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Our roster of attorneys includes several whose professional insights and viewpoints are in demand, and publish frequently in law bulletins and industry publications. A sampling of recent articles and blog posts are linked here, along with press releases and announcements regarding MPS Law personnel and company news.

May 19, 2022

Q&A: RAY HORN ON MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS PRACTICE

Ray Horn is a partner at MPS Law with nearly 30 years of experience in corporate law, and a considerable focus in the area of mergers and acquisitions. Recently, we sat down with Ray to discuss his M&A practice and how his approach is an ideal fit for closely held small- to mid-sized businesses. Tell…

March 24, 2022

PARTNERS HAL FRANCKE, JAY CHERWIN TO MODERATE PANELS AT MARCH 30 BISNOW SYMPOSIUM, “CHICAGO FUTURE OF THE SUBURBS”

Mark your calendar for this timely forum on key issues affecting professionals involved in real estate development, investment, and leasing in the Chicago suburbs. MPS Law partners Hal Francke and Jay Cherwin will moderate two of the panel discussions on tap for the event. Hal will moderate a discussion on “Mega Developments, while Jay will…

March 22, 2022

THE IMPORTANCE OF ATTORNEY SELECTION

Author: Ray Horn

In this article from the March 2022 online edition of Insider 94 | Midwest Business Journal, MPS partner Ray Horn offers a distinctive look at the topic of attorney selection. His article combines practical, common sense advice with insights and anecdotes gleaned from over 20 years’ experience in mergers and acquisitions, partnership agreements and “business…

February 22, 2022

MPS Law Names Andrew Chamberlain, Michael Bregman As Partners

Meltzer, Purtill & Stelle LLC (MPS Law) continues to grow its professional staff by elevating associate attorney Andrew Chamberlain, who focuses on mergers and acquisitions, to partner. Separately, the firm has also hired a new partner, Michael Bregman, who is focused on commercial litigation. Chamberlain, who has been with MPS Law since 2016, works with…

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Recent Transactions

This section is devoted to a sampling of representative case summaries showcasing recent successes by MPS attorneys in both transactional and litigation arenas. Check back often for more results, as we update the list periodically.

Closed on the acquisition of a Rockford area site for a new store on behalf of a leading national big box retailer.

Closed a $35 million ADC loan for a Colorado bank financing residential development in the Denver metro area.

Assisted in the operational split between two co-owners of a significant franchise operation with over $40 million in annual revenues.

Obtained dismissal with prejudice of a bankrupt benefit recipient’s motion for sanctions against our client, a leading third-party claims and benefits administrator.

Engaged as Midwest regional outside counsel for a leading commercial real estate lender.

Facilitated the closing of a nearly $3 million asset sale for a household lift installation firm that we previously assisted in a major asset purchase over a decade ago.

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“We’re ready to take the next step. The first was leaving the big firm that was growing too fast. Then it was opening the Chicago office because we needed to grow. Now it’s a matter of changing to meet changes in the market – growing smarter, not bigger. That’s the next step and we’re taking it.”