Howard Z. Gopman & Associates is a law firm founded in 1974 and based in Northfield, Illinois. HZG primarily focuses on general corporate, real estate, estate and financial planning, and securities law matters. In addition, the firm practices in the areas of venture capital investments, franchising, and oil and gas. HZG assists small companies in raising the capital necessary to get their businesses going or to make them successful through private placements and public offerings. In the area of corporate finance, the firm represents both lenders and borrowers on documentation and negotiation of complicated transactions.