Gutnicki LLP offers a broad range of corporate and business services for a diverse and large spectrum of legal entities. Our attorneys have represented business organizations and assisted clients over the entire life of the business organization – from selecting the form of business entities and defining the rights and relationships of owners, to raising capital and all aspects of financing, to engaging in acquisitions and the disposition of assets. We are experienced in negotiating, drafting and reviewing agreements of all types, including employment, distribution, manufacturing, licensing, servicing, consulting and other agreements. Our attorneys focus on counseling clients in constructive and creative ways to maximize our clients’ opportunities while complying with all the applicable legal and regulatory requirements.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Gutnicki LLP has a broad spectrum of merger and acquisition clients and transaction experience, ranging from counseling purchasers and sellers of small and middle market companies to negotiating and structuring complex transactions. Our attorneys have handled merger and acquisitions of all sizes and degrees of complexity, and have represented an exceptionally diverse base of clients. We regularly advise our clients in formulating acquisition strategies, complying with applicable regulatory requirements, assisting in all aspects of financing, negotiating agreements and addressing and minimizing tax consequences.


At Gutnicki LLP, our extensive transactional and operations experience allows us to provide strategic and effective representation to our clients involved in all stages of civil and criminal litigation, internal investigations, civil and criminal government investigations and enforcement actions, and sensitive audits with regulatory agencies at the federal and state level. We represent corporations and individuals in complex civil and criminal cases involving false claims, fraud, tax, antitrust, securities, consumer fraud, health care, Medicare/Medicaid, partnership and business disputes, enforcement and defense of restrictive covenants, disputes arising out of the purchase and sale of businesses and securities, business valuations, and contracts.

Private Equity

Our attorneys work closely with clients in implementing a variety of investment vehicles to balance the interests of various investor constituencies. In arranging investment structures, we have utilized alternate debt and equity offerings, detailed distribution waterfalls and multiple entity tiers to achieve the desired balance of risk and return.
In the healthcare field in particular, we also draw on our other expertise in structuring the transaction to minimize risks related to health care laws and maximizing opportunities and results for our clients.


Gutnicki LLP has extensive experience in representing borrowers and lenders in all areas of finance. Our attorneys have assisted in the structuring, negotiations, documentation and enforcement of secured and unsecured transactions in a wide range of industries. We have a depth of experience in both traditional and complex finance transactions, including asset-based transactions and transactions secured by real estate.

HUD - FHA Programs

Our attorneys represent lenders, borrowers and property owners in financing insured under the United States Housing Act and the National Housing Act. We have extensive experience representing owners and lenders in the development, financing and operation of projects in all areas of the HUD-FHA programs, including the structuring and preparation for HUD financing, financing and documentation, refinancing, transfers of physical assets (TPAs), project based housing assistance programs and administrative enforcement issues in all areas.

Health Care

The health care industry is a highly regulated industry that is constantly changing and emerging. Our attorneys have an invaluable depth of experience and expertise in this industry, which enables us to offer legal advice and services to create, manage and grow businesses based on our understanding of this industry and the government agencies that regulate it.
Gutnicki LLP provides regulatory and transactional services to a wide variety of health care entities. We have represented health care clients in the development, delivery and financing of health care services, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, regulatory compliance, tax-exempt issues and financing issues for tax and tax-exempt entities.
Our attorneys partner with our clients to understand its needs and provide practical solutions. Our understanding of the industry allows us to provide innovative and cost-effective ways to create, protect and grow businesses. Our experience enables us to prevent and resolve challenges and identify new business opportunities for our clients.

Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy

The Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy practice at Gutnicki LLP serves financial institutions, businesses and individuals throughout Illinois and across the United States in a wide range of insolvency-related matters.
The group is involved in every aspect of insolvency, most notably in the areas of restructuring, bankruptcy, reorganization, debt resolution and business and commercial litigation. The group represents secured creditors and lenders, bondholders, corporate and individual debtors, bankruptcy trustees, assignees for the benefit of creditors, landlords and unsecured creditors’ committees in all aspects of restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy.
The Firm’s experience in a wide array of industries allows members of the group to identify the legal and business issues that can arise from out-of-court restructurings and advise clients on all available options, including workouts, restructuring, refinancing, negotiation, assignments for the benefit of creditors, litigation, Chapter 11 reorganization and Chapter 7 liquidation. This experience extends to a diverse array of industries including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, automotive and construction.
The group provides clients with flexible, comprehensive and innovative solutions that incorporate the Firm’s multifaceted areas of expertise.

Real Estate

Our attorneys are well seasoned in a variety purchase and leasing structures, and the specialized negotiation and documentation necessary to protect our clients’ interests across a wide spectrum of property types and market conditions. Our experience also covers a diverse assortment of industries, including representation of real estate clients in the healthcare, residential, retail and office space industries.
Real estate practice often involves location-specific rules and regulations. Our attorneys approach each locality on an individual basis, and work closely with local counsel on issues relating to land-use and zoning, property taxes, title insurance regulation and deed conveyance. Having closed transactions throughout the United States, our attorneys are well equipped to anticipate location-specific variables and ensure that they are adequately addressed.


In an environment where every transaction has tax consequences, and slight variations in structure can lead to dramatically different tax treatment, a basic understanding of transactional tax rules is critical. Our attorneys add value by raising tax considerations in the early stages of the transaction, and avoiding the unnecessary delay of tax problems arising at the last minute. We have advised clients in maximizing depreciable tax basis, deferring recognition of taxable gain, and minimizing recognition of the cancellation of debt income that frequently results from transactions with distressed assets.
Our attorneys also draw on their tax knowledge to work seamlessly with the accountants and outside tax advisers who are often part of the deal team, helping to provide our clients with advice that integrates the applicable tax and legal considerations.
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