Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP regularly contributes to the discussion of important business and legal issues - in print, on the web and at public forums.
Our most recent publications and speaking engagements are listed below.
In Richard Sugar's annual edition of "Spoonful of Sugar," Richard recounts his experience with clients and potential clients and describes the top ten financial planning oversights he has observed over the years.
Richard Sugar publishes article in Financial Poise entitled "Will an Unapologetic Tax Hike Affect Your 401(k) or IRA Beneficiaries?"
Richard Sugar recently authored an article describing the 2019 actions taken in both the US House and Senate to backdoor a tax hike on IRAs and 401ks by requiring accelerated payouts of retirement benefits. Click here to read more.
Brewbound Voices: Understanding Your Options in a Distressed Market — Alternatives to Filing for Bankruptcy
SFGH attorney Jack O’Connor recently authored an article for Brewbound, a leading beer industry trade publication, regarding alternatives to bankruptcy filings in a mature beer marketplace. The article, published in the “Brewbound Voices” column on the site, discusses specific strategies and alternatives for breweries in distress, citing recent examples of breweries opting not to file bankruptcy, and work to wind down their operations or otherwise continue their businesses by alternative means. The article provides an overview of asset sales, assignments for the benefit of creditors, receiverships, as well as other bankruptcy alternatives.
Jeremy Waitzman, the head of the corporate practice group at Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP, was the featured speaker on a recent M&A Unplugged podcast regarding the non-price considerations of a purchase agreement.
Lisa Vandesteeg to speak on panel “Ethical Traps for the Unwary Bankruptcy Lawyer” as part of the Hon. Robert E. Ginsberg Annual Program on Commercial Bankruptcy
SFGH partner Elizabeth “Lisa” Vandesteeg will speak on a panel for the Bankruptcy and Reorganization Committee of the Chicago Bar Association. The panel, “Ethical Traps for the Unwary Bankruptcy Lawyer,” will discuss some of the common ethical traps that bankruptcy lawyers may face in their practices, and it will offer techniques and solutions to avoid those traps.
All of us have had experiences of meetings that were painful to participate in. Lack of preparation or inability to move decisions forward can all lead to an ineffective board. In this discussion, SFGH partner Mark Melickian and a panel of professionals will share practices that happen in real boardrooms that help equip directors to lead an energized and productive debate.
Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP is pleased to announce that Alex Edmondson has joined the Chicago office as an associate in the Estate Planning & Administration Group.
SFGH congratulates its Bankruptcy, Reorganization & Creditors' Rights Group on its recent representation of Morgan Administration, Inc. and its affiliated debtor entities, better known as “Home Owners Bargain Outlet,” or “HOBO,” in confirming their joint chapter 11 liquidating plan before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger congratulates partner Matthew Schiff on being awarded the highest possible rating in both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards by Martindale-Hubbell.
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