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Better Preparation Requires insight and performance

Financial institutions that serve the middle market need legal counsel that sweats the small details without losing sight of the big picture. Likewise, borrowers entering sophisticated finance transactions require a true strategic partner to help navigate a successful closing. With HMB, you get a team that understands all deal types, sizes and complexities, from specialty to traditional.

Specialty to Traditional

Commercial banks, private lenders and specialty finance institutions turn to us to develop and execute financing approaches that fit their strategic objectives and risk threshold. HMB is unique in that we maintain a strong traditional finance practice, while also regularly executing non-traditional, specialty lending when conventional lending is not an option.

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Our extensive experience with lender-side finance transactions also serves as a unique advantage to our borrower-side clients seeking financing from a variety of financial institutions.  We are well-versed in market terms, and we understand the general touch points that exist in any leader-borrower negotiation, which allows us to “cut-to-the-chase” so that our borrower clients arrive at a positive and practical result.

Regardless of how intricate the financing arrangements may be, we work with you to ensure everything is structured properly to fit you and your lending goals. You can be confident knowing your team has experience handling nearly all forms of traditional and specialty financing vehicles.

As your partner at every level of a deal, count on us to move deals forward seamlessly while anticipating and managing risk.

Leading with Business Insight

With HMB, you benefit from our multi-disciplinary team of business advisors. Historically our attorneys have served on the boards of banks, bank holding companies and other commercial finance organizations, offering you a valuable perspective that can be incorporated into all aspects your operations. They also have made significant contributions to establishing industry best practices and crafting insolvency and secured finance legislation.

Areas of Focus

  • Cash flow lending
  • Asset-based lending
  • Mezzanine financing
  • Unitranche lending
  • Equipment financing
  • Litigation financing
  • Warranty financing
  • Insurance premium financing
  • Leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations
  • Project finance
  • Lease financing (including leveraged leases)
  • Workouts and loan structuring
  • Debtor in possession lending
  • Factoring arrangements
Aaron L. HammerChair | Bankruptcy Group
Jeffrey A. HechtmanManaging Partner
Evan M. KnoblochChair | Business and Finance Group
David H. SachsChair | Real Estate Group
Aaron D. WernerOf Counsel
January 1, 1970

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500 West Madison Suite 3700
Chicago IL 60661

Phone: 312-606-3200 Fax: 312-606-3232
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