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Hal J. Wood and Matthew R. Barrett Secure Victory in Highly Contested Post-Transaction DisputeFebruary 26, 2020Litigation
HMB litigators Hal J. Wood and Matthew R. Barrett secured a complete victory in a recent highly contested post-transaction dispute. The team obtained summary judgment in their clients’ favor on …
News Release
Aaron L. Hammer and Nathan E. Delman Head to the Supreme Court to Uphold a Seventh Circuit RulingFebruary 26, 2020Litigation
Aaron L. Hammer, Chair of HMB’s Bankruptcy Group, and Nathan E. Delman, an associate at HMB,  are headed to the Supreme Court to fight to uphold the Seventh Circuit’s ruling …
News Release
Aaron L. Hammer, David S. Ruskin and Nathan E. Delman Discuss the Hurdles and Risks Facing Cannabis Businesses with the Cannabis Industry JournalFebruary 18, 2020Cannabis
Two thirds of all states and the District of Columbia have, to varying degrees, legalized cannabis. With the recent addition of Illinois, eleven states now allow adult recreational use. But …
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HMB Represents Svoboda Capital Partners in Recapitalization Deal with Management and Technology Consulting FirmFebruary 12, 2020Mergers and Acquisitions
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 …
News Release
Marilyn A. Wethekam Presents "Everything That Is Old Is New Again" at the COST Income Tax Conference - 4/28/20April 28, 2020State and Local Tax
4/28/20 New Orleans, LA In this session, Marilyn will focus on older corporate income tax concepts such as factor representation and dividend received deductions that have resurfaced as a result of the …
David Ruskin presents "The Business of Marijuana in Illinois" at The Seminar Group - 4/16/20-4/17/20April 7, 2020Cannabis Law
4/16/20-4/17/20 Chicago, IL David Ruskin, with other practitioners and policymakers, will discuss topics directly related to Illinois’ Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act. The seminar will cover: A brief history of Illinois legalization The …
Fred O. Marcus and David A. Hughes Present Various Topics at TEI Regional Conferences - 3/18/20 and 4/23/20February 26, 2020State and Local Tax
Fred O. Marcus and David A. Hughes will present various topics at two upcoming TEI Regional Conferences. 3/18/2020 Buffalo, NY Fred and David will present an update on recent and significant state and …
David A. Hughes and Chris T. Lutz Present "What to Do with Public Law 86-272" at the ABA/IPT Advanced Income Tax Seminar - 3/16/20February 26, 2020State and Local Tax
3/16/20 New Orleans, LA Public Law 86-272 is now 60 years old. While P.L. 86-272 made sense in the pre-internet, manufacturing oriented economy of 1958, many commentators have called into question the …
A Warning: Cook County Assessor's Real Property Income and Expense (RPIE) LetterFebruary 26, 2020Real Estate
The Cook County Assessor’s Office has recently begun mailing invitation letters to solicit participation in its Real Property Income and Expense (“RPIE”) system. The goal of the system is to …
Client Alert
Updates to Employment Laws - Here's What You Need to KnowJanuary 1, 2020Employment
Changes to Federal and Illinois laws will likely require you to update your employment practices and policies. Below is a summary of new acts and amendments affecting Illinois employers. Federal Updates The …
Client Alert
New Year, New Trust LawDecember 16, 2019Private Client, Trusts and Estates
New Beneficiary Notice Requirements For Trusts that Become Irrevocable After December 31, 2019 Effective January 1, 2020, the Illinois Trust Code (“ITC”) will replace the Illinois Trust and Trustees Act as …
Client Alert
New "Just Housing Ordinance" Changes Tenant Screening Procedures in Cook CountyDecember 10, 2019Real Estate
Ordinance Prohibits Initial Inquiry of Tenant Criminal History On April 25, 2019, Cook County Commissioners approved an amendment to the Cook County Code, known as the “Just Housing Ordinance,” that prohibits …
Client Alert
Letters of Wishes: An Administrative and Moral Headache in Disguise?February 4, 2020Real Estate
Trustees may have difficulties determining whether to make distributions when the grantor’s intentions are unclear.
Current Treatment of Mareva Injunctions in CanadaJanuary 29, 2020Real Estate
A Mareva injunction freezes a defendant’s assets to avoid their dissipation and to enable a judgment to be later satisfied. 
International Asset Recovery
Cybersecurity PreparednessJanuary 29, 2020Real Estate
As 2020 kicks off, cybersecurity remains ever present in the news whether its predictions for cyberattacks in conflict between state actors, such as the United States and Iran, or the …
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