Summary of expertise:
Mr. Thayer has a diverse background representing entrepreneurs, fund managers, developers, and family offices. Mr. Thayers business and corporate experience includes representing entrepreneurs in the formation of new businesses, equity offerings, venture capital investments, private equity transactions, debt offerings, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and other transactional matters. He advises fund managers on formation issues, offering documentation, investment advisor registration, and regulatory compliance matters. Mr. Thayer also assists companies with structured finance transactions. Mr. Thayers real estate experience includes representing individuals and developers in commercial and residential real estate transactions. Mr. Thayer also works closely with the firms Advanced Planning and Family Office Group representing family offices with respect to their private equity, business, and real estate transactions.
Mr. Thayer is a regular speaker at continuing educational conferences. See below.
Commercial Finance. Opal Financial Group, Real Estate Investors Summit: Dealmakers Conference in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida (April 25-27, 2010).
Practical Security and Insurance Provisions for Domestic Staff and Data Security. IIR's 15th Annual Family Office Forum in Chicago, Illinois (June 18-20, 2008).
Capitalizing on the Future of Medicine. Mobile Anesthesiologists Dinner Symposium in Chicago, Illinois ( March 20, 2008).
Risk and Trade Compliance Issues. FRA Wealth Management Technology and Operations Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada (November 15-16, 2007).
Asset Protection Planning. Chicago Bar Association, Asset Protection Committee in Chicago, Illinois (March 21, 2007).
Structured Products. Financial Products Conference sponsored by United Financial Technologies, Inc. in Chicago, Illinois (November 13, 2006).
Mr. Thayer was recently recognized as a 2009/2010 Leading Real Estate and Estate Planning Lawyer, according to the Leading Lawyers Network. In 2007, he received a University of Illinois Scholarship Foundation Loyalty Circle Award, for his contributions to student athletics. In 2007, he was selected as an Illinois Super Lawyers.
Over the years Mr. Thayer has been an officer and board member of several civic and social organizations including the Hinsdale Zoning Board of Appeals, Hinsdale Village Caucus, Committee of 100, The Mid-Day Club, Chicago Illini Club, University of Illinois Foundation, Sigma Chi Fraternity, Winthrop Harbor Yacht Club, YMCA Indian Guides Program, Hinsdale Little League, and Entrepreneurs Organization. Mr. Thayer was recently appointed to the Board of the Hinsdale Library Foundation. Mr. Thayer also recently served as a Judge for a College Global Student Entrepreneur Awards competition.
Mr. Thayer is a member of the Illinois, Iowa, American, and Chicago Bar
Prior media experience:
In April, 2010, he was selected to be a regular contributor to Chicago Lawyers legal blog site. On March 11, 2010, Mr. Thayer was recently quoted in Entrepreneur.com on issues associated with Partnership Agreements. In early 2010, Mr. Thayer appeared on a live WGN Radio 720 broadcast discussing Prenuptial Agreement and Tiger Woods.
Mr. Thayer has a degree in Economics from the University of Illinois, a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from DePaul University, and a law degree (JD) from DePaul University (Business Law Journal).
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