Ray is a member with HMB’s Business and Finance Group and focuses his practice on M&A, capital raising and general corporate matters.
Ray represents privately held companies and their owners, funds, executives, start-up companies and technology companies throughout the full course of their organizational growth cycles, from structuring transactions to handling ongoing business and compliance issues. Additionally, he helps client adopt creative solutions to emerging legal issues related to technology.
Prior to joining HMB, Ray served as outside corporate counsel for companies ranging from multinational manufacturing companies to local literary organizations.
Creative Solutions to Emerging Legal Issues
Clients look to Ray for practical legal advice tailored to their specific business and market, especially for issue related to technology.
DePaul University College of Law, J.D., J.D., Summa Cum Laude and Order of the Coif
University of Notre Dame, B.A., Political Science
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
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. Jacobi III and Payal J. Patel.
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 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…
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…
Svoboda Capital Partners ("SCP"), a private equity firm, announced its partnership and recapitalization with Kenway Consulting ("Kenway"), a management and technology consulting firm. HMB represented SCP in the recapitalization. Under terms of the agreement, SCP has purchased a majority interest in Kenway. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. SCP is a Chicago-based private equity firm that invests in…