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Successfully defended limited liability company in action seeking temporary restraining order and other relief arising out of purchase of a downtown Chicago commercial building.
Obtained dismissal of a drunk driving case in which the driver was observed driving erratically with a .26 blood alcohol level by proving that the arrest violated the driver’s Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable seizures because the officer initiated the arrest in the driver’s backyard patio without a warrant, consent or exigent circumstances.
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
Represented landlords and tenants in leases of retail, healthcare, office and hospitality facilities
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
Represented a regional lender group in an aggregate of $150 million in development and mini-permanent loans to hospitality industry borrower (hotel, timeshare and water park facility)
Represented a local bank in a loan workout of 23 business and real estate loans to 13 related entities in Wisconsin aggregating approximately $15 million
Represented insurance company and its insured in regards to a slip-and-fall which occurred in the insured’s home. Plaintiff’s counsel offered to settle the case based on a 90-10 liability split against the insured. The Dane County jury determined that the insured was not negligent and the Plaintiff was solely negligent. The Plaintiff rejected an offer of over $20,000 and instead received no recovery.
Won a post-judgment motion to relocate a child across the country based on client’s concerns that child’s educational needs were not currently being met.
Obtained formal visitation rights for grandparent.
Negotiated a favorable maintenance buy-out to minimize client’s potential exposure.
Prevented a former spouse from modifying child support shortly after the divorce was granted, despite the former spouse’s loss of employment.
Prevented a former spouse from re-opening the divorce judgment to request maintenance modification when maintenance was previously held open.
Successfully obtained four-year injunctions in case involving harassment, financial exploitation and emotional abuse of a parent by the child.
Assisted frac sand developer in Eau Claire County, WI to prevail on appeal of decision of Town Board initially denying development proposal.
Handled mergers and acquisitions involving community associations, transportation companies, service companies and manufacturing companies.