Konstantinos Armiros

Konstantinos Armiros

Counsel

Contact Info

Phone: (312) 876-6664
Fax: (312) 876-0288

Primary Office

Chicago
161 North Clark Street
Suite 4200
Chicago, IL 60601

Konstantinos Armiros

Counsel

Konstantinos Armiros

Dino Armiros focuses on mergers and acquisitions for thriving mid-market clients and in transactions with businesses in distressed circumstances. Drawing on 40 years of legal practice, including decades as an attorney representing constituents such as secured lenders, borrowers and financial advisors, in insolvency-related matters, Dino has a deep perspective on the issues that business clients face when they enter into an exit transaction. He guides them through the related legal issues in these deals, including advice on engaging intermediaries, packaging the company for sale, structuring the transaction and, if necessary, dealing with creditors.

Dino also draws on his experience, particularly in finance and strategy, to counsel clients who are poised for growth. By partnering with attorneys across the Firm in practice areas ranging from real estate, tax and commercial finance to environmental compliance and labor and employment, Dino helps business clients navigate legal challenges that affect their operations in these fields. He has been involved in a number of business sectors, counseling clients in finance, supply chain, professional services, and arts and media.

A proud member of Chicago’s Greek American community, Dino celebrates his heritage through his involvement at the National Hellenic Museum. His involvement with this organization over the past 25 years includes serving as chair of its highly successful “Trial Series” which presents trials of controversies from antiquity in a modern setting argued by some of Chicago’s top trial lawyers. The productions of “The Trial of Antigone” and “The Trial of Megacles” both were nominated for Midwestern Emmy awards after broadcast on public television. He is also involved with Lawyers for the Creative Arts, which provides free legal services to artists and arts organizations.

Experience

Business counseling and commercial transactions

Select representations include:

Sale of an industrial services company at a strong multiple of EBITDA, enabling the founder to realize the full value of his decades long commitment to growing the company into an industry leader.
Guiding the sale process for a professional services firm in the human capital space through multiple suitors and negotiating definitive terms for acquisition by a private equity-backed strategic purchaser.
Represent the interests of the founder of a music industry website and publication in the sale of his company to a major publishing organization and in the founder’s subsequent media-related ventures.
Trusted advisor to numerous long standing mid-market and closely held companies, among them professional services, environmental, retail, food service and distribution concerns.
Counseling arts and media clients including a nationally distributed public radio music criticism program and podcast, an independent music record label and distribution company, a documentary production company, a renowned photographic archive, and startups in advertising, online retail services and web-based real estate brokerage.
Distressed company transactions

Select representations include:

Oversaw resolution process through restructuring, forbearance and foreclosure for over 300 troubled commercial real estate loans held by a Chicago bank.
Counseled chief restructuring officer in the execution of a turnaround to position the business, which had defaulted on a $22 million credit facility, for sale, enabling the lender to restructure credit through a sale under the Uniform Commercial Code. Engagement involved defeating litigation brought by the company franchisee from trial court through denial of certiorari by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Represented the purchaser of intellectual property assets through a UCC sale facilitating the launch of a new real estate services website.
Represented multiple commercial real estate receivers in court proceedings involving properties such as office buildings, shopping malls, and warehouse and industrial buildings.
Conducted and participated in numerous sales under the Uniform Commercial Code, on behalf of assignees for the benefit of creditors and under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code facilitating the sale of distressed business as going concerns or by liquidation. Many of these transactions allowed the secured lender to maximize recovery while preserving jobs in the troubled companies by finding new owners prepared to revive the businesses.
Supervised extensive litigation matters on behalf of lenders and other financial services companies in federal, state and bankruptcy courts.

Credentials and Accolades

Memberships and Affiliations

Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center, immediate past President and Director

Lawyers for the Creative Arts, an organization that provides free legal services to artists and arts organizations in need, Director and past President

Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA)

Family Firm Institute (FFI), a multi-disciplinary organization of advisors to family owned businesses

Education

J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1977

B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1974

Bar Admissions

Illinois

Dino Armiros focuses on mergers and acquisitions for thriving mid-market clients and in transactions with businesses in distressed circumstances. Drawing on 40 years of legal practice, including decades as an attorney representing constituents such as secured lenders, borrowers and financial advisors, in insolvency-related matters, Dino has a deep perspective on the issues that business clients face when they enter into an exit transaction. He guides them through the related legal issues in these deals, including advice on engaging intermediaries, packaging the company for sale, structuring the transaction and, if necessary, dealing with creditors.

Dino also draws on his experience, particularly in finance and strategy, to counsel clients who are poised for growth. By partnering with attorneys across the Firm in practice areas ranging from real estate, tax and commercial finance to environmental compliance and labor and employment, Dino helps business clients navigate legal challenges that affect their operations in these fields. He has been involved in a number of business sectors, counseling clients in finance, supply chain, professional services, and arts and media.

A proud member of Chicago’s Greek American community, Dino celebrates his heritage through his involvement at the National Hellenic Museum. His involvement with this organization over the past 25 years includes serving as chair of its highly successful “Trial Series” which presents trials of controversies from antiquity in a modern setting argued by some of Chicago’s top trial lawyers. The productions of “The Trial of Antigone” and “The Trial of Megacles” both were nominated for Midwestern Emmy awards after broadcast on public television. He is also involved with Lawyers for the Creative Arts, which provides free legal services to artists and arts organizations.