Mr. Semmelhack concentrates his practice in finance, corporate and real estate transactional law.
He has broad experience in negotiating and drafting diverse and complex commercial and industrial and real estate loan documents (both from a lender and borrower perspective), including commercial mortgage backed securities and participation agreements, and negotiating and drafting diverse and complex construction loan and commercial loan and credit facility documents, including asset based and equipment financing, and loan purchase and sale agreements, and loan modifications. He also has broad experience in general corporate and commercial law, including stock and asset sales, mergers and acquisitions, combinations and structuring of companies. He has negotiated and drafted complex commercial contracts, including manufacturing, procurement, servicing, supplier, employment, consulting, sales representative, equipment leasing, development, distribution, non-disclosure and intellectual property agreements; and purchase order and invoice terms and conditions of purchase.
On behalf of his diverse clientele, Mr. Semmelhack has been involved in the creation and documentation of corporations, trade associations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships and partnerships; securities law involving private placements; and corporate governance. He has extensive experience in equipment leasing and financing, Articles 2 and 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, creditor's rights and bankruptcy law, intellectual property as it pertains to licensing, including computer software, trademark and copyright, web hosting and web consulting areas and agreements pertaining thereto and antitrust and labor law.
Mr. Semmelhack's extensive real estate practice includes sales and acquisitions and financing of real estate; structuring of complex real estate transactions; construction and developer issues, including condominium development; title, zoning and survey issues; negotiating and drafting diverse and complex commercial real estate purchase and sale agreements, leases, ground leases, mortgages, assignments of rents and leases, waiver and estoppel agreements, options, easements and similar documentation; and in negotiating commercial, office and retail leases. He also has extensive experience in real estate financing and negotiating mortgage loan documents, including commercial mortgage backed securities.
Mr. Semmelhack is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Northwestern University where he received his B.A., with distinction, in Economics in 1982. He received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School in 1985, where he served as a Senior Editor and Writer for the Wisconsin International Law Journal. Mr. Semmelhack is admitted to practice in Illinois, California and Wisconsin and is a member of the Chicago Bar Association.