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Jeffrey A. Hechtman Partner
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jhechtma@hmblaw.com
Jeffrey A. Hechtman

Jeff is a partner in HMB’s Business and Finance Group and a member of HMB’s Board of Directors. He splits his time between general counsel and transaction matters.

Jeff helps leaders of privately-held companies and their investors make and implement smart business decisions about deals, disputes and the every-day challenges of growing and operating a successful business.

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As outside general counsel, Jeff’s experience spans the organization chart—from the legal aspects of operations, sales and marketing to Finance, HR, IT and the complexities and structure of the private company boardroom.

Jeff also acts as transactional counsel to numerous businesses, banks, lenders, funds (private equity, venture capital, turnaround, mezzanine and real estate), executives, investor groups and family offices.

Understanding Matters, Knowing is Better

Clients rely on Jeff not only for no-nonsense legal counsel, but also for practical, forward-thinking, big picture advice related to building and structuring their businesses. Clients appreciate that Jeff devotes significant time to learn their operations and tailor his approach to compliment the unique aspects of their businesses.

Experience

  • General counsel services including general corporate governance and operational matters, complex ownership and management transitions, employee incentive and retention plans, contracts and licenses
  • Start-up counsel services including equity, debt and incentive structuring
  • Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
  • Restructurings and reorganizations
  • Strategic alliances and joint ventures
  • Private equity and venture capital transactions, portfolio company representation and fund formation
  • Strategic business, tax and ownership planning
  • Information technology services including licenses, development and service agreements, develop website policies, privacy policies, trade secret protection and social media policies
  • Real estate services including, acquisitions, dispositions and financing transactions, leasing and note purchases involving a wide variety of office, industrial and retail properties

Education

University of Chicago, J.D.

University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, B.S.E. in Accounting

Licenses

Certified Public Accountant, Illinois

Admissions

Illinois

United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Committee on LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities
  • Chicago Bar Association, Business Law – Private Equity Subcommittee, Co-founder and Co-chairman
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, Executive Committee and Board of Directors
  • University of Pennsylvania, University Libraries Board of Overseers

News

  • HMB Congratulates Client Surgical Directions on Management BuyoutJanuary 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 Client Surgical Directions on Management BuyoutJanuary 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…

  • Client Success: Svoboda Capital Partners LLC Recapitalizes Life Sciences Consultancy, Clarion HealthcareNovember 23, 2020

    HMB congratulates Svoboda Capital Partners LLC ("SC") on their partnership with Clarion Healthcare ("Clarion"). Founded in 1998, SC is a Chicago-based private equity firm that identifies, invests in and helps build excellent businesses in its targeted business niches: value-added distribution, business services and consumer products. “Clarion is a very impressive organization, delivering high value to clients by bridging the intersection…

  • HMB Represents Mark-It Express Logistics LLC in Second Acquisition of an Intermodal Company in 2020July 22, 2020

    Mark-It Express Logistics LLC ("Mark-It"), a leading Midwest intermodal trucking and freight brokerage company, acquired Sava Transportation ("Sava"), a Maywood, Illinois-based intermodal freight hauling company. HMB represented Mark-It in the acquisition. Mark-It, founded in 2009 and recently named to Crain Chicago's Fast 50 for the second time and INC. 5000 for the fourth time, offers a full array of third-party…

  • HMB Represented Hadley Capital in Acquisition of a Manufacturer of Premium Animal Bedding and Litter ProductsMay 26, 2020

    Hadley Capital ("Hadley"), a small-business investor, announced its acquisition of Equustock, a manufacturer of animal bedding and litter products, predominantly horse-related products sold under their Guardian Horse Bedding brand. HMB represented Hadley in the transaction. Founded in 1998 bu Scott Dickes, Hadley plans to build on the Guardian Horse Bedding brand's excellent reputation and to expand Equustock's production capacity and…

Education
  • University of Chicago, J.D.
  • University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, B.S.E. in Accounting
Admissions
  • Illinois
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Licenses
  • Certified Public Accountant, Illinois
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