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Much Welcomes 3 Attorneys, Strengthens Restructuring and Corporate Law Capabilities

New Additions Bring Core Competency in Commercial Litigation Funding


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Much Welcomes 3 Attorneys, Strengthens Restructuring and Corporate Law Capabilities

Much recently welcomed three new attorneys: Jonathan Friedland joined the firm’s Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights group, and Jeremy Waitzman and Hajar Jouglaf joined the Corporate & Finance group.

Jonathan, Jeremy, and Hajar moved to Much from another Chicago law firm, where they worked closely together for five years. The team represents businesses throughout the country, handling restructuring and insolvency matters as well as M&A and other corporate transactions. In particular, Jonathan and Jeremy have deep experience in commercial litigation funding, representing private equity funds that buy a share of the potential recovery of a lawsuit from sophisticated plaintiffs and law firms seeking to hedge their risk in high-stakes litigation.

"Jonathan, Jeremy, and Hajar impressed us from the very beginning of our conversations,” said Co-Chairman Mitchell Roth. “They bring legal prowess and business savvy that will be immensely valuable to our clients, and they share our commitment to top-tier service."

The group counsels clients in many industries, including automotive, logistics, manufacturing, information technology, professional services, retail and hospitality, and more.

  • Jonathan Friedland, Principal: Jonathan, who served on his former firm’s executive committee, is best known for his corporate restructuring acumen. He is currently serving as lead counsel to the debtor in a movie theater Chapter 11 in Texas and lead counsel to a large industry association in its out-of-court restructuring. A well-known thought leader, Jonathan has authored two best-selling treatises and scores of articles. He spent several years as an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
  • Jeremy Waitzman, Principal: Jeremy calls on years of experience to help his clients achieve their No. 1 goal: seeing their businesses thrive. He advises on a wide range of matters, from day-to-day operational issues to significant transactions. His practice includes business and capital structure matters, mergers and acquisitions, private placements and securities offerings, corporate governance, and the full range of contracts and agreements.
  • Hajar Jouglaf, Associate: Hajar works alongside her colleagues to counsel both healthy and distressed businesses as they pursue new goals and overcome unexpected obstacles. She has experience in restructurings and liquidations as well as general corporate matters.