Alan is a partner in HMB’s Business and Finance Group. He focuses his practice on transaction and general counsel work, including all aspects of business planning.
Alan’s clients include privately-held, often equity-backed, companies in the food, beverage and health technology industries. In addition to often serving as clients’ part-time general counsel, Alan is often involved in all aspects of their business planning. He has significant experience in commercial transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, management incentive plans, financing transactions, database and licensing agreements and supply chain transactions.
Practical Advice from the Entrepreneurial Lens
When it comes to structuring and building their businesses, Alan’s clients appreciate his entrepreneurial approach to solving legal problems. Knowing how time-stretched business owners can be, Alan delivers practical advice to complex problems
University of Illinois, J.D.
University of Illinois, B.S. in Accounting with high honors
Certified Public Accountant, Illinois
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