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Client Success: Deck Commerce Closes $7.8MM in Series A Funding Led by Plymouth Growth10/14/2021

HMB would like to congratulate Deck Commerce on the closing of their Series A funding led by Plymouth Growth.

HMB Retained as Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Something Sweet Acquisition, Inc.10/01/2021

On July 26, 2021, the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Something Sweet Acquisition, Inc. selected HMB Legal Counsel (“HMB”) as its counsel, with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware approving HMB’s retention on September 23, 2021. Something Sweet Acquisition, Inc. and Something Sweet, Inc. (together “Something Sweet”) are industry leaders in the production and sale of…

HMB Welcomes Caitlyn Bunker and Emily Salomone into the Fall 2021 Law Clerk Program09/30/2021

HMB is thrilled to welcome Caitlyn and Emily into its Fall 2021 Law Clerk Program! Many HMB attorneys, including partners, started out in this program. Law Clerks are given the opportunity to explore the firm’s practice areas while collaborating with Associates and Partners. Only law students in the top 30% of their class with at least one year in law…

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…

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 …

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…

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 …

HMB Congratulates FingerprintJS on Closing Series A Funding Round02/15/2021

HMB congratulates FingerprintJS and its founders, Dan Pinto and Valentin Vasilyev, on closing an $8M Series A financing round. The company, a new kind of toolkit offering a browser fingerprinting service, is based on an open-source project that already has 10 million downloads and 8,000 websites using the service. Fingerprint JS plans to use the capital to expand its fraud prevention…

Marla M. Izbicky Presents Award to Hon. Jorge Alonso at the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois 22nd Annual Virtual Judicial Reception – 3/5/2102/01/2021

On March 5, 2021, Marla M. Izbicky, a member of HMB’s litigation and technology practice groups, will be speaking at the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois’s (WBAI) 22nd Annual Virtual Judicial Reception. As a Director of the WBAI and chair of the Judicial Reception, Marla will present the Mary Heftel Hooton award to the Honorable Jorge Alonso of the United…

HMB Congratulates Client Surgical Directions on Management Buyout01/22/2021

HMB congratulates the management team of client Surgical Directions, a national consulting, leadership and analytics partner to hospital systems and medical groups who seek to improve their perioperative and anesthesia services, for acquiring the company from Mednax Services, Inc. ("Mednax"), a national health solutions partner. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “We are incredibly excited about how this will…

HMB Congratulates Dina Care on Closing $7M Series A01/12/2021

HMB congratulates client Dina Care, an AI-powered care-at-home platform and network, for successfully closing a $7 million Series A funding round led by Philadelphia-based Osage Venture Partners. Existing investors, strategic partners and Wheaton, Ill.-based First Trust Capital Partners LLC, also participated in the round. Funding will be used to accelerate Dina Care’s development of its industry-leading care coordination platform and…

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