Sean is a partner in HMB’s Business and Finance Group and focuses his practice on general counsel and transaction matters. He predominantly serves high-growth companies, ranging from start-ups to more established entities.
Sean in known for his “consigliere-style” approach to delivering legal services, from representing transactional needs, like contracts and agreements, to offering the big picture advice that helps clients accomplish their goals. He has considerable experience helping business leaders find and create the optimal structures to operate their businesses, whether it’s for the purpose of encouraging growth and investment or for taking advantage of tax law opportunities.
For M&A work, Sean works closely with private equity groups on all aspects of their operations, including structuring funds, fundraising and investments, strategic acquisitions, the growth of portfolio companies and strategic exits.
Sean has strong experience advising the manufacturing and distribution industry on critical business needs such as OEM agreements, joint ventures and partnerships. He also has a depth of experience with medical and dental practices, professional service companies, marketing agencies and the technology industry, including developers, analytical firms and IT support.
The First Phone Call You’ll Make
Clients look to Sean as the first phone call they make, whether evaluating an opportunity or putting out a fire. Sean and his clients share common characteristics which also set them apart: an entrepreneurial spirit, unwillingness to maintain the status quo and deep appreciation for the value having a lawyer in a strategic long term relationship can provide for a company’s top and bottom lines.
University of Michigan, J.D.
University of Michigan, B.A.
NextLevel Health Innovations, Inc. ("NextLevel"), a managed care health plan for Cook County residents with Medicaid known for its community involvement, has signed a Merger Agreement with Molina Healthcare, Inc. ("Molina"), a FORTUNE 500 company. HMB represented NextLevel in the negotiation and signing of the Merger Agreement. As part of the transaction, Molina will assume the right to serve approximately…
Sean Auton, an HMB partner and member of HMB's Business and Finance practice, gave out plenty of high-fives at Facing Forward to End Homelessness's Board/Resident picnic. Sean works with Facing Forward as a board member. Facing Forward ends the cycle of homelessness by providing housing and social services. Once critical needs such as food and housing are met, clients at…
4/8/2020 12:00pm CST Sean D. Auton, Aaron L. Hammer, Bill Katris and Matthew R. Barrett will discuss COVID-19 and its impact on Contract Rights and Insurance Claims. This webinar for the Chicagoland Chapter of the Young Presidents' Organization will address questions such as: Contract Rights under COVID-19 I can’t perform under my contract or leases - what remedies do I…