Business Finance and Capital Investment


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.



Speaking Engagements

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.