Recent News and Transactions

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.

April 23, 2020


Meltzer, Purtill & Stelle LLC (MPS Law) is proud to announce the induction of partner Kathleen Dempsey Boyle to the 2020 Fellows class of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL). Fellowship in ACREL is widely considered to be one of the highest honors available to U.S. real estate attorneys. The Maryland-based organization is…

March 13, 2020

A Message To Our Clients Concerning Coronavirus

Like everyone else, MPS Law is feeling the effects of the evolving coronavirus crisis. At this point, we’re focused on doing what needs to be done to keep our families healthy and safe, and urge you to do the same. We’re also taking steps to ensure continued delivery of our services with as little disruption…

March 12, 2020

MPS Law Welcomes John Lipic as Partner

John J. Lipic, a highly respected Chicago attorney with more than 17 years of experience in commercial real estate and finance law, has joined Meltzer, Purtill & Stelle LLC (MPS Law) as a partner. Lipic focuses his practice on commercial real estate and related areas, including finance, private equity, investment, leasing and asset management. He…

February 21, 2020

MPS Law Announces Two New Partners

MPS Law, a widely respected Chicago area business-to-business law firm, has announced the promotion of two partners: Raymond J. Horn III as capital partner, and Monica J. Paine as income partner. The announcement reaffirms the firm’s commitment to two of its top performers in their respective areas, Horn in mergers and acquisitions and Paine in…

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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.”