May 21, 2024

MPS PARTNER, JAY CHERWIN TO MODERATE CONNECT CRE CONFERENCE:

On Tuesday, June 4, MPS is pleased to sponsor the Connect Midwest: Multifamily, Affordable, Student & Senior Housing conference from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the W Chicago – City Center hotel, 172 W. Adams in Chicago. There are three panels covering timely topics and time to meet and converse with industry experts. At…

March 20, 2024

RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO ASSIST IN COMPLYING WITH THE CORPORATE TRANSPARENCY ACT

The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA), which became effective on January 1, 2024, requires a “reporting company” to file Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) reports with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The BOI reports require the disclosure of information about the reporting entity itself and two categories of individuals:…

November 30, 2023

Q&A WITH RICH PAYNE – “THE RESOURCES WE HAVE HERE AT MPS ARE OUTSTANDING.”

Rich Payne is a new partner at MPS. He joined the firm on July 1, 2023 from his previous firm, Robinson Payne LLC. Rich’s legal practice crosses a wide range of business law, however his expertise and passion lie in serving family businesses and privately held businesses. Q. How did your practice evolve to focus…

November 29, 2023

MPS ZONING TEAM HELPS CLEAR WAY FOR MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS CENTER PROGRAM EXPANSION

The Josselyn Center NFP in Northfield is a well-known and well-respected resource for individuals who are experiencing mental health challenges on Chicago’s North Shore. Mental health care for everyone is one of the Center’s core objectives. The Center is a not-for-profit corporation that offers counseling and community-based mental health care, as well as what the…

November 9, 2023

CTA IMPOSES NEW SMALL BUSINESS REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR 2024

Small business owners will have one more item on their compliance to-do list when the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) takes effect next year on January 1, 2024. The CTA1, enacted as part of the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 (AMLA), places new reporting requirements on many business entities in an effort to expose illegal activities,…

July 17, 2023

Q&A: FRED KAPLAN ON REAL ESTATE LAW AND THE ADA’S PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION PROVISIONS

Frederick “Fred” Kaplan is a business lawyer with broad expertise in all aspects of real estate law, including commercial real estate development, finance, leasing, construction, joint ventures, acquisitions/dispositions, and land use planning and development. He is also widely recognized as an authority in the public accommodation and real estate provisions of the Americans with Disabilities…

July 12, 2023

Q&A: HEATHER KUHN O’TOOLE ON LITIGATION AND ADA LAW

Heather Kuhn O’Toole is a partner at MPS Law with over 20 years of experience in wide-ranging, complex litigation matters, including claims brought under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, employment disputes, wage and hour claims, mechanics liens and real estate litigation, and breach of contract actions. She came to MPS as part…

June 30, 2023

ROBINSON PAYNE JOINS MPS LAW

As of July 1, 2023, the firm of Robinson Payne LLC will be joining Meltzer, Purtill & Stelle LLC. Both named partners, Russel G. Robinson and Richmond A. Payne, along with longstanding paralegals Wendy K. Widmayer and Melissa A. Wolf, are making the move, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise in estate planning, corporate…

June 15, 2023

Q&A: RICHARD DEMAREST YANT ON TRANSACTIONAL LAW

With over 40 years experience in a broad range of commercial real estate and business law, Richard Demarest (R.D.) Yant is one of the most competent and respected attorneys in his field of work to join MPS in the KSVB acquisition. With that in mind, we recently asked him to reflect on the law, his…

May 18, 2023

Q&A: CHARLES VALENTE ON COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

Charles Valente is a partner at MPS Law who arrived when his prior firm, Kaplan Saunders Valente & Beninati, LLP was acquired in January 2023. As one of our most experienced litigators, Charlie has a unique perspective on the topic of commercial litigation, which he shared in a recent discussion. You’re primarily a litigator. What…

May 17, 2023

MPS LAW ADDS THREE NEW ASSOCIATE ATTORNEYS

Demonstrating the firm’s ongoing commitment to smart growth, Meltzer, Purtill & Stelle LLC (MPS Law) has added three new associates to its steadily growing professional staff. New associate attorney JonTia Pegues joins the firm’s commercial real estate practice group, and will focus her practice on tenant leasing and negotiation as well as general representation of…