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.

November 7, 2019

MPS Law Welcomes New Associate Kevin Flavin

MPS Law, a widely respected Chicago area business-to-business law firm, is pleased to welcome Kevin Flavin as a new Associate. Flavin will focus primarily on corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, business formation, business separations, and corporate, industrial and asset-based lending matters. His expertise is bolstered by an extensive professional background in business and finance….

September 24, 2019


Author: Kathleen Dempsey Boyle

As the retail centers and megamalls of yesterday evolve into the mixed-use developments of today, so too must the reciprocal easement agreements – REAs for short – that outline rights and responsibilities and keep the peace. Commercial real estate attorney Kathleen Boyle offers her insights on this all-important topic in this article reprint from the…

September 10, 2019


Author: Scott Hargadon and Holly Eubanks*

The popularity of co-working arrangements over traditional office leases continues to grow, and it’s easy to see why. They’re more flexible, require less planning, and offer substantial cost savings on both space and services. What’s not to like? Plenty, argue MPS Law leasing specialists Scott Hargadon and Holly Eubanks in this in-depth article on the…

April 16, 2019

The Bark of the Covenant: Failure to Define and Negotiate Non-Compete Clauses and Other Restrictive Covenants Can Come Back to Bite You

Author: Jeffrey Asperger

Overview With baby-boomers aging, and with over 95 million millennials in the job market, the importance of Non-Compete Clauses and Restrictive Covenants in employment agreements is sharply in focus. Boomers are at the age where they may be stepping back, retiring, or selling their businesses, while millennials and techies are starting businesses or changing employers….

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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.”