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Anthony Zeoli is a Partner in the Corporate Practice Group and the Leader of the Emerging Industries Team. He concentrates his practice in the areas of banking and commercial finance, securities, real estate, and general corporate law.
Anthony’s commercial finance practice includes the representation of borrowers and lenders in: secured and unsecured lending transactions; corporate reorganizations and restructuring; syndicated commercial financing transactions; and loan workouts. Anthony also has a vibrant securities and general corporate practice including initial and subsequent private debt and equity offerings; mergers and acquisitions; company formation and governance; and general contract drafting and negotiation. He has particular skill in the negotiation and documentation of transactions involving the acquisition, sale, construction, development, leasing, and/or financing of real estate and has represented parties on both sides of such transactions.
Anthony is also an industry leader in the areas of crowdfunding, blockchain, securities based cryptocurrency/token offerings, peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, and Regulation A+ offerings. He also personally drafted the Illinois intrastate crowdfunding exemption, which was unanimously passed into law by the Illinois House of Representatives. Anthony was recently named to the National Law Journal's inaugural list of Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and FinTech Trailblazers.
Jason Tremblay is a business attorney and litigator who advises companies in a wide range of industries on employment law and commercial matters. Jason’s breadth of experience as a litigator and problem solver enables him to be a trusted advisor and outside general counsel to his clients. His experience in employment matters includes counseling, negotiation and litigation on issues critical to the evolving workplace. Jason also provides his clients with an array of services including drafting and negotiating employment and independent contractor agreements, and counseling clients relating to employment and contract related issues. Beyond these services, Jason also draws on his experience to help business owners triage the issues they face and, when necessary, direct them to outside sources of assistance.
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The mayor wants to eliminate red tape for small businesses to help with reopening. Small Business Advisory Council President and Co-Founder Elliot Richardson joins Connected to Chicago” to discuss what can be done. Please translate this page to the language of your choice. Supporters Fifth Third Bank Saul Ewing Arnstein Lehr Inland Bank Ntiva…Read More
SBAC President Elliot Richardson writes in Crain’s Chicago Business that Chicago politicians must choose small businesses over politics and cut needless red tape now. Please translate this page to the language of your choice. Supporters Fifth Third Bank Saul Ewing Arnstein Lehr Inland Bank Ntiva Daily Herald…Read More
The SBAC presents a webinar on Post-Pandemic real estate trends. Elliot Richardson, President, SBAC Frank Binetti, Inland Bank Steve Horvath, Conlon Commercial Anthony Zeoli, Freeborn & Peters, LLC Please translate this page to the language of your choice. Supporters Fifth Third Bank Saul Ewing Arnstein Lehr Inland Bank Ntiva Daily Herald Tandem HR Interprenet…Read More
Urge Chicago Aldermen to Cut Unnecessary Red Tape! Chicago politicians must put small businesses and Chicago’s economic recovery over politics. There has never been a more important time for policymakers to work together to cut unnecessary red tape that hurts small businesses and local communities. Small businesses presently need Chicago’s City Council to approve their…Read More
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Networking Success: How to Convert Your Conversations Into Clients, Connections, or Cash Thinking about learning proven powerful tips, tactics, and strategies that will position you as the dominant player in your market and create a more successful business? Check out this informative webinar from John Sedej who spoke to SBAC Members last week. Please translate…Read More
Please check out SBAC’s co-founder and President Elliot Richardson’s full article in the Daily Herald Business Ledger. Please translate this page to the language of your choice. Supporters Fifth Third Bank Saul Ewing Arnstein Lehr Inland Bank Ntiva Daily Herald Tandem HR Interprenet Signature Bank Lexitas Empower Korey Richardson Open One Solutions Freeborn and Peters…Read More
Big Win for Chicago Home Based Businesses “This is a crucial time to support entrepreneurs with the dream of launching and growing their businesses in Chicago. This ordinance will unleash Chicagoans looking to build a business that will support local communities,” said SBAC co-founder and President Elliot Richardson. “We appreciate the support and leadership of…Read More