I am an experienced corporate/small business attorney practicing in Chicago and the Chicagoland area. My primary areas of practice include banking and commercial finance law, real estate law and general corporate law and I have substantial experience in the following areas (among others):
• Real estate acquisition/sale/leasing/financing/construction;
• Company formation/governance/reorganization/restructuring/sale;
• Restaurant Law (vendor contracts, liquor license matters, etc.);
• Intellectual property (copyrights, trademarks etc.);
• Mortgage and asset based loans (representing borrowers or lenders);
• Crowdfunding and other Privately held debt/equity offerings; and
• General contract drafting and negotiation.
Typically I counsel and represent start-ups; privately held domestic and foreign corporations; limited liability companies and partnerships; high net worth individuals; owners/lessors/developers of residential and commercial real estate and banks and other commercial lending institutions focusing on middle market ($5 - $100 MM) lending. I very much enjoy acting as an outside general counsel to my corporate clients and I truly make an effort to understand each of their businesses and identify ways to create value.
I am always looking to meet new people and expand my professional network as I believe in the power of making and fostering quality connections. In keeping with that belief I enjoy acting as referral source for my clients and professional contacts and I go out of my way to foster beneficial introductions.
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Specialties: Crowdfunding; Loan Workouts; Corporate Finance, Corporate Formation & Governance, Commercial Real Estate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities, General Commercial Transactions, Contract Negotiation and Estate Planning.
Licensed since 2006
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2006||05/14/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Illinois 'Rising Star'||Super Lawyer magazine||2015|
|Senior Corporate Associate||Duane Morris LLP||2012 - 2013|
|Corporate Associate||Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP||2007 - 2012|
|Transactional Attorney||Weiss Benjamin Gussin Block LLP||2006 - 2007|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|KLTR Group||Member||2008 - Present|
|Xconomy||Equity Crowdfunding Backers Clash Over Fundraising Limits in States||2015|
|Crowdfund Insider||ALL HAIL THE COMING of The Illinois Intrastate Crowdfunding Bill||2015|
|Crain's Chicago||Veteran builder tries crowdfunding a subdivision||2015|
|Crowdfund Insider||PUT OUT THE “FOR SALE” SIGN – New Version of C&DI 141.05: Allows General Advertising By Issuer In An Intrastate Offering||2014|
|Crowdfund Insider||Everyone out of the Pool! IAC Makes Recommendations Which Would Significantly Decreased The Pool of Available Accredited Investors||2014|
|Crowdfund Insider||Draft Bill: Illinois Intrastate Crowdfunding Exemption||2014|
|Crowdfund insider||Illinois Intrastate Crowdfunding Exemption: The Reasoning Behind The Bill||2014|
|Crowdfund Insider||SEC Commissioner Gallagher: Millionaires Can Fend for Themselves||2014|
|University of Illinois, Chicago||Finance & Entrepreneurship||MBA - Master of Business Administration||2005|
|Northwestern University School of Law||Business Enterprise Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|State University of New York, Albany||Accounting & Economics||BS - Bachelor of Science||1999|