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Client Success: Dunes Point Capital Acquires All-Lift Systems, Inc09/10/2021

Located in Neenah, WI, All-Lift is a provider of aftermarket services and parts for overhead cranes and other lifting equipment, including OSHA mandated inspections, safety-critical parts and repairs, and crane equipment. All-Lift has three facilities in Wisconsin and Michigan and employs approximately 100 people.

Client Success: HAAS Alert Raises $5M to Take Cellular V2X Network Nationwide09/07/2021

HMB would like to congratulate HAAS Alert on the closing of their equity financing round. The $5M in investment capital will support the nationwide expansion of Safety Cloud, the leading automotive digital alerting system that’s standard on emergency and roadway fleet vehicles. HAAS Alert’s platform enables real-time safety alerts between vehicles and connected infrastructure (V2X) to reduce the risk of…

Chris T. Lutz Discusses Potential New State Income Taxes for Online Merchants with Bloomberg Law09/02/2021

Chris Lutz shared his insight into online merchants’ requirement to pay income tax in additional states with Bloomberg Law as states consider how to implement some or all of a statement on Public Law 86-272, recently revised by the Multistate Tax Commission.

Client Success: HMB Congratulates Impact Investment Fund Beyond Capital Ventures on its Investment in Vieberg Technologies09/01/2021

Beyond Capital Ventures invests in next wave innovation addressing the growing needs of 1 billion+ consumers in India and East Africa. The firm first closed in Spring 2021 and will invest in conscious leaders building businesses to address growing needs in “need-to-have” sectors, primarily in …

Jeffrey A. Hechtman, Richard M. Horwood, Rick S. Rein and Jeffrey A. Zaluda Named to Best Lawyers in America 2022 List and Alicia A. Handy Named to Best Lawyers 2022 Ones to Watch List08/19/2021

Jeffrey A. Hechtman, Richard M. Horwood, Rick S. Rein and Jeffrey A. Zaluda were named to Best Lawyers in America 2022 and Alicia A. Handy was named to the Best Lawyers 2022 Ones to Watch List.

HMB Prevails For Equity Holders In 8th Circuit Decision Nearly Abolishing Chapter 11 “Equitable Mootness” Doctrine08/13/2021

HMB’s Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Creditors’ Rights Team including Aaron Hammer, Nathan Delman and the late John Guzzardo, representing FishDish, LLP, preferred shareholders holders of the bankrupt VeroBlue Farms USA, Inc. at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, successfully argued that the District …

Client Success: Dunes Point Capital, LP Announces Specialty Products and Insulation’s Acquisition of Thermaxx, LLC08/12/2021

Specialty Products and Insulation ("SPI"), a portfolio company of Dunes Point Capital, LP ("DPC"), has acquired the assets of Thermaxx, LLC ("Thermaxx"). Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, SPI is a value added distributor and fabricator of mechanical insulation and complementary products for commercial and industrial applications. SPI's products help conserve energy, preserve worker safety and provide noise abatement. SPI currently operates 57…

Client Success: Dunes Point Capital Portfolio Company Ehrhardt Automation Systems Acquires Automation and Controls Solutions Provider SAF Drives08/09/2021

Ehrhardt Tool and Machine, LLC, dba Ehrhardt Automation Systems (“EAS”), a portfolio company of Dunes Point Capital, LP (“DPC”) acquires SAF Drives Inc (“SAF Drives”). DPC was represented by HMB’s Private Equity Team, led by Corporate Partner, Evan M. Knobloch and Corporate Associates Raymond J. …

David Hughes Named Vice Chair of the ABA State and Local Tax Committee07/27/2021

David Hughes was named Vice Chair of the American Bar Association's State and Local Tax Committee. Founded in 1878, the ABA is committed to advancing the rule of law across the United States and beyond by providing practical resources for legal professionals, law school accreditation, model ethics codes and more. David advises Fortune 500 companies, privately-held companies, middle-market businesses and…

Client Success: HMB Congratulates Everywhere Wireless on Growth Capital Investment with Boston-based Private Equity Firm07/23/2021

HMB would like to congratulate Everywhere Wireless, a preeminent Internet service provider in Chicago, and CEO and Founder Keegan Bonebrake and the rest of the Everywhere Wireless team on a successful investment round with M/C Partners ("M/C"), a Boston-based communications and technology focused private equity firm. Everywhere Wireless, one of the largest private Internet Service Providers to multi-family and commercial…

HMB Welcomes Tracy L. Jacobson to its Business & Finance Group07/19/2021

Tracy’s practice spans the full range of transactions, from mergers and acquisitions to divestitures. She has significant experience helping clients manage risk and complex compliance issues as they grow through acquisition in heavily regulated spaces such as health care and data privacy.

Attorneys in Action: Keith H. Berk and John R. Wiktor Give Back with Northmoor Education Foundation07/15/2021

Northmoor Education Foundation awarded $77,000 of college scholarships to 11 outstanding Northmoor employees. The Northmoor Education Foundation (NEF) was founded in 2018 to assist Northmoor Country Club employees, caddies and their children who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time or part-time study at accredited institutions of the student’s…

Client Success: Lindenmeyr Munroe Obtains $1M Judgment Plus 5% Prejudgment Interest Per Annum07/14/2021

HMB assisted its client, Central National Gottesman, Inc. d/b/a Lindenmeyr Munroe ("LM") in obtaining a judgment against J.S. Paluch, Inc. in the amount of $1,013,476.19 plus 5% prejudgment interest per annum. HMB initiated litigation on behalf of Lindenmenyr Munroe in late 2019 seeking judgment in its favor for unpaid invoices and breach of a promissory note. The complaint alleged two…

Client Success: Innvision Hospitality Collects Texas Judgment07/13/2021

On October 23, 2018, Innvision Hospitality ("the defendant") obtained a judgment against Snowhite Textile ("Snowhite") for $250,000. The judgment became final on February 2, 2021. HMB's Litigation team, led by Rick S. Rein and Marla M. Izbicky, was brought onto the case on March 30, 2021 because the defendant's company and assets were located in Illinois. The judgment was registered in…

In Remembrance of Joshua J. Haberkorn06/30/2021

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the untimely passing of our dear friend and colleague, Joshua Haberkorn. Josh passed away on June 24th at the age of 31 after a long and heroic battle with cancer. Josh was a talented attorney with an incredible work ethic and a contagious smile. Josh started at HMB as a…

Client Success: Dunes Point Capital, LP Announces Specialty Products and Insulation’s Acquisition of NewStar Solutions Inc.06/30/2021

Specialty Products and Insulation (“SPI”), a portfolio company of Dunes Point Capital, LP (“DPC”), has acquired the assets of NewStar Solutions Inc. (“NewStar”). DPC was represented by HMB’s Private Equity Team, led by Corporate Partner, Evan M. Knobloch, Corporate Of Counsel Lisa A. Rothstein and …

Jordan M. Goodman Discusses Key Measures Passed by Illinois Lawmakers in “Key State Business Tax Legislation To Know From 2021” with Law36006/30/2021

Read the full article by Law360 here (subscription required). In a year when states focused on shaking off the effects of the coronavirus crisis, some changed business tax regimes to build their coffers while others, flush with federal pandemic relief cash, advanced significant tax cuts. An Illinois budget bill signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker pauses the phaseout of…

Client Success: Social Storytelling Platform PechaKucha Raises $2.7M in Seed Funding06/29/2021

HMB would like to congratulate PechaKucha, a social storytelling platform that has been used by millions of people across the globe, and CEO and Co-founder Sean Smyth and the rest of the PechaKucha team on a $2.7 million Seed funding round. PechaKucha, based in Chicago and Tokyo, is a fast-growing storytelling platform used by millions of people across the globe. Content creators, schools,…

HMB Welcomes Marut H. Shah06/21/2021

6/9/2021 Chicago, IL HMB Legal Counsel is pleased to welcome Marut H. Shah who joins the firm as an associate in the Real Estate group. Working with commercial property owners, property management companies, investors, lenders, borrowers, landlords and tenants, Marut helps clients at all stages of their real estate projects, from structuring their transactions to acquiring, leasing and developing commercial…

Client Success: Dunes Point Capital, LP Announces Best in Class Technology’s Acquisition of Thayer Corporation and Dyer Service06/21/2021

Best in Class Technology Services ("BCTS"), a portfolio company of Dunes Point Capital, LP ("DPC"), has acquired Thayer Corporation and Dyer Service. Headquartered in Birmingham, AL, BCTS is a provider of commercial HVAC aftermarket services including maintenance, repair and project work. BCTS has 14 locations across seven states and employs over 500 people. For more information, please visit Vulcan Mechanic…

Client Success: HMB Represents Parkonect in Sale to Leader in Flexible Technology Solutions for Urban Real Estate06/21/2021

HMB would like to congratulate Parkonect, a cloud-born, mobile-first parking technology company delivering Parking Access and Revenue Control, and its CEO Harlan Karp and the Parkonect team on a successful sale to FLASH, a leader in flexible technology solutions for urban real estate. Parkonect helps properties by facilitating connectivity and mobility in parking assets via real-time intelligence and digital commerce…

Client Success: Dunes Point Capital, LP Announces Hy-Tek’s Acquisition of BP Controls06/21/2021

Hy-Tek Holdings ("Hy-Tek"), a portfolio company of Dunes Point Capital, LP ("DPC"), has acquired BP Controls Inc. and Nogol Electric LLC (collectively "BP Controls"). Located in Columbus, OH, Hy-Tek Holdings is a material handling automation integrator serving clients in diverse end markets and applications, including ecommerce, third party logistics and parcel. DPC was represented by HMB’s Private Equity Team, led by…

Marla M. Izbicky Published in “Civil Litigation, Conversations with the Bench” by the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois06/16/2021

Read the full article here by WBAI here. In "Civil Litigation, Conversations with the Bench", Marla M. Izbicky interviews Hon. Judge Diane M. Shelley to pick her brain for advice and insight, as well as discuss what impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the courts and litigation. Below are a few questions from the article by the Women's Bar…

HMB welcomes Kynat Akram, Leah Beukelman and Joseph Franke into the 2021 Summer Law Clerk Program06/16/2021

HMB is proud to welcome Kynat, Leah and Joseph into its 2021 Summer Law Clerk Program! The program offers professionals who are motivated to solve interesting problems and driven to make a difference for clients the opportunity to learn more about which practice areas interest them while building their professional network. Working close with associates and senior partners, Kynat, Leah…

In Remembrance of John W. Guzzardo06/11/2021

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the untimely passing of our dear friend and colleague, John Guzzardo. John passed away on Friday, June 4th at the age of 49 due to a car crash while on vacation with his family in …

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