Jonathan Friedland is a partner with Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP and holds the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell and AVVO (10/10). He has been repeatedly recognized as an Illinois “Superlawyer” in the areas of business/corporate law and bankruptcy & creditor/debtor rights, and has received several other similar distinctions.
Jonathan’s corporate work includes serving as outside general counsel to a number of closely held businesses and their principals, representing private equity funds and others in their M&A activities, and in advising start-ups and their investors. The wide range of corporate issues he advises clients on include: fiduciary duties; structuring issues (between shareholders, members, joint venturers, etc.); credit negotiations; general contract issues; succession planning, employee matters, and litigation. Jonathan is on the editorial board of The Corporate Counselor.
Jonathan also leads the firm’s Restructuring & Insolvency Service Practice. He has extensive experience in guiding companies and their constituents through a variety of financially challenging situations. He represents banks, debtors, official and ad hoc creditor committees, buyers, and other stakeholders in bankruptcy cases, assignments for the benefit of creditors, receiverships, and out-of-court workouts. Jonathan is lead author of “Strategic Alternatives for Distressed Businesses,” an 800-page treatise, and “Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation,” a 1500-page treatise.
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