Recent Corporate Transactions

Attorneys at Rock Fusco & Connelly, LLC have participated in various transactional and corporate transactions including:

  • Recently represented a prominent developer in the successful acquisition of 70,000 square fee of real estate along the Elston Avenue corridor in Chicago as part of a large scale mixed use redevelopment.
  • Counseled veterinarian client in its purchase of veterinarian practice and real estate for animal hospital in Deerfield, Illinois.
  • Authored private placement memorandum for investment offering in fund formed for acquisition of restaurant and bar franchises.
  • Represented pizza manufacturer in launch of new brand of all natural frozen pizzas, including drafting of related manufacturing and supply agreements.
  • Represented Purchaser in acquisition of interior office construction subsidiary from privately held general construction firm.
  • Counseled veterinarian client in its purchase of veterinarian practice and real estate for animal hospital in Deerfield, Illinois.
  • Negotiated and drafted licensing and supply agreement for restaurant concept at Midway Airport.
  • Advised senior management of $1.3 billion retail corporation and drafted complex agreements on issues involving licensing, marketing, e-commerce, and general business issues of day-to-day transactions
  • Represented national medical company providing business process outsourcing and technology enhancement services to numerous hospitals. Representation included negotiating and drafting master services agreement, transaction documents, executive employment agreements, and compliance procedures with respect to state and federal antitrust and anti-kickback statutes; conducting due diligence; reviewing and negotiating leases for medical imaging equipment; and handling general corporate matters
  • Represented major dental organization in state and federal trademark infringement actions. Obtained favorable settlements
  • Advised global children’s entertainer on development and production of children’s television properties, production of live touring show, online content production, gaming development, brand management, finance, and licensing of intellectual property.
  • Negotiated contracts with and/or pitched entertainment properties to high level executives of every major media company including, the ABC Australia, the BBC, Columbia Records, DHX Media, Epic Records, HIT Entertainment, the Jim Henson Company, Mattel, Nelvana, Nickelodeon, RCA, Sony BMG, Spin Master, Sprout, the Walt Disney Company
  • Represented clients on matters involving all aspects of Off-Broadway theatrical productions including producer agreements, clearances, front money investments, and drafting Privacy Policies and terms of Use
  • Secured licenses for use of content including music, consulted on issues involving the acquisition of financing and distribution for traditional media, and new media including on-line and mobile delivery. Clients range from individual recording artists, models, television producers and entrepreneurs to major entertainment corporations.
  • Served as counsel for a private equity firm in the acquisition of a leading Midwest landscaping materials and supplies distribution enterprise
  • Drafted and negotiated multiple distribution agreements for frozen food manufacturer client with major US distributors
  • Drafted and negotiated worldwide enterprise license and subscription agreement for national sales company
  • Provided representation to manufacturing corporation in connection with a corporate restructuring and negotiation of a joint venture with a national steel conglomerate
  • Prepared and reviewed a broad range of licensing and related contracts including patent, copyright, know-how, multimedia and software licenses, software and website development agreements, maintenance and support agreements
  • The Attorneys have participated in representing a Chicago-based video game developer in the sale of its assets to a Seattle-based company
  • The Attorneys have participated in representing a Chicago-based company in the sale of its membership interests in numerous subsidiaries to a group of private investors based in Chicago. Our client is in the real estate development business
  • The Attorneys have participated in representing a Chicago-based firm in the acquisition of a mixed-use real estate development
  • The Attorneys have participated in representing a Chicago-based company in the refinancing of a residential and commercial condominium development project in Reno, Nevada
  • The Attorneys have participated in representing a Chicago-based company in the purchase of a hotel and casino in Reno, Nevada
  • The Attorneys have participated in representing the owners of a Chicago-based company in the sale of all their equity interests to an Atlanta-based insurance company. Our client is in the business of insurance risk management focused on the crane industry
  • The Attorneys have participated in representing a North Dakota-based company, whose parent is based in Northern Ireland, in the sale of all its shares of common stock to a United States-based company. Our client is in the business of manufacturing and selling road repair and agricultural equipment.
  • The attorneys associated with Rock Fusco & Connelly, LLC represent a large student debt collection services company in various matters. Our attorneys worked side-by-side with this company during an important stage of its growth, to more than double its size. Our attorneys negotiated with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic opportunity and brokered the acquisition and Illinois Letter of Intent of a high seven figures in potential tax credits to its client
  • Represented Beam Property Management in the $1.2m acquisition of the Landlord’s building/Rental Premises in Lincoln Park
  • Represent landlord of commercial condominium unit located in Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago with the lease of its unit to a national chain ice rehabilitation provider as well as representation of the landlord in a lawsuit against the condominium association in connection with retroactive changes to its bylaws
  • Represent large restaurant chain in the multi-million dollar acquisition of various Premises in Chicago.
  • Represent a warehouse client in a potential Lease Easement transaction with cell tower broker Landmark Dividend LLC
  • Assisted GiGi’s Playhouse NYC, LLC as Tenant in its lease of commercial space for a Gigi’s BYC Playhouse down syndrome achievement center
  • Represent a steel company with respect to drafting its leases for numerous industrial sites in the Chicagoland area
  • Completed a multi-million dollar purchase and sale transaction for the building in Chicago, Illinois on behalf of Seller to Purchaser American Society of Surgery of the Hand
  • Completed a $54 million dollar stock purchase and sale for the Seller, an Illinois debt collection corporation to a Delaware corporation
  • Completed an asset purchase and sale transaction for an Illinois company for the sale of Medical Equipment to an Indiana corporation
  • Completed the Partnership Buyout Purchase and Sale transaction for an California general partnership
  • Completed multi-million dollar asset based financing in connection with an Illinois steel manufacturer and First Midwest Bank
  • Completed an asset purchase and sale transaction for a California based chiropractor to acquire the assets of a chiropractic practice in Los Angeles, California

Recent Real Estate Matters

Purchase

  • Represented prominent real estate developer in acquisition of 70,000 square feet of land along Elston Avenue corridor in Chicago as part of a major real estate mixed-use redevelopment.
  • Represented sole tenant/purchaser in purchase of 100,000 square foot commercial warehouse and office property in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Property was a spinoff of a portfolio of 14 separate properties being purchased.
  • Represented purchaser in acquisition of $11,000,000 Chicago, Illinois, industrial property as part of a 1031 exchange.
  • Acquisition of 41,000 square foot warehouse and office facility located in Lincolnshire, Illinois.
  • Represented restaurant owner in purchase of Chicago, Illinois, multi-unit strip mall and adjacent restaurant buildings; counseled purchaser on obtaining TIF funding for redevelopment of property.
  • Counseled client through acquisition and lease-back of commercial industrial facility located in Glendale Heights, Illinois.
  • Represented a Chicago-based company in the purchase of a hotel and casino in Reno, Nevada.
  • Represent a Beam Property Management in the $1.2m acquisition of the Landlord’s building/Rental Premises in Lincoln Park.
  • Represent large restaurant chain in the multi-million dollar acquisition of various properties in the Chicagoland area.
  • Purchase of cold storage commercial facility in Melrose Park, Illinois for a food distributor; further assisted client in obtaining Class 6B Property Tax Incentive for the property.
  • Represented purchaser in acquisition of 40 unit apartment building in Lansing, Illinois.
  • Represented real estate development firm in site acquisition and development of various apartment buildings in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Counseled real estate investment firm on purchase of industrial property in McHenry, Illinois.
  • Assisted nursing home investment firm in acquisition of office unit for corporate headquarters in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Represented commercial real estate developer in purchase of property in foreclosure from a lending institution in Montgomery, Illinois.

Sale

  • Sale of parking lot located at 801 W. Lake Street, Chicago, Illinois to developer for $10,000,000 for construction of mixed use project.
  • Sale of restaurant building located in Addison, Illinois.
  • Sale of steel manufacturing facility at 14100 S. Halsted Street, Riverdale, Illinois.
  • Sale of trucking terminal in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Sale of office building located in Seven Bridges Development in Woodridge, Illinois for $5,000,000.
  • Sale of trucking terminal in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Represented real estate investment firm in sale of separate commercial warehouse facilities located at 27709 and 27781 Concrete Drive, Lakemoor, Illinois.
  • Represented real estate investors in purchase, development and sale of a multiple-unit town home development in Elmhurst, Illinois.
  • Sale of commercial property to real estate developer in Cary, Illinois, for construction of a Burger King franchise.
  • Represented real estate investment firm in sale of separate commercial warehouse facilities located Lakemoor, Illinois.

Lease

  • Represented landlord in 25,000-square-foot office lease for headquarters of Glanbia, Inc. in Aurora, Illinois.
  • Counseled logistics tenant in lease agreement for office space located at 1815 S. Meyers, Oak Brook.
  • Represented tenant in negotiation and drafting of lease agreement for restaurant located in an office building in Los Angeles, California.
  • Represented landlord in a retail lease agreement for a T-Mobile store location in Bolingbrook, Illinois.
  • Advised tenant with a logistics and transportation business in an industrial lease agreement for property located in Wood Dale, Illinois.
  • Represented tenant in the negotiation of a lease agreement for the right to construct, advertise and operate a billboard located next to Interstate-294 in Franklin Park, Illinois.
  • Represented engineer firm in a lease agreement for office space in Inverness, Illinois.
  • Counseled landlord in negotiations and execution of a lease agreement for warehouse and office space for a transportation and trucking enterprise.
  • Represented tenant in negotiation and drafting of lease agreement for build-to-suit restaurant space located in a commercial office building in Los Angeles, California.
  • Represented tenant in the negotiation of a lease agreement for the right to construct, advertise and operate a billboard located next to Interstate-294 in Franklin Park, Illinois.
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