Gustafson, Steve C.

  • Represented a Chicago-based digital healthcare agency in its sale to a global commercialization partner for the life sciences industry.
  • Advisor to multi-generational families and their businesses in developing and implementing strategies to assure successful transition and continuity of family business activities.
  • Designed, structured and implemented key management synthetic equity compensation plans to align management goals with family ownership strategic plans.
  • Advisor to active ”hands-on” private philanthropic ventures.
  • Assisted management team 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.
  • Serves as outside general counsel to numerous multigenerational entrepreneurial businesses.
  • Designed, structured and implemented corporate acquisition transactions, including tax-deferred roll-over of management equity.
  • Assisted with tax structure and planning for acquisition of major retail and related operations out of bankruptcy.