ELMHURST, ILLINOIS, July 28, 2020. Christopher L. Picone, President and General Counsel of Picone Advisory Group, LLC was a featured speaker for a webinar hosted by Renaissance Executive Forum. The topic of Mr. Picone’s presentation was Expert Insight on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Middle Market Businesses. The live webinar occurred on July […]
About Chris Picone
Chris Picone is a legal, financial and operating professional with significant experience in all phases of financial restructurings, operations, turnaround situations, bankruptcy, litigation support matters, real estate development, construction, and asset management. His legal and business career encompasses over 30 years of representing companies and other business ventures in all aspects of corporate operations, as well as serving in various senior executive management positions in the real estate and general contracting industries.
Mr. Picone started his career with a Chicago law firm where he focused his legal practice in the areas of Real Estate, Federal Income Tax and Corporate Transactions. Following a decade of private law practice, Mr. Picone moved to the corporate sector serving as President, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for several large Chicago based real estate and general contracting firms. He was also a principal with a Chicago based real estate development firm that acted as the successful “stalking horse” bidder for a 210 unit residential real estate development project in Southwestern, Michigan. He has served as COO/General Counsel of one of the nation’s largest privately held real estate brokerage firms and as President of a Chicago based general contracting firm specializing in retail and office construction, as well.
A frequent author and lecturer on various business topics, Mr. Picone most recently was a contributing author to the Merrill DataSite and The M&A Advisor’s new publication, “Best Practices of The Best Dealmakers.”
Mr. Picone earned his Juris Doctor (with Distinction) from the John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois. He also holds an LLM (Taxation) from DePaul University of Chicago and earned his Bachelor in Business Administration from Loyola University of Chicago. Mr. Picone is a member of the Turnaround Management Association (“TMA”) and the American Bankruptcy Institute (“ABI”).
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SALE OF PACIFIC CONSTRUCTION TO BLOCKPOINT LLC (Picone acted as Corporate Advisor and General Counsel) ELMHURST, ILLINOIS, June 1st, 2020– Picone Advisory Group, LLC (“Picone”) President Christopher L. Picone is pleased to announce the acquisition of Pacific Construction Services, Inc. (“Pacific”), by Picone client BlockPoint LLC (“BlockPoint”). Pacific is a Chicago based general contractor that […]
PICONE ADVISORY GROUP CLIENT WINNETKA DENTAL GROUP FEATURED ON WGN NEWS May 12, 2020, Elmhurst, Illinois. Picone Advisory Group client Winnetka Dental Group was recently featured on WGN News for its efforts to use new technology to help protect patients from the COVID-19 virus. When news of the COVID-19 virus shutting down China began to […]
TO OUR CLIENTS AND FRIENDS: We hope this email finds you, your employees and your respective families and friends safe and healthy. With the extension of shelter in place orders for most states through the end of May, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our lives and businesses continues and will certainly have a […]
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, January 7, 2020– Picone Advisory Group President, Christopher L. Picone is pleased to announce the sale of long time Picone Advisory Group client, America’s Food Technologies, Inc. (“AMFOTEK”) to Sunny Sky Products (“Sunny Sky”) based in Houston, Texas. AMFOTEK, based in Tinley Park, IL is one of the leading specialty dispensed beverage manufacturers […]
Employee Policy Manuals Every company regardless of size should have an up to date Employee Policy Manual. This manual should document company policies and procedures, including but not limited to, the following: Hours of Operation/Overtime Vacation/Holiday/Sick Time Company Benefits Emergency Procedures Rules of Conduct Disciplinary Policies Guidelines For Use of Company Property Technology/Internet Policy Discrimination/Sexual […]
Astrocast Launches Mission Hawaii (Graphic: Business Wire) April 01, 2019 06:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time LAUSANNE, Switzerland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Astrocast announced today the successful launch of its second IoT Nanosatellite. The launch, piloted by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), took place yesterday from the Satish Dhawan Space Center. This second […]
The need for good corporate governance at privately owned companies is critical. Given the growing importance of private companies to the global economy and the ever changing legal landscape affecting such companies, the need for privately held companies to have good governance guided by an independent Board of Directors is essential. Public companies have been […]
(Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois)- Picone Advisory Group has successfully negotiated and closed on the sale of the Queen of Peace High School property located at 7659 Linder Avenue, Burbank, Illinois (the “Property”). The approximately 13 acre campus had been owned by the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters since 1962. The Property was sold to A.E.R.O. Special Education Cooperative […]
BURBANK, IL.—The A.E.R.O. Special Education Cooperative (A.E.R.O.) and The Queen of Peace Board of Directors, Sinsinawa Dominican Sponsors Council, and Corporate Members of Queen of Peace, Inc., have reached an agreement in principle for A.E.R.O. to acquire the former Queen of Peace High School campus located at 7659 South Linder Ave., Burbank, IL. The negotiated […]
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