Client Successes

Representation in Environmental Remediation Projects

Represented businesses in environmental remediation projects in Wisconsin and Illinois.

Prosecuted CERCLA Private Cost Recovery Action

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.

Financing of Environmentally Impaired Real Estate

Advised lenders with regard to financing of environmentally impaired real estate.

Negotiation and Documentation of Equipment Lease Finance Transactions

Negotiated and documented hundreds of multi-million dollar equipment lease finance transactions on behalf of a national equipment finance company.

Drafted Documents for Document Template System

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.

Sale of Lease Portfolio

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.

$3.6 Million Condominium Construction Loan

Represented a community bank in a $3.6 million condominium construction loan.

Conventional and Mezzanine Loans for Hospitality Developer

Represented a hospitality developer in conventional and mezzanine loans in multiple phases of a resort facility.

ESOP Transaction for Multistate Auto Equipment Wholesaler

Represented a national lender in a $20 million credit facility to fund an ESOP transaction for a multistate auto equipment wholesaler.

Acquisition of Office Building Out of Foreclosure

Acted as purchaser’s counsel in a veterinarian’s acquisition of its office building out of foreclosure.

Aggregate of $15 million in Financing

Acted as lender’s counsel in a $15 million aggregate financing of three assisted living and memory care facilities.

Refinancing of $130 million debt

Represented a regional leader in the refinancing of $130 million debt secured by a water park resort.

$26.5 Million Refinance Closing

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

Successfully defended limited liability company in action seeking temporary restraining order and other relief arising out of purchase of a downtown Chicago commercial building.

Purchase of Parking Garage from Municipal Authority

Represented the purchaser of a parking garage complex from a municipal authority

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Sale of Farm and Stable Operation

Represented the seller of a horse farm and stable operation

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$300M Multistate Acquisition of Shopping Centers

Acted as purchaser’s local counsel in a $300,000,000 multistate acquisition of shopping centers

Underwriter’s Counsel in $130M Bond Issuance

Assisted as underwriter’s counsel in a $130 million bond issuance by a state authority

$15M Leasehold Financing of Educational Facility

Represented a local lender in a $15 million leasehold financing of a public/private educational facility

ESOP Transaction for Multistate Convenience Store Operator

Represented a national lender in a $37 million credit facility to fund an ESOP transaction for a multistate convenience store operator