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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.

August 24, 2022

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS WHEN A KEY CUSTOMER FILES BANKRUPTCY

Author: Timothy W. Brink

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is the second in a three-part series about how small and mid-sized businesses should deal with customers experiencing financial difficulties. The first installment in this series focused on identifying customers that are in financial distress and taking steps to mitigate potential losses in the event a customer files bankruptcy. In this…

July 14, 2022

MPS Law bolsters real estate capabilities with new associate attorneys, paralegal

Meltzer, Purtill & Stelle LLC (MPS Law) is pleased to welcome three associate attorneys, one paralegal, and two summer associates to their team, further strengthening the firm’s capabilities in the areas of commercial real estate law and litigation. “MPS is only as strong as the talent and depth of our professional staff, and we’re constantly…

June 8, 2022

A KEY CUSTOMER IS IN FINANCIAL DISTRESS. WHAT STEPS SHOULD YOU TAKE TO PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS?

Author: Timothy W. Brink

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is the first in a series about how small and mid-sized businesses should deal with customers experiencing financial difficulties. Whether due to the impacts of pre-pandemic economic trends such as the shift in consumer spending toward e-commerce outlets, the effects of the federal and state governments’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic,…

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…

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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.”