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Counsel to Publicly Traded U.S. Casino Operator

Served as primary gaming counsel for a publicly traded U.S. casino operator and its majority shareholder. Representation included all gaming regulatory and licensing issues, as well as the acquisition of portfolio properties.

Jennifer L. Carleton

$50MM+ Saved in Property Tax Over-Assessments

Represented a national private equity company in connection with serial over-assessment of a power plant for property tax purposes. To date, the client has saved an estimated $50MM in taxes, a sum which is expected to increase.

Rodger Kershner

Power Project Funding

Provided local counsel with respect to several billion dollars in acquisition financing or refinancing of power project funding. 

Rodger Kershner

Counsel to Publicly Traded Gaming Manufacturer in Merger Involving 75 Countries and Over 200 State and Tribal Regulatory Jurisdictions in the U.S.

Acted as gaming and regulatory counsel to a publicly traded gaming manufacturer in its proposed acquisition by and merger with a leading innovator in the Class II and emerging gaming markets. Representation included advice regarding applicable licensing criteria and obtaining regulatory approvals for the merger in 75 countries and over 200 state and tribal regulatory jurisdictions in the U.S. 

Jennifer L. Carleton

Counsel for Gaming Equipment Manufacturer

Represented the majority shareholder and controlling beneficial owner of a publicly traded gaming equipment manufacturer, including the preparation and filing of gaming license applications and assistance with all ongoing regulatory issues in all jurisdictions in which the manufacturer holds privileged gaming licenses.

Jennifer L. Carleton

Counsel for Electric, Gas, Water and Sewer Utilities

Since the 1980s, served as counsel for Illinois electric, gas, water, and sewer utilities on general revenue requirement rate cases and various ICC initiatives and rulemakings pursuant to the landmark Illinois Customer Choice law.

W. Michael Seidel

Counsel to Media Company

Represented a media company where following its purchase by a private equity company, we established processes to reclaim a substantial number of franchised territories after their defaults.

Jon D. Kreucher

Counsel to Franchisees

Represented franchisees for various national franchises on numerous issues including the sale and acquisition of existing franchises.  

Christopher A. Cali

Counsel to International Contract Manufacturer in $35MM Credit Facility

Represent international contract manufacturer in negotiating a $35MM credit facility comprised of revolving line of credit and mortgage loans, from one of the largest commercial banks in the United States.

Miriam Leskovar Burkland

Counsel to Continental Cafe in Recapitalization and Acquisition Matters

Represented Continental Cafe, LLC, a Troy, Michigan based food services supplier, in its recapitalization and investment transaction with New Heritage Capital Partners in January, 2017, as well as in its five subsequent add-on acquisitions from 2017 to 2019.

Jeffrey A. Hoover