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Schiff Hardin Represents Consolidated Communications in $1.5B FairPoint Acquisition

The all-stock deal is valued at $1.5 billion, including debt, and is expected to close by mid-2017. Schiff Hardin has been counseling Consolidated on corporate matters for more than 30 years.

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The Legal 500 Spotlights Three Schiff Hardin Practice Groups, Eight Attorneys

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that three practice groups and eight attorneys have been recognized in the 2016 edition of the Legal 500.

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Schiff Hardin Represents First Mid-Illinois Bancshares in Acquisition of First BancTrust Corporation

Schiff Hardin is representing First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, a financial holding company, in its acquisition of First BancTrust Corporation.

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Schiff Represents H. D. Smith in Acquisition by AmerisourceBergen

Schiff Hardin LLP advised H. D. Smith, the largest privately held wholesaler in the United States, in its acquisition by AmerisourceBergen for $815 million.

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The Legal 500 Recognizes Three Schiff Hardin Practice Groups

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that three of its practice groups have been recognized in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 United States.

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Schiff Advised Altaris on $1.1 Billion Take-Private Acquisition of Analogic

Schiff Hardin LLP served as legal counsel to Altaris Capital Partners in connection with an Altaris affiliate’s acquisition of Analogic Corporation for approximately $1.1 billion.

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Schiff Hardin Adds Tax Partner Olga Bogush in New York

Transactional Tax Practice Adds Depth to Firm’s M&A, Private Equity, and Finance Capabilities

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Schiff Hardin Advises Wintrust on Two Chicago-Area Bank Acquisitions

Schiff Hardin advised Wintrust Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: WTFC) on the successful completion of its acquisition of Chicago Shore Corporation, the parent company of Delaware Place Bank.

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Schiff Hardin Recognized with 40 Top-Tier Rankings in U.S. News “Best Law Firms” Report

Schiff Hardin announced today that the firm has received 40 top-tier rankings and national recognition for its premier practices in the 2019 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.”

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Schiff Hardin Represents Central Steel in Acquisition by Ryerson

Schiff is representing Central Steel & Wire Company, a leading metal service center with a strong reputation as a valued supply chain partner.

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Schiff Hardin Represents First Mid-Illinois Bancshares in Its Pending Acquisition of SCB Bancorp, Inc.

Schiff Hardin is representing First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. in the pending acquisition of all of the outstanding stock of SCB Bancorp, Inc.

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Schiff Represents Pillars in Merger to Create New Innovative Organization: Pillars Community Health

Schiff Hardin LLP represented Pillars in its merger with Community Nurse Health Center, effective January 1, 2018.

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The Legal 500 Recognizes Three Schiff Hardin Practices for the Third Time in a Row

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that three of its practice groups have been recognized for the third consecutive year by The Legal 500 United States 2018 guide, a nationwide analysis of law firms with input from more than 300,000 corporate counsel on which firms provide the most cutting-edge and innovative advice.

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Top Energy Lawyer Sarah A. W. Fitts Joins Schiff Hardin in New York

Former Debevoise Partner Brings M&A and Project Finance Experience to Complement Schiff Hardin’s Energy Industry Team

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Young Named IFLR1000 Notable Practitioner in Corporate and M&A

Alexander Young, partner and deputy practice group leader for the Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity Practice Groups, has been named a Notable Practitioner in North America in the Corporate and M&A Practice Area by the IFLR1000.

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Schiff Hardin Advises Chugoku in South Field Energy Acquisition

Schiff Hardin LLP represented Chugoku Electric Power Company, Inc. (Chugoku) in its 10 percent membership interest acquisition in South Field Energy Partners LLC (South Field Energy), a subsidiary of Advanced Power.

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Schiff Hardin Advises Snap-on in Power Hawk Acquisition

Schiff Hardin LLP represented Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE:SNA), a manufacturer and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair information and systems solutions, in its acquisition of Power Hawk Technologies for approximately $8 million.

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Schiff Hardin Advises Wintrust in Two Chicago-Area Bank Acquisitions

Schiff Hardin advised Wintrust Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: WTFC) on the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire STC Bancshares Corp., the parent company of STC Capital Bank, which operates five banking offices located in the communities of St. Charles, Geneva, and South Elgin, Ill.

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Schiff Hardin Advises Wintrust on Three Year-End Acquisitions

Schiff Hardin LLP advised Wintrust Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: WTFC) on the recent completion of three bank and financial institution acquisitions.

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Schiff Ranked as “Law Firm of the Year” in Construction-Litigation and Earns 45 “Best Law Firms” Rankings

Schiff Hardin LLP announced today that the firm has received 45 top-tier rankings and national recognition for its premier practices in the 2020 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.”

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Schiff Represents Newell in Sale of Rexair

Schiff Hardin LLP represented Newell Brands, a leading global consumer goods company, in the sale of its Rexair business to investment funds affiliated with Rhône Capital, a global private equity firm.

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Three Practices Recognized in The Legal 500 for Fourth Year in a Row

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that three of the firm’s practice groups have been recognized for the fourth year in a row in The Legal 500 United States 2019 guide, which provides a nationwide analysis of law firms that provide cutting-edge and innovative advice.

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Best Lawyers Recognizes 59 Schiff Attorneys, Six “Lawyers of the Year,” and 21 Ones to Watch

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that 59 attorneys have been listed in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, with six attorneys also being named a “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of practice and location.

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Schiff Advises First Mid Bancshares, Inc. in Pending Acquisition of LINCO Bancshares, Inc.

Schiff Hardin LLP is serving as legal counsel to First Mid Bancshares, Inc. in its pending acquisition of LINCO Bancshares, Inc. for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $144.9 million.

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Schiff Advises Snap-on in $36 Million Acquisition of AutoCrib

Schiff Hardin advised Snap-on Incorporated, a leading global innovator and manufacturer, in a $36 million cash offer deal to acquire AutoCrib, Inc.

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Schiff Earns 46 “Best Law Firms” Rankings in 2021

Schiff Hardin LLP has received 46 top-tier rankings in the 2021 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms,” nationally recognizing the firm’s premier practices.

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Schiff Hardin Advises Altaris in Acquisition of 3M’s Drug Delivery Business

Schiff Hardin LLP represented Altaris Capital Partners LLC, a private investment firm focused on the healthcare industry, in its $650 million acquisition of substantially all of Kindeva Drug Delivery from 3M Company.

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Schiff Hardin Advises Altaris in Pending Acquisition of 3M’s Drug Delivery Business

Schiff Hardin LLP is representing an affiliate of Altaris Capital Partners LLC, a private investment firm focused on the healthcare industry, in its approximately $650 million pending acquisition of substantially all of 3M Company’s drug delivery business.

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Schiff Hardin Advises Kimball International, Inc. in the Acquisition of Poppin, Inc. for $110 Million

Schiff Hardin LLP is advising Kimball International, Inc., a leading design driven furniture manufacturer, in the acquisition of Poppin, Inc., a tech-enabled B2B commercial furniture design company, for $110 million with potential for additional contingent payments equal to $70 million.

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Schiff Hardin Advises Paramit Corporation in Acquisition of Emphysys, Inc.

Schiff Hardin LLP represented Paramit Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of electronic based medical devices and life science instruments, in its acquisition of Emphysys, Inc., a leading technology development firm specializing in complex systems and products for the medical device, life sciences, and industrial equipment industries.

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Schiff Hardin Earns Ranking by The Legal 500 US 2020

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that four of the firm’s practice groups have been recognized in The Legal 500 United States 2020 guide, which provides a nationwide analysis of law firms that provide cutting-edge and innovative advice.

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Schiff Advises Altaris on its Agreement to Acquire $1.55 Billion Perrigo’s Prescription Pharmaceuticals Business

Schiff Hardin LLP represented Altaris Capital Partners, LLC, a private investment firm focused on the healthcare industry, in its agreement to acquire Perrigo Company plc’s prescription pharmaceuticals business (Rx) for $1.55 billion.

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Schiff Advises Altaris on Recapitalization of Minnetronix Medical, Inc.

Schiff Hardin LLP represented Altaris Capital Partners, LLC, a private investment firm focused on the healthcare industry, in the majority recapitalization of Minnetronix Medical, Inc., a leading medical technology and operations partner to global medical device companies.

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Schiff Advises Cresset in Merger with Berman Capital Advisors

Schiff Hardin LLP advised Cresset Asset Management, LLC in its merger with Berman Capital Advisors, LLC, creating a $19.8 billion multi-family office serving clients from 11 offices across the country.

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Schiff Advises First Mid Bancshares on Pending Acquisitions of Delta Bancshares Company, St. Louis-Based Loan and Deposit Portfolio

Schiff Hardin LLP is advising First Mid Bancshares, Inc. on two separate recently announced transactions.

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Schiff Advises Houston Wire & Cable Company in $91M Acquisition by OmniCable

Schiff Hardin represented Houston Wire & Cable Company (HWCC) in its agreement to be acquired by OmniCable, LLC for $91 million. HWCC is one of the largest distributors of wire, cable, and fastener products in the U.S. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021.

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Schiff Advises Leaders Bank in Announced Merger Agreement

Schiff Hardin LLP is representing The Leaders Bank in its announced merger with Providence Bank & Trust.

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Schiff Advises Paramit Corporation in $1B Acquisition by The Tecan Group

Altaris Capital Partners, LLC has announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell Paramit Corporation to The Tecan Group for $1 billion.

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Schiff Advises Washington Savings Bank on Acquisition of First National Bank of Mattoon

Schiff Hardin represented Washington Savings Bank on its acquisition of The First National Bank of Mattoon.

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Schiff Advises Wintrust on $570M Purchase of Loan Portfolio from Allstate

Schiff Hardin advised Wintrust Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: WTFC) on its purchase of a $570 million loan portfolio from The Allstate Corporation (NYSE:ALL) and becoming the preferred national lender to Allstate agents.

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Schiff Awarded 39 Top “Best Law Firms” Rankings for 2022

Schiff Hardin LLP has received 39 top-tier rankings in the 2022 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms,” nationally recognizing the firm’s premier practices.

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Schiff Counsels Altaris on its $1.55B Acquisition of Padagis

Schiff advised Altaris Capital Partners, LLC on its acquisition of Padagis LLC, formerly the generic prescription pharmaceuticals business of Perrigo Company plc, for $1.55 billion.

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Schiff Counsels BK Medical in Entering into Agreement for Sale to GE Healthcare

Schiff has advised BK Medical in entering into an agreement to be sold to GE Healthcare for $1.45 billion.

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Schiff Counsels Snap-on in $200M Acquisition of Dealer-FX Group, Inc.

Schiff represented Snap-on Incorporated in its approximately $200 million cash purchase of Dealer-FX Group, Inc., a leading developer, marketer, and provider of service operations software solutions for automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers and their dealers.

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Schiff Guides Altaris in Sale of Senior Helpers

Schiff Hardin represented Altaris Capital Partners, LLC in the sale of Senior Helpers, an owner and franchisor of professional home care services designed to allow elderly individuals to stay in their homes as long as possible.

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Schiff Guides Good Works Acquisition Corp. in its $2.5 Billion Merger with Cipher Mining Inc.

Schiff Hardin LLP represented Good Works Acquisition Corp. in its de-SPACing business combination with Cipher Mining Technologies Inc.

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Schiff Hardin Advises Deringer-Ney, Inc. in Asset Acquisition of Hoyt Corporation

Schiff Hardin served as deal counsel to Deringer-Ney in its acquisition of the business and assets of Hoyt Corporation, which was completed on April 30, 2021.

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Schiff Hardin Expands Finance and Corporate Groups with Partner and Two Counsel

Schiff Hardin LLP announced today the expansion of its Finance practice with the addition of Alexis Schostak, who joins as a partner in the firm’s Ann Arbor office.

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Schiff Hardin Welcomes Counsel Andrew Banks in New York and Two Associates in Chicago to Its Growing Corporate Practice

Schiff Hardin today announced the expansion of its Corporate and Transactional Practice Group with the addition of counsel Andrew Banks in New York and associates Darcy Lee and Cody Boender in Chicago.

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The Legal 500 US 2021 Ranks Four Practices, 12 Attorneys

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that four of the firm’s practice groups have been recognized in The Legal 500 United States 2021 guide, which provides a nationwide analysis of law firms that provide cutting-edge and innovative advice.

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President Obama Signs SBIC Advisers Relief Act into law; Long-awaited clarification of Registration Exemptions for Advisers to SBICs

Investment advisers to Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs) received an early holiday gift when President Obama signed the SBIC Advisers Relief Act of 2015 (the “Relief Act”) into law last December.

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Schiff Hardin Advises Wintrust in Acquisition of First Community Financial Corporation

Schiff Hardin advised Wintrust Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: WTFC) on the successful completion of its $30 million acquisition of First Community Financial Corporation, the parent company of First Community Bank, an Illinois state-chartered bank.

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6 Ways to Strengthen Your Boilerplate NDAs

Many companies rely on boilerplate confidentiality provisions to protect their trade secrets and other sensitive business information.

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New HSR Thresholds to Take Effect Soon

On January 19, 2017, the FTC announced the annual adjustments to the jurisdictional thresholds for premerger notification filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR).

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Preparing for the 2017 Proxy Season

With 2017 proxy season kicking off, we would like to remind clients and friends of some developments that could impact public company annual reporting for 2017.

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New Pass-Through Deduction Presents Tax Planning Opportunities for Pass-Through Owners

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) will dramatically change the tax treatment of income from many partnerships, limited liability companies, and S corporations.

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IRS Formalizes Federal Income Tax Relief and Delayed Tax Payment Deadline

The IRS released Notice 2020-17 on March 18, 2020, formalizing the relief announced the previous day by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, which extended the time to pay certain taxes by 90 days.