Client Successes

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Large Industrial Building Sale in SE Wisconsin

Represented seller of a large industrial building located in southeast Wisconsin in the sale of the property involving a complex pre-closing occupancy arrangement resolution of title issues, and 1031 exchange as to sale proceeds.

Edward Lawton
Midwest Transportation Service Acquisition

Represented purchaser in a stock acquisition of a Midwest transportation services business.

Industrial Property

Represented industrial property investor in the acquisition, leasing, and disposition of industrial property.

Edward Lawton
Drafting & Negotiation

Represented numerous office building owners and tenants in drafting and negotiation of leases including, addressing build-out and tenant improvement allowance issues and right of first refusal and other preemptive rights.

Edward Lawton
Sale of Operating Business & Real Estate

Represented owner of restaurant franchise in the sale of operating business and real estate and the 1031 exchange of real estate proceeds into a triple net leased industrial property.

Edward Lawton
Represented Purchaser

Represented purchaser of portfolio of restaurant franchises in acquisition of businesses and various lease and guaranty modifications and landlord consent issues.

Edward Lawton
Hotel Sale

Represented hotel owner in sale of hotel to investor group.

Edward Lawton
OSHA Silica

Counseled clients regarding the OSHA silica rules including advice regarding employee notices, testing requirements, and medical surveillance requirements.

Edward Lawton
Obtained Defense Verdict in Multimillion Dollar Fungal Exposure Case

Successfully defended high profile winery at jury trial from multiple plaintiffs’ claims that they were exposed to histoplasmosis triggered by accumulations of bat guano.

Paul Curtis
Insurance Claims & Defense
$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.

Representation in Contract and Land Use Issues

Represent solid waste company; biosolids, septage and manure haulers/applicators; and remediation and electronic demanufacturing companies in contract and land use issues.

Representation in Breach of Contract Litigation

Defended landfill owner in Wisconsin breach of contract litigation; obtained trial verdict that client responsible for $0 in damages despite court’s earlier finding that landfill did not comply with contract.

Thomas Hofbauer
Commercial Litigation, Litigation
Representation of Property Insurer

Successfully defended property insurer of Illinois bowling alley complex in first party insurance claim with over $2.8 million in property damage and lost business income claims.

Thomas Hofbauer
Representation of Scaffold Erector

Defended scaffold erector in claim arising from dust explosion in coal dust collector at a public utility in Wisconsin that seriously injured 8 construction workers.

Thomas Hofbauer
Construction, Litigation
Representation of Trucking Accident Claims

Represented Illinois cooperative in two trucking accident fatalities; one claim successfully tried to verdict in Effingham County and the other successfully mediated in Cook County.

Thomas Hofbauer