Recent Representative Transactional Matters

Real Estate

  1. Downtown Chicago Office Building Acquisition. Represented the purchaser in connection with the purchase and financing of a downtown Chicago office building.

  2. Retail Leasing Matters. Represented a Midwest-based client which owns enclosed shopping malls across the United States in retail leasing matters.

  3. Office Leasing Matters. Represented the owner of a downtown Chicago office building in connection with office leasing matters.

  4. Retail Leasing Matters. Represented the owner of a Chicago area outdoor shopping center in retail leasing matters.

  5. Retail Leasing Matters. Represented the owner of an Aurora, Illinois area outdoor shopping center in retail leasing matters.

  6. Sale of Condominium Units. Represented a commercial real estate client in its sale of multiple condominium units.

  7. Industrial Building Sale. Represented a client in the negotiation and sale of a single tenant industrial facility located in DuPage County, Illinois.

  8. Acquisition and Financing of Medical Office Building. Represented the purchaser in the acquisition and financing of a medical office building in Virginia.

  9. Acquisition of Development Parcels.  Represented a purchaser in connection with the purchase and financing of developed and undeveloped parcels for a proposed retail development project.

  10. Acquisition of Shopping Center. Represented a purchaser in connection with the purchase and financing of a shopping center in Orland Park, Illinois.

  11. Office Lease of Premises. Represented a financial services client in the negotiation of an office lease space in a Class A downtown Chicago office building in connection with the relocation of the client’s headquarters.

  12. Industrial Building Acquisition. Represented a manufacturing client in connection with the acquisition of an industrial building in Oswego, Illinois.

  13. Industrial Building Acquisition. Represented an industrial developer in connection with the acquisition of vacant parcels of land located in a Romeoville, Illinois industrial park.

  14. Cicero Redevelopment. Represented the owner of a major shopping center in Cicero, Illinois in connection with the redevelopment of the gateway corner parcel of the development.

  15. Retail Leasing Matters. Represented the owner of a Vernon Hills, Illinois area shopping center in retail leasing matters.

  16. Office Building Retail Leasing and Other Matters. Represented the owner of a downtown Chicago mixed-use office building with ground level retail space in connection with retail leasing matters and capital expenditure projects, including façade restoration, lobby renovation, and installation of a new chiller and cooling tower system.

  17. Office Building Leasing Matters. Represented the owner of a West Loop, Chicago office building in connection with office leasing matters.

  18. Office Building Leasing Matters.  Represented the owner of a River North, Chicago office building in connection with office leasing matters.

Mergers and Acquisitions

  1. Distribution Company Joint Venture. The firm represented a preeminent, multi-state family-held alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage distribution company in connection with the formation of a joint venture with another preeminent, family-held alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage distribution company.  The joint venture will have revenues in excess of $5.6 billion, operations in 16 states, with more than 7,000 employees.  The firm was instrumental in negotiating the transaction, preparing definitive documents and advising the client through complex due diligence, governance, regulatory compliance, licensing, and other transitional matters.

  2. Sale of Oil Distribution Business Assets. Represented the owner/operator of a Midwest-based oil and lubricants products distribution business in an asset sale transaction.

  3. Sale of Alcoholic Beverage Distribution Business. Represented the seller in the sale of distribution rights, equipment and related operations assets for an alcoholic beverage distribution business.

  4. Sale of Physical Therapy Business. Represented a chain of physical therapy clinics throughout the Chicagoland area in connection with the sale of its assets to a larger concern.

  5. Corporate Recapitalization of Car Dealership. Represented a car sales and financing business in a recapitalization transaction in which holders of debt instruments converted debt into equity.

  6. Equity Acquisition in Beverage Distribution Business. Represented a client in the negotiation and acquisition of an equity position in a state-wide, multi-facility, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage distribution business.

  7. Sale of Electrical Conduit Fitting Business. Represented a manufacturer of electrical conduit fittings in the sale of its assets to a strategic purchaser.

  8. Sale of Dry Dock Business. Represented a dry docking business in connection with the sale of the business assets and the real estate on which the client had operated the business.

  9. Equity Investment in Startup. Represented a client in connection with an equity investment in a travel and hunting guide management services startup.

  10. Sale of IT Staffing Company. Represented an IT staffing provider in the sale of its assets to a strategic purchaser, which transaction involved an equity position for the seller.

  11. Distribution Business Sales. Represented a beer and wine distribution business in the sale of a number of brand distribution rights, equipment and related operating assets over multiple transactions.

  12. Sale of Equity Interests in Real Estate Development Entity.  Represented the capital partners of an entity which developed an outdoor shopping center in Kansas City in connection with the sale of their equity interests to their operating partner.

Finance

  1. Participations and Other Loan Transactions. Represented a number of local and regional commercial banks in connection with loan participations and other loan transactions.

  2. SBA 7(a) Loan. Represented a commercial lender in connection with the closing of a revolving loan and a 7(a) SBA term loan to a mechanical services company.

  3. Charleston, Illinois Property Refinancing Transaction. Represented the borrower in connection with a loan from an insurance company to refinance existing mortgage debt on a property in Charleston, Illinois occupied and operated by a large national drugstore chain.

  4. Chicago, Illinois Property Refinancing Transaction.  Represented the owner of a Chicago, Illinois outdoor shopping center in connection with the refinancing of its debt with an insurance company.

  5. Not-for-Profit Corporation Refinancing Transaction. Represented a Chicago, Illinois-area not-for-profit corporation that provides services for children and adults with developmental disabilities in connection with a refinancing of its debt secured by its assets, including a portfolio of real estate holdings.

  6. Private Debt Raise. Represented a fund in connection with a private debt raise, as part of the acquisition of an IT staffing company.