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Business Client Gains Flexibility while Saving Costs by Integrating Relationship Contracts

SITUATION: A vibrant financial service office had engaged a competing law firm to write a form employment contract and post-employment restrictive covenant. Unsatisfied with the result, the client engaged Lawrence Kamin to review and rewrite the documents. During initial consultation, our attorneys learned that, in addition to the relationships governed by the employment contract, the […]

Bank Closes $15 million Construction Loan

Lawrence Kamin successfully represented a regional lender in a cross-collateralized $15 million construction loan and subsequent letter of credit for the expansion of a large church campus.

Earnest Deposit Strategy Protects Real Estate Deal from Costly Default in Market Down-Turn

SITUATION: Our client was in the process of developing a 48-story mixed-use high-rise building near downtown Chicago with retail on the first two floors and apartments above. While the project was still being constructed, a condominium developer approached our client to purchase and convert the residential units. With a gratuitous offer on the table, it […]

Beauty Supply Retailer Expands Global Business Through Acquisition Strategy

Starting with the acquisition of six stores in Louisiana, Lawrence Kamin helped guide a large salon and beauty supply retailer through the acquisition of numerous competing stores across several states and foreign locations. Some of the stores were acquired through bankruptcy court. Today, the client operates in excess of 3,000 stores around the world.

Effective Negotiation and Contracting Mitigates ERISA-Regulated Pension Withdrawal Liability

SITUATION: Lawrence Kamin represented the owner of a large business in the contractual sale of the entity to a sizable buyer. The seller was a member of a multi-employer liability pension plan regulated by ERISA, which poses risk for automatic and immediate “withdrawal liability” to the seller if not appropriately mitigated in the contractual process. […]

Real Estate Partnership Restructuring Avoids 30 Years of Tax Recapture

SITUATION: Our real estate client developed an apartment complex with over 700 units in a Chicago suburb at a time when tax laws were more liberal to developers and enabled owners to take major tax deductions. As a result of those deductions over 30 years, a sale of the complex would cause large tax recapture, […]

Pre-Acquisition Strategy Creates Favorable Calculation of Closing Accounting Adjustments

SITUATION: In a deal worth over $500 million, Lawrence Kamin represented a corporate client and its shareholders in the sale and merger of a business to a private equity firm. In negotiating the merger agreement, the selling corporation and Lawrence Kamin astutely anticipated and planned for a dispute over the complex closing accounting adjustments. STRATEGY: […]

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