Provided advice primarily in the areas of general corporate, M&A and tax structuring.
  • Assisted management team of a midsized engineering consulting firm in a multimillion-dollar leveraged buyout transaction to acquire equity through qualified and nonstatutory option plans.
  • Designed and implemented a spinoff of unwanted corporate assets from core corporate business operations for a midsized consulting group.
  • Acted as outside general counsel for Minnesota-based entertainment company that provided theatrical rigging equipment, acoustical shells, orchestra pit fillers and stage lifts. Later represented firm in multimillion-dollar sale to national provider of sound, stage and storage solutions for a variety of companies in the performing arts industry.
  • Represented two theatrical producers (including a multiple Tony Award winner) created a closed-end fund for the production of several Broadway plays and events.
  • Represented an investing group in the preliminary development of a specialty music-focused museum.
  • Represented a developer of a next-generation, over-the-counter (OTC), preservative-free artificial tears for dry eye sufferers in its oversubscribed Series A round of financing.
  • Represented a Chicago-based digital healthcare agency in its sale to a global commercialization partner for the life sciences industry.
  • Represented a leading inventor in several licensing and collaborative research agreements with leading medical device manufacturers.
  • Represented a banking software developer in several license agreements with banks for customer relationship management software.
  • Represented a developer of communications software in license, maintenance, and escrow arrangements with several customers.
  • Representation for the acquisition and sale of numerous wireless markets, including systems in Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Wisconsin and North Carolina by an entrepreneurial regional wireless carrier.
  • Represented an Oregon-based manufacturer of photo voltaic inverters merger into a public company for up to $90 million.
  • Represented a prominent private equity fund purchase of a package of several construction and circuit board manufacturing businesses in the Midwest and Southeast.
  • Represented a leading commercial bank making a $40 million loan to a real estate developer in several states.
  • Represented the purchaser of a leading novelty consumer products company after significant debt restructure and other workouts and equity infusion.
  • Represented the sale of a manufacturer of tire pressure gauges for mid-eight figures.
  • Successfully represented a minority owner of an emerging technology business in a partner dispute leading to settlement through mediation.
  • Advised an early-stage technology company in its preparation for an equity based crowdfunding campaign.
  • Negotiated a $7 million private placement for an early-stage transportation logistics company and advised the management team in formulating and implementing an exit strategy.
  • Represented an entrepreneur in the sale of a start-up power generation company to one of the country’s largest providers of electric power.
  • Successfully represented a Chinese tool-and-die manufacturer in a multimillion-dollar dispute with the U.S. division of a global equipment company.
  • Structured and drafted long-term incentive compensation program in the form of a “phantom equity” plan for fast-growing technology-related company.
  • Fully negotiated acquisition of distressed manufacturing business by competitor through the use of creative financing structure and the government’s SBA 7(a) program.
  • Represented a hospitality company in the disposition of a portfolio of Holiday Inn Hotels, including the negotiation of purchase and sale agreements and all aspects of closing of the transaction.