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Corporate Transactions

Public and private companies turn to our Business Transactions Team of lawyers for guidance on a wide range of strategic transactions, from corporate formation and compliance, middle-market mergers and acquisitions, and private equity transactions. As private markets expand and diversify, our corporate attorneys represent closely held and major corporations, private equity and venture capital funds, investors, senior management, and shareholders ins sophisticated corporate investment transactions.

We assist our public and private clients, both corporate and individuals, in structuring, negotiating, and executing complex domestic and joins ventures, as well as strategic business combinations, corporate control contests, takeover defenses, and recapitalization transactions. With offices in major business and financial centers, our depth of knowledge and dedication to our clients is evidenced by our corporate attorney's receipt of numerous professional service awards and accolades.

In addition, our corporate attorneys provide legal advice that helps focus and facilitate the business decisions of nonprofit corporations across the nation. Our clients include some of the largest nonprofit corporations in the world. We routinely act as general counsel for our clients and advice senior level management, officers and directors on a full range of legal regulatory issues relating to nonprofit law.

Our Corporate Capabilities Include:

  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Distressed Company Transactions
  • ESOPs
  • Joint Ventures, Structuring & Compliance
  • Merger & Acquisitions Transactions
  • Middle Market Transactions
  • Strategic Alliances
  • MBE/WBE/ACDBE Certification Compliance
  • Non-Profits Compliance
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital Funds
  • Real Estate Based Private Equity Transactions
  • Strategic Alliances

Representative Transactions Include:

Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Venture Transactions

$7M Corporate Counsel in the negotiation, restructuring and sale of majority owner’s interests of multi-state engineering firm. 

$13.5M Corporate Counsel (Seller) in connection with the sale of an aircraft on behalf of large international food products company based in Italy.

$15M Corporate Counsel in the negotiation of distilling, bottling and marketing agreements on behalf of award-winning spirits company. 

$40M Corporate Counsel in the negotiation and acquisition of multiple Chicago airport concession locations. 

$90M JV Counsel in connection with a joint venture transaction between three-national recognized construction firms in connection with the Obama Foundation Library.    

Private Equity/Venture Capital Transactions

$1.2B Fund Counsel to an investment company which invests in venture capital companies focusing on food & beverage, technology and DEI owned emerging companies.

$5M Investor’s Counsel in the investment of Series B Preferred Stock Financing into a company producing and providing low-net carb, healthy, real bread products.

$2.5M Investor’s Counsel in connection with the investment of SAFE Financing into a company that provides fresh, healthy, and convenient meals through vending machines available 24/7.

$1.5M Investor’s Counsel in connection with the investment of Convertible Note Financing into a company that matches customers to wines tailored to their tastes and delivers these curated wine choices to customers.

Nonprofit Law

Advise international non-profit corporation on real estate portfolio issues.

Represent large national non-profit with corporate governance, employment, and day-to-day contract drafting and negotiations.

Act as outside general counsel to Illinois and Michigan colleges and universities on a variety of issues, including corporate governance, supply chain and commercial real issues.

Act as outside general counsel to a faith-based community development corporation in connection with the real estate development of a national youth healthcare system.