The attorneys at Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP are adept at evaluating investment opportunities and structuring financing transactions. When companies are growing and need access to additional resources, we assist them with borrowing funds both from banks and private investors as well as raising capital through private placements of securities. In challenging times, we provide creative solutions to restructure existing debt facilities and equity investments for our clients, drawing on the resources and perspective of our bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors' rights attorneys. We also represent investors in private companies, assisting them with due diligence, negotiating the terms of their investment and, when necessary, developing alternative investment structures that serve the needs of both the investors and the company.
Jonathan Friedland and Michael Brandess co-author article entitled, “Does Newspaper Notice Constitute ‘Commercially Reasonable Notice’ in 2016?” published by Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal
The February 2017 issue of the Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal includes an article authored by Jonathan Friedland, Michael Brandess and Christopher Cahill. The article, entitled, “Does Newspaper Notice Constitute ‘Commercially Reasonable Notice’ in 2016?” discusses the evolution of the “commercially reasonable” standard applicable to foreclosure and similar sales.
Jonathan Friedland authored an article entitled “Don’t Get Caught in Your Bank’s Trap” on the Financial Poise website.
On January 24, 2017, Financial Poise published an article written by Jonathan Friedland entitled “Don’t Get Caught in Your Bank’s Trap.”
Jonathan Friedland authors article entitled “The Risks of Being an Early Investor Pebble: One Company, Many Lessons” on the Financial Poise website.
On January 9, 2017, Financial Poise published an article written by Jonathan Friedland entitled “The Risks of Being an Early Investor Pebble: One Company, Many Lessons.”
Jack O'Connor publishes "Using Bankruptcy to Kill the Narrative of the 'Craft Beer Bubble'" in October 2016 issue of Mash Tun
SFGH congratulates its own Jack O'Connor on the publication of "Using Bankruptcy to Kill the Narrative of the 'Craft Beer Bubble'" in Mash Tun, an independent publication focused on addressing business issues in the craft beer industry. Jack's article discusses the maturation of the craft beer industry in the U.S., and how chapter 11 bankruptcy filings can be viewed as an indicator of a mature or maturing industry.
SFGH Partner Jonathan Friedland’s latest article, "The History of Private Equity and Venture Capital – Sort of Like Ray’s Pizza (and the Lion King, for that matter)", was recently published by Financial Poise.
The Financial Poise website features Jonathan Friedland’s article titled, “When Should You Invest in a Company?”
The Financial Poise website features Jonathan Friedland’s article titled, “Has the Startup Scene Jumped the Shark?”
The April 2016 Law Journal Newsletters - The Corporate Counselor features an article co-authored by Jonathan Friedland in which he explains, from the perspective of in-house counsel, the siginficance of Title III of the JOBS Act.
Vanessa Schoenthaler is quoted in "Equity Crowdfunding for Investors - A Guide to Risks, Regulations, Funding Portals, Due Diligence and Deal Terms" by David M. Freedman and Matthre R. Nutting (Wiley & Sons, June 2015)
Vanessa Schoenthaler and Jonathan Friedland article examines the expanding private equity secondaries market
The April 2013 issue of "Buyouts" features an article by Vanessa Schoenthaler and Jonathan Friedland entitled, "Rise of the Secondaries."
Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP is pleased to announce that Jonathan Friedland will speak at a West LegalEdcenter webinar series titled "MBA Shortcut 2019 - How to Read a Balance Sheet - And Why You Care!"
SFGH Partner Jonathan Friedland to speak on West LegalEdcenter's webinar series titled "MBA Shortcut 2019 - How to Read a Balance Sheet - And Why You Care!" The webinar will take place on April 4, 2019.
SFGH partner Vanessa Schoenthaler to speak at Financial Poise/West LegalEd Center webinar titled “Securities Law: An Overview.”
On June 26, 2018, SFGH partner Vanessa Schoenthaler will speak at a Financial Poise/West LegalEd Center webinar titled “Securities Law: An Overview.”
SFGH partner Jonathan P. Friedland will speak at a West LegalEd Center/Financial Poise webinar titled “Where Did All My Profits Go? Mastering the Concept of Working Capital.”
SFGH is pleased to announce that on June 7, 2018 at 3:00 p.m., Jonathan P. Friedland will speak at a West LegalEd Center/Financial Poise webinar titled “Where Did All My Profits Go? Mastering the Concept of Working Capital.”
Congratulations to Jonathan P. Friedland of Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger, who will be leading the conversation on a West LegalEd Center webinar titled “Where Did All My Profits Go? Mastering the Concept of Working Capital.”
On June 7, 2018, SFGH partner Jonathan P. Friedland will be moderating a West LegalEd Center webinar titled “Where Did All My Profits Go? Mastering the Concept of Working Capital.”
Our Business Transactions attorneys' recent and notable engagements in business finance and capital investment transactions include:
Participated in development and formation of large chain of consumer retail service outlets. Continuing general corporate representation and assisted in obtaining operational financing. Represented company in strategic sales of outlets.
Represented national retail chain through growth to over 60 company-owned stores and over 40 franchised stores in general corporate matters, real estate leasing and property acquisition, franchisee relations, debt financing transactions and ultimate advantageous sale of all stock of the company to strategic buyer while retaining the real estate on long term advantageous leases to Buyer. Retained by Buyer for other legal work following closing of the transaction.
Represented of proprietary trading firm since formation, including initial capital raise and follow on investments, development and implementation of employee equity incentive plan and general corporate issue.
Representation of start up transportation company that has grown to one of the largest providers of livery services in the Chicago area in initial formation, equity offering, and follow on financing.
Represent family offices in structuring investments for their clients.
Assisted real estate entrepreneur in structuring and documenting offering of interests in LLC to investors for acquisition of multi-unit residential property in Texas.