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American Eagle Outfitters Inc. v. Payless Shoesource Inc.
The firm served as lead counsel asserting American Eagle Outfitters’ trademarks and obtained a preliminary injunction relative to advertising more Featured
Lead trial counsel for Sara Lee Corporation before the TTAB
Lead trial counsel for Sara Lee Corporation company, including three winning trials before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Sara Lee more
Trademark and advertising counseling for Butterball LLC
The firm serves as trademark and advertising counsel for Butterball LLC.  We provide marketing and advertising advice and counsel and enforce its more

Aerospace & Defense

Race Discrimination and Retaliation Litigation
Represented a major defense contractor in a lawsuit in which an employee claimed that he failed to receive certain promotions or job transfers more Featured
Core Survival v. S&S Precision
Kilpatrick Townsend prevailed on behalf of Patent Owner S&S Precision, securing denial of post-grant review institution as to certain key S&S  more
Zodiac Aerospace Acquisitions
Lead tax advisor for Zodiac Aerospace in a series of strategic acquisitions, including advice on issues such as long-term contract accounting, LIFO more
Representation of Rockwell International Corp. *
Served as trial and appellate counsel for Rockwell International Corporation in action seeking to hold Rockwell liable for alleged contractual more
Patent prosecution and counseling for U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD)
Represent the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD), which is responsible for the military and homeland security functions of the United Kingdom, and have more Featured

Banking & Credit Unions

Acquisition of Vigilant Federal Savings Bank
Represented Bay-Vanguard Federal Savings Bank, federal savings bank located in Baltimore, Maryland, in its acquisition of Vigilant Federal Savings more
In re Corus Bankshares, Inc.
Represented the official committee of unsecured creditors in the Corus Bankshares, Inc. Chapter 11 bankruptcy case involving the holding company for

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Sale of performing loans and classified assets for First Financial Holdings Inc.
Represented First Financial Holdings, Inc. in the sale of $198 million of performing loans and classified assets, including other real estate owned, more
Sale of insurance agency subsidiary for First Financial Holdings Inc.
Represented First Financial Holdings, Inc. in the sale of its managing general insurance agency subsidiary, Kimbrell Insurance Group, in a cash more
Sale of classified substandard and non-performing loans for United Community Banks Inc.
Represented United Community Banks, Inc. in its bulk sale of $266 million in classified substandard and non-performing loans. more Case Study
Underwriter's counsel for Stifel, Nicolaus & Company in public offering
Represented the underwriter, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, in a $17.1 million public offering of common stock by Atlantic Coast more
Mutual to stock conversion for Eureka Bank
Represented Eureka Bank in its reorganization from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form and the related $7.6 stock offering more
Corporate counsel to Savings Institute Bank and Trust Company
Represented Savings Institute Bank and Trust Company in its reorganization from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form and the more
Second step conversion for First Federal Savings Bank and related public offering
Represented First Federal Savings Bank, Monessen, PA, in its second step conversion from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form  more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in $199 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $199 million public offering by ViewPoint Financial Group Inc. more
Mutual holding company reorganization for Fox Chase Bank
Represented Fox Chase Bank in its reorganization from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form and the related $87.1 stock more
Placement agent for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $60.0 million private placement of convertible preferred stock
Represented the placement agent, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $60.0 million private placement of convertible preferred stock by Heritage Oaks  more
$101 million public offering of common stock for Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc.
Represented Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc., the largest bank holding company headquartered and operating in Maryland, in connection with its $101 million more
Represented Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated and Macquarie Capital (USA) in a $43.0 million private placement of common stock
Represented Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated and Macquarie Capital (USA) in a $43.0 million private placement of common stock by New more
Acquisition of branch office by Advance Bank
Represented Advance Bank in its acquisition of a Baltimore branch office and related deposits from Susquehanna Bank. more
Multiple acquisitions and public offerings for Commercial Federal Corporation
Represented Commercial Federal Corporation in its acquisition of approximately 10 banks and in connection with four underwritten public offerings of more Featured
Corporate and securities matters for a Maryland bank holding company
Represented a Maryland financial institution on a wide variety of corporate and securities matters beginning with the company's IPO in 1999, the more
Securities offering for a Pennsylvania bank pursuant to TARP
Represented a Pennsylvania bank in its issuance of preferred stock through the U.S. Treasury Department's TARP Capital Purchase Program. more
Issuance of securities under TARP for Monument Bank
Represent Monument Bank in issuance of $4.7 million of preferred stock under the U.S. Treasury's Troubled Asset Relief Program. more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $11.1 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $11.1 million initial public offering by Hibernia Homestead Bancorp, Inc. more
Issuance of preferred stock under the Capital Purchase Program by F.N.B. Corporation *
Represented F.N.B. Corporation in the issuance and subsequent repayment of preferred stock issued to the Treasury Department under the Capital more
Going private transaction for Gouverneur Bancorp Inc.
Advised Gouverneur Bancorp Inc., on a going private transaction through a reverse/forward stock split and related delisting from Nasdaq. more
Mutual to stock conversion for First Savings Bank F.S.B. and IPO for First Savings Financial Group Inc.
Represented First Savings Financial Group Inc., an Indiana-based savings bank, in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $24.3 million more
Executive compensation and employee benefits for bank holding company
Represented a bank holding company on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $27.5 million private placement
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in a private placement of $27.5 million of common stock issued by Smithtown Bancorp, more
Going private transaction for First Bancorp of Indiana Inc.
Represented First Bancorp of Indiana Inc. in connection with its going private via a cash-out reverse stock split. more
Formation of BlueRidge Bank
Represented the organizers of BlueRidge Bank in obtaining a bank charter from the Maryland Commissioner of Financial Institutions and federal deposit  more
Underwriter's counsel for Stifel Nicolaus Corp. in a $78.2 initial public offering
Represented the underwriter, Stifel Nicolaus Corp., in the $78.2 million initial public offering by Cape Bancorp, Inc. more
$105.0 million initial public offering of Meridian Interstate Bancorp Inc.
Represented Meridian Interstate Bancorp Inc. in its $105.0 million initial public offering. more
Underwriter's counsel for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in a $10.3 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, in the $10.3 million initial public offering by William Penn Bancorp Inc. more
Favorable ruling permitting volumetric payment production in New York for a major foreign banking organization *
Represented a major foreign banking organization in obtaining an interpretation from the New York State Banking Department that permitted the bank to  more
Consolidation of New York branch assets for a European-based banking organization *
Represented a pan-European banking organization on the consolidation into its New York branch of the assets of the New York branch of its subsidiary more
Acquisition of an investment advisor for Northeast Community Bank
Represented Northeast Community Bank in its acquisition of the assets of Hayden Financial Group, a registered investment advisor. more
Second step conversion of North Penn Bank and related public offering for its holding company
Represented North Penn Bank in its second step conversion from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form of organization and the more
Underwriter's counsel in a $13.0 million public offering
Represented underwriter in a $13.0 million initial public offering by an Indiana mutual holding company done to finance a concurrent acquisition. more
Branch acquisition by Marshfield Savings Bank
Represented Marshfield Savings Bank in its acquisition of two branch offices and related deposits from Associated Bank. more
$81 million acquisition of Factory Point Bancorp Inc. by Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc.
Represented Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc., a large Massachusetts holding company, in its $81.3 million acquisition of Factory Point Bancorp Inc., more
Multiple acquisitions by New York Community Bancorp Inc.
Represented New York Community Bancorp Inc. in its $168.4 million acquisition of Synergy Financial Group Inc., its $260.0 million acquisition of more Featured
$7.4 million IPO for Delanco Bancorp Inc.
Represented Delanco Bancorp Inc. in its $7.4 million initial public offering. more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $1.1 billion public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $1.1 billion initial public offering of common stock by TFS Financial more Featured
Counsel to Monroe Savings Bank SLA in connection with its charter conversion *
Counsel to Monroe Savings Bank SLA in connection with its conversion from a state to a federal charter. more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $121.7 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $121.7 million initial public offering by Oritani Financial Corp. more
Mutual holding company reorganization of Polonia Bank and initial public offering by Polonia Bancorp
Represented Polonia Bank in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $14.9 million initial public offering by its newly formed more
Acquisition of a title company
Represented Bradford Bancorp Inc. in the acquisition of a title company. more
Initial public offering for First Federal Bancshares Inc.
Represented First Federal Savings Bank, a mutual savings bank, in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $22.4 million initial public more
Acquisition of Bay Net Financial Inc. by Sterling Financial Corp.
Represented Bay Net Financial Inc. in its $22.8 million acquisition by Sterling Financial Corp. in Pennsylvania. more
Mutual holding company reorganization of Fox Chase Bank and IPO for Fox Chase Bancorp Inc.
Represented Fox Chase Bank in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $64.0 million initial public offering by its newly formed more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $98.2 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $98.2 million initial public offering by Roma Financial Corp. more
Mutual to stock conversion and IPO of Newport Federal Savings Bank
Represented Newport Federal Savings Bank in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $45.2 million initial public offering by its newly public more Featured
Acquisition of Valley Bancorp, Inc. by Bradford Bancorp Inc.
Represented Bradford Bancorp Inc. in its $9.6 million acquisition of Valley Bancorp Inc., Hunt Valley, Maryland. more
Underwriter's counsel for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in a $10.7 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, in the $10.7 million initial public offering by Seneca-Cayuga Bancorp Inc. more
$20 million acquisition of First Federal Bancorporation
Represented First Federal Bancorporation in its $20.3 million acquisition by Great River Holding Company. more
Acquisition of nine trusts for HSH Nordbank AG *
Advised and represented HSH Nordbank AG in connection with the acquisition by nine trusts advised by J.C. Flowers & Co. of 26 percent of the more
Multiple transactions for Pulaski Financial Corp.
Represented Pulaski Financial Corp. in its acquisition of CWE Bancorp Inc., St. Louis, Missouri and its acquisition of a Kansas City branch office more
Acquisition of Long Island Financial Corp. by New York Community Bancorp Inc.
Represented Long Island Financial Corp. in its $69.8 million acquisition by New York Community Bancorp Inc. more
Acquisition of Heritage Co-operative Bank
Represented Heritage Co-operative Bank in its acquisition by Salem Five Cents Savings Bank in a merger of two mutual institutions. more
$177.5 million acquisition of EFC Bancorp, Inc.
Represented EFC Bancorp, Inc. in its $177.5 million acquisition by MAF Bancorp Inc. more
Underwriter's counsel for Stifel Nicolaus Corp. in a $20.8 initial public offering
Represented the underwriter, Stifel Nicolaus Corp., in the $20.8 million initial public offering by Colonial Bankshares, Inc. more
Acquisition of PCB Holding Company
Represented PCB Holding Company in its $6.7 million acquisition by German American Bancorp, Inc. more
Underwriter's counsel for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods
Represented the underwriter, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in the $5.6 million initial public offering by OC Financial Inc. more
Acquisition of Westerly Savings Bank by Newport Federal Savings Bank
Represented Newport Federal Savings Bank in its acquisition of Westerly Savings Bank, Westerly, Rhode Island, in a merger of two mutual savings banks. more
Executive compensation and employee benefits matters for a Pennsylvania financial institution
Represented a Pennsylvania financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
$98.7 million acquisition of Northeast Pennsylvania Financial Corp.
Represented Northeast Pennsylvania Financial Corp. in its $98.7 million acquisition by KNBT Bancorp, Inc., Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. more Featured
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $13.4 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $13.4 million initial public offering by SFSB, Inc. more
Acquisition of Woronoco Bancorp, Inc. by Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc.
Represented Woronoco Bancorp Inc. in its $144.5 million acquisition by Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc. more
Mutual holding company reorganization and initial public offering for SI Financial Group, Inc.
Represented Savings Institute Bank and Trust Company in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $50.3 million initial public more
Mutual holding company reorganization of Naugatuck Savings and Loan and related IPO for its holding company
Represented Naugatuck Savings and Loan in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $32.7 million initial public offering by its more
Underwriter's counsel for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in a $9.1 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, in the $9.1 million initial public offering by Roebling Financial Corp. Inc. more
Represented a New England bank holding company in the sale of a trust company
Represented a New England financial institution in the sale of its majority share in a trust company. more
Acquisition of South Carolina Community Bancshares Inc. by Provident Community Bancshares Inc.
Represented Provident Community Bancshares Inc. in its $9.6 million acquisition of South Carolina Community Bancshares Inc., Winnsboro, South more
Acquisition of Oklahoma bank by Kansas-based financial institution
Represented a Kansas-based financial institution in its acquisition of an Oklahoma-based national bank. more
Multiple acquisitions for Provident Bankshares Corporation
Represented Provident Bankshares Corporation in multiple acquisitions and dispositions, including its $330 million acquisition of Southern Financial more Featured
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $202.0 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $202.0 million initial public offering by KNBT Bancorp, Inc. more
$460.1 million acquisition of FirstFed America Bancorp Inc.
Represented FirstFed America Bancorp Inc., Swansea, Massachusetts, in its $460.1 million merger with Webster Financial Corp. more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $8.7 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $8.7 million initial public offering by Flatbush Federal Bancorp, Inc. more
Acquisition of MSB Financial, Inc. by Monarch Community Bancorp, Inc.
Represented Monarch Community Bancorp, Inc. in its $24.8 million acquisition of MSB Financial, Inc., Marshall, MI. more
$616.9 million acquisition of Connecticut Bancshares Inc. by New Haven Savings Bank
Represented Connecticut Bancshares Inc. in connection with its $616.9 million acquisition by New Haven Savings Bank. more
$10.6 million acquisition of NS&L Bancorp Inc.
Represented NS&L Bancorp Inc. in its $10.6 million acquisition by an investor group. more
Acquisition of Bay State Bancorp Inc. by Seacoast Financial Services Corp.
Represented Bay State Bancorp Inc. in its $126 million acquisition by Seacoast Financial Services Corp. more
Public offering of senior notes for Roslyn Bancorp Inc.
Represented Roslyn Bancorp Inc., a New York-based financial institution, in a $114.8 million public offering of senior notes. more
$72.2 million remutualization acquisition of West Essex Bancorp Inc.
Represented West Essex Bancorp Inc. in its $72.2 million remutualization and acquisition by Kearney Financial Corporation, Kearney, New Jersey. more
Employee benefits services for a Connecticut-based financial institution
Represented a Connecticut-based financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Rights offering of convertible trust preferred securities for Greater Atlantic Financial Corp.
Represented issuer, Greater Atlantic Financial Corp., in $9.6 million rights offering of convertible trust preferred securities. more
Acquisition of Pulaski Bancorp Inc.
Represented Pulaski Bancorp, Inc. in its $64.3 million acquisition by Kearney Financial Corp., Kearney, New Jersey. more
Trust preferred securities offering for New York Community Bancorp Inc.
Represented New York Community Bancorp Inc. in connection with its redemption of $80.0 of trust preferred securities and subsequent issuance of more Featured
Public offering of senior notes for Roslyn Bancorp Inc.
Represented Roslyn Bancorp Inc., a New York-based financial institution, in a $75 million public offering of senior notes. more
Acquisition of Ridgewood Financial, Inc. by Boiling Springs Bancorp
Represented Boiling Springs Bancorp, a federally-chartered, non-public, mutual holding company, in its acquisition of Ridgewood Financial Inc., a more
$102 million acquisition of FirstSpartan Financial Corp.
Represented FirstSpartan Financial Corp. in its $102.1 million acquisition by BB&T Corporation. more
Mutual to stock conversion of Newberry Federal Savings Bank and $15.6 million IPO for Dutchfork Bancshares Inc.
Represented Newberry Federal Savings Bank in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $15.6 million initial public offering by its newly formed  more
$23.7 million acquisition by Northeast Pennsylvania Financial Corp.
Represented Northeast Pennsylvania Financial Corp. in its $23.7 million acquisition of Security of Penn. Financial Corp., Hazelton, Pennsylvania. more
Bank acquisition by Greater Atlantic Financial Corp.
Represented Greater Atlantic Financial Corp. in its $1.1 million acquisition of Dominion Savings Bank, FSB, Front Royal, VA. more
Underwriter's counsel for Trident Securities in a $5.6 initial public offering
Represented the underwriter, Trident Securities, in the $5.6 million initial public offering by First Federal of Olathe Bancorp, Inc. more
$77 million acquisition of Heritage Bancorp Inc. by SouthBanc Shares Inc.
Represented Heritage Bancorp Inc. in its $77.0 million acquisition by SouthBanc Shares Inc. more
$25 million acquisition of CNS Bancorp, Inc.
Represented CNS Bancorp Inc. in its $25.2 million dollar acquisition by Exchange National Bancshares Inc. more
$352.6 million acquisition of Reliance Bancorp Inc. by North Fork Bancorporation
Represented Reliance Bancorp, Inc. in its $352.6 million acquisition by North Fork Bancorporation, Melville, New York. more
De novo bank formation and related private placement offering for Florida Savings Bancorp Inc.
Represented the organizers of Florida Savings Bank in its de novo formation and related private placement offering of $5.0 million by its newly more
Acquisition of SGV Bancorp Inc. by IndyMac Mortgage Holdings Inc.
Represented SGV Bancorp Inc. in its $58.6 million acquisition by IndyMac Mortgage Holdings Inc., Pasadena, California. more
$31 million acquisition of MBLA Financial Corporation
Represented MBLA Financial Corporation in its $31.2 million acquisition by Citizens Bancshares Company, Chillicothe, MO. more
Mutual to stock conversion of Fredericksburg Savings Bank and IPO for Virginia Capital Bancshares, Inc.
Represented Fredericksburg Savings Bank in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $105.6 million initial public offering by its newly formed more
Mutual holding company reorganization of West Essex Bank and IPO for West Essex Bancorp Inc.
Represented West Essex Bank in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $17.7 million initial public offering by its newly formed more
Merger of Progressive Bank Inc. with Hudson Charter Bancorp Inc.
Represented Progressive Bank Inc. in merger of equals with Hudson Charter Bancorp, Inc. more
Acquisition of TR Financial Corp. for $1.1 billion by Roslyn Bancorp Inc.
Represented New York-based Roslyn Bancorp Inc., in  its $1.1 billion acquisition of TR Financial Corp., a  New York financial institution. more
Mutual to stock conversion and initial public offering for Northeast Pennsylvania Financial Corp.
Represented First Federal Bank in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $64.3 million initial public offering by its newly formed holding more
$50 million offering of capital securities for WSFS Financial Corporation
Represented WSFS Financial Corporation in $50 million offering of floating rate capital securities. more
Acquisition of Bonneville Bank by Green Dot Corporation
Represented Bonneville Bancorp and its banking subsidiary, Bonneville Bank, in connection with its acquisition by Green Dot Corporation. more
Acquisition of Franklin Financial Corporation by TowneBank
Represented Franklin Financial Corporation in connection with its acquisition by TowneBank in an all-stock transaction. more
Acquisition by Eureka Financial Corporation by NexTier, Inc.
Represented Eureka Financial Corporation in connection with its acquisition for cash by NexTier, Inc. more
Acquisition of American Bank Holdings, Inc. in connection with its merger with Congressional Bancshares, Inc.
Represented American Bank Holdings, Inc. and its banking subsidiary in connection with its merger with Congressional Bancshares, Inc. and its spinoff  more
Corporate matters for a federally-chartered stock bank
Represented a federally-chartered stock bank selling a Connecticut corporation in a bank merger. more
Acquisition of a bank holding company
Advised a bank holding company in a bank merger with a community bank in Central Indiana. more
Corporate governance matters for a bank’s Board of Directors
Advised a community bank on governance duties triggered by a merger under Missouri law. more
Public offering of common stock by MW Bancorp, Inc.
Represented the underwriter, Sterne, Agree & Leach, Inc., in a $11.2 million public offering of common stock by MW Bancorp, Inc., parent company more
$369.0 million merger between United Financial Bancorp, Inc. and Rockville Financial, Inc.
Represented United Financial Bancorp Inc., West Springfield, Massachusetts, in its stock merger with Rockville Financial Inc., Hartford, Connecticut. more
$51.3 million all-cash acquisition for Easthampton Savings Bank
Representing Easthampton Savings Bank, a Massachusetts chartered savings bank, and its mutual holding company parents ESB Bancorp, Inc. and ESB more
Public offering of common stock by Melrose Bancorp, Inc.
Represented the underwriter, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., in a $27.2 million public offering of common stock by Melrose Bancorp, Inc., parent more
Acquisition of Twin Oaks Savings Bank for Ottawa Savings Bank
Represented Ottawa Savings Bank, a federal chartered savings bank located in Ottawa, Illinois, in its acquisition of Twin Oaks Savings Bank, a mutual  more
Outsourcing of core banking and processing services
Represented a regional bank in the outsourcing of core banking and processing services with Fiserv and termination related disputes with prior vendor. more
Restructuring of core banking & processing services
Represented a national bank in renegotiating an enterprise wide sourcing transaction for core banking and processing services with Fiserv. more
Franklin Financial Corporation
Represented Franklin Financial Corporation and its banking subsidiary, Franklin Bank, in connection with Franklin’s $138.9 million initial public more
IPO of Square 1 Financial, Inc.
Represented Square 1 Financial, Inc. in connection with its initial public offering and represented certain selling shareholders that sold into the more
Represented a financial institution in responding to a government investigation
Represented a financial institution in a supervisory investigation conducted by the OCC involving document production, depositions and various more
Represented a publicly traded bank and its Board of Directors
Served as lead counsel in representing a publicly traded bank and its Board in action alleging breach of fiduciary duty arising out of removal of an more
Negotiation of arena naming rights
Negotiated a multi-million dollar naming rights deal for the 10,000-seat arena at the University of Central Florida (the second-largest university in  more
IPO of Square 1 Financial, Inc.
Represented Square 1 Financial and selling shareholders in connection with Square 1’s initial public offering. more
$54.8 million merger between Central Bancorp, Inc. and Independent Bank Corporation
Represented Central Bancorp, Inc. based in Somerville, MA in a $54.8M transaction with Independent Bank Corporation based in Rockland, MA. The firm more
$51.2 million merger between Jefferson Bancshares, Inc. and HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc.
Represented Jefferson Bancshares, Inc. based in Morristown, TN in a merger with HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. based in Asheville, NC. The firm counseled  more
Acquisition of Dwyer-Curlett Co., Inc.
Represented BB&T Corp. subsidiary Grandbridge Real Estate Capital LLC in the acquisition of Dwyer-Curlett Co. and its three offices in southern more
Insurance coverage litigation for holding company, directors, and officers of failed bank under FDIC receivership
Represented and successfully settled insurance coverage litigation for certain former directors and officers of a failed bank, and the bank’s holding  more
In re Nexity Financial Corp.
Represent indenture trustee of trust preferred securities in bankruptcy of bank holding company. In re Nexity Financial Corp., No. more
Advised credit union on charter choices and capital alternatives
Advised Philadelphia-based credit union with respect to consideration of charter alternatives and opportunities to raise equity capital. more
Going private tender offer for a Minnesota-based financial institution
Represented a Minnesota-based financial institution in a going private tender offer. more
Placement Agent Counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $54 million private placement
Represented the placement agent, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L. P. in the $54 million private placement offering by a de novo national bank. more
Appeal of CRA Examination Rating
Advised a Maryland-based federal thrift on its appeal to the OTS of its CRA examination rating. more
Employee benefits advice for an Indiana financial institution
Advised an Indiana financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Issuance of securities pursuant to the TARP Capital Purchase Program for Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc.
Represented Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. in its issuance of preferred stock and warrants to purchase shares of its common stock through the U.S. more
Executive compensation under TARP for an Illinois financial institution
Represented an Illinois financial institution in connection with its executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including advice regarding  more
Represented financial institution in appeal of material supervisory determination
Represented Maryland-based financial institution in appeal to banking regulator of CAMELS ratings. more
Represented financial institution in fair lending investigation
Advised a federally-chartered financial institution in connection with a fair lending investigation initiated by the OCC and referred to the more Featured
Structuring acquisition of failing financial institution for private equity fund
Advised private equity fund in connection with its bid to acquire a failing financial institution. more
Employee benefits advice for a bank holding company
Represent a Pennsylvania bank holding company on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Private placement of convertible trust preferred securities
Represented a North Carolina bank holding company on its private placement of convertible trust preferred securities. more
Executive compensation and employee benefits for a New Jersey financial institution
Represented a New Jersey financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
$86.2M all-stock acquisition for United Financial Bancorp Inc.
Represented United Financial Bancorp, Inc., a large holding company located in Massachusetts, in its $86.2 million all-stock acquisition of New more
Counsel to a New Jersey financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters
Represented a New Jersey financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including structure of compensation and more
Executive compensation and employee benefits for an Ohio financial institution
Represented an Ohio financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $161.2 million public offering
Represented underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the follow-on public offering of $161.2 million of common stock by National Penn more Featured
Issuance of securities pursuant to the TARP Capital Purchase Program for Pulaski Financial Corp.
Represented Pulaski Financial Corp. in its issuance of preferred stock and warrants to purchase shares of its common stock through the U.S. Treasury more
Hedge fund structuring of acquisition of failing financial institution
Advised hedge fund on structuring a proposed acquisition of a failing financial institution. more
Formation of de novo bank with mutual holding company majority shareholder
Represented the organizers of Hampshire First Bank, including a mutual holding company that acquired a controlling interest in the bank, in more
Formation of investment advisory subsidiary of bank holding company
Represented bank holding company in obtaining FRB regulatory approval of formation of a wholly-owned subsidiary to sponsor one or more funds to more
Executive compensation and employee benefits work for a New Jersey-based savings bank
Represented a New Jersey-based savings bank on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Executive compensation and employee benefits for a mid-west financial institution
Represented a Missouri financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters.  Assisted client in the design and more
Executive compensation and employee benefits for a bank
Represented a Maryland bank on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Assumption of deposits of branch office by Bradford Bank
Represented Bradford Bank in its assumption of approximately $7.0 million of deposits from a branch office of American Bank. more
Divestiture of savings bank to parent company stockholders
Represented savings and loan holding company in its divestiture to its shareholders of all of the outstanding shares of common stock of its thrift more
General corporate counseling for Pulaski Financial Corp. *
Representing Pulaski Bank, a St. Louis-based financial institution, since 1994, our relationship includes two corporate reorganizations, three public  more Case Study
Issuance of securities pursuant to the TARP Capital Purchase Program for Fidelity Financial Corporation
Represented Fidelity Financial Corporation in its issuance of preferred stock through the U.S. Treasury Department's TARP Capital Purchase Program. more
Reinsurance program for self-insured credit unions
Represented Patelco Credit Union in creating a reinsurance program to facilitate the ability of credit unions to establish self-funded employee more
Employee benefit matters for a Maryland financial institution
Represented a Maryland financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including advice regarding rules for more
Sale of thrift subsidiary in bankruptcy
Represented savings and loan holding company on bank regulatory matters in connection with its sale of its thrift subsidiary as part of the more
Advised credit union on charter choices and capital alternatives
Advised New York-based credit union with respect to consideration of charter alternatives and opportunities to raise equity capital. more
Executive compensation and employee benefits for a California financial institution
Represented a California financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including change in control and golden more
Acquisition of branch office by First Citizens National Bank
Represented First Citizens National Bank in its acquisition of a branch office and assumption of approximately $18.0 million of related deposits from  more
Executive compensation and employee benefits matters for a bank holding company *
Represented a bank holding company in executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including the implementation of arrangements in more
Structuring acquisition of financial institution by private equity fund
Advised private equity fund in connection with its bid to acquire a failing financial institution by structuring a silo investment vehicle. more
Internal investigation for board of directors of large community bank
Conducted internal corporate/regulatory investigation for the board of directors of a large New Jersey community bank involving whistle-blower more Featured
$35M merger transaction
Represented the seller in a $35 million stock and cash acquisition of a Southeastern bank by an affiliated publicly traded bank holding company. more
Advised credit union on charter choices and capital alternatives
Advised Colorado-based credit union with respect to consideration of charter alternatives and opportunities to raise equity capital. more
$300 million merger between First Financial Holdings, Inc. and SCBT Financial Corporation
Represented First Financial Holdings, Inc. in a merger with SCBT Financial Corporation. The $300 million transaction combines two of South Carolina’s  more Case Study
Employee benefits matters for an Illinois financial institution
Represented an Illinois financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including implementation of arrangements in more
Executive compensation and employee benefits matters for a Maryland financial institution
Represented a Maryland financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including advice regarding rules for more

Chemical

Environmental litigation for H.M. Holdings Inc. *
Obtained favorable settlement for SCM Corporation in an action against 14 insurance companies for environment liabilities involving numerous more
Inter partes review relating to acetic acid production
Representing a Fortune 500 global technology and specialty materials company in multiple IPRs for patents relating to the manufacture more
Lead discovery counsel in global insurance coverage lawsuit
Served as lead discovery counsel for a global chemical manufacturer in U.S. and international insurance coverage disputes related to a chemical plant  more
Insurance recovery litigation for major chemical company
Lead counsel for major chemical company in multiple competing insurance recovery actions filed by the client and many of its excess insurers seeking more
Series C equity funding and bridge loan round for biochemical company *
Representing a U.S. biochemical company in a $25 million Series C round and $5 million bridge loan. more
Patent applications for Sciele Pharma Inc.
Represent Sciele Pharma Inc., a global pharmaceutical company, in preparing and prosecuting patent applications relating to prenatal vitamins and more
Complex coverage matters involving property damage and environmental loses for world's largest supplier of unsaturated polyester resins *
Lead counsel for world's largest supplier of unsaturated polyester resins for composites with respect to complex coverage matters involving property more
Representation of Cooper Industries *
Served as appellate counsel for Cooper Industries in asbestos bodily injury suit and obtained favorable settlement in connection with that appeal. Pneumo Abex, LLC v. Mallia more
Witco Corporation v. Travelers Indemnity Co. *
Obtained favorable settlements on the eve of trial for Witco Corporation in an action against more than 35 insurance companies for environmental

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Representation of Dana Corporation *
Served as trial counsel for Dana Corporation in a series of individual, multiparty and class actions seeking to hold Dana vicariously liable for

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Patent prosecution and counseling for U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD)
Represent the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD), which is responsible for the military and homeland security functions of the United Kingdom, and have more Featured

Chemistry & Life Sciences

Global License, Development and Commercialization agreement for Biotest AG
Served as lead counsel in representing Biotest AG (Biotest), a German publicly traded biotechnology company, in signing a global License, Development  more Case Study
Intellectual property counseling for Abbott Point of Care
Providing patent procurement and counseling services to Abbott Point of Care, an industry leader in point of care medical diagnostic testing. Abbott more
Patent opinion counsel for Qiagen
We provide opinions to Qiagen, the leading provider of sample technologies used to isolate DNA, RNA, and proteins from any biological sample and more
Patent counseling and prosecution for National Institutes of Health
We provide opinions and patent procurement and counseling services to the National Institutes of Health, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and more
Acquisition of a medical device manufacturer
Advised a French company on its $25 million acquisition of a U.S.-based medical device manufacturer. more
In re Hospital Damas, Inc.
Represented the creditors’ committee in Chapter 11 proceedings pending in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Puerto Rico. Hospital Damas, Inc.

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Recovered stolen assets for pro bono client *
Successfully litigated and negotiated thousands of dollars for a pro bono client against a major hospital to recover stolen assets. more
FCPA enforcement actions for multi-national energy, healthcare, and technology companies *
Represented large multi-national energy, healthcare, and technology companies in FCPA enforcement actions by the SEC and DOJ related to their more
Advised a large multi-national healthcare technology company *
Advised a large multi-national healthcare technology company in connection with its sales and leases of its medical device products and services. more
In re Infinia at Willmar Inc. et al. *
Represented 24 skilled nursing facilities and three parent companies in chapter 11 proceedings. Lead counsel in preparation and negotiation of more
In re Response Oncology Inc. et al. *
Represented comprehensive cancer management company in chapter 11 proceeding. In re Response Oncology, Inc., et al., No. 01-24607 more
In re Allegheny Health, Education, and Research Foundation, et al. *
Represented governmental creditor in reorganization of not-for-profit health care system. In re Allegheny Health, Education, and Research more
In re Correlogic Systems Inc.
Represented national medical testing laboratory, a licensee of intellectual property, in complex section 365(n) litigation and negotiated settlement. more
In re Genesis Health Ventures Inc. et al. *
Represented official committee of unsecured creditors in reorganization of public health care system. In re Genesis Health Ventures, Inc., et al more
In re CPC Health Corp. *
Represented official committee of unsecured creditors in reorganization of in-patient and outpatient mental health provider.

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Patent applications for Sciele Pharma Inc.
Represent Sciele Pharma Inc., a global pharmaceutical company, in preparing and prosecuting patent applications relating to prenatal vitamins and more
Datasci, LLC v. Quintiles Transnational Corp.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Quintiles Transnational Corp. in a patent infringement suit relating to electronic data capture more
Intellectual property counseling for Smith & Nephew
Provides patent procurement and counseling services to Smith & Nephew, an industry leader in the development of advanced medical devices and more Featured
Patent prosecution and counseling for Children's Medical Center Corporation
Represents Children’s Medical Center Corporation, which is affiliated with Harvard University, and have prepared and prosecuted to issuance numerous more Featured
Patent prosecution and counseling for U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD)
Represent the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD), which is responsible for the military and homeland security functions of the United Kingdom, and have more Featured
Patent counseling for Strategic Diagnostics Inc.
Obtains patents and provides patent counseling for Strategic Diagnostics Inc. ("SDI").  SDI is a leading developer and manufacturer of antibodies, more Featured

Construction & Infrastructure

Federal Clean Water Act litigation for Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation
Served as lead counsel for Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation in a case that arose from allegations by Fairfax County, Virginia that waste water more Featured
Bridge project for construction company
Represented the general contractor on a multimillion dollar bridge project with a formwork supplier. Delays in defects in the forms had a significant  more
Representation of Symons Corporation *
Obtained favorable settlement from insurers in connection with several lawsuits asserting bodily injuries arising out of a building

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Construction litigation for one of the largest Southeastern general building contractors
Successfully defended one of the oldest and largest general building contractors in the Southeast, in an action brought by a manufacturing company more
U.S. Tax Court action on capitalization versus deductibility of costs for large homebuilding business
Represented large home building business in IRS challenge of the current deductibility versus capitalization of certain expenses associated with more
Acquisition for a large international concessions and construction company
Representing a large international concessions and construction company in an acquisition of a partial interest in a software company owning rights more

Construction litigation for a large general contractor in the Southeast

Represented one of the largest general contractors in the Southeast in an action against a governmental entity arising out of construction of a jail more
363 bankruptcy acquisition of concrete company
Representation of Oldcastle in acquiring assets of Schwab Industries, an importer and producer of cement and concrete products, in a 363 sale in a more
363 bankruptcy acquisition of precast concrete company
Representation of Oldcastle in acquiring assets of Duratek Precast, a producer of precast concrete products, in a 363 sale in a bankruptcy case more
Cross-border joint venture for Russian infrastructure developer *
Represented a Russian infrastructure developer in its cross-border joint venture to finance, design and construct a Class A office complex in central  more
Real estate development company *
Represented two major U.S. real estate firms and a Mauritius investment fund in their Series A investment into an Indian real estate development more
Project finance of the 2,600 MW LNG-fired Dabhol power project in India *
Represented a major U.S. construction company in the project finance of the 2,600 MW LNG-fired Dabhol power project, LNG port, two LNG regasification  more
Construction contracts in Iraq *
Represented 3 U.S. construction companies in the awards of infrastructure construction contracts in Iraq. more
In re Monarch Mfg. Inc.
Represented manufacturing company in case pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. The firm evaluated and  more
Technology and brand protection advice for Oldcastle Inc.
Represents Oldcastle Inc. in the protection of its technology throughout North America by providing patent advice, clearance, protection, and more Featured
Construction management for major public university
Represented Winston-Salem State University Foundation in relation to the design, development and construction of a dormitory on the university campus. more
Representation of Cooper Industries *
Served as appellate counsel for Cooper Industries in asbestos bodily injury suit and obtained favorable settlement in connection with that appeal. Pneumo Abex, LLC v. Mallia more
Brand development and brand protection
Performs not only trademark clearance and application work, but also domestic and international policing, anticounterfeiting, franchising, licensing,  more
Construction dispute for large western-based general contractor *
Represented a major general contractor in connection with claims arising out of the installation of the water and sanitary sewer utilities in a more
Trademark and copyright advice and counsel for Economic Development Resource Guide
Advice and counsel in areas of patent, trademark and copyright to Economic Development Resource Guide, a provider of state-of-the-art consulting more
Georgia Pacific Consumer Products LP v. Myers Supply Inc., Inland Supply Inc., Four-U-Packaging, Inc. and Superior Janitor Supply Inc.
Counsel to Georgia-Pacific LLC in the enforcement of their trademark rights with respect to the paper towels dispensed by the enMotion motion more

Education & Research

Franchise counseling for Primrose Schools
Counseling Primrose Schools Franchising Company on federal and state franchise regulatory and compliance matters, including drafting Franchise more
Advice for educational media startup *
Advised founder of multilingual educational media startup on copyright, trademark and related matters. more
Pearson Education Inc.
Represented Pearson Education Inc., the world's largest educational publisher, in obtaining an injunction to prevent the use of mymathlabhelp.com, as  more
Pearson Education Inc. v. Triumph Learning LLC
Served as lead defense counsel for publisher, Pearson Education, Inc. in a trademark dispute in which defendant claimed that the title of one of more
In re Travel Services Inc. et al. *
Represented company marketing travel related services to college students. In re Travel Services, Inc., et al., No. more
Construction management for major public university
Represented Winston-Salem State University Foundation in relation to the design, development and construction of a dormitory on the university campus. more
Patent prosecution and counseling for a university patent foundation
Assisted a university patent foundation, and its licensees, with patent acquisitions and related counseling in the small molecule therapeutics area. more
Patent prosecution and counseling for Children's Medical Center Corporation
Represents Children’s Medical Center Corporation, which is affiliated with Harvard University, and have prepared and prosecuted to issuance numerous more Featured
Patent prosecution and counseling for U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD)
Represent the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD), which is responsible for the military and homeland security functions of the United Kingdom, and have more Featured

Energy

Evaluation of proposals for energy storage systems
Advised SunEdison on evaluation of technical and commercial proposals involving energy storage systems. more
Energy Storage Agreement on behalf of Convergent Energy and Power
Advised and negotiated Energy Storage Agreement on behalf of Convergent Energy and Power across from Pacific Gas and Electric for successful energy more
Compliance counsel to Solar City
Advised Solar City on evaluation and compliance under various Federal and State innovative technology cooperation agreements and cost share grants. more
Project Development and Finance – Heavy Crude Oil Upgrades - Astonia
Representing manufacturer in the development and finance of heavy crude oil upgrades unit Tallinn, Astonia. more
Regulatory Proceeding
Currently represent renewable industry advocacy organization in biennial avoided cost proceeding before the North Carolina Utilities Commission. more
Project Finance
Formation of a renewable power and energy efficiency infrastructure fund. more
Anaerobic Biomass
Representing anaerobic biomass to electricity project of 15MW in New Mexico. more
Advising Manufacturer of Renewable Energy Battery Storage Systems
Advising developer of Renewable Energy Battery Storage Systems in negotiation of energy storage agreements in connection with the California energy more
Project Development and Finance – Heavy Crude Oil Upgrades - Venezuela
Representing manufacturer in the development and finance of heavy crude oil upgrades unit Caracas, Venezuela. more
Project Development and Finance
Advising developer in all aspects of project development and finance for $160M innovative municipal solid waste-to-advanced bio-oil facility in more
Natural Gas-To-Liquid Financing and Development – Texas *
Development and equity financing of a first of kind natural gas-to-liquid petroleum brownfield construction project. Conducted due diligence and more
Private Equity and Infrastructure Development
Represented private equity and infrastructure investor in structure and development project. more
Sale of Oil Upgrade Units - China
Representing manufacturer in the sale of 50 heavy oil upgrade units to a major Chinese oil company. more
Project Development and Finance
Advising developer in all aspects of project development and finance for an innovative biomass to advanced biofuels project in North Carolina and more
Renewable Energy Tax Structuring
Represent project developers and investors in connection with federal and state tax equity investments. more
Sale of Oil Upgrade Units - Texas
Representing manufacturer in the sale of 50 heavy oil upgrade units to a major Mexican oil company. more
Advising Manufacturer of Renewable Power System
Negotiate licensing agreements, technology agreements, for manufacturer of battery storage systems. more
Due Diligence Project
Advise leading global commodities firm in the due diligence and potential equity investment in natural gas-to-liquid fuels project in the U.S. more
Project Finance
Formation of a renewable power and energy efficiency infrastructure fund. more
USDOE Loan Guarantee
Representing a developer in a $8B natural gas-to-jet fuel project using a USDOE Loan Guarantee in Texas. more
Acquisition of a portfolio of renewable power projects
Acquisition of a portfolio of renewable power projects including solar thermal, solar electric, distributive generation projects. more
Structure and Development of Hybrid Energy
Represent developer in structuring and development of hybrid distributed energy resource projects. more
Project Development and Finance
Project Development and Finance using USDA rural utility service loans for 120MW of solar power units in Puerto Rico. more
Project Development and Finance
Advising developer in all aspects of project development and finance for innovative algae to ethanol biofuels project in Florida using a DOE loan more
PURPA Dispute between Solar Developer and Electric Utility
Successfully represented solar developer in litigation with electric utility concerning the utility’s obligation under PURPA to purchase energy from more
Lead Counsel to U.S. Department of Energy Lead Counsel in Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Loan to Ford Motor Company
Acted as U.S. Department of Energy Lead Counsel on the $5.9 billion DOE Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing loan to Ford Motor Company. This more
Lead Counsel to U.S. Department of Energy in Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Loan to Tesla Motors
Acted as U.S. Department of Energy Lead Counsel and architect of the innovative $465 million DOE Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Loan to more
Counseling for environmental control company *
Counseled environmental control company with $50 million in annual revenue on a range of intellectual property portfolio, strategy and enforcement more
Development and project finance of a pellet manufacturer
Representing a U.S. biomass pellet company in the closing of a $2 million Convertible Note. more
Development and financing of a $235 million Rule 144A financing for a 484 MW combined cycle, power plant in Neuvo Leon, Mexico. *
Represented ABB Energy Ventures and Nissho Iwai as sponsors in connection with the development and financing of a $235 million Rule 144A financing more
Restructuring PPP arrangements for the Bumbuna Falls Hydroelectric Project *
Represented the Government of Sierra Leone in the negotiations to restructure the PPP arrangements for the Bumbuna Falls Hydroelectric Project. more
$30 million acquisition and project financing of a cogeneration facility located at a large pulp and paper manufacturing plant in Alabama *
Represented purchaser and energy services provider in the $30 million acquisition and project financing of a cogeneration facility located at a large  more
Restructuring of the Government of Albania's electric system and the preparation for the privatization of its distribution sector *
Engaged by the U.S. Agency for International Development and working with the International Finance Corporation and World Bank, advised the more
Financing of power plant upgrades for electric cooperatives and municipal power producers *
Represented Bechtel Power Corporation on matters relating to financing of power plant upgrades for electric cooperatives and municipal power more
Acquisition of a 50% interest in the EcoElectrica Project in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico *
Represented Edison Mission Energy (the unregulated subsidiary of Edison International) in its successful acquisition (through competitive auction) of  more
Representation of the Government of Uganda on the restructuring of the Bujagali Falls hydroelectric project *
Represented the Government of Uganda on the restructuring of the Bujagali Falls hydroelectric project. more
Representation of the Government of Tanzania in structuring and closing of the financing for the Songo Songo Gas to Electricity Project. *
Represented the Government of Tanzania in structuring and closing of the financing for the Songo Songo Gas to Electricity Project. more
Representation of U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) *
Developed the form financing documents and security documents for the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) new initiative focused on more
Lease financing of energy assets *
Advised MetLife on leverage lease financing of energy assets more
Counsel to U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) on the first loan transactions under a new initiative *
Advised U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) as lender’s counsel on the first 10 small and medium sized loan transactions under the more
Representation of private equity investor in connection with building and operation of greenfield ethanol facility *
Represented Paladin Capital Group (private equity) investor in all aspects of structuring investment, project agreements and financing agreements for  more
Potential acquisition of major combined cycle gas fired power project *
Advised Morgan Stanley on bid and potential acquisition of major combined cycle gas fired power project more
$25 million senior secured loan by U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) to Sierra Rutile Limited for the refurbishment and restart of the rutile mine in Sierra Leone *
Represented the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in $25 million senior secured loan to Sierra Rutile Limited for the more
Representation in connection with a $136 million financing for a 240 MW power plant in Monterrey, Mexico *
Represented the Inter-American Development Bank and Société Genérale in a $136 million financing for 240 MW power plant in Monterrey, Mexico. more
Advisor to the Government of Romania on restructuring options for its electric sector *
Working with the U.S. Agency for International Development, advised the Government of Romania on restructuring options for its electric sector. more
Representation of EES Coke (Special Purpose Vehicle of DTE Energy Services) as purchaser/issuer in the $293 million acquisition and Rule 144A note financing of coke battery and associated facilities in Michigan *
Represented EES Coke (Special Purpose Vehicle of DTE Energy Services (unregulated subsidiary of DTE Energy)) as purchaser/issuer in the $293 million more
Representation of Actis/CDC Globeleq in the sale of its 50% equity interests in a mining project in Latin America to Glencore the Swiss based global commodities company *
Represented Actis/CDC Globeleq in the sale of its 50% equity interests in a mining project in Latin America to Glencore the Swiss based global more
Representation of steam and electricity provider to large paper and pulp manufacturing plant in Louisiana *
Represented provider of steam and electricity to large paper and pulp manufacturing plant in Louisiana, structured to access Section 45 Tax Credits more
Development of an inside the fence biomass fired energy facility *
Represented PPL Corporation (Allentown, PA) in all aspects, including drafting and negotiating the Power Purchase Agreement and the EPC contract, for  more
Strategy and implementation of activities to comply with newly enacted state renewable portfolio standard *
Counseled DTE Energy Services (unregulated subsidiary of DTE Energy) on strategy and implementation of activities to comply with newly enacted state more
Representation of private equity investor in connection with greenfield biodiesel plant to be located in Texas *
Represented private equity investor in structuring project agreements and investment structure for greenfield biodiesel plant to be located in Texas. more
$30 million acquisition and project financing of a cogeneration facility located in Alabama by DTE Energy Services *
Represented DTE Energy Services as purchaser in the $30 million acquisition and project financing of a cogeneration facility located in Alabama. more
Representation of Progress Energy Florida as utility offtaker for E-Grass fired power plant *
Represented Progress Energy Florida as utility offtaker for E-Grass fired power plant to be located in Florida. more
Drafting of a new electricity law, passed by Parliament, to facilitate private sector investment in the Sierra Leone electric sector. *
Engaged by the World Bank, advised the Government of Sierra Leone on the restructuring and reforms to its electric sector. Drafted a new electricity more
Representation of foreign governments on the development, financing and operation of various hydropower projects *
Represented governments in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe on the development, financing and operation of various hydropower projects. more
Potential installation of steam turbine generator at large pulp and paper manufacturing plant in Kentucky *
Represented energy services provider in the potential installation of steam turbine generator at large pulp and paper manufacturing plant in more
Representation of British Nuclear Fuels Limited (BNFL) in the contract structuring and negotiations across from the Department of Energy for the first of kind treatment facility of low level radioactive waste *
Represented British Nuclear Fuels Limited (BNFL) in the contract structuring and negotiations across from the Department of Energy for the first of more
Development and project finance of a woody and grass biomass-to-ethanol project
Advising a U.S. advanced biofuel company in the project financing of a woody and grass biomass-to-ethanol project that includes financing by the USDA. more
Development and project finance of an enhanced oil recovery technology
Representing a major U.S. oil company in commercializing a new enhanced oil recovery technology using carbon capture utilization and storage from more
Development and project finance of an algae-to-biofuel project
Representing a U.S. company in commercializing a new algae-to-biofuel technology. more
Development and project finance of a biomass-to-torrefied pellets project
Representing a U.S. project developer in a $30-million project to build and operate a torrefaction facility using sugarcane bagasse as feedstock in more
Development and project finance of waste-to-biofuel project
Representing an advanced biofuels company in fats, oil, and grease municipal waste-to-biofuel project in Georgia. more
Development and project finance of natural gas storage and liquefaction projects
Advising a U.S. energy developer in a joint venture with a global upstream company to develop projects in North and South America for natural gas more
Development and project finance of a biomass to bio-fuel project
Representing a U.S. joint venture of a U.S. biofuels company and major U.S. independent oil corporation in the project finance of a $250 million, 50 more
Development and project finance of a natural gas-to-methanol-to-drop-in gasoline project
Representing a U.S. energy developer in the project finance of a natural gas-to-methanol-to-drop-in gasoline project. Investors include a major U.S. more
Development and project finance of $1.2 billion waste-to-biofuel projects
Representing a U.S. company in the project finance of two $1.2 billion waste-to-biofuel projects in Massachusetts and California. more
Development and project finance of a clean coal technology
Representing a multi-national R&D company in commercializing a beneficiation and polygeneration clean coal technology, which includes pursuing more
Development of a joint venture to integrate biofuels in race car competitions
Representing a membership organization in a joint venture with a race car association to integrate biofuels and green energy in car racing. more
Development and project finance of a renewable biopower project
Advising a U.S. company in structuring and project financing a biomass-to-biodiesel project that includes generating, interconnecting, and selling more
Renewable power and biofuels grants and energy loan award transactions for energy companies *
Represented more than 15 U.S. and European energy companies in renewable power and advanced biofuels grants and energy loan guarantee award more
Qualification of a renewable gasoline fuel and feedstock pathways *
Represented a U.S. advanced biofuel client in the qualification of new fuel and feedstock pathways for renewable gasoline and biodiesel at more
Acquisition of a biodiesel facility in India for a U.S. venture capital client *
Represented a U.S. venture capital client in the acquisition, finance, and conversion of a vegetable oil processing plant into a 50 million gallon more
5,125 solar-powered water purification units manufactured for U.S. oil trading company *
Represented a U.S. oil trading company in the manufacture of 5,125 solar-powered water purification units for installation in India, Greece, and more
Development and project finance of 100 MW solar power project for U.S. corporation *
Represented a U.S. solar corporation in the development and project finance of a 100 MW solar power project in India. more
Geothermal power projects for U.S. corporation *
Representing a U.S. geothermal corporation in the development and project finance of geothermal power projects in Kenya, the U.S. Virgin Islands, more
DARPA R&D grant for U.S. energy company *
Represented a U.S. energy company in securing a DARPA R&D grant for a new alcohol-to-jet certification. more
$150 million project financing for U.S. wind developer in Kenya, Africa *
Representing a U.S. wind developer in the project financing of a 60 MW, $150 million total project cost, wind power project in Kenya, Africa. more
Project financing for commercial biojet projects *
Represented 4 out of 4 client awardees in the receipt of U.S. Navy Phase 1 investments for first commercial biojet projects with 5 total awards out more
$7.7 billion natural gas-to-clean jet fuel project for U.S. company *
Representing a U.S. company in the project financing of a $7.7 billion natural gas-to-clean jet fuel project with related solar power, pipelines, more
U.S. biomass pathway for U.S. advanced biofuels company *
Representing a U.S. advanced biofuels company in the creation of a U.S. biomass pathway. more
Series A funding and bridge loan for biopower company *
Representing a U.S. biopower developer in a $1.5 million Series A equity funding and $750,000 bridge loan. more
Series C funding for U.S. biofuels company *
Represented a U.S. advanced biofuels company in the closing of a Series C funding round. more
Equipment finance for micro wind turbine manufacturer *
Representing a micro wind turbine manufacturer in a 1,500-unit equipment finance in India. more
Investment into biodiesel facility in India for private equity company *
Represented a major Indian private equity company in its investment into a 30 million gallon per year biodiesel facility in India—the second more
Project financing of geothermal power projects in Africa *
Representing a U.S. geothermal developer in the project financing of a series of geothermal power projects in Kenya, Africa. more
$2 billion project financing for U.S. energy company in gas-to-liquid project in Nigeria, Africa *
Representing a U.S. energy company in the project financing of a $2 billion natural gas-to-liquids project with related processing units, pipelines more
Project financing for U.S. biogasification company *
Representing a U.S. biogasification company in the project financing of facilities in Hungary, Poland and India. more
$250 million project financing for advanced bio-refinery in Costa Rica *
Representing a U.S. joint venture of a U.S. biofuels company and major U.S. independent oil corporation in the project finance of a $250 more
Donation and installation of five solar-powered water treatment units in Haitian hospitals *
Represented a small U.S. water treatment company in the donation and installation of five solar-powered water treatment units in Haitian hospitals as  more
Multiple transactions for U.S. agricultural processing company *
Represented a major U.S. agricultural processing company in multiple transactions involving the purchase, dehydration, and sale of fuel ethanol more
Biomass-to-power facilities acquisition for U.S. biopower company *
Represented a public U.S. biopower company in the acquisition of 1.5 MW and 18 MW biomass-to-power facilities in India. more
Formation of solar power storage investment fund *
Representing a U.S. energy company in the development and structuring of a $25 million solar power storage investment fund. more
EPA qualified biomass feedstock pathway for U.S. advanced biofuels companies *
Representing a consortium of U.S. advanced biofuels companies in the creation of an EPA qualified biomass feedstock pathway between Canada and the more
Series B funding for U.S. biogasification client *
Represented a U.S. biogasification client in the closing of a Series B funding round. more

Energy Investment

Evaluation of proposals for energy storage systems
Advised SunEdison on evaluation of technical and commercial proposals involving energy storage systems. more
Energy Storage Agreement on behalf of Convergent Energy and Power
Advised and negotiated Energy Storage Agreement on behalf of Convergent Energy and Power across from Pacific Gas and Electric for successful energy more
Compliance counsel to Solar City
Advised Solar City on evaluation and compliance under various Federal and State innovative technology cooperation agreements and cost share grants. more
Project Development and Finance – Heavy Crude Oil Upgrades - Astonia
Representing manufacturer in the development and finance of heavy crude oil upgrades unit Tallinn, Astonia. more
Regulatory Proceeding
Currently represent renewable industry advocacy organization in biennial avoided cost proceeding before the North Carolina Utilities Commission. more
Project Finance
Formation of a renewable power and energy efficiency infrastructure fund. more
Anaerobic Biomass
Representing anaerobic biomass to electricity project of 15MW in New Mexico. more
Advising Manufacturer of Renewable Energy Battery Storage Systems
Advising developer of Renewable Energy Battery Storage Systems in negotiation of energy storage agreements in connection with the California energy more
Project Development and Finance – Heavy Crude Oil Upgrades - Venezuela
Representing manufacturer in the development and finance of heavy crude oil upgrades unit Caracas, Venezuela. more
Project Development and Finance
Advising developer in all aspects of project development and finance for $160M innovative municipal solid waste-to-advanced bio-oil facility in more
Natural Gas-To-Liquid Financing and Development – Texas *
Development and equity financing of a first of kind natural gas-to-liquid petroleum brownfield construction project. Conducted due diligence and more
Private Equity and Infrastructure Development
Represented private equity and infrastructure investor in structure and development project. more
Sale of Oil Upgrade Units - China
Representing manufacturer in the sale of 50 heavy oil upgrade units to a major Chinese oil company. more
Project Development and Finance
Advising developer in all aspects of project development and finance for an innovative biomass to advanced biofuels project in North Carolina and more
Renewable Energy Tax Structuring
Represent project developers and investors in connection with federal and state tax equity investments. more
Sale of Oil Upgrade Units - Texas
Representing manufacturer in the sale of 50 heavy oil upgrade units to a major Mexican oil company. more
Advising Manufacturer of Renewable Power System
Negotiate licensing agreements, technology agreements, for manufacturer of battery storage systems. more
Due Diligence Project
Advise leading global commodities firm in the due diligence and potential equity investment in natural gas-to-liquid fuels project in the U.S. more
Project Finance
Formation of a renewable power and energy efficiency infrastructure fund. more
USDOE Loan Guarantee
Representing a developer in a $8B natural gas-to-jet fuel project using a USDOE Loan Guarantee in Texas. more
Acquisition of a portfolio of renewable power projects
Acquisition of a portfolio of renewable power projects including solar thermal, solar electric, distributive generation projects. more
Structure and Development of Hybrid Energy
Represent developer in structuring and development of hybrid distributed energy resource projects. more
Project Development and Finance
Project Development and Finance using USDA rural utility service loans for 120MW of solar power units in Puerto Rico. more
Project Development and Finance
Advising developer in all aspects of project development and finance for innovative algae to ethanol biofuels project in Florida using a DOE loan more
PURPA Dispute between Solar Developer and Electric Utility
Successfully represented solar developer in litigation with electric utility concerning the utility’s obligation under PURPA to purchase energy from more

Energy Procurement

Evaluation of proposals for energy storage systems
Advised SunEdison on evaluation of technical and commercial proposals involving energy storage systems. more
Energy Storage Agreement on behalf of Convergent Energy and Power
Advised and negotiated Energy Storage Agreement on behalf of Convergent Energy and Power across from Pacific Gas and Electric for successful energy more
Compliance counsel to Solar City
Advised Solar City on evaluation and compliance under various Federal and State innovative technology cooperation agreements and cost share grants. more
Project Development and Finance – Heavy Crude Oil Upgrades - Astonia
Representing manufacturer in the development and finance of heavy crude oil upgrades unit Tallinn, Astonia. more
Regulatory Proceeding
Currently represent renewable industry advocacy organization in biennial avoided cost proceeding before the North Carolina Utilities Commission. more
Project Finance
Formation of a renewable power and energy efficiency infrastructure fund. more
Anaerobic Biomass
Representing anaerobic biomass to electricity project of 15MW in New Mexico. more
Advising Manufacturer of Renewable Energy Battery Storage Systems
Advising developer of Renewable Energy Battery Storage Systems in negotiation of energy storage agreements in connection with the California energy more
Project Development and Finance – Heavy Crude Oil Upgrades - Venezuela
Representing manufacturer in the development and finance of heavy crude oil upgrades unit Caracas, Venezuela. more
Project Development and Finance
Advising developer in all aspects of project development and finance for $160M innovative municipal solid waste-to-advanced bio-oil facility in more
Natural Gas-To-Liquid Financing and Development – Texas *
Development and equity financing of a first of kind natural gas-to-liquid petroleum brownfield construction project. Conducted due diligence and more
Private Equity and Infrastructure Development
Represented private equity and infrastructure investor in structure and development project. more
Sale of Oil Upgrade Units - China
Representing manufacturer in the sale of 50 heavy oil upgrade units to a major Chinese oil company. more
Project Development and Finance
Advising developer in all aspects of project development and finance for an innovative biomass to advanced biofuels project in North Carolina and more
Renewable Energy Tax Structuring
Represent project developers and investors in connection with federal and state tax equity investments. more
Sale of Oil Upgrade Units - Texas
Representing manufacturer in the sale of 50 heavy oil upgrade units to a major Mexican oil company. more
Advising Manufacturer of Renewable Power System
Negotiate licensing agreements, technology agreements, for manufacturer of battery storage systems. more
Due Diligence Project
Advise leading global commodities firm in the due diligence and potential equity investment in natural gas-to-liquid fuels project in the U.S. more
Project Finance
Formation of a renewable power and energy efficiency infrastructure fund. more
USDOE Loan Guarantee
Representing a developer in a $8B natural gas-to-jet fuel project using a USDOE Loan Guarantee in Texas. more
Acquisition of a portfolio of renewable power projects
Acquisition of a portfolio of renewable power projects including solar thermal, solar electric, distributive generation projects. more
Structure and Development of Hybrid Energy
Represent developer in structuring and development of hybrid distributed energy resource projects. more
Project Development and Finance
Project Development and Finance using USDA rural utility service loans for 120MW of solar power units in Puerto Rico. more
Project Development and Finance
Advising developer in all aspects of project development and finance for innovative algae to ethanol biofuels project in Florida using a DOE loan more
PURPA Dispute between Solar Developer and Electric Utility
Successfully represented solar developer in litigation with electric utility concerning the utility’s obligation under PURPA to purchase energy from more

Entertainment, Media & Sports

Counsel for the Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee for an entertainment and media production company *
The firm served as counsel for the Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee for an entertainment and media production company in fraudulent transfer, breach of more
Counseling for sporting goods startup *
Guided co-founders of sporting goods startup on patent matters, including prosecution, product clearance, licensing and portfolio strategy; more
Negotiation of arena naming rights
Negotiated a multi-million dollar naming rights deal for the 10,000-seat arena at the University of Central Florida (the second-largest university in  more
Franchise agreement negotiations for music franchisor
Managed a successful negotiation for a background music franchisor with its franchisee association for the system-wide renewal of a significantly more
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University v. Hokie Real Estate Inc.
Successfully defended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in trademark infringement litigation against Hokie Real more
Blingville LLC v. Zynga Inc. et al.
Represented Zynga. The plaintiff was preparing to launch a social game called “BlingVille,” and filed a declaratory judgment action after receiving more
Fraud defense for a manufacturer and distributor of sports supplies
Represented a manufacturer and distributor of sports supplies in an action for fraud against marketing company. more

Financial Services

Contract litigation for investment fund companies
Represented four investment funds specializing in investments in Russia in a breach of contract action against a global depositary bank over the fees  more
Underwriter's counsel for Stifel, Nicolaus & Company in public offering
Represented the underwriter, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, in a $17.1 million public offering of common stock by Atlantic Coast more
Mutual to stock conversion for Eureka Bank
Represented Eureka Bank in its reorganization from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form and the related $7.6 stock offering more
Corporate counsel to Savings Institute Bank and Trust Company
Represented Savings Institute Bank and Trust Company in its reorganization from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form and the more
Second step conversion for First Federal Savings Bank and related public offering
Represented First Federal Savings Bank, Monessen, PA, in its second step conversion from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form  more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in $199 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $199 million public offering by ViewPoint Financial Group Inc. more
Mutual holding company reorganization for Fox Chase Bank
Represented Fox Chase Bank in its reorganization from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form and the related $87.1 stock more
Placement agent for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $60.0 million private placement of convertible preferred stock
Represented the placement agent, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $60.0 million private placement of convertible preferred stock by Heritage Oaks  more
$101 million public offering of common stock for Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc.
Represented Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc., the largest bank holding company headquartered and operating in Maryland, in connection with its $101 million more
Issuance of common stock for a Midwest savings and loan holding company
Represented a Midwestern savings and loan holding company in its recapitalization through a rights offering and common stock issuance to a more
Represented Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated and Macquarie Capital (USA) in a $43.0 million private placement of common stock
Represented Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated and Macquarie Capital (USA) in a $43.0 million private placement of common stock by New more
Antitrust analysis for Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (fka Certegy Inc.)
Represented Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (fka Certegy Inc.), a major credit card and check verification company, in connection with more
In the Matter of TALX Corporation
Represented TALX Corp. in connection with an antitrust enforcement action brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) challenging a series of more Featured
Private placement offering for Tri-County Financial Corporation
Represented Tri-County Financial Corporation in a private placement of its common stock to accredited investors. more
Case of individual and derivative action against limited partners
Successfully represented limited partners in an individual and derivative action alleging violation of securities laws in the marketing, sale and more
Defense of an investment adviser in various investment-related suits
Represented an investment adviser against a securities custodian and broker-dealer arising out of the theft of customer funds in an action alleging a  more Featured
Investors in Florida against a national brokerage company
Served as lead counsel in representing investors against a national brokerage company and received a $1 million dollar award against the broker more
Formation of real estate investment funds for real estate investment, development and finance company
Represented a real estate investment, development and finance company in the formation and securities offering of six real estate investment funds. more Featured
Tax-free spin-off for Equifax Inc. of payment services business
Represented Equifax Inc., one of the United States' largest credit reporting agencies, in all aspects of benefit plans and executive compensation more Featured
Acquisition of a commercial finance company for Textron Financial Corporation
Represented Textron Financial Corporation, a diversified commercial finance company, in its acquisition of STI Credit Corporation and its portfolio more
United States v. Philadelphia Saving Fund Society *
Conducted investigation on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.
 
United States v. Philadelphia Saving Fund Society more
United States v. Society and Ameritrust *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.

United States v. Society and Ameritrust more
U.S. v. First National State Bancorporation *
Conducted investigation and participated in litigation on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.

United States v. First Nat'l more
U.S. Tax Court action regarding worthlessness of warrants
Represented hedge fund in connection with IRS challenge of losses taken for write-offs/losses for worthlessness of certain securities and other more
U.S. Tax Court action on behalf of credit financing company
Represented credit financing company in a TEFRA proceeding in connection with IRS challenge of the company's section 754 “step-up” in basis election more
Corporate matters for a federally-chartered stock bank
Represented a federally-chartered stock bank selling a Connecticut corporation in a bank merger. more
Acquisition of a bank holding company
Advised a bank holding company in a bank merger with a community bank in Central Indiana. more
Corporate governance matters for a bank’s Board of Directors
Advised a community bank on governance duties triggered by a merger under Missouri law. more
Financial services documentation restructuring
Represented a Virginia investment management company in restructuring its client-facing financial services agreements and documents. more
Public offering of common stock by MW Bancorp, Inc.
Represented the underwriter, Sterne, Agree & Leach, Inc., in a $11.2 million public offering of common stock by MW Bancorp, Inc., parent company more
$369.0 million merger between United Financial Bancorp, Inc. and Rockville Financial, Inc.
Represented United Financial Bancorp Inc., West Springfield, Massachusetts, in its stock merger with Rockville Financial Inc., Hartford, Connecticut. more
$51.3 million all-cash acquisition for Easthampton Savings Bank
Representing Easthampton Savings Bank, a Massachusetts chartered savings bank, and its mutual holding company parents ESB Bancorp, Inc. and ESB more
Public offering of common stock by Melrose Bancorp, Inc.
Represented the underwriter, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., in a $27.2 million public offering of common stock by Melrose Bancorp, Inc., parent more
Acquisition of Twin Oaks Savings Bank for Ottawa Savings Bank
Represented Ottawa Savings Bank, a federal chartered savings bank located in Ottawa, Illinois, in its acquisition of Twin Oaks Savings Bank, a mutual  more
United Capital Financial Partners
Lead tax advisor for UCFP to structure, implement and maintain an UP-C partnership structure to facilitate tax deferred acquisition of unincorporated  more
Aaron's Acquisition of Progressive Finance Holdings
Lead tax advisor Aaron’s in $700M acquisition of Progressive Finance Holdings, including transaction structure advice and business integration more
Strategic disposition and sale of a major division to a management led group
Represented a publicly-held investment banking and brokerage company in its disposition and sale of a major operating division to a private group led  more
Outsourcing of core banking and processing services
Represented a regional bank in the outsourcing of core banking and processing services with Fiserv and termination related disputes with prior vendor. more
Restructuring of core banking & processing services
Represented a national bank in renegotiating an enterprise wide sourcing transaction for core banking and processing services with Fiserv. more
Secured IRS Concession of Alleged $3.8 Million Deficiency
Filed Tax Court petition on behalf of financial services industry client contesting IRS’s determination that merger did not qualify as tax-free “A” more
Successfully represented financial institution in fair lending investigation
Persuaded the Department of Justice not to take any action against a financial institution for alleged violations of fair lending laws despite a more Featured
Employee benefits matters for Equifax Inc.
Represented Equifax Inc., one of the United States' largest credit reporting agencies, in connection with the employee benefit aspects of a more
IPO of Square 1 Financial, Inc.
Represented Square 1 Financial and selling shareholders in connection with Square 1’s initial public offering. more
Litigation for warehouse line lender
Represent warehouse line lender in litigation brought by the Bankruptcy Trustee of one of its primary customers (a residential mortgage lender and more
Citibank
Represents Citibank in general trademark enforcement matters, which included working with in-house counsel and other attorneys to successfully defend  more
Third-party technology agreements for U.S.-based financial entity *
Advised a U.S.-based financial entity on its third-party technology agreements. more
Investment and recapitalization advice to a venture capital firm
Advised a venture capital firm in connection with an investment in and recapitalization of an Atlanta, Georgia company specializing in comprehensive more
Ex-parte reexam for Visa U.S.A. Inc.
Prepared a draft ex-parte reexam for client Visa, against Restricted Spending Solutions Pat. 6,044,360. This patent related to spending more
Brand development and brand protection
Performs not only trademark clearance and application work, but also domestic and international policing, anticounterfeiting, franchising, licensing,  more
Tax planning regarding disposition for a global leader in information solutions
Represented a global leader in information solutions in the disposition of a line of business to a partnership in which it became a partner, more
$86.2M all-stock acquisition for United Financial Bancorp Inc.
Represented United Financial Bancorp, Inc., a large holding company located in Massachusetts, in its $86.2 million all-stock acquisition of New more
Taltwell LLC v. Zonet USA Corp.
Lead counsel for Taltwell Limited Liability Company in patent litigation against Zonet USA Corp. involving patents relating to credit card sized more
Obtaining various regulatory exemptions for a benefits payment services company
Represented a benefits payment services company in obtaining exemptions from the HIPAA electronic transaction rule. more Featured
Tax-free reorganization representation
The firm served as tax counsel to a provider of check authorization and verification services for merchants and of support that enabled financial more
Business litigation for securities broker
Represented a securities broker in regulatory actions before the NASD (FINRA) and SEC alleging improper investments in variable annuities. more
Insurance litigation for one of the largest traders of U.S. Treasuries regarding losses from domestic terrorist attacks *
Lead counsel for one of the largest traders of U.S. Treasuries regarding their property loss, business interruption, extra expense and other 9/11 more
Multiplaintiff breach-of-contract litigation for life insurance company *
Represented a life insurance company in a lawsuit arising out of allegations that company improperly terminated the independent more
Acquisition for financial services corporation
Represented a financial services corporation in connection with its acquisition of a leading manufacturer and distributor of truck and trailer more Featured
Antitrust counseling to actuarial firms' captive insurance company
The firm has served for many years as antitrust counsel to a captive insurance company comprised of three competitor members. more Featured
Social media policies for an international financial services company
Developed social media and privacy policies for international financial holding company and its banking and non-banking subsidiaries. more Featured
$300 million merger between First Financial Holdings, Inc. and SCBT Financial Corporation
Represented First Financial Holdings, Inc. in a merger with SCBT Financial Corporation. The $300 million transaction combines two of South Carolina’s  more Case Study

Government & Municipalities

Nisqually Indian Tribe v. Christine Gregoire, et al.
Successfully represented Frank’s Landing Indian Community (Frank’s Landing) in contract litigation dispute. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals more Case Study
Statutory claims litigation for landfill owner
Represented landfill owner in statutory claims against regional waste authority in Virginia trial and appellate courts. more
United States v. UPM-Kymmenei, Oyi, Reflectac, Bemis and Morgan *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. more
United States v. Aluminum Co. of Am. and Reynolds Metal Co. *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.

United States v. Aluminum Co. of Am. and Reynolds more
U.S. v. Mountain Health Care *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf the U.S. Department of Justice against Mountain Health Care. Internal investigation related to grand jury  more
U.S. v. General Dynamics and Newport News Shipbuilding *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. more
U.S. v. General Electric and Honeywell *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice and a senior official who decided to bring the case. more
Pacific Division Transfer Case (United Airlines’ acquisition of Pan Am’s Pacific Division) *
Tried case on behalf of U.S. Department of Justice involving Pacific Division Transfer Case (United Airlines’ acquisition of Pan Am’s Pacific more
United States v. Smith Int'l and Schlumberger Ltd. *
Supervised investigation, case and trial on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice in a case involving contempt of a merger decree.

United States v. Smith Int'l and Schlumberger Ltd. more
U.S. v. Suiza Foods and Broughton Foods *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf the U.S. Department of Justice.
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United States v. Philadelphia Saving Fund Society *
Conducted investigation on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.
 
United States v. Philadelphia Saving Fund Society more
United States. v. Lockheed Martin Corp. and Northrop Grumman Corp. *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.

United States v. Lockheed Martin Corp. and Northrop more
United States v. Interstate Bakeries Corporation and Continental Baking Company *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.
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U.S. v. First National State Bancorporation *
Conducted investigation and participated in litigation on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.

United States v. First Nat'l more
U.S. v. Fremont Bank *
Conducted investigation and brought case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. more
Complex coverage matters involving environmental losses for city *
Served as lead counsel for a New England city government with respect to complex coverage matters involving environmental and other liabilities and more
Damage claims of trust funds, lands and resources for a tribal community
Serves as lead counsel, representing a tribal community’s claims for damages for mismanagement of tribal trust funds, lands and resources the U.S. more Featured
Lands and assets class action suit for Native Americans
Served as co-counsel for plaintiff class of 500,000 Native Americans against the Department of Interior and Treasury Department arising out of the more Featured
Patent prosecution and counseling for U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD)
Represent the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD), which is responsible for the military and homeland security functions of the United Kingdom, and have more Featured

Health Care

Sale of pathology laboratory
Represented seller in the sale of pathology laboratory through the sale of shares following spinoff of anatomic laboratory to shareholder. more Featured
U.S. v. Mountain Health Care *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf the U.S. Department of Justice against Mountain Health Care. Internal investigation related to grand jury  more
Court of Appeals for Fifth Circuit action on behalf of home-health care agency
Represented three home-health care agencies and their owners in action by the IRS who sought over $250 million in excise taxes referred to as more
Disability discrimination litigation for regional health care provider
Successfully defended a regional health care provider in a lawsuit brought by a former employee alleging violations of the Americans with more
Defend EEOC charges for regional health care provider
Successfully represented regional health care provider in more than 20 EEOC charges. more
In re Hospital Damas, Inc.
Represented the creditors’ committee in Chapter 11 proceedings pending in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Puerto Rico. Hospital Damas, Inc.

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Recovered stolen assets for pro bono client *
Successfully litigated and negotiated thousands of dollars for a pro bono client against a major hospital to recover stolen assets. more
FCPA enforcement actions for multi-national energy, healthcare, and technology companies *
Represented large multi-national energy, healthcare, and technology companies in FCPA enforcement actions by the SEC and DOJ related to their more
Advised a large multi-national healthcare technology company *
Advised a large multi-national healthcare technology company in connection with its sales and leases of its medical device products and services. more
In re Infinia at Willmar Inc. et al. *
Represented 24 skilled nursing facilities and three parent companies in chapter 11 proceedings. Lead counsel in preparation and negotiation of more
In re Response Oncology Inc. et al. *
Represented comprehensive cancer management company in chapter 11 proceeding. In re Response Oncology, Inc., et al., No. 01-24607 more
In re Allegheny Health, Education, and Research Foundation, et al. *
Represented governmental creditor in reorganization of not-for-profit health care system. In re Allegheny Health, Education, and Research more
In re Correlogic Systems Inc.
Represented national medical testing laboratory, a licensee of intellectual property, in complex section 365(n) litigation and negotiated settlement. more
In re Genesis Health Ventures Inc. et al. *
Represented official committee of unsecured creditors in reorganization of public health care system. In re Genesis Health Ventures, Inc., et al more
In re The Covenant at South Hills Inc.
Lead counsel in representation of non-profit, entrance fee continuing care retirement community as chapter 11 debtor.

In re The Covenant more
In re CPC Health Corp. *
Represented official committee of unsecured creditors in reorganization of in-patient and outpatient mental health provider.

In re CPC more
Obtaining various regulatory exemptions for a benefits payment services company
Represented a benefits payment services company in obtaining exemptions from the HIPAA electronic transaction rule. more Featured
Medical malpractice litigation for a Georgia hospital
Represented a Georgia hospital in medical malpractice litigation. more
Sale of interest in a physician owned cath lab for Atlanta Cardiology Group P.C.
Represented Atlanta Cardiology Group P.C. in the sale of majority interest in a physician owned cath lab to Cardiology Services of America Inc., a more Featured

Healthcare, Life Sciences & Technology

Acquisition of a medical device manufacturer
Advised a French company on its $25 million acquisition of a U.S.-based medical device manufacturer. more

Hospitality & Gaming

Formation and implementation of franchise program for O'Charley's
Represents O’Charley’s, Inc. in connection with the formation and implementation of its franchise program handling ongoing federal and state more
Marriott International Inc. v. Sunburst Hospitality Corporation
Lead counsel for Marriott International Corporation in trademark infringement litigation to enforce rights in Residence Inn and Courtyard brands. more Featured
Union organizing campaigns at Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
Provided the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation with advice, assistance and representation before the National Labor Relations Board in more Featured
Marriott International Inc. v. Leviev Boymelgreen
Lead counsel for Marriott International Corporation in trademark infringement litigation to enforce the trademark rights of its Marquis brands. more
Trademark counsel for Marriott International
Primary outside trademark counsel for Marriott, managing the portfolio programs of all 16 of its internationally known hotel and hospitality brands. more
Multivendor payment card processing systems and services for global hotel company
Represented a global hospitality company in establishing a multivendor environment for sourcing of enterprise wide global card processing services more
Outsourcing of IT/call routing platform for global hotel company
Represented a global hospitality company in a global sourcing arrangement involving the procurement of enterprise wide call routing platform from more
Counseling for venerable "Rock 'N Roll" brand
Represent one of the world's most recognized and iconic brands, used in connection with resorts, casinos, cafes, live performance venues and events more
Creditors committee and liquidating trust for Amelia Island Plantation
Representation of the Amelia Island Plantation creditors committee and subsequently the liquidating trust. Total liabilities in bankruptcy case more
Brand development and brand protection
Performs not only trademark clearance and application work, but also domestic and international policing, anticounterfeiting, franchising, licensing,  more
Sovereign authority defense in National Labor Relations Board case for gaming tribe
Represents one of the most successful gaming Tribes in the country in a case before the National Labor Relations Board, defending the Tribe's more Featured

Investment & Securities

Complex insurance coverage litigation for venture capital firm
Lead counsel in ongoing representation of venture capital firm in connection with dispute under directors and officers liability policy regarding more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $11.1 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $11.1 million initial public offering by Hibernia Homestead Bancorp, Inc. more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $27.5 million private placement
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in a private placement of $27.5 million of common stock issued by Smithtown Bancorp, more
Underwriter's counsel for Stifel Nicolaus Corp. in a $78.2 initial public offering
Represented the underwriter, Stifel Nicolaus Corp., in the $78.2 million initial public offering by Cape Bancorp, Inc. more
Underwriter's counsel for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in a $10.3 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, in the $10.3 million initial public offering by William Penn Bancorp Inc. more
Underwriter's counsel in a $13.0 million public offering
Represented underwriter in a $13.0 million initial public offering by an Indiana mutual holding company done to finance a concurrent acquisition. more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $1.1 billion public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $1.1 billion initial public offering of common stock by TFS Financial more Featured
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $121.7 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $121.7 million initial public offering by Oritani Financial Corp. more
Defense of an investment adviser in various investment-related suits
Represented an investment adviser against a securities custodian and broker-dealer arising out of the theft of customer funds in an action alleging a  more Featured
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $98.2 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $98.2 million initial public offering by Roma Financial Corp. more
Underwriter's counsel for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in a $10.7 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, in the $10.7 million initial public offering by Seneca-Cayuga Bancorp Inc. more
Underwriter's counsel for Stifel Nicolaus Corp. in a $20.8 initial public offering
Represented the underwriter, Stifel Nicolaus Corp., in the $20.8 million initial public offering by Colonial Bankshares, Inc. more
Underwriter's counsel for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods
Represented the underwriter, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in the $5.6 million initial public offering by OC Financial Inc. more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $13.4 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $13.4 million initial public offering by SFSB, Inc. more
Underwriter's counsel for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in a $9.1 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, in the $9.1 million initial public offering by Roebling Financial Corp. Inc. more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $202.0 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $202.0 million initial public offering by KNBT Bancorp, Inc. more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $8.7 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $8.7 million initial public offering by Flatbush Federal Bancorp, Inc. more
Underwriter's counsel for Trident Securities in a $5.6 initial public offering
Represented the underwriter, Trident Securities, in the $5.6 million initial public offering by First Federal of Olathe Bancorp, Inc. more
Financial services documentation restructuring
Represented a Virginia investment management company in restructuring its client-facing financial services agreements and documents. more
Strategic disposition and sale of a major division to a management led group
Represented a publicly-held investment banking and brokerage company in its disposition and sale of a major operating division to a private group led  more
Represented a registered representative in investigation by FINRA
Served as lead counsel in the representation of a registered representative in investigation by FINRA related to allegations of selling away. more
Represents an investment advisor
Serves as lead counsel in the representation of an investment adviser in investigations by FINRA and the SEC. more
Formation of solar power storage investment fund *
Representing a U.S. energy company in the development and structuring of a $25 million solar power storage investment fund. more
Placement Agent Counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $54 million private placement
Represented the placement agent, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L. P. in the $54 million private placement offering by a de novo national bank. more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $161.2 million public offering
Represented underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the follow-on public offering of $161.2 million of common stock by National Penn more Featured
Insurance litigation for one of the largest traders of U.S. Treasuries regarding losses from domestic terrorist attacks *
Lead counsel for one of the largest traders of U.S. Treasuries regarding their property loss, business interruption, extra expense and other 9/11 more
State tax structuring advice for wholesale energy marketer
Advised a leading North American wholesale energy marketer regarding the optimal state tax structure for use in connection with a purchase and more

Manufacturing

Thomasville Furniture Industries Inc. v. Alvin T. Lambeth d/b/a Thomasville Freight Lines
Lead counsel for Thomasville Furniture, Inc. Obtained judgment, permanent injunction and order for attorney’s fees.

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Thomasville Furniture Industries Inc. v. Terry W. Little d/b/a Thomasville Furniture Integrity Group
Lead counsel for Thomasville Furniture, Inc. Obtained judgment, permanent injunction and order for attorney’s fees.

Thomasville Furniture more
Thomasville Furniture Industries Inc. v. Thomasville Express Inc. et al.
Lead counsel for Thomasville Furniture, Inc. in trademark infringement action. Negotiated settlement agreement which resolved the case.

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In re Wurzburg Inc.
Represent creditors' committee in Chapter 11 bankruptcy of commercial packaging and labeling manufacturer. In re Wurzburg, Inc., No. 10-21047 more
Multi-state product liability claims
The firm served as lead counsel in representing Interface Flooring Systems, Inc. and affiliated entities (Interface), the world’s leading producer of  more Featured
Race Discrimination and Retaliation Litigation
Represented a major defense contractor in a lawsuit in which an employee claimed that he failed to receive certain promotions or job transfers more Featured
Counsel for the Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee for an entertainment and media production company *
The firm served as counsel for the Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee for an entertainment and media production company in fraudulent transfer, breach of more
United States v. UPM-Kymmenei, Oyi, Reflectac, Bemis and Morgan *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. more
United States v. Aluminum Co. of Am. and Reynolds Metal Co. *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.

United States v. Aluminum Co. of Am. and Reynolds more
U.S. Tax Court action on behalf of Estate regarding marital deduction
Represented large estate in connection with an IRS attempt to collect from the estate of a prominent landowner in Georgia and New York by challenging  more
Environmental litigation for H.M. Holdings Inc. *
Obtained favorable settlement for SCM Corporation in an action against 14 insurance companies for environment liabilities involving numerous more
Asbestos-related claims for major automotive parts manufacturer *
Represented a major automotive parts manufacturer to secure millions of dollars in insurance coverage for asbestos-related claims. more
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals action on “reasonableness” standard
Represented trucking company in seeking a reversal and remand from a U.S. District Court decision granting IRS motion for summary judgment on issue more
Englander v. Bassett Furniture Industries Inc., et al.
Achieved a settlement on behalf of Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc. in litigation brought against Bassett and over 150 other furniture

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Sale of Oil Upgrade Units - China
Representing manufacturer in the sale of 50 heavy oil upgrade units to a major Chinese oil company. more
Sale of Oil Upgrade Units - Texas
Representing manufacturer in the sale of 50 heavy oil upgrade units to a major Mexican oil company. more
Advising Manufacturer of Renewable Power System
Negotiate licensing agreements, technology agreements, for manufacturer of battery storage systems. more
Acquisition of a medical device manufacturer
Advised a French company on its $25 million acquisition of a U.S.-based medical device manufacturer. more
ERISA litigation for national manufacturer of consumer products
Successfully defended national manufacturer of consumer products in litigation by former employee seeking long term disability (LTD) and short term more
Litigation for Citrus & Allied Essences, Ltd.
Serve as lead insurance coverage counsel for Citrus & Allied Essences, Ltd. in disputes with 10 of its insurance carriers. The disputes involve more
Race discrimination litigation for national manufacturer
Successfully defended a national manufacturer in a lawsuit brought by a former employee alleging race discrimination in violation of Title VII and 42  more
Simultaneous roll-up/combination of nine companies and initial public offering to form an NYSE-listed public company
Represented principal founding company and sponsor of the roll-up/combination of nine private companies and simultaneous initial public offering and more Featured
Negotiations of cloud services agreement
Represented global manufacturer and retailer of sporting goods in the negotiation of an agreement with IBM for hosted cloud services for more
Global manufacturing and distribution for textile company
Representing a textile and fabric printing company in a global manufacturing and distribution arrangement for proprietary fabric printing systems. more
Lead Counsel to U.S. Department of Energy in Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Loan to Tesla Motors
Acted as U.S. Department of Energy Lead Counsel and architect of the innovative $465 million DOE Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Loan to more
Development and project finance of a pellet manufacturer
Representing a U.S. biomass pellet company in the closing of a $2 million Convertible Note. more
Mack Trucks, Inc. and Volvo Group North America, LLC
Represented Mack Trucks Inc. and Volvo Group North America, LLC in a successful challenge to interim non-conformance penalty regulations adopted by

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Mack Trucks, Inc. and Volvo Group North America, LLC
Represented Mack Trucks Inc. and Volvo Group North America, LLC in a successful challenge to final non-conformance penalty regulations adopted by EPA

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Mack Trucks, Inc. and Volvo Powertrain Corporation *
Represented Mack Trucks, Inc. and Volvo Powertrain Corporation in successful challenge to low-NOx engine reflash regulations adopted by the

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Customs and tax issues of memorabilia against U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Represented an international company against U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s claim that memorabilia taken from U.S. headquarters and used in more
Sara Lee Corp. v. Pro Sports Inc.
Represented owner of CHAMPION® mark in trademark infringement suit to enjoin use of CHAMPION on sports equipment. After defeating motion to amend more
Stimpson Hosiery Mills v. PAM Trading Co.
Defense counsel for distributor of knitting machines; new trial granted on damages. Stimpson Hosiery Mills v. PAM Trading Co., 392 S.E. 2d more
Sara Lee Corp. v. CBS Inc.
Defended Champion Apparel during the 1994 Winter Olympics against ambush marketing claim. Obtained temporary restraining order in N.C. Superior Court  more
Lead trial counsel for Sara Lee Corporation before the TTAB
Lead trial counsel for Sara Lee Corporation company, including three winning trials before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Sara Lee more
Joint venture advice for Russian mining company *
Advised a Russian mining company on its joint venture with a British entity to operate in South Africa. more
In re Radnor Holdings Corp.
Represented lender in Chapter 11 bankruptcy of leading producer of foam cups and containers. more
In re Monarch Mfg. Inc.
Represented manufacturing company in case pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. The firm evaluated and  more
Representation of Electrolux *
Served as appellate counsel for Electrolux in bodily injury suit and obtained favorable settlement in connection with that appeal. more
Technology and brand protection advice for Oldcastle Inc.
Represents Oldcastle Inc. in the protection of its technology throughout North America by providing patent advice, clearance, protection, and more Featured
Trade dress infringement action for Fortune 200 consumer goods company
Represented a Fortune 200 consumer goods company in an action for trade dress infringement. more
Intellectual property advice for Furniture Brands International, Inc.
Represents Furniture Brands International, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of home furnishings, including such brands as Broyhill, more Featured
Trademark litigation services for fiberglass products manufacturer
The firm served as lead counsel in representing a Connecticut fiberglass products manufacturer in a trademark action and in defending client against

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Represented Defense Industry Client In MACRS Depreciation Dispute *
Drafted protest to IRS Office of Appeals arguing that manufacturing structure was machinery and equipment, and not a building, for purposes of MACRS more
Witco Corporation v. Travelers Indemnity Co. *
Obtained favorable settlements on the eve of trial for Witco Corporation in an action against more than 35 insurance companies for environmental

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Intellectual property counseling for Smith & Nephew
Provides patent procurement and counseling services to Smith & Nephew, an industry leader in the development of advanced medical devices and more Featured
Insurance coverage litigation for manufacturer of automotive parts *
Represented a manufacturer of automotive parts in coverage litigation regarding asbestos liabilities. more
Representation of Caterpillar Inc. *
Obtained favorable settlement for Caterpillar Inc. in action seeking substantial damages arising out of breach of a long-term requirements contract more
Representation of Dana Corporation *
Served as trial counsel for Dana Corporation in a series of individual, multiparty and class actions seeking to hold Dana vicariously liable for

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Tax advice regarding acquisition structures
Provided support to a maker of recovery and towing vehicles in planning and implementing its towing operation acquisition program, including planning  more
Tax advice for a steam- and industrial-grade coal company
Advised a Kentucky and Indiana steam- and industrial-grade coal company on issues related to change of ownership and net operating loss limitations more
Defense of furniture manufacturer against antitrust violations *
Represented a furniture manufacturer against allegations of antitrust violations by a discount distributor. more
Trademark portfolio management for leading manufacturer of waterproof, breathable fabric
Represents leading manufacturer of waterproof, breathable fabric in connection with the enforcement of the company's trademarks. more Featured
Southern Mills Inc. d/b/a TenCate Protective Fabrics v. Insight Holding Group LLC (significant contract litigation in federal district court and in arbitration)
Obtained a major victory for the firm’s client Southern Mills d/b/a TenCate Protective Fabrics in a complex arbitration proceeding involving a more
Representation of Rockwell International Corp. *
Served as trial and appellate counsel for Rockwell International Corporation in action seeking to hold Rockwell liable for alleged contractual more
Georgia Pacific Consumer Products LP v. Myers Supply Inc., Inland Supply Inc., Four-U-Packaging, Inc. and Superior Janitor Supply Inc.
Counsel to Georgia-Pacific LLC in the enforcement of their trademark rights with respect to the paper towels dispensed by the enMotion motion more

Medical & Surgical Devices

Intellectual property counseling for Abbott Point of Care
Providing patent procurement and counseling services to Abbott Point of Care, an industry leader in point of care medical diagnostic testing. Abbott more
Advised a large multi-national healthcare technology company *
Advised a large multi-national healthcare technology company in connection with its sales and leases of its medical device products and services. more
Intellectual property counseling for Smith & Nephew
Provides patent procurement and counseling services to Smith & Nephew, an industry leader in the development of advanced medical devices and more Featured
Patent prosecution and counseling for U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD)
Represent the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD), which is responsible for the military and homeland security functions of the United Kingdom, and have more Featured
Patent counseling for Strategic Diagnostics Inc.
Obtains patents and provides patent counseling for Strategic Diagnostics Inc. ("SDI").  SDI is a leading developer and manufacturer of antibodies, more Featured

Native American

Nisqually Indian Tribe v. Christine Gregoire, et al.
Successfully represented Frank’s Landing Indian Community (Frank’s Landing) in contract litigation dispute. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals more Case Study
Union organizing campaigns at Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
Provided the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation with advice, assistance and representation before the National Labor Relations Board in more Featured
Water Litigation for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
Lead counsel for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians in its case against California water districts seeking a declaration and quantification more
Significant Discovery Ruling for Tribes
Obtained the first discovery ruling by a federal court requiring that the United States search through 34,000 boxes of records it stored at the more
Trespass Class Action Against the United States
Successfully represented a Tribe and over 1,000 allottees in a complex class action trespass claim against the United States regarding an expired more
Negotiation of Substantial Settlements for Four Tribes for Trust Mismanagement Claims Against the United States
Negotiated substantial settlements for four tribal clients in actions against the United States for mismanagement of trust funds and assets. more
Represents the Poarch Band of Creek Indians
Serves as lead counsel in representing the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in actions by the State of Alabama to challenge the trust status of its more
Legal services for The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
Provide legal services for The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde including drafting and amending a variety of Tribal laws, and upgrading the forms more
Note counsel to California-based gaming tribe in securing Participation Certificates
Represented a California-based gaming tribe as Note Counsel in connection with the issuance of Participation Certificates to finance a portion of the  more
Damage claims of trust funds, lands and resources for a tribal community
Serves as lead counsel, representing a tribal community’s claims for damages for mismanagement of tribal trust funds, lands and resources the U.S. more Featured
Racial discrimination litigation for Quinault Indian Nation
Represent the Quinault Indian Nation against four school districts, and their superintendents and athletic directors, alleging racial discrimination more
Lands and assets class action suit for Native Americans
Served as co-counsel for plaintiff class of 500,000 Native Americans against the Department of Interior and Treasury Department arising out of the more Featured
Sovereign authority defense in National Labor Relations Board case for gaming tribe
Represents one of the most successful gaming Tribes in the country in a case before the National Labor Relations Board, defending the Tribe's more Featured

Non-profit & Trade Associations

Tax implications for nonprofit organizations
Represent nonprofit organizations providing advice on the tax implications of their actions in a multitude of situations. more
Litigation for Trade Association
Represents trade association in challenge to federal procurement regulation in federal district court. more
Trademark counseling to a large non-profit humanitarian organization
We provide extensive trademark counseling to a large non-profit humanitarian organization. We also manage the organization's domestic and more
Pro Bono work on behalf of the Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy
Pro bono work on behalf of the Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy, a non-profit entity using groundbreaking research and public education more
In re AmeriDebt Inc. *
Chapter 11 trustee of bankruptcy estate of operating credit counseling agency with 60,000 clients and approximately 300,000 potential claimants. more
In re The Covenant at South Hills Inc.
Lead counsel in representation of non-profit, entrance fee continuing care retirement community as chapter 11 debtor.

In re The Covenant more
Adobe Systems Inc. v. Fritsch
Worked with the Business Software Alliance on an investigation of online dealers in counterfeit software, including auction site dealers. We obtained  more
Counsel to nonprofit employer organization *
Served as counsel to a nonprofit employer group organization that worked to protect cafeteria plans in Congress and with the IRS. more
Counsel to nonprofit employer organization *
Served as counsel to a nonprofit employer group organization that worked to protect cafeteria plans in Congress and with the IRS. more
Specialized counseling for American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network
Provide specialized counsel to the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network (ACS-CAN) by monitoring and reviewing agency actions and cases. more
Fonovisa Inc. v. Cherry Auction Inc. (Representing The International Anticounterfeiting Coalition Inc.)
Represented the International Anticounterfeiting Coalition, Inc. in the Ninth Circuit and filed an Amicus Brief on behalf of numerous intellectual more
Pro bono case for nationwide church
Represent on a pro bono basis ministers and officers of a nationwide church in disciplinary and remedial actions before the church judicial system. more

Oil & Gas-Petrochemicals

United States v. Smith Int'l and Schlumberger Ltd. *
Supervised investigation, case and trial on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice in a case involving contempt of a merger decree.

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Successful federal multi-district litigation for major oil companies
Represented major oil companies in federal multi-district litigation involving methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), including litigation brought by more
5,125 solar-powered water purification units manufactured for U.S. oil trading company *
Represented a U.S. oil trading company in the manufacture of 5,125 solar-powered water purification units for installation in India, Greece, and more
Project financing grants for integrated biorefineries *
Represented 5 client awardees out of 19 awards at the U.S. DOE for the integrated biorefinery grants. more
$7.7 billion natural gas-to-clean jet fuel project for U.S. company *
Representing a U.S. company in the project financing of a $7.7 billion natural gas-to-clean jet fuel project with related solar power, pipelines, more
$2 billion project financing for U.S. energy company in gas-to-liquid project in Nigeria, Africa *
Representing a U.S. energy company in the project financing of a $2 billion natural gas-to-liquids project with related processing units, pipelines more
Series A funding of oil refinery technology company *
Representing a U.S. oil refinery technology company in a $10 million Series A equity round. more
Acquisition of offshore natural gas in Cote d’Ivoire, Africa *
Represented a U.S. upstream gas company in the acquisition of offshore natural gas blocks in Cote d’Ivoire, Africa. more
Multiple transactions for U.S. agricultural processing company *
Represented a major U.S. agricultural processing company in multiple transactions involving the purchase, dehydration, and sale of fuel ethanol more
Witco Corporation v. Travelers Indemnity Co. *
Obtained favorable settlements on the eve of trial for Witco Corporation in an action against more than 35 insurance companies for environmental

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Paper & Packaging

Representation of International Paper Company and Masonite Corporation *
Obtained favorable settlement for International Paper Company and Masonite Corporation in connection with the defense of a nationwide products more
Georgia Pacific Consumer Products LP v. Myers Supply Inc., Inland Supply Inc., Four-U-Packaging, Inc. and Superior Janitor Supply Inc.
Counsel to Georgia-Pacific LLC in the enforcement of their trademark rights with respect to the paper towels dispensed by the enMotion motion more

Pharmaceuticals

Global License, Development and Commercialization agreement for Biotest AG
Served as lead counsel in representing Biotest AG (Biotest), a German publicly traded biotechnology company, in signing a global License, Development  more Case Study
Patent opinion counsel for Qiagen
We provide opinions to Qiagen, the leading provider of sample technologies used to isolate DNA, RNA, and proteins from any biological sample and more
Patent applications for Sciele Pharma Inc.
Represent Sciele Pharma Inc., a global pharmaceutical company, in preparing and prosecuting patent applications relating to prenatal vitamins and more
Patent prosecution services for SynthRx
Provided patent prosecution services and assistance to SynthRx, the developer of proprietary therapeutic uses for Poloxamer 188 (P188), in collecting  more
Datasci, LLC v. Quintiles Transnational Corp.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Quintiles Transnational Corp. in a patent infringement suit relating to electronic data capture more
Intellectual property counseling for Smith & Nephew
Provides patent procurement and counseling services to Smith & Nephew, an industry leader in the development of advanced medical devices and more Featured
Patent prosecution and counseling for Children's Medical Center Corporation
Represents Children’s Medical Center Corporation, which is affiliated with Harvard University, and have prepared and prosecuted to issuance numerous more Featured
Patent prosecution and counseling for U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD)
Represent the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD), which is responsible for the military and homeland security functions of the United Kingdom, and have more Featured

Professional Services

Franchise counseling services for a Georgia-based franchisor of real estate brokerage offices
Represented a Georgia-based franchisor of real estate brokerage offices in connection with the formation and implementation of their franchise more
In the Matter of TALX Corporation
Represented TALX Corp. in connection with an antitrust enforcement action brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) challenging a series of more Featured
Strategic acquisition for Equifax, Inc.
Represented Equifax, Inc., one of the United States' largest credit reporting agencies, in its $1.4 billion acquisition of publicly held TALX more Featured
Tax-free spin-off for Equifax Inc. of payment services business
Represented Equifax Inc., one of the United States' largest credit reporting agencies, in all aspects of benefit plans and executive compensation more Featured
Insurance recovery for largest national debt collection company
Lead counsel for largest national debt collection company in connection with its efforts to recover insurance for losses incurred in connection with more
Age discrimination litigation for national professional organization
Successfully defended a national professional organization in a lawsuit brought by a former employee alleging age discrimination and retaliation. more
The In’Porters S.A. v. Hanes Printables Inc.
Defense counsel for T shirt screen printer in anti-trust, unfair completion and breach of contract action. Anti-trust and unfair competition claims more
Advised a leading U.S. marketing company *
Advised a leading U.S. marketing company on its joint ventures, licensing agreements, and commercial marketing campaigns worldwide. more
In re John Lawbaugh *
Chapter 11 trustee of bankruptcy estate of former CEO and sole shareholder of public 1940 Act fixed income security company. Negotiated structured more
Reinsurance coverage arbitration for captive insurance company of major accounting firm *
Represented captive insurance company of major accounting firm regarding professional liability losses. more
Trademark portfolio management for Golder Associates
Represents Golder Associates, an international environmental consulting company, in protecting, maintaining, and enforcing key brands domestically more Featured
Representation of online marketing company in coverage dispute with its professional liability insurer
Lead counsel for online marketing company in dispute with its professional liability insurer regarding coverage for losses incurred in connection more
Antitrust counseling to actuarial firms' captive insurance company
The firm has served for many years as antitrust counsel to a captive insurance company comprised of three competitor members. more Featured
Sales tax audit for a non-residential building operator
Successfully represented a  parking facility operations subsidiary of a non-residential building operator in a sales tax audit with the Florida more

Project Development & Finance

Evaluation of proposals for energy storage systems
Advised SunEdison on evaluation of technical and commercial proposals involving energy storage systems. more
Energy Storage Agreement on behalf of Convergent Energy and Power
Advised and negotiated Energy Storage Agreement on behalf of Convergent Energy and Power across from Pacific Gas and Electric for successful energy more
Compliance counsel to Solar City
Advised Solar City on evaluation and compliance under various Federal and State innovative technology cooperation agreements and cost share grants. more
Project Development and Finance – Heavy Crude Oil Upgrades - Astonia
Representing manufacturer in the development and finance of heavy crude oil upgrades unit Tallinn, Astonia. more
Regulatory Proceeding
Currently represent renewable industry advocacy organization in biennial avoided cost proceeding before the North Carolina Utilities Commission. more
Project Finance
Formation of a renewable power and energy efficiency infrastructure fund. more
Anaerobic Biomass
Representing anaerobic biomass to electricity project of 15MW in New Mexico. more
Advising Manufacturer of Renewable Energy Battery Storage Systems
Advising developer of Renewable Energy Battery Storage Systems in negotiation of energy storage agreements in connection with the California energy more
Project Development and Finance – Heavy Crude Oil Upgrades - Venezuela
Representing manufacturer in the development and finance of heavy crude oil upgrades unit Caracas, Venezuela. more
Project Development and Finance
Advising developer in all aspects of project development and finance for $160M innovative municipal solid waste-to-advanced bio-oil facility in more
Natural Gas-To-Liquid Financing and Development – Texas *
Development and equity financing of a first of kind natural gas-to-liquid petroleum brownfield construction project. Conducted due diligence and more
Private Equity and Infrastructure Development
Represented private equity and infrastructure investor in structure and development project. more
Sale of Oil Upgrade Units - China
Representing manufacturer in the sale of 50 heavy oil upgrade units to a major Chinese oil company. more
Project Development and Finance
Advising developer in all aspects of project development and finance for an innovative biomass to advanced biofuels project in North Carolina and more
Renewable Energy Tax Structuring
Represent project developers and investors in connection with federal and state tax equity investments. more
Sale of Oil Upgrade Units - Texas
Representing manufacturer in the sale of 50 heavy oil upgrade units to a major Mexican oil company. more
Advising Manufacturer of Renewable Power System
Negotiate licensing agreements, technology agreements, for manufacturer of battery storage systems. more
Due Diligence Project
Advise leading global commodities firm in the due diligence and potential equity investment in natural gas-to-liquid fuels project in the U.S. more
Project Finance
Formation of a renewable power and energy efficiency infrastructure fund. more
USDOE Loan Guarantee
Representing a developer in a $8B natural gas-to-jet fuel project using a USDOE Loan Guarantee in Texas. more
Acquisition of a portfolio of renewable power projects
Acquisition of a portfolio of renewable power projects including solar thermal, solar electric, distributive generation projects. more
Structure and Development of Hybrid Energy
Represent developer in structuring and development of hybrid distributed energy resource projects. more
Project Development and Finance
Project Development and Finance using USDA rural utility service loans for 120MW of solar power units in Puerto Rico. more
Project Development and Finance
Advising developer in all aspects of project development and finance for innovative algae to ethanol biofuels project in Florida using a DOE loan more
PURPA Dispute between Solar Developer and Electric Utility
Successfully represented solar developer in litigation with electric utility concerning the utility’s obligation under PURPA to purchase energy from more
Renewable power and biofuels grants and energy loan award transactions for energy companies *
Represented more than 15 U.S. and European energy companies in renewable power and advanced biofuels grants and energy loan guarantee award more
Qualification of a renewable gasoline fuel and feedstock pathways *
Represented a U.S. advanced biofuel client in the qualification of new fuel and feedstock pathways for renewable gasoline and biodiesel at more
Acquisition of a biodiesel facility in India for a U.S. venture capital client *
Represented a U.S. venture capital client in the acquisition, finance, and conversion of a vegetable oil processing plant into a 50 million gallon more
5,125 solar-powered water purification units manufactured for U.S. oil trading company *
Represented a U.S. oil trading company in the manufacture of 5,125 solar-powered water purification units for installation in India, Greece, and more
Development and project finance of 100 MW solar power project for U.S. corporation *
Represented a U.S. solar corporation in the development and project finance of a 100 MW solar power project in India. more
Geothermal power projects for U.S. corporation *
Representing a U.S. geothermal corporation in the development and project finance of geothermal power projects in Kenya, the U.S. Virgin Islands, more
DARPA R&D grant for U.S. energy company *
Represented a U.S. energy company in securing a DARPA R&D grant for a new alcohol-to-jet certification. more
$150 million project financing for U.S. wind developer in Kenya, Africa *
Representing a U.S. wind developer in the project financing of a 60 MW, $150 million total project cost, wind power project in Kenya, Africa. more
Project financing for commercial biojet projects *
Represented 4 out of 4 client awardees in the receipt of U.S. Navy Phase 1 investments for first commercial biojet projects with 5 total awards out more
$7.7 billion natural gas-to-clean jet fuel project for U.S. company *
Representing a U.S. company in the project financing of a $7.7 billion natural gas-to-clean jet fuel project with related solar power, pipelines, more
U.S. biomass pathway for U.S. advanced biofuels company *
Representing a U.S. advanced biofuels company in the creation of a U.S. biomass pathway. more
Series A funding and bridge loan for biopower company *
Representing a U.S. biopower developer in a $1.5 million Series A equity funding and $750,000 bridge loan. more
Series C funding for U.S. biofuels company *
Represented a U.S. advanced biofuels company in the closing of a Series C funding round. more
Equipment finance for micro wind turbine manufacturer *
Representing a micro wind turbine manufacturer in a 1,500-unit equipment finance in India. more
Investment into biodiesel facility in India for private equity company *
Represented a major Indian private equity company in its investment into a 30 million gallon per year biodiesel facility in India—the second more
Project financing of geothermal power projects in Africa *
Representing a U.S. geothermal developer in the project financing of a series of geothermal power projects in Kenya, Africa. more
$2 billion project financing for U.S. energy company in gas-to-liquid project in Nigeria, Africa *
Representing a U.S. energy company in the project financing of a $2 billion natural gas-to-liquids project with related processing units, pipelines more
Project financing for U.S. biogasification company *
Representing a U.S. biogasification company in the project financing of facilities in Hungary, Poland and India. more
$250 million project financing for advanced bio-refinery in Costa Rica *
Representing a U.S. joint venture of a U.S. biofuels company and major U.S. independent oil corporation in the project finance of a $250 more
Donation and installation of five solar-powered water treatment units in Haitian hospitals *
Represented a small U.S. water treatment company in the donation and installation of five solar-powered water treatment units in Haitian hospitals as  more
Multiple transactions for U.S. agricultural processing company *
Represented a major U.S. agricultural processing company in multiple transactions involving the purchase, dehydration, and sale of fuel ethanol more
Biomass-to-power facilities acquisition for U.S. biopower company *
Represented a public U.S. biopower company in the acquisition of 1.5 MW and 18 MW biomass-to-power facilities in India. more
Formation of solar power storage investment fund *
Representing a U.S. energy company in the development and structuring of a $25 million solar power storage investment fund. more
EPA qualified biomass feedstock pathway for U.S. advanced biofuels companies *
Representing a consortium of U.S. advanced biofuels companies in the creation of an EPA qualified biomass feedstock pathway between Canada and the more
Series B funding for U.S. biogasification client *
Represented a U.S. biogasification client in the closing of a Series B funding round. more

Real Estate

Real estate investment dispute for North Carolina developers
Successfully defended North Carolina developers of a large shopping center in efforts by a business partner. a commodities hedge fund, to recover its  more
Federal Clean Water Act litigation for Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation
Served as lead counsel for Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation in a case that arose from allegations by Fairfax County, Virginia that waste water more Featured
Pro Bono Plaintiffs' Action *
Represented and successfully settled pro bono plaintiffs' action to recover title to property allegedly lost in fraudulent equity stripping scheme. more
U.S. Tax Court action on taxation of real estate professional and related businesses
Represented real estate developer and related real estate businesses against IRS challenge of grouping of real estate activities, material more
Dismissal of claims against real estate developers
Represented the defendant, a Canadian unlimited liability company, in SmartStop Self Storage Operating Partnership, L.P v. Can-Dev, ULC, in an action  more Case Study
Successful litigation of condominium construction defect claims
Represented the plaintiff Trillium Ridge Condominium Association in pursuing claims for the defective design and construction of six high-end more Featured
Creditors committee and liquidating trust for Amelia Island Plantation
Representation of the Amelia Island Plantation creditors committee and subsequently the liquidating trust. Total liabilities in bankruptcy case more
Acquisition of Dwyer-Curlett Co., Inc.
Represented BB&T Corp. subsidiary Grandbridge Real Estate Capital LLC in the acquisition of Dwyer-Curlett Co. and its three offices in southern more
Multi-million dollar contribution of qualifying real estate to pension plan transaction
Successfully closed on a multi-million dollar contribution of qualifying real estate to pension plan. The transaction involved hiring and monitoring more
Farrimond & Burt Corp. v. Plyler
Represented Franchisor of Real Estate Trademark. Obtained preliminary injunction enjoining use of mark after franchise terminated and license more
In re WSG Hanover Two LLC
Represent lender in single asset real estate bankruptcy of shopping center. In re WSG Hanover Two, LLC, No. 12-32035 (Bankr. D. Md.). more
In re Fairfax Crossing LLC
Represented lender in single asset real estate bankruptcy of land developer. In re Fairfax Crossing, LLC, No. 10-01362 (Bankr. more
In re 50 Pine Street LLC *
Represented commercial real estate developer in single asset case. In re 50 Pine Street, LLC, No. 03-12705 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.). more
In re WSG Arundel One LLC
Represent lender in single asset real estate bankruptcy of shopping center. In re WSG Arundel One, LLC, No. 12-32030 (Bankr. D. Md.). more
In re Turf LLC
Represented lender in single asset real estate bankruptcy of motel. In re Turf, LLC, No. 10-00970 (Bankr. N.D.W.V.). more
In re WSG Hanover One LLC
Represent lender in single asset real estate bankruptcy of shopping center. In re WSG Hanover One, LLC, No. 12-32034 (Bankr. D. Md.). more
Real estate development company *
Represented two major U.S. real estate firms and a Mauritius investment fund in their Series A investment into an Indian real estate development more
Real estate development investment for U.S. real estate firms and a Mauritius investment fund *
Represented two major U.S. real estate firms and a Mauritius investment fund in their Series A investment into an Indian real estate development more
In re CRIIMI MAE Inc. et al. *
Represented debtor real estate investment trust and its affiliates, the largest holders of subordinated commercial mortgage backed securities in the more
In re WSG Arundel Two LLC
Represent lender in single asset real estate bankruptcy of shopping center. In re WSG Arundel Two, LLC, No. 12-32032 (Bankr. D. Md.). more
In re VFF TIC LLC and Stellar GT TIC LLC
Represent lender in single asset real estate bankruptcy of multi-family housing complex. In re VFF TIC, LLC and Stellar GT TIC, LLC, No. more
In re HomeBanc Mortgage Corporation et al. *
Led representation of HomeBanc Mortgage Corporation, et al., a home mortgage originator and servicer, in their Chapter 11 cases. Matter pending.

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University v. Hokie Real Estate Inc.
Successfully defended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in trademark infringement litigation against Hokie Real more

Semiconductors & Electronics

Patent infringement litigation for Hitachi and Renesas Technology
Represented Hitachi and Renesas Technology as lead appellate counsel in an appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, more
Patent infringement litigation for Hitachi and Renesas Technology
Represented Hitachi and Renesas Technology as lead appellate counsel in an appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, more
Thorn EMI North America Inc. v. Hyundai Electronics Industries Co. Ltd.
Represented Hyundai Electronics Industries, Co., Ltd., now known as SK hynix Inc., one of the world's largest semiconductor companies, in a patent

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In re Certain Video Displays *
Represented Complainant LG Electronics against Respondents Funai, Vizio and AmTran in patent infringement and importation investigation related to more
Patent litigation related to plasma display panels *
Represented global electronics company as plaintiff and defendant against competitor in a series of infringement cases involving 17 patents related more
International Manufacturing and Engineering Services Company, Ltd. v. Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Company, Ltd. *
Represented defendant Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (SEL) in unfair competition and injurious falsehood case in D. District of Columbia (2006) more
In re Certain Static Random Access Memories *
Represented Complainant Cypress Semiconductor in initial phases of patent infringement and importation investigation related to semiconductor chips.

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Taltwell LLC v. Zonet USA Corp.
Lead counsel for Taltwell Limited Liability Company in patent litigation against Zonet USA Corp. involving patents relating to credit card sized more

Technology & Software

Oracle Corporation and Oracle U.S.A. Inc. v. Parallel Networks LLC
Represented plaintiff Oracle Corporation in an action for declaratory judgment of non-infringement of Parallel Networks' patents relating to dynamic more
Acquisition of gomembers Inc. by CDC Software Corp.
Represented gomembers Inc., a developer of software solutions for member-based organizations, in its acquisition by CDC Software Corp. more
Antitrust analysis for Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (fka Certegy Inc.)
Represented Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (fka Certegy Inc.), a major credit card and check verification company, in connection with more
Acquisition for a large international concessions and construction company
Representing a large international concessions and construction company in an acquisition of a partial interest in a software company owning rights more
Age discrimination litigation against California energy-efficient consulting and software firm
Represented a California-based company in litigation filed in the Middle District of Tennessee by a former employee who claimed that he was more
Counseling tech startups and emerging companies in strategic IP planning
Representing various technology startups and emerging companies in strategic IP planning, protection, management and commercialization. more
Reseller, OEM/VAR arrangements for a disruptive technology company
Representing a disruptive provider of enterprise solid state storage systems in reseller arrangements, OEM/VAR arrangements, patent licensing, and IP  more
Lead Counsel to U.S. Department of Energy Lead Counsel in Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Loan to Ford Motor Company
Acted as U.S. Department of Energy Lead Counsel on the $5.9 billion DOE Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing loan to Ford Motor Company. This more
Advice for educational media startup *
Advised founder of multilingual educational media startup on copyright, trademark and related matters. more
Portfolio development for cloud platform business *
Developed intellectual property portfolio and strategy for startup in the business-to-business cloud platform space as lead of client’s IP Strategy more
In re Certain Video Displays *
Represented Complainant LG Electronics against Respondents Funai, Vizio and AmTran in patent infringement and importation investigation related to more
In re Certain Electronic Devices *
Represented Respondent against Complainant HTC in patent infringement and importation investigation related to smartphones and tablets, particularly more
REC Software USA, Inc. v. Bamboo Solutions Corp. et al. *
Represented defendants Microsoft and SAP in a patent infringement case related to software code assembly and execution. Successfully transferred  more
In re Certain Electronic Devices *
Represented Respondent Samsung against Complainant Ericsson in patent infringement and importation investigation related to smartphones, more
Premier International Associates LLC v. Microsoft Corp. et al. *
Represented defendant LG Electronics in patent infringement case in E.D. Texas (2007) related to media download management. Successfully obtained more
Advice for multinational business software corporation *
Advised $15 billion per year multinational business software corporation on a $10-million multi-patent acquisition to augment portfolio for offensive  more
In re Certain Wireless Devices with 3G Capabilities *
Represented Respondent LG Electronics against Complainant InterDigital Communications in patent infringement and importation investigation of mobile more
In re Certain Unified Communications Systems *
Represented Complainant Microsoft against Respondent Alcatel-Lucent in patent infringement and importation investigation related to computer more
Antor Media Corp. v. Nokia, Inc. et al. *
Represented defendant LG Electronics MobileComm in patent infringement case in E.D. Texas (2005) related to media downloading to mobile devices. more
Counseling for web company *
Counseled web company with more than 100 million hits per month on numerous patent acquisitions, including in-depth due diligence on claim scope and more
FCPA enforcement actions for multi-national energy, healthcare, and technology companies *
Represented large multi-national energy, healthcare, and technology companies in FCPA enforcement actions by the SEC and DOJ related to their more
In re ServInt Corporation *
Represented international Internet service provider in chapter 11 proceeding. Managed all aspects of case including retention, first day motions, more
Brand development and brand protection
Performs not only trademark clearance and application work, but also domestic and international policing, anticounterfeiting, franchising, licensing,  more
Datasci, LLC v. Quintiles Transnational Corp.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Quintiles Transnational Corp. in a patent infringement suit relating to electronic data capture more
Adobe Systems Inc. v. Fritsch
Worked with the Business Software Alliance on an investigation of online dealers in counterfeit software, including auction site dealers. We obtained  more
Taltwell LLC v. Zonet USA Corp.
Lead counsel for Taltwell Limited Liability Company in patent litigation against Zonet USA Corp. involving patents relating to credit card sized more
Tax-free reorganization representation
The firm served as tax counsel to a provider of check authorization and verification services for merchants and of support that enabled financial more
Trademark portfolio management for ESi Acquisition Inc.
Represents ESi Acquisition Inc. in trademark matters, including the provision of domestic and international trademark assistance to protect the more
Intellectual Ventures v. Motorola Mobility LLC
Defending Motorola Mobility LLC in the District of Delaware. Intellectual Ventures filed a patent infringement action against Motorola accusing more
Trademark and copyright advice and counsel for Economic Development Resource Guide
Advice and counsel in areas of patent, trademark and copyright to Economic Development Resource Guide, a provider of state-of-the-art consulting more
MacroSolve Inc. v. United Airlines Inc.
Defending United Airlines in patent infringement case where MacroSolve has accused the United Airline’s use of a mobile services network platform and  more
MicroStrategy Inc. v. Business Objects
Represented Business Objects (Crystal Decisions), an enterprise software company specializing in business intelligence (BI) (acquired by SAP in more
Environmental insurance coverage litigation for a global provider of information technology services and programs *
Represented a global provider of information technology services and programs in multiple environmental insurance coverage cases addressing soil and more

Telecommunications

In re Sea Launch Company LLC *
Represented Sea Launch Company, LLC, a heavy lift satellite launch company, in their Chapter 11 case  in which we successfully reorganized more
Acquisition of BellSouth by AT&T
Served as antitrust counsel and Georgia counsel to BellSouth in its acquisition by AT&T. more Featured
Motorola Mobility v. Intellectual Ventures
We successfully instituted five IPRs against Intellectual Ventures on behalf of Motorola Mobility. Three of these patents related to sending URLs in more Featured
In re Certain Wireless Headsets
Lead counsel for respondents Sennheiser electronics & Co. GmbH and Sennheiser USA in patent investigation involving Bluetooth headphones. Settled  more
Swap of wireless assets between Verizon Wireless and AT&T
Represented AT&T in connection with an exchange transaction with Verizon Wireless in which Verizon transferred cellular licenses, network more
Airwatch LLC Sale to VM Ware
Lead tax advisor for Airwatch LLC in $1.2B disposition to VMWare, including transaction structure, negotiation of tax issues, and intellectual more
AT&T Up-C Transaction
Lead tax advisor for AT&T in structuring a disposition of intellectual property and other business assets to a joint venture structured as an more
ERISA litigation for national communications company
Successfully defended national communications company in litigation by employee seeking short term and long term disability benefits. more
Strategic sale of global IP assets/technology business unit
Representing a major global telecom company in the a high value transaction involving the sale of technology assets and related IP assets, and more
Intellectual Ventures v. Motorola Mobility LLC
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Motorola Mobility, in a lawsuit involving allegations of patent infringement related to mobile phone

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In re Certain Electronic Devices *
Represented Respondent against Complainant HTC in patent infringement and importation investigation related to smartphones and tablets, particularly more
In re Certain Electronic Devices *
Represented Respondent Samsung against Complainant Ericsson in patent infringement and importation investigation related to smartphones, more
Premier International Associates LLC v. Microsoft Corp. et al. *
Represented defendant LG Electronics in patent infringement case in E.D. Texas (2007) related to media download management. Successfully obtained more
In re Certain Wireless Devices with 3G Capabilities *
Represented Respondent LG Electronics against Complainant InterDigital Communications in patent infringement and importation investigation of mobile more
In re Certain Unified Communications Systems *
Represented Complainant Microsoft against Respondent Alcatel-Lucent in patent infringement and importation investigation related to computer more
Antor Media Corp. v. Nokia, Inc. et al. *
Represented defendant LG Electronics MobileComm in patent infringement case in E.D. Texas (2005) related to media downloading to mobile devices. more
Multi-million dollar contribution of qualifying real estate to pension plan transaction
Successfully closed on a multi-million dollar contribution of qualifying real estate to pension plan. The transaction involved hiring and monitoring more
Advised a major Russian telecommunication company *
Advised a major Russian telecommunication company on its establishment of a U.S. entity and entry into the U.S. markets. more
Brand development and brand protection
Performs not only trademark clearance and application work, but also domestic and international policing, anticounterfeiting, franchising, licensing,  more
Trademark portfolio management for ESi Acquisition Inc.
Represents ESi Acquisition Inc. in trademark matters, including the provision of domestic and international trademark assistance to protect the more
Intellectual Ventures v. Motorola Mobility LLC
Defending Motorola Mobility LLC in the District of Delaware. Intellectual Ventures filed a patent infringement action against Motorola accusing more
Patent litigation for national intellectual property company
Representing patent holder in patent infringement litigation on wireless telecommunications patents related to mobile phone synchronization, random more

Transportation

Zodiac North America, Inc. v. Ontario Ltd.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Zodiac North America, a worldwide manufacturer of pool and recreational products, in an enforcement more
Bridge project for construction company
Represented the general contractor on a multimillion dollar bridge project with a formwork supplier. Delays in defects in the forms had a significant  more
Race Discrimination and Retaliation Litigation
Represented a major defense contractor in a lawsuit in which an employee claimed that he failed to receive certain promotions or job transfers more Featured
Miller Industries Inc. divestiture.
Represented Miller Industries Inc. in its divestiture. more
U.S. District Court action on behalf of transportation company
Represented transportation company in a U.S. District Court jury trial involving the IRS’ challenge of the per diem plan for reimbursing drivers for more
U.S. v. General Dynamics and Newport News Shipbuilding *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. more
Pacific Division Transfer Case (United Airlines’ acquisition of Pan Am’s Pacific Division) *
Tried case on behalf of U.S. Department of Justice involving Pacific Division Transfer Case (United Airlines’ acquisition of Pan Am’s Pacific more
Representation of AirTran Airlines Inc. in dispute with insurer *
Obtained favorable settlement for liabilities arising out of the crash of a ValuJet plane in the Florida Everglades. AirTran Airlines Inc. v. more
Amici curiae for Federal Express Corporation *
Served as appellate counsel for amici curiae in support of a successful challenge in the Alabama Supreme Court to the practice of ex parte class certification. more
Asbestos-related claims for major automotive parts manufacturer *
Represented a major automotive parts manufacturer to secure millions of dollars in insurance coverage for asbestos-related claims. more
Wage and hour litigation for national logistics company
Successfully defended a national logistics company in a lawsuit alleging violations of FLSA, wage and hour laws. more
Mack Trucks, Inc. and Volvo Group North America, LLC
Represented Mack Trucks Inc. and Volvo Group North America, LLC in a successful challenge to interim non-conformance penalty regulations adopted by

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Mack Trucks, Inc. and Volvo Group North America, LLC
Represented Mack Trucks Inc. and Volvo Group North America, LLC in a successful challenge to final non-conformance penalty regulations adopted by EPA

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Mack Trucks, Inc. and Volvo Powertrain Corporation *
Represented Mack Trucks, Inc. and Volvo Powertrain Corporation in successful challenge to low-NOx engine reflash regulations adopted by the

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Insurance coverage claims for Fortune 500 automotive retailer *
Represented a Fortune 500 automotive retailer seeking insurance coverage for claims involving class actions related to unfair and deceptive more
In re Monarch Mfg. Inc.
Represented manufacturing company in case pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. The firm evaluated and  more
Insurance coverage litigation for manufacturer of automotive parts *
Represented a manufacturer of automotive parts in coverage litigation regarding asbestos liabilities. more
Representation of Caterpillar Inc. *
Obtained favorable settlement for Caterpillar Inc. in action seeking substantial damages arising out of breach of a long-term requirements contract more
Representation of Dana Corporation *
Served as trial counsel for Dana Corporation in a series of individual, multiparty and class actions seeking to hold Dana vicariously liable for

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Tax advice regarding acquisition structures
Provided support to a maker of recovery and towing vehicles in planning and implementing its towing operation acquisition program, including planning  more
Representation of Rockwell International Corp. *
Served as trial and appellate counsel for Rockwell International Corporation in action seeking to hold Rockwell liable for alleged contractual more
Trademark and copyright advice and counsel for Economic Development Resource Guide
Advice and counsel in areas of patent, trademark and copyright to Economic Development Resource Guide, a provider of state-of-the-art consulting more
MacroSolve Inc. v. United Airlines Inc.
Defending United Airlines in patent infringement case where MacroSolve has accused the United Airline’s use of a mobile services network platform and  more
Negotiated rights of way and siding agreements for one of the nation’s premier transportation companies
Negotiated rights of way and siding agreements for one of the nation’s premier transportation companies and others in connection with construction of  more Featured
ERISA representation of major airline
Represented major airline in ERISA case resulting in employer-favorable decision in Northern District of Georgia. more
ERISA representation of major airline
Represented major airline in ERISA case resulting in employer-favorable decision in Northern District of Georgia. more
In re Bill Heard Enterprises Inc., et al.
Represented the Official Committee of one of the largest sellers of Chevrolet vehicles in the United States in their cases filed in the Northern more Featured

Utilities & Power Systems

$300 million corporate bond offering for AGL Resources Inc.
Represented AGL Resources Inc. in its SEC-registered public offering of $300 million principal amount of 5.25% senior notes due 2019. The offering more
Corporate bond offering "reopening" for AGL Resources Inc.
Represented AGL Resources Inc., a Fortune 1000 energy services holding company and parent company of Atlanta Gas Light, in an underwritten more
United States v. Aluminum Co. of Am. and Reynolds Metal Co. *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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U.S. v. General Dynamics and Newport News Shipbuilding *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. more
U.S. v. General Electric and Honeywell *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice and a senior official who decided to bring the case. more
Pacific Division Transfer Case (United Airlines’ acquisition of Pan Am’s Pacific Division) *
Tried case on behalf of U.S. Department of Justice involving Pacific Division Transfer Case (United Airlines’ acquisition of Pan Am’s Pacific more
United States v. Smith Int'l and Schlumberger Ltd. *
Supervised investigation, case and trial on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice in a case involving contempt of a merger decree.

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Project finance of U.S. energy generator *
Represented a large U.S. energy generator in connection with its energy regulations compliance program and project finance of a conventional energy more
Lead Counsel to U.S. Department of Energy Lead Counsel in Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Loan to Ford Motor Company
Acted as U.S. Department of Energy Lead Counsel on the $5.9 billion DOE Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing loan to Ford Motor Company. This more
Lead Counsel to U.S. Department of Energy in Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Loan to Tesla Motors
Acted as U.S. Department of Energy Lead Counsel and architect of the innovative $465 million DOE Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Loan to more
Development and project finance of a pellet manufacturer
Representing a U.S. biomass pellet company in the closing of a $2 million Convertible Note. more
$335 million financing for a 541 MW power plant in Baja California, Mexico *
Represented ABB Energy Ventures and Nissho Iwai Corporation (now Sojitz Corporation) sponsors in connection with the development and financing of a more
Negotiations with potential equity investors *
Advised Cenpower, developer of IPP in Ghana, on negotiations with potential equity investors more
Development and project finance of a woody and grass biomass-to-ethanol project
Advising a U.S. advanced biofuel company in the project financing of a woody and grass biomass-to-ethanol project that includes financing by the USDA. more
Development and project finance of an enhanced oil recovery technology
Representing a major U.S. oil company in commercializing a new enhanced oil recovery technology using carbon capture utilization and storage from more
Development and project finance of an algae-to-biofuel project
Representing a U.S. company in commercializing a new algae-to-biofuel technology. more
Development and project finance of a biomass-to-torrefied pellets project
Representing a U.S. project developer in a $30-million project to build and operate a torrefaction facility using sugarcane bagasse as feedstock in more
Development and project finance of waste-to-biofuel project
Representing an advanced biofuels company in fats, oil, and grease municipal waste-to-biofuel project in Georgia. more
Development and project finance of natural gas storage and liquefaction projects
Advising a U.S. energy developer in a joint venture with a global upstream company to develop projects in North and South America for natural gas more
Development and project finance of a biomass to bio-fuel project
Representing a U.S. joint venture of a U.S. biofuels company and major U.S. independent oil corporation in the project finance of a $250 million, 50 more
Development and project finance of a natural gas-to-methanol-to-drop-in gasoline project
Representing a U.S. energy developer in the project finance of a natural gas-to-methanol-to-drop-in gasoline project. Investors include a major U.S. more
Development and project finance of $1.2 billion waste-to-biofuel projects
Representing a U.S. company in the project finance of two $1.2 billion waste-to-biofuel projects in Massachusetts and California. more
Development and project finance of a clean coal technology
Representing a multi-national R&D company in commercializing a beneficiation and polygeneration clean coal technology, which includes pursuing more
Development of a joint venture to integrate biofuels in race car competitions
Representing a membership organization in a joint venture with a race car association to integrate biofuels and green energy in car racing. more
Development and project finance of a renewable biopower project
Advising a U.S. company in structuring and project financing a biomass-to-biodiesel project that includes generating, interconnecting, and selling more
Joint venture operation for British energy service company *
Advised a British energy service company on its joint venture to operate in Sub-Saharan Africa. more
Acquire and dispose of assets for U.S. power marketer *
Counseled a U.S. power marketer on a series of transactions to acquire and dispose of assets. more
Corporate governance issues for U.S. power pool *
Represented a U.S. power pool in connection with corporate governance issues and agreements in a disposition of assets. more
Series of transactions for British energy firm *
Represented a large British energy firm in connection with a series of transactions to acquire a portfolio of natural gas agreements in the U.S. more
Multi-billion euro securities exchange transaction for Russian energy corporation *
Represented a large Russian energy corporation in a multi-billion euro securities exchange transaction with a major Spanish energy company. more
Multi-million dollar sale of assets for U.S. energy company *
Advised a U.S. energy company on its multi-million dollar sale of assets. more
Federal rate-setting dispute for U.S. energy coalition *
Advised a U.S. energy coalition, comprised of independent utility companies, in connection with a federal rate-setting dispute. more
FCPA enforcement actions for multi-national energy, healthcare, and technology companies *
Represented large multi-national energy, healthcare, and technology companies in FCPA enforcement actions by the SEC and DOJ related to their more
Renewable power and biofuels grants and energy loan award transactions for energy companies *
Represented more than 15 U.S. and European energy companies in renewable power and advanced biofuels grants and energy loan guarantee award more
Qualification of a renewable gasoline fuel and feedstock pathways *
Represented a U.S. advanced biofuel client in the qualification of new fuel and feedstock pathways for renewable gasoline and biodiesel at more
Acquisition of a biodiesel facility in India for a U.S. venture capital client *
Represented a U.S. venture capital client in the acquisition, finance, and conversion of a vegetable oil processing plant into a 50 million gallon more
5,125 solar-powered water purification units manufactured for U.S. oil trading company *
Represented a U.S. oil trading company in the manufacture of 5,125 solar-powered water purification units for installation in India, Greece, and more
Development and project finance of 100 MW solar power project for U.S. corporation *
Represented a U.S. solar corporation in the development and project finance of a 100 MW solar power project in India. more
Geothermal power projects for U.S. corporation *
Representing a U.S. geothermal corporation in the development and project finance of geothermal power projects in Kenya, the U.S. Virgin Islands, more
DARPA R&D grant for U.S. energy company *
Represented a U.S. energy company in securing a DARPA R&D grant for a new alcohol-to-jet certification. more
$150 million project financing for U.S. wind developer in Kenya, Africa *
Representing a U.S. wind developer in the project financing of a 60 MW, $150 million total project cost, wind power project in Kenya, Africa. more
Series A equity investment for two U.S. and European funds *
Represented two major U.S. and European funds in their Series A equity investment into a Mauritius hydroelectric holding company for further more
U.S. biomass pathway for U.S. advanced biofuels company *
Representing a U.S. advanced biofuels company in the creation of a U.S. biomass pathway. more
Series A funding and bridge loan for biopower company *
Representing a U.S. biopower developer in a $1.5 million Series A equity funding and $750,000 bridge loan. more
Equipment finance for micro wind turbine manufacturer *
Representing a micro wind turbine manufacturer in a 1,500-unit equipment finance in India. more
Project finance of the 2,600 MW LNG-fired Dabhol power project in India *
Represented a major U.S. construction company in the project finance of the 2,600 MW LNG-fired Dabhol power project, LNG port, two LNG regasification  more
Investment into biodiesel facility in India for private equity company *
Represented a major Indian private equity company in its investment into a 30 million gallon per year biodiesel facility in India—the second more
Project financing of geothermal power projects in Africa *
Representing a U.S. geothermal developer in the project financing of a series of geothermal power projects in Kenya, Africa. more
$2 billion project financing for U.S. energy company in gas-to-liquid project in Nigeria, Africa *
Representing a U.S. energy company in the project financing of a $2 billion natural gas-to-liquids project with related processing units, pipelines more
USDA conditional loan guarantees for U.S.-based refineries *
Represented 12 out of 12 U.S. and foreign energy company clients to the exclusion of all FY2010 and FY2011 applicants in reaching the finals and then  more
$250 million project financing for advanced bio-refinery in Costa Rica *
Representing a U.S. joint venture of a U.S. biofuels company and major U.S. independent oil corporation in the project finance of a $250 more
Biomass-to-power facilities acquisition for U.S. biopower company *
Represented a public U.S. biopower company in the acquisition of 1.5 MW and 18 MW biomass-to-power facilities in India. more
Formation of solar power storage investment fund *
Representing a U.S. energy company in the development and structuring of a $25 million solar power storage investment fund. more
EPA qualified biomass feedstock pathway for U.S. advanced biofuels companies *
Representing a consortium of U.S. advanced biofuels companies in the creation of an EPA qualified biomass feedstock pathway between Canada and the more
Litigation involving takings and breach of contract claims for twelve privately owned “drainage districts”
Represented twelve privately owned “drainage districts” along the upper Mississippi and Missouri Rivers in challenging the U.S. Army Corps of more
Clean Water Act for national real estate development company
Successfully defended the water and wastewater utility division of a major national real estate development company in Clean Water Act enforcement more
State tax structuring advice for wholesale energy marketer
Advised a leading North American wholesale energy marketer regarding the optimal state tax structure for use in connection with a purchase and more

Water & Wastewater

Federal Clean Water Act litigation for Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation
Served as lead counsel for Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation in a case that arose from allegations by Fairfax County, Virginia that waste water more Featured
Rose Acre Farms, Inc. v. North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Water Quality
Rose Acre Farms, Inc. challenged several proposed water quality requirements contained in a draft operating permit to be issued by the North Carolina  more Featured
5,125 solar-powered water purification units manufactured for U.S. oil trading company *
Represented a U.S. oil trading company in the manufacture of 5,125 solar-powered water purification units for installation in India, Greece, and more
Donation and installation of five solar-powered water treatment units in Haitian hospitals *
Represented a small U.S. water treatment company in the donation and installation of five solar-powered water treatment units in Haitian hospitals as  more
Clean Water Act for national real estate development company
Successfully defended the water and wastewater utility division of a major national real estate development company in Clean Water Act enforcement more

 

ERISA litigation for soft drink manufacturer
Represented a Fortune 100 company benefit plan administrator in ERISA case involving over-payments to plan beneficiary. more
Divorce and succession (probate) cases for Katrina victims
Supervised UNC Law Students, who traveled to New Orleans to volunteer for the New Orleans Pro Bono Project, on divorce and succession (probate) cases. more
Negotiation with Federal Trade Commission for publicly-traded, consumer retail company
Successfully represented a publicly-traded, consumer retail company by persuading the Federal Trade Commission not to bring a case which would have more Featured
U.S. Tax Court action on equity swap/private annuity issue
Represented taxpayer in connection with IRS challenge under section 72 of an exchange of equity swap instrument for a private annuity involving U.S. more
Carlotta Amson v. Hormel HealthLabs Inc. et al.
Lead counsel for Hormel Foods Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, in unfair competition case which resulted in preliminary injunction to more
Sale of a privately-held ladies intimate apparel manufacturer
Represented a leading privately-held label manufacturer of ladies intimate apparel in the sale to an Israeli-based company. more Featured
Financing of acquisition made by Reynolds American
Represented Reynolds American Inc. in obtaining $2.1 billion of credit facilities to finance its acquisition of the Conwood Company. more Featured
U.S. Tax Court action on reasonable compensation issue
Represented consolidated company in connection with an IRS challenge regarding the deductibility of compensation paid under section 162. The U.S. Tax  more
Sara Lee Corp. v. Kayser-Roth Corp.
Represented the manufacturer of L’eggs® pantyhose in action to enjoin use of LEG LOOKS® mark on re-designed packaging. The Fourth Circuit reversed more Featured
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals action on foreign currency contract
Represented taxpayer involving interpretation of “foreign currency contract” under section 1256. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals found in favor of more
U.S. Tax Court action on reasonableness of compensation
Represented corporate taxpayer in section 162 reasonable compensation issue paid to executive. more
IRS examinations of 401(k) and other retirement plans
Represented employers with respect to IRS examinations of 401(k) and other types of retirement plans. more
Georgia Department of Revenue actions
Represented multiple taxpayers in residency and other income tax disputes with the Georgia Department of Revenue. more
IRS challenge of ESOP
Represented employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) in examination by IRS over qualification of ESOP under section 401 and applicable regulations. more
U.S. Tax Court action on contribution to employee benefits plan
Represented taxpayer against IRS challenge of whether contributions to employee benefits plan were allowable. more
U.S. Tax Court action on built-in-gains tax
Represented corporate taxpayer on IRS challenge of built-in-gains tax liability from conversion of C-corporation to S-corporation. more
IRS Examination of transfer pricing issues
Represented corporate taxpayer in examination by IRS of transfer pricing issues associated with sale of business assets to Irish company. more
Washington State tax credit action
Represented corporate taxpayer in challenge by state of Washington over state tax credits. more
California Franchise Tax Board actions
Represented multiple taxpayers in disputes with the Franchise Tax Board, including examinations and collection matters. more
North Carolina sales tax action
Represented corporate taxpayer in sales tax dispute before the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings. more
U.S. Tax Court cases involving collection actions
Represented numerous corporate and individual taxpayers in collection actions under sections 6320 and 6330 involving liens and levies. more
U.S. Tax Court action involving real estate development company
Represented taxpayer on IRS challenge of losses taken on real estate development activities under section 469 and related authorities. more
U.S. District Court action on economic substance of multiple foreign & domestic investments
Represented fund-of-funds in two-week trial involving economic substance of multiple transactions and IRS imposition of accuracy-related penalties. more
U.S. Tax Court action on partnership versus nonpartnership items & jurisdictional issues
Represented multiple taxpayers in connection with challenges by IRS on proposed adjustments to partnership and nonpartnership items. Cases generally more
More than ten Tax Court cases involving valuation of closely-held business
Represented more than ten estates and donors in connection with IRS challenges of the value of a closely-held business interest for estate or gift more
U.S. Tax Court action on estate and generation-skipping taxation of private annuity
Represented estate in connection with IRS challenge of private annuity between deceased-grandfather and grandchildren. Case involved IRS assertion of  more
U.S. Tax Court action regarding value of tangible & intangible property of historical figure
Represented taxpayer in IRS challenge of the value of a historical figure’s writings and related intellectual property rights. more
U.S. Tax Court actions on claims against estates
Represented multiple estates involving IRS challenge of deductibility of claims against the estate under section 2053 and applicable regulations. more
U.S. Tax Court action on AMT & qualified plans contribution
Represented taxpayers in IRS challenge of contributions to retirement plan by company and assertion of alternative minimum tax liability. IRS fully more
U.S. Tax Court action on captive insurance issue
Represented corporation in connection with IRS challenge of deductibility of premium payments made to captive insurance company under section 831. more
U.S. District Court action against IRS’ motion to compel tax attorney's files
Defended taxpayer in U.S. District Court against IRS’ motion to compel transactional tax attorney's notes and related files. IRS motion to compel more
IRS Appeals Office action on back-up withholding liability
Represented large corporate taxpayer on IRS assertion that back-up withholding applied with regards to failure to properly file information returns. more
U.S. Tax Court action involving CRUT
Represented estate in challenge by IRS of proper taxation associated with formation of charitable remainder unitrust. more
U.S. Tax Court action on challenge of purchase price for business interest
Represented large parent LLC and sub-LLCs involving challenge by IRS of purchase price paid for interest in parent LLC and related issues under more
International tax compliance and disclosure representation for high net wealth individual
Represented high net wealth individual with undisclosed foreign assets on U.S. tax compliance issues, including Foreign Bank Account Reporting and more
U.S. Tax Court action on behalf of bank involving OREO costs
Represented national-chartered bank in a case of first impression against IRS challenge of the reporting of deductions by the bank of OREO costs more
U.S. Tax Court action determining civil income tax liability after criminal conviction on tax charges
Represented executive in civil tax case to determine the income tax liability associated with the executive’s conviction of filing of a false return more
Motion to Compel in U.S. District Court on behalf of hedge fund
Filed Motion to Compel to obtain files of IRS personnel, withheld by the IRS on attorney-client and deliberative process privilege grounds. Court more
U.S. Tax Court litigation for large closely-held consolidated group of C corporations
Represented consolidated group of corporations in U.S. Tax Court litigation involving the personal holding company tax, accumulated earnings, medical  more
Counsel for International Corporation on the tax implications of expanding operations into the United States
Advised international corporate client regarding expansion into the United States market by providing analysis of the tax consequences of the various  more
Employment Tax dispute for large publicly-held C corporation
Represented large publicly-held corporation against the IRS in an employment tax dispute involving Form 1099 filing and reporting obligations, more
U.S. Tax Court action on behalf of consolidated group of C corporations with multiple business lines
Represented corporation and its subsidiaries in IRS challenge of accumulated earnings, personal holding company status, medical reimbursement plan, more
Insurance coverage litigation for a supplier regarding losses resulting from cyclone in Madagascar *
Represented a supplier of mint oils, vanilla beans and other products in litigation regarding coverage for property damage, business interruption, more
Invalidated competitor patents to atomization devices in IPR *
Counselled petitioner ScentAir in 2013 inter partes review challenging validity as to two patents of competitor Prolitec related to liquid more
Won competitor-on-competitor patent litigation over atomization devices *
Defended ScentAir against competitor Prolitec in E.D. Wisconsin patent infringement case filed in 2012 related to commercial scent diffusion products

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U.S. District Court action challenging IRS summons
Defended national insulation corporation in U.S. District Court against IRS summons enforcement for documents and information in possession of third more
U.S. Tax Court conservation easement action for national home-building business and owner
Represented large homebuilder against IRS challenge of multiple conservation easements and other charitable contributions under section 170. more
U.S. Tax Court action on behalf of hedge fund specializing in foreign exchange related investments
In a TEFRA proceeding, represented hedge fund in challenge by IRS on the economic substance of investments and allocation of partnership income and more
U.S. Tax Court action on behalf of corporate executive who received erroneous multiple Form 1099s
Represented corporate executive against IRS’ 'naked' assessment on duplicative Form 1099s under section 61. IRS conceded case before trial. Section more
U.S. Tax Court action on merger issue for insurance company
Represented company against IRS challenge of tax implications of alleged failed tax-deferred “A” merger under section 368, resulting a full more
Advise employers regarding independent contractor issues
Advise clients regarding classification of workforce as employees and independent contractors. Represent clients in investigations by Department of more
Draft policies for employers
Regularly draft employee handbooks and other personnel policies for employers. more
In re Certain Laser Abraded Denim Garments
Defended Levi Strauss & Co. in a patent infringement and importation investigation, related to laser-fading of denim, against 17 global clothing more
Insurance recovery representation of high-end fashion retailer
Lead counsel for high-end fashion retailer in an ongoing insurance coverage dispute arising out of high stakes litigation that one of our client’s more
Pro bono representation
Ms. Michael was part of a team of firm attorneys who developed a series of webinars with the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program’s Community Economic more
Insurance recovery for national distributor of sports drinks and related products
Lead counsel in seeking insurance coverage for losses incurred in connection with a nationwide consumer class action litigation filed in the United more
Insurance recovery for international media and marketing solutions company
Lead counsel for client in insurance coverage dispute with errors and omissions insurer regarding losses incurred in connection with nationwide class  more
Insurance recovery for major retailer of specialty home furnishings
Lead counsel in ongoing, high profile coverage litigation for losses incurred in several class actions cases filed in California, New Jersey and more
Intellectual Property Partnership
Advised Fortune 50 manufacturer on U.S. partnership issues in the transfer of certain intellectual property to an offshore partnership. more
Lead discovery counsel involving global retailer’s IP portfolio
Served as lead discovery counsel for a global retailer in U.S. and international intellectual property litigation matters that covered the retailer’s  more
Financing and licensing of cloud technology platform for product sales
Represented one of the largest optical retailer in financing and sourcing of cloud based technology platform for product sales. more
Intercompany IP planning
Representing a retail brand in intercompany IP planning in connection with its globally expanding footprint. more
IP monetization involving patent-backed credit facility and revenue share arrangement
Represented a public company in multiple IP commercialization arrangements, including strategic patent portfolio backed financing and revenue share more
Cargill, Inc. v. Canbra Foods Ltd., Dow Agrosciences Canada Inc., and Dow Agrosciences LLC. *
Represented plaintiff-patentee Cargill in complex Markman hearing and jury trial in D. Oregon (2003) related to high stability canola oil, more
Representation concerning the Build-Lease-Transfer Mexico legal structure *
Advised Alstom Power (Paris, France) and Rosarito Power (Mexico) concerning the Build-Lease-Transfer Mexico legal structure and how such a structure more
Successfully placed Mayer Brown on the International Finance Corporation legal panel *
Successfully placed Mayer Brown on the International Finance Corporation legal panel through a rigorous competitive process more
adidas America, Inc. and adidas AG v. Herbalife International, Inc.
Lead counsel on behalf of adidas America Inc. and adidas AG in trademark infringement litigation against Herbalife International involving the more
Development and preparation of bids, in excess of $1 billion, for coal fired and natural gas fired generating assets *
Represented DTE Energy in all aspects of development and preparation of bids, in excess of $1 billion, for coal fired and natural gas fired more
Consulting services on alter ego and fraudulent transfer theories
Provided consulting services regarding alter ago and fraudulent transfer theories. more
Qualification of new feedstock pathways for advanced biofuels at EPA
Representing a U.S. advanced biofuel client in the qualification of new fuel and feedstock pathways for biofuel and biodiesel at the U.S. EPA. more
Owens v. Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co.
Defended Pepsi Bottler against claim that wholesaling restrictions to prevent transshipment violate state unfair trade practice laws. N.C. Supreme more
United States of America v. Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co.
Defense counsel for accused company and its principal in a criminal price-fixing action. Jury verdict for Defendants of not guilty. United States  more
Children custody issue for pro bono client *
Successfully assisted an aunt in obtaining custody of two children whose mother is terminally ill. more
Grandparent adoption *
Successfully assisted a grandmother in obtaining custody of two of her grandchildren. more
J. Christopher Burch v. Tory Burch LLC et al.
Served as IP counsel in a case in the Delaware Chancery Court. Represented fashion design house, Tory Burch, LLC which brought claims against a more
Filed U.S. Tax Court actions (4) on behalf of shareholders of C-corporation
Filed U.S. Tax Court actions (4) on behalf of shareholders of C-corporation.  IRS asserted qualified dividends from alleged benefits more
Logan v. Burgers' Ozark County Cured Hams Inc.
Defended Sara Lee Corporation against claim of patent infringement on process for spiral slicing boneless ham. Negotiated joint defense agreement more
In re Toshoku America Inc. *
Represented debtor corporation that was the largest subsidiary of a Japanese trading corporation. The parent corporation was involved in a Japanese more
In re Credit-Based Asset Servicing and Securitization LLC
Represented indenture trustee of over $200 million of trust preferred securities in liquidation of servicing and securitization company. In re more
In re Collezione Europa USA Inc.
Represented largest unsecured creditor in Chapter 11 of importer and distributor of home furnishings. more
In re Consolidated Horticulture Group LLC
Represented liquidating trustee in bankruptcy of wholesale nursery. In re Consolidated Horticulture Group, LLC, No. 10-13308 (Bankr. D.  more
In re Majestic Capital Ltd.
Represented indenture trustee in bankruptcy of insurance holding company. In re Majestic Capital, Ltd., No. 11-36225 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.). more
Restaurant franchisor antitrust action
Represented a restaurant franchisor in defending against antitrust action alleging, among other things, vertical price fixing and Robinson-Patman Act  more
Litigation for major livestock company
Represented a major livestock producer located in Illinois in a public and private nuisance lawsuit filed in Illinois state court. The plaintiffs more
Strategic sale of plan's company stock
Represented a New York Stock Exchange listed company to design and implement a multifaceted strategy to convince the heavily union more
Appellate litigation win for District Attorney's office
Successfully authored a winning brief on behalf of the Manhattan District Attorney's office regarding impeachment of defendant at trial. more
Environmental litigation for Tennessee-based livestock producer
Represents a number of entities related to a large livestock producer in Tennessee and Kentucky all of whom were defendants in a multi-count class more
State tax litigation for leading furniture rental company
Represented one of the leading furniture rental and rent-to-own companies in the United States in Georgia income tax litigation upholding the tax more
Health and welfare employee benefits for a national beverage manufacturer
Represented a national beverage manufacturer in conducting an ERISA, COBRA and HIPAA privacy and security compliance audit of its health and welfare more Featured
Establishment of an U.S. franchise system for Ecowash Mobile
Represented Ecowash Mobile, an Australian car wash franchisor, in the establishment of a franchise system of mobile car washes in the United States. more Featured
Breach of fiduciary duty claims for directors and officers of a senior living facility
Represented directors and officers of a publicly traded company managing senior living facilities in a derivative action asserted by minority more Featured
Insurance litigation for Aviva USA Corporation
Represented Aviva USA Corporation and several affiliates (collectively, "Aviva”) in high-stakes litigation against a number of their professional more
Represented a national beverage manufacturer in a USERRA audit
Successfully represented a national beverage manufacturer in a DOL USERRA audit of its defined benefit pension plan. more
Legitimation proceeding for an indigent client
Represented an indigent client in legitimation proceeding in North Carolina Superior Court for three minor children where the client married after more
Executive benefits structure for a Fortune 500 fast food operator
Prepared provisions for qualified and non-qualified plans to implement a benefits structure for executives transferring between international and more Featured
Regulatory health plan compliance for several publicly traded corporations
Represented several publicly traded corporations in designing and implementing Affordable Care Act and HIPAA privacy and security operational and more Featured
Insurance recovery for individual whose Tibetan coin dies and gold bullion coins were stolen
Successfully handled insurance claim for an individual whose Tibetan coin dies and gold bullion coins were stolen. We revealed that the law in more
Counsel to industry trade organization in retail industry
The firm served as general counsel and antitrust counsel to industry trade organization in retail industry. more
Breach of fiduciary duty action against corporate officers
Represented shareholders of closely held corporation in action for breach of fiduciary duty against corporate officers. more
Insurance litigation for major provider of back office services for residential housing industry.
Lead counsel for major provider of back office services for residential housing industry regarding insurance coverage with respect to claims of more
Insurance recovery litigation for Aviva USA Corporation
Represented Aviva USA Corporation and a number of subsidiaries in another high-stakes lawsuit filed against several insurers seeking recovery of more
Litigation of employment issues
Litigated cases in state and federal courts and administrative agencies involving all manner of employment discrimination, breach of contract, wage more
Disability compensation and benefits for low income veteran
Successfully challenged the Department of Veterans Affairs to reinstate disability compensation and benefits for a low income veteran with 25 years more
Corporate spin-off
Represented client in connection with a corporate spin-off, the firm obtained a first-of-its-kind prohibited transaction exemption to permit our more
Investigation for a corporation in response to shareholder demand letter
Conducted investigation for Special Committee of the Board of Directors of a corporation in response to shareholder demand letter. more Featured
Negotiation of the sale of area representative rights for a fast casual restaurant chain
Advised a fast casual restaurant chain on the negotiation of the sale of area representative rights and drafted related license agreements. more

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Experience Highlights

Complex coverage matters involving environmental losses for city
Served as lead counsel for a New England city government with respect to complex coverage matters involving environmental and other liabilities and more
Global manufacturing and distribution for textile company
Representing a textile and fabric printing company in a global manufacturing and distribution arrangement for proprietary fabric printing systems. more
Drafting of a new electricity law, passed by Parliament, to facilitate private sector investment in the Sierra Leone electric sector.
Engaged by the World Bank, advised the Government of Sierra Leone on the restructuring and reforms to its electric sector. Drafted a new electricity more
Representation in connection with a $136 million financing for a 240 MW power plant in Monterrey, Mexico
Represented the Inter-American Development Bank and Société Genérale in a $136 million financing for 240 MW power plant in Monterrey, Mexico. more