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 successful businesses.
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.
University of Chicago, J.D.
University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, B.S.E. in Accounting
Certified Public Accountant, Illinois
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Best Lawyers in America, 2022
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.
Svoboda Capital Partners ("SCP"), a private equity firm, announced its recapitalization of Marcus Thomas LLC ("MT"), a full-service marketing and advertising agency. HMB represented SCP in the recapitalization. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. SCP is a Chicago-based private equity firm that invests in leading middle market growth companies. Founded in 1998, the SCP team has more than…
HMB would like to congratulate Vetspire, an artificial intelligence veterinary medical record and practice management platform, and founder Sam Ginn on a successful sale to Pathway Vet Alliance ("Pathway"), an industry leading veterinary management group serving pets and their parents at more than 400 locations throughout the U.S. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Founded in 2017, Vetspire’s software…
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 welcomes Sean D. Auton, Christin A. Handa, Jeffrey A. Hechtman, David A. Hughes and Kate Kanabay to its 2021 Board of Directors.
7/13/21 4:30PM - 6:00PM CT The Midwest Chapter is hosting an interactive and enlightening panel discussion on the role of rollover equity in M&A transactions including what you need to know as a seller or buyer to protect your interests in transactions involving rollover equity. Prior to the panel discussion Chapter Leaders and Staff will provide updates on local and…