Jeffrey Pomerance

Partner

Jeff Pomerance represents individuals and businesses seeking assistance in creating, maximizing, protecting, and retaining their value proposition throughout the business life cycle. Jeff has demonstrated success in answering the “how” question when facing business challenges by listening and developing, advising, and implementing effective multi-disciplinary strategies that combine legal, financial, operational, and business knowledge with years of practical “hands-on” experience.

Jeff’s clients include individual investors, entrepreneurs, businesses, and financing sources in a wide array of industries, including healthcare, technology, service, manufacturing, and retail. Although Jeff has participated in deals in excess of $100 million, including the multi-billion-dollar Montgomery Ward management buyout from Mobile Corp., he has primarily focused on start-ups, early-stage and middle-market privately held businesses, and turnaround/restructuring opportunities.

Jeff’s varied experiences mirror his diverse background and skills as an entrepreneur, business advisor, officer, attorney, and accountant. Prior to joining the firm, Jeff served as:

  • Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Digital Media Campus, a venture-backed “incubator” focused on early-stage and middle-stage investment opportunities, primarily in the sports/entertainment and technology fields. In this capacity, he was primarily responsible for managing all corporate, legal, operational, and financial functions for the parent and portfolio companies;
  • Vice President of Corporate Strategy and General Counsel of a venture-backed, start-up information-sharing technology company;
  • Founder and Principal of a business advisory services firm focused on early-stage/middle-market opportunities;
  • Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney for a Chicago-based, full-service law firm; and
  • Accountant with Arthur Andersen & Co. in the Tax Department, providing tax advisory services.

As part of his services, Jeff has drafted and negotiated a wide array of documents covering every phase of the formation, growth, development, and evolution of a business, including, just to name a few, letters of intent and term sheets, asset purchase agreements, stock purchase agreements, merger documents, licenses, restructuring agreements, financing/loan documents, guaranties and pledges, secured transaction documentation, employment and independent contractor agreements, forbearance agreements, redemption and termination agreements, bankruptcy plans and disclosure statements, incorporation and formation documentation and equity offering/issuance documentation, and business plans and term sheets.

“Confidence, hard work, thinking outside the box, learning from past experiences and a good team go a long way towards achieving your goals… then the fun begins!” I do not view my work as a job, nor is the dollar amount of a transaction a litmus test for importance or complexity; rather, I feel a personal connection with my clients and love helping someone achieve success regardless of the size of the opportunity. One of my goals is to make my clients feel that my assistance directly and significantly contributed to a win, and the value I brought far exceeded the costs involved. I have worked with start-ups through maturing businesses, and enjoy every aspect along the way. The assistance I try to bring to each opportunity involves legal and business insights, years of experience, potential helpful relationships, and focus. Having said that, I try to balance my professional life with a rich personal life that has graced me with an amazing wife and five wonderful children that keep me on my toes.

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  • Admissions

    State Bar of California
    Central District of California
    Northern District of Illinois
    U.S. District Court

  • Education

    University of Michigan Law School – Juris Doctor (1987)
    University of Wisconsin-Madison – Bachelor of Business Administration (1983)

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