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

Jeff is Managing Partner of HMB and a partner in the Business and Finance Group. 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 represents Colony Display LLC in Acquisition DealNovember 20, 2019

    Colony Display LLC is a leader in highly customized fixtures and displays servicing the home improvement, retail and hospitality industries. Founded in 1983, Colony is known for its customer-first approach and delivery of unique solutions to customer needs. Colony was represented by HMB in an acquisition by Kinzie Capital Partners LLC, a Chicago-based private equity firm. Kinzie's acquisition of Colony will…

  • HMB Represents DataCubes in $15.2 Million Series B Funding RoundNovember 15, 2019

    DataCubes is the first underwriting decisioning platform for commercial property and casualty insurance. Leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence software, DataCubes provides commercial carriers of all sizes the ability to make real-time underwriting decisions. The intelligence gathered provides efficient, accurate, and productive steps forward for DataCubes' clients. The company was founded in 2016 by Kuldeep Malik and Harish Neelamana and…

  • HMB Represents EDCO Health Information Solutions Inc. in Sale to BV Investment PartnersNovember 5, 2019

    HMB represented EDCO Health Information Solutions Inc. in it's sale to BV Investment Partners, a middle-market private equity firm focused on the business services, software and IT sectors. Headquartered in St. Louis, MO, EDCO provides automated unstructured data indexing solutions to healthcare providers. EDCO's Solarity®, a patented medical record indexing software, gives automated transformation of unstructured data into clinically relevant patient…

  • HMB Represents Launchways in Partnership DealSeptember 19, 2019

    HMB represented Launchways in a new partnership deal with Patriot Growth Insurance Services, LLC. Launchways, founded in 2009, provides business leaders with human resources consulting, employee benefits and commercial insurance solutions. Launchways has guided over 400 customers to overcome insurance and human resources challenges throughout the Midwest. The company recently moved its headquarters to Chicago to accommodate its growing employee…

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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