Represented businesses in environmental remediation projects in Wisconsin and Illinois.
Successfully prosecuted a CERCLA private cost recovery action on behalf of a national telecommunications company in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Western Division.
Advised lenders with regard to financing of environmentally impaired real estate.
Negotiated and documented hundreds of multi-million dollar equipment lease finance transactions on behalf of a national equipment finance company.
Drafted master lease of personal property, master loan and security agreement and all ancillary documentation for the document template system of a national equipment finance company.
Represented national equipment finance company in the sale of a $1.4B lease portfolio sale including air and rail assets and established documentation and procedures for post-closing servicing of portfolio.
Represented a community bank in a $3.6 million condominium construction loan.
Represented a hospitality developer in conventional and mezzanine loans in multiple phases of a resort facility.
Represented a national lender in a $20 million credit facility to fund an ESOP transaction for a multistate auto equipment wholesaler.
Acted as purchaser’s counsel in a veterinarian’s acquisition of its office building out of foreclosure.
Acted as lender’s counsel in a $15 million aggregate financing of three assisted living and memory care facilities.
Represented a regional leader in the refinancing of $130 million debt secured by a water park resort.
Attorney Ed Lawton and Attorney Don Murn represented a client in the successful completion of a $26.5 million refinance transaction. The transaction required the client to defease their existing mortgage loan. Attorney Lawton and Attorney Murn dealt with the complex array of loan and defeasance documents on behalf of their client to complete the transactions and also guided the client and the other parties through the complex multi-tier ownership structure that governed the underlying real estate asset.
Successfully defended limited liability company in action seeking temporary restraining order and other relief arising out of purchase of a downtown Chicago commercial building.
Represented the purchaser of a parking garage complex from a municipal authority
Represented the seller of a horse farm and stable operation
Acted as purchaser’s local counsel in a $300,000,000 multistate acquisition of shopping centers
Assisted as underwriter’s counsel in a $130 million bond issuance by a state authority
Represented a local lender in a $15 million leasehold financing of a public/private educational facility
Represented a national lender in a $37 million credit facility to fund an ESOP transaction for a multistate convenience store operator