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$210.7 million merger between Pulaski Financial Corporation and First Busey Corporation
Served as counsel to Pulaski Financial Corporation, a retail and commercial bank in the Midwest U.S., in its merger with First Busey Corporation, a more
$70.4 million merger between Ameriana Bank and First Merchants Corporation
Served as counsel to Ameriana Bancorp, a bank holding company for Ameriana Bank based in New Castle, Indiana, in its $70.4 million merger with First more
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
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
Issuer’s counsel in a $6.1 million initial public offering
Represented the issue in a $6.1 million public offering undertaken in connection with the mutual-to-stock conversion and holding company formation by  more
Trademark litigation for Lexington Home Brands
The firm represented Lexington Home Brands, a global manufacturer and marketer of distinctive home furnishings, in connection with the enforcement of  more
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
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
Acquisition of a majority interest in Bank of Virginia by private investor group
Represented a private investor group in forming a bank holding company, making a majority investment in Bank of Virginia and conducting a private more
Acquisition of Earthstar Bank by Polonia Bank
Represented Polonia Bank in acquiring certain assets and liabilities of the former Earthstar Bank from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in $1.2 billion public offering
Represented the underwriters, led by Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $1.2 billion public offering by Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. more
Nisqually Indian Tribe v. Christine Gregoire, et al.
Successfully represented Billy Frank Jr. and Frank’s Landing Indian Community in contract litigation dispute. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals  more Case Study
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
Masterfile Corporation v. Development Partners Inc.
Served as lead counsel for Masterfile Corporation, a stock photography licensing company, in copyright infringement litigation against a company that  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
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $40 million public offering of common stock
Represented underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the follow-on public offering of $40 million in common stock by Orrstown Financial 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
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
Counsel to West Virginia not-for-profit in contractual dispute
Represented a West Virginia not-for-profit owner in the defense of claims from a general contractor and the prosecution of claims on behalf of the 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
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in the $11.3 million follow-on public offering of common stock
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O’Neill + Partners L.P., in the $11.3 million follow-on public offering of common stock by Provident Financial more
More than 100 cases to grand juries as an Assistant District Attorney *
Presented more than 100 cases to grand juries of New York County as an Assistant District Attorney. more
$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
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
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
Summary judgment for E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co.
Served as lead counsel on behalf of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company against claims for misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair trade more Featured
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
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $28 million follow-on public offering of common stock by Smithtown Bancorp, Inc. more
Corporate and securities matters for a Maryland financial institution
Represents a Maryland-based financial institution in a wide variety of corporate and securities matters, including its IPO and advice on public more
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
Franchise counseling for Primrose Schools
Counseling Primrose Schools Franchising Company on federal and state franchise regulatory and compliance matters, including drafting Franchise more
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
Acquisition of a controlling interest in a bank holding company for a private equity group
Represented a private equity group in the acquisition of a controlling interest in a South Carolina bank holding company. more
In re: Teflon products liability litigation
Jointly represented DuPont in the “Teflon” multi-district consumer fraud litigation. The multi-district litigation consolidated over 24

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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
Regulatory enforcement advice for a federal savings bank
Advised a federal savings bank on regulatory enforcement matters. more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $3.8 public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $3.8 million initial public offering by St. Joseph Bancorp, Inc. more
Counsel to Conneaut Savings Bank in connection with its reorganization into the mutual holding company structure
Counsel to Conneaut Savings Bank in connection with its reorganization into a three-tier federal mutual holding company structure and the election by  more
Issuance of securities under TARP Capital Purchase Program for a Maryland bank holding company
Represented a Maryland bank holding company in its issuance of securities under the TARP Capital Purchase Program. more
Issuance of securities pursuant to the TARP Capital Purchase Program for Provident Bankshares Corp.
Represented Provident Bankshares Corporation in one of the earliest completed TARP transactions, the  issuance of $151.0 million of  preferred stock more
Acquisition for First Citizens National Bank
Represented First Citizens National Bank in an acquisition of a branch office, assumption of deposits and loan purchase. 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
Securities, M&A and Tax for James River Coal Co.
Represented James River Coal, an Appalachian coal mining company headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, in its efforts to raise capital for improving more FeaturedCase Study
Intellectual property due diligence in multimillion dollar asset purchase for Dominion Enterprises
Provided due diligence on patents and related software systems and products for a multimillion dollar asset purchase by Dominion Enterprises, a 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
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
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
Underwriter's counsel for Stifel Nicolaus Corp. in a $27.7 initial public offering
Represented the underwriter, Stifel Nicolaus Corp., in the $27.7 public offering by Malvern Federal Bancorp, Inc. 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
Post-closure and permitting disputes litigation for construction and demolition landfill *
Represented construction and demolition landfill in litigation relating to post-closure and permitting disputes in Virginia trial court. more
Multiple financings by Provident Bankshares Corporation
Represented Provident Bankshares Corporation in its $64.8 million private placement of convertible preferred stock and common stock and a $50 million  more Featured
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
Preferred securities issuance pursuant to TARP
Represented Maryland financial institution in issuance of preferred securities pursuant to the U.S. Treasury's Troubled Asset Relief Program. more
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
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
Mutual to stock conversion of First Federal Savings Bank and IPO for First Advantage Bancorp
Represented First Federal Savings Bank, a federally chartered savings bank headquartered in Clarksville, Tennessee, in its mutual to stock conversion  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
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
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
Branch acquisition by Marshfield Savings Bank
Represented Marshfield Savings Bank in its acquisition of two branch offices and related deposits from Associated Bank. more
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
Mutual holding company reorganization for Walden Federal Savings Bank and related $10.7 million IPO for Hometown Bancorp Inc.
Represented Walden Federal Savings and Loan Association in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $10.7 million initial public more
Conducted internal corporate investigation for a Maryland bank
Conducted internal corporate investigation for a financial institution and negotiated a consent to the issuance of a cease and desist order with the more Featured
Suffolk Construction Company v. Interface Flooring Systems, et al.
Successfully represented Interface, Inc., a leading manufacturer of carpet tiles, in a series of product liability cases filed in Massachusetts, more Featured
$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
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
Mutual holding company reorganization for Tempo Bank and IPO for its holding company
Represented Tempo Bank, an Illinois-based federal savings institution, in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $4.1 million more
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
$119 million acquisition of City & Suburban Financial Corporation
Represented City & Suburban Financial Corporation in its $119.1 million acquisition by Ridgewood Savings Bank in a transaction that involved 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
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
Underwriter's counsel for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in a $25.3 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, in the $25.3 million initial public offering by MSB Financial Inc. more
Acquisition of Golden Prague SL&A by Bradford Bank
Represented Bradford Bank, a Maryland-based federal savings bank, in its acquisition of Golden Prague Federal Savings and Loan Association, more
Acquisition of BellSouth by AT&T
Served as antitrust counsel to BellSouth in its acquisition by AT&T. more Featured
Acquisition of a title company
Represented Bradford Bancorp Inc. in the acquisition of a title company. more
Sale of aviation loans for Cesna Finance Corporation
Represented Cesna Finance Corporation, a subsidiary of Textron Finance Corporation, a diversified commercial finance company, in the sale of a 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
Corporate reorganization of Marshfield Savings Bank
Represented Marshfield Savings Bank in its reorganization from the mutual form of organization to the mutual holding company form of organization. more
Strategic acquisition for New England Bancshares Inc.
Represented New England Bancshares, Inc., a savings and loan holding company, in its $25.9 million acquisition of First Valley Bancorp, Inc., 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
Holding company reorganization for a Massachusetts financial institution
Represented a Massachusetts financial institution in its reorganization into a holding company. more
Kimberly-Clark Corp. v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co.
Defended DuPont and obtained favorable settlement of false advertising litigation pertaining to flammability characteristics of surgical 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
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
Mutual holding company reorganization of Northeast Community Bank and related IPO for its holding company
Represented Northeast Community Bank in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $59.5 million initial public offering by its newly more
Second step conversion of Bank Liberty and related $28.1 million initial public offering for Liberty Bancorp Inc.
Represented Bank Liberty in its second step conversion from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form of organization and the 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 Home Building Bancorp by First Bancorp of Indiana Inc.
Represented First Bancorp of Indiana Inc. in its $11.3 million acquisition of Home Building Bancorp Inc. more
Mutual holding company reorganization of United Community Bank and IPO for United Community Bancorp
Represented United Community Bank, a southern Indiana savings bank, in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $36.5 million more
Recapitalization and asset sales for a textile company
The firm represented a Special Committee of the Board of a Virginia textile company in a series of recapitalizations and asset sales where the

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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
Acquisition of 1st State Bancorp by Capital Bank Corp.
Represented 1st State Bancorp, Inc. in its $114.6 million acquisition by Capital Bank Corp., Raleigh, North Carolina. more
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
Acquisition of Florida Savings Bank
Represented Florida Savings Bank in its acquisition by Commercebank, NA, a Coral Gables, Florida bank holding company through a purchase and more
Loan portfolio sales for Textron Financial Corporation
Represented Textron Financial Corporation, a diversified commercial finance company, in multiple sales of loan and lease portfolios and related more Featured
Second step conversion for Enfield Federal Savings Bank and related $30.8 million IPO for New England Bancshares Inc.
Represented Enfield Federal Savings Bank in its second step conversion from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form of more
Sale of assets of Dan River, Inc.
The firm represented Dan River, Inc., a Virginia-based textile manufacturer, in the $19 million sale of its assets. more Featured
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
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $516.3 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $516.3 million initial public offering by Investors Bancorp, Inc. more Featured
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
Mutual holding company formation by Bradford Bank
Represented Bradford Bank in the formation of a mutual holding company and a mid-tier stock holding company. more
Formation and capitalization of a North Carolina commercial bank
Represented the organizers of a de novo North Carolina bank, which specializes in lending to venture capital-backed businesses, in obtaining a more Featured
$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 Northwood Savings Bank by Beneficial Mutual Savings Bank
Represented Beneficial Mutual Savings Bank in its acquisition of Northwood Savings Bank, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in a merger of two mutual more
Acquisition of PCB Holding Company
Represented PCB Holding Company in its $6.7 million acquisition by German American Bancorp, Inc. more
Improper trading activity by an investment adviser
Represented financial institution and investment adviser in alleged improper trading activity by a portfolio manager. more Featured
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
Underwriter's counsel for Ryan Beck & Co. in a $17.0 million initial public offering
Represented the underwriter, Ryan Beck & Co., in the $17.0 million initial public offering by First Federal of North Michigan Bancorp. more
Statutory claims litigation for landfill owner
Represented landfill owner in statutory claims against regional waste authority in Virginia trial and appellate courts. more
Patent infringement litigation against discount & variety retail stores
Represented Wal-Mart, Starbucks, and Sam’s Club in a patent infringement action involving patents related to gift card technology. After holding a more
$224.1 million acquisition of FFLC Bancorp Inc. by Colonial BancGroup, Inc.
Represented FFLC Bancorp, Inc. in its $224.1 million acquisition by Colonial BancGroup, Inc. more
Private placement and related going private transaction for First Southern Bancshares Inc.
Represented First Southern Bancshares Inc., an Alabama financial institution, in its tender offer, private placement of common stock and related 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
$38 million public offering for Ocean Shore Holding Company
Represented Ocean Shore Holding Company in its $38 million initial public offering. 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
Acquisition of Lawrence Financial Holdings Inc. by Oak Hill Financial Inc.
Represented Lawrence Financial Holdings Inc. in its $16.0 million acquisition by Oak Hill Financial Inc. more
$50 million private placement of trust preferred capital securities by Columbia Bank
Represented Columbia Bank in the private placement of $50.0 million of trust preferred capital securities by its mid-tier stock savings and loan

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Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $148.8 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $148.8 million initial public offering by Partners Trust Financial Group, 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
$195 million acquisition of BostonFed Bancorp Inc. by Banknorth Group, Inc.
Represented BostonFed Bancorp Inc. in its $195 million acquisition by Banknorth Group, Inc. more
Disposition of assets for a banking technology company
Represented a banking technology company in a disposition of substantially all of its assets. 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
$50 million acquisition of Dutchfork Bancshares Inc.
Represented Dutchfork Bancshares Inc. in its $50.0 million acquisition by First Community Corp. of Lexington, South Carolina. more
Acquisition of Westview Savings Bank by Suburban Federal Savings Bank
Represented Suburban Federal Savings Bank in its acquisition of Westview Savings Bank, in a merger of mutual savings banks. more
Underwriter's counsel in a $39.7 million public offering
Represented the underwriter in a $39.7 million initial public offering by a New York savings bank holding company. more
Mutual holding company reorganization of Clifton Savings Bank SLA and IPO by newly formed holding company
Represented Clifton Savings Bank SLA in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $137.4 million initial public offering by its newly  more
$27.0 million acquisition of HCB Bancshares Inc. by Rock Bancshares, Inc.
Represented HCB Bancshares Inc. in its $27.0 million acquisition by Rock Bancshares Inc. 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
Patent suit against a furniture manufacturer
Represented a furniture manufacturer in a furniture patent suit filed against the company in the Middle District of North Carolina. We also assisted 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
Compensation advice for a Connecticut financial institution
Advised a Connecticut financial institution in connection with executive and equity compensation matters. more
$66 million IPO for Jefferson Bancshares, Inc. and second step mutual to stock conversion for Jefferson Federal Bank
Represented Jefferson Federal Bank in its second step conversion from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form of organization 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 Sequoia Bancshares Inc. *
Represented Sequoia Bancshares Inc. in its $110.7 million acquisition by United Bankshares Inc., Parkersburg, West Virginia. more
Underwriter's counsel for Trident Securities in a $2.6 initial public offering
Represented the underwriter, Trident Securities, in the $2.6 million initial public offering by Rantoul First Bank, S.B. more
Acquisition of Windsor Locks Community Bank for New England Bancshares Inc.
Represented New England Bancshares, Inc., a publicly held mutual holding company,  in its acquisition of Windsor Locks Community Bank, a mutual 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
In re NII Holdings
Represented creditors committee for NII Holdings Inc. (f.k.a. Nextel International) in connection with restructuring of more than $2 more Featured
$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
Acquisition of American Bank of Connecticut by American Financial Holdings Inc.
Represented American Financial Holdings Inc. in its $154.0 million acquisition of American Bank of Connecticut, Waterbury, Connecticut. more
Acquisition of title insurance company
Represented a New Jersey savings bank in its acquisition of a title insurance company. more
Underwriter's counsel for Trident Securities in a $6.8 initial public offering
Represented the underwriter, Trident Securities, in the $6.8 million initial public offering by Mt. Troy Savings Bank. 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
Product liability of an automotive manufacturer
Represented German automotive manufacturer in first-collision, crashworthiness, and failure-to-warn cases in courts across the country. Also defended  more Featured
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 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
Acquisition of M&I Eastpoint Technologies Inc. and Preferred Financial Systems Inc.
Represented Eastpoint Technologies LLC, a provider of core processing software for commercial banks, finance companies, and farm credit banks, in its  more
Underwriter's counsel for Trident Securities in a $5.2 million initial public offering
Represented Trident Securities, the underwriter, in the $5.2 million initial public offering by First BancTrust Corporation. more
Acquisition for Connecticut Bancshares Inc.
Represented Connecticut Bancshares Inc. in connection with its $112.3 million acquisition of First Federal SLA of East Hartford, Connecticut.  more
$175.5 million acquisition of Virginia Capital Bancshares Inc.
Represented Virginia Capital Bancshares Inc. in its $175.5 acquisition by BB&T Corporation. 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
Mutual to stock conversion for Lawrence Federal Savings Bank and the related initial public offering for Lawrence Financial Holdings Inc.
Represented Lawrence Federal Savings Bank in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $7.8 million initial public offering by its newly formed more
Public offering of convertible debt securities for Florida Savings Bancorp Inc.
Represented Florida Savings Bancorp, a thrift holding company, in its public offering of convertible subordinated debentures. more
$102 million acquisition of FirstSpartan Financial Corp.
Represented FirstSpartan Financial Corp. in its $102.1 million acquisition by BB&T Corporation. more
Acquisition of Delphos Citizens Bancorp Inc. by United Bancshares Inc.
Represented Delphos Citizens Bancorp Inc. in its $21.0 million acquisition by United Bancshares Inc., Columbus Grove, OH. 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
Mutual to stock conversion and $71 million IPO for Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc.
Represented Berkshire Bank in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $71.1 million initial public offering by its newly formed holding 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
Mutual to stock conversion for Security Financial Bank and IPO for Security Financial Bancorp Inc.
Represented Security Financial Bank in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $19.4 million initial public offering by its newly formed more
Mutual to stock conversion and IPO of American Financial Holdings Inc.
Represented American Savings Bank in its mutual-to-stock conversion and the related $267.3 million initial public offering by its newly formed more Featured
$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
Underwriter's counsel for Trident Securities in a $15.8 million initial public offering
Represented the underwriter, Trident Securities, in the $15.8 million initial public offering by First Deposit Bancshares, Inc. more
Reorganization of Pulaski Savings Bank
Represented Pulaski Savings Bank in its holding company reorganization and formation of its newly formed mid-tier holding company, Pulaski Bancorp 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
$32 million acquisition of Fulton Bancorp Inc.
Represented Fulton Bancorp, Inc., a savings and loan holding company, in its $31.7 million acquisition by Central Bancompany, Inc., a Jefferson City,  more
Acquisition of Ironbound Bankcorp by Richmond County Financial Corp.
Represented Richmond County Financial Corp. in its acquisition of Ironbound Bankcorp, N.J., Newark, N.J. more
Acquisition of Bayonne Bancshares, Inc. by Richmond County Financial Corp.
Represented Richmond County Financial Corp. in its $173.0 million acquisition of Bayonne Bancshares, Inc., Bayonne, N.J. more
Mutual to stock conversion of South Jersey S&LA and IPO for South Jersey Financial Corp.
Represented South Jersey Savings and Loan Association in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $35.1 million initial public offering by its 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 to stock conversion of Security Savings and Loan and initial public offering for Security of Pennsylvania Financial Corp.
Represented Security Savings and Loan Association of Hazleton in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $15.8 million initial public offering  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
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
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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Merger of two Non-Profits
Represented GUIDE Program, Inc., a nonprofit, in connection with its merger with Family Services, Inc., a nonprofit social services agency. more
Representation of broker-dealer before State of Maryland Attorney General’s office
Defended a securities broker-dealer before the State of Maryland’s Attorney General’s office against claims of fraud. The firm settled the fraud more
Development and project finance of multiple geothermal power projects for the sale of power to one or more data centers
Represented an energy company in the development and project financing of multiple geothermal power projects in Texas and Nevada for the sale of more
In re Digital Video Receivers
Defending ARRIS in patent infringement and importation investigation brought by Rovi, related to on-screen programing guide technology. Trial set more
Aevoe v. Racing Optics
Counsel for patentee Racing Optics in four inter partes review petitions filed by competitor Aevoe challenging validity of Racing Optics’ more
Racing Optics v. Aevoe
Representing plaintiff-patentee Racing Optics in patent infringement action against competitor Aevoe and its Moshi-brand touch screen protectors in more
In re Certain Semiconductor Devices
Defending Broadcom and its six downstream customers Technicolor, HTC, Comcast, Arista, NETGEAR, and ARRIS in patent infringement and importation more
$145.6 million acquisition of Ocean Shore Holding Co. by OceanFirst Financial Corp.
Represented Ocean Shore Holding Co. headquartered in Ocean City, NJ in its acquisition by OceanFirst Financial Corp. based in Toms River, NJ. The more
Trademark counsel 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
$10.1 million merger between Patapsco Bancorp, Inc. and Howard Bancorp, Inc.
Served as counsel to Patapsco Bancorp, Inc. in its $10.1 million merger with Howard Bancorp, Inc. The combination created the largest publicly traded  more
Patent counseling for Qiagen
Provides patent counseling for Qiagen, a provider of sample and assay technologies for molecular diagnostics, applied testing, academic and more
Patent prosecution and counseling for National Institutes of Health
Represents the National Institutes of Health under government contract and conducts patentability analysis and prosecutes patent applications for more
Daicel v. Celanese
Counsel for patentee Celanese in five inter partes review petitions filed by competitor Daicel challenging validity of Celanese patents related to more
Bolt-On Acquisition of Medical Device Manufacturer
Represented French private equity fund sponsor and its portfolio company, a Franco-American manufacturer of surgical devices, in the leveraged more
Executive compensation and securities counsel to a large bank holding company
Served as counsel on executive compensation and securities matters to one of the largest bank holding companies in the U.S. in connection with its more
$105 million acquisition of Conestoga Bancorp by Beneficial Bancorp
Served as counsel to Beneficial Bancorp, Inc., the oldest and largest bank headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in its $105 million more
Approximately $35.1 million acquisition of Cordia Bancorp Inc. by First Citizens BancShares, Inc.
Represented Cordia Bancorp Inc. headquartered in Midlothian, VA in its acquisition by First Citizens BancShares, Inc. based in Raleigh, NC. The firm more
$27 million merger for Fraternity Community Bancorp, Inc.
Served as counsel to Fraternity Community Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, in its $27 million merger with more
$15.8 million merger between Lexington B & L Financial Corp. and NASB Financial, Inc.
Served as counsel to Lexington B & L Financial Corp., a Missouri state chartered bank, in its $15.8 million merger with NASB Financial, Inc. a more
$38.1 million acquisition of Polonia Bancorp, Inc. by Prudential Bancorp, Inc.
Represented Polonia Bancorp, Inc. headquartered in Huntingdon Valley, Pa. in its acquisition by Prudential Bancorp, Inc. based in Philadelphia, Pa. more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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  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 more
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
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
Project Finance
Formation of a renewable power and energy efficiency infrastructure fund. 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
Corporate matters for a federally-chartered stock bank
Represented a federally-chartered stock bank selling a Connecticut corporation in a bank merger. 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
Private Equity and Infrastructure Development
Represented private equity and infrastructure investor in structure and development project. more
Acquisition of a bank holding company
Advised a bank holding company in a bank merger with a community bank in Central Indiana. more
Renewable Energy Tax Structuring
Represent project developers and investors in connection with federal and state tax equity investments. 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
Project Finance
Formation of a renewable power and energy efficiency infrastructure fund. 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
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
Draft policies for employers
Regularly draft employee handbooks and other personnel policies for employers. more
Financial services documentation restructuring
Represented a Virginia investment management company in restructuring its client-facing financial services agreements and documents. more
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
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
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
$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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Intercompany IP planning
Representing a retail brand in intercompany IP planning in connection with its globally expanding footprint. 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
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
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
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
Defend EEOC charges for regional health care provider
Successfully represented regional health care provider in more than 20 EEOC charges. 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
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
ERISA litigation for national communications company
Successfully defended national communications company in litigation by employee seeking short term and long term disability benefits. 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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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
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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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
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
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
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
Going private tender offer for a Minnesota-based financial institution
Represented a Minnesota-based financial institution in a going private tender offer. 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
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
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
Employee benefits advice for an Indiana financial institution
Advised an Indiana financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. 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
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
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
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
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
Advice for educational media startup *
Advised founder of multilingual educational media startup on copyright, trademark and related matters. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Employee benefits advice for a bank holding company
Represent a Pennsylvania bank holding company on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. 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
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
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
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
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
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
Private placement of convertible trust preferred securities
Represented a North Carolina bank holding company on its private placement of convertible trust preferred securities. 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
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
$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
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
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
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
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
$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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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
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
Insurance coverage litigation for manufacturer of automotive parts *
Represented a manufacturer of automotive parts in coverage litigation regarding asbestos liabilities. more
Hedge fund structuring of acquisition of failing financial institution
Advised hedge fund on structuring a proposed acquisition of a failing financial institution. more
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
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
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
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
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
Reinsurance coverage arbitration for captive insurance company of major accounting firm *
Represented captive insurance company of major accounting firm regarding professional liability losses. 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
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
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
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
In re Radnor Holdings Corp.
Represented lender in Chapter 11 bankruptcy of leading producer of foam cups and containers. 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
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
In re Certain Video Displays *
Represented Complainant LG Electronics against Respondents Funai, Vizio and AmTran in patent infringement and importation investigation related to 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
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
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
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
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
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
Development and project finance of an algae-to-biofuel project
Representing a U.S. company in commercializing a new algae-to-biofuel technology. 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
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
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
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
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
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
Executive compensation and employee benefits for a bank
Represented a Maryland bank on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. 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
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
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
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
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
MicroStrategy Inc. v. Business Objects
Represented Business Objects (Crystal Decisions), an enterprise software company specializing in business intelligence (BI) (acquired by SAP in more
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
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
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
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
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 Nexity Financial Corp.
Represent indenture trustee of trust preferred securities in bankruptcy of bank holding company. In re Nexity Financial Corp., No. 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
In re Collezione Europa USA Inc.
Represented largest unsecured creditor in Chapter 11 of importer and distributor of home furnishings. more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
$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
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
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
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
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
$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
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
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
Lease financing of energy assets *
Advised MetLife on leverage lease financing of energy assets 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
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
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
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
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
In re MiddleBrook Pharmaceuticals Inc. *
Led representation of MiddleBrook Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in its Chapter 11 case in which it generated sufficient funds to pay all creditors more
In re Certain Electronic Devices *
Represented Respondent against Complainant HTC in patent infringement and importation investigation related to smartphones and tablets, particularly more
Executive compensation and employee benefits matters for a banking and financial services company
Represented a New York-based financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Multimillion dollar investment and plan of merger for a leading hosiery manufacturer
Represented leading hosiery manufacturer in connection with a multimillion dollar investment and plan of merger. more
Employee benefits for a Massachusetts financial institution
Represented a Massachusetts financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters with regard to change in control and golden  more
Assisted Pharmaceutical Industry Client With $30 Million Audit Issue *
Drafted memorandum for IRS auditors and IRS Office of Chief Counsel on $30 million legal issue arising from interaction between Foreign Sales more
Patent prosecution and portfolio management for Emory University
Represent Emory University in connection with the provision of patent prosecution and portfolio management services in the areas of psychiatry, more Featured
Advised credit union directors on governance responsibilities
Advised the board of directors of a state-chartered credit union regarding the governance responsibilities of credit union directors, including with more
Internal investigation for a bank in response to an OCC subpoena
Conducted an internal investigation for a bank in response to a subpoena from the OCC. more
Complex coverage matters involving environmental losses for global pharmaceutical company *
Lead counsel for global research-driven pharmaceutical company with respect to complex coverage matters involving environmental and other liabilities  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
Executive compensation and employee benefits matters for an Illinois financial institution
Represented an Illinois financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Patent reexamination for software patent *
Represented patent owner in ex parte reexamination. Devised reexamination strategy and participated in all phases of reexamination, more
Advised credit union on charter choices and capital alternatives
Advised credit union with respect to consideration of charter alternatives and opportunities to raise equity capital. more
Patent prosecution and counseling services to Adobe Systems Incorporated
Provides patent procurement and counseling services to Adobe Systems Incorporated, one of the largest and most diversified software companies in the more Featured
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
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
Litigation related to design and installation of mechanical systems and utilities *
Successfully represented a major mechanical and utility contractor arising out of claims of defective design and construction of mechanical and more
Franchise regulatory advice and assistance for nationwide provider of mobile restrooms
Assisted a leading nationwide provider of mobile restroom and shower trailers in transition from a licensing program to a traditional franchising more
Formation of a Massachusetts de novo commercial bank
Advised the organizers of a Massachusetts commercial bank on formation of the bank and the related public offering to capitalize the bank. 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
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
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
Children custody issue for pro bono client *
Successfully assisted an aunt in obtaining custody of two children whose mother is terminally ill. more
Employee benefits and executive compensation for a federal savings bank
Represented federal savings bank on executive compensation and employee benefits matters with regard to regulatory issues related to institutions more
Corporate and securities matters for a mid-Atlantic bank holding company
Represented a mid-Atlantic bank holding company in connection with a variety of matters, including a rights offering and a private placement to more
In re Certain Electronic Devices *
Represented Respondent Samsung against Complainant Ericsson in patent infringement and importation investigation related to smartphones, 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
Expert witness in litigation for pharmaceutical company
Expert witness for global veterinary medicine corporation in litigation involving an animal vaccine. more Featured
Insurance coverage litigation for a government contractor regarding losses resulting from Hurricane Katrina
The firm represented a government contractor in litigation, successfully settled, regarding coverage for catastrophic property damage and business more Featured
Wolfe v. DuPont
Represented E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in a toxic tort personal injury action in Forsyth County, North Carolina. The matter was more
Trust preferred securities for a mid-Atlantic bank
Represented a mid-Atlantic bank holding company in connection with the exchange of trust preferred securities for common stock. more
IPO of Square 1 Financial, Inc.
Represented Square 1 Financial and selling shareholders in connection with Square 1’s initial public offering. 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
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
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
Intellectual property counsel for a prominent investment fund
The firm served as intellectual property counsel for a prominent investment fund represented by a major New York law firm in connection with the more
Lead Counsel In U.S. District Court Jury Trial *
Represented United States as first chair trial counsel in Naktenis v. United States (D. Conn. 2008), involving whether executive of aircraft parts 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
Insurance coverage litigation for Formosa Plastics Corporation for explosion and fire loss
The firm served as lead counsel for Formosa Plastics Corporation in litigation regarding coverage for property damage and other losses suffered at more Featured
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in $1.2 billion public offering
Represented the underwriters, led by Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $1.2 billion public offering by Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. more
Delta Air Lines Inc. v. Applied Interact LLC & Quest Nettech Corp.
Brought action for a Declaratory Judgment in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware against Applied Interact LLC after Delta more
Pro bono program for Haitian refugees
Staffed a pro bono program which screens Haitian refugees for Temporary Protected Status. 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
Patent reexamination for wireless communications patent *
Represented patent owners in ex parte reexamination proceedings. Participated in successful defense of patent covering wireless 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
Executive compensation and employee benefits matters for a Pennsylvania bank
Represented a Pennsylvania financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. 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
Executive compensation and employee benefits matters for a South Carolina financial institution
Represented a South Carolina financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Insurance litigation for prominent mechanical construction firm *
Lead counsel for prominent mechanical construction firm regarding construction-related liabilities and losses. more
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
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
Aventis Pharma S.A. v. Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Represented Baxter Healthcare Corporation, a leading global medical products and services company, in a patent infringement action involving alleged more
Patent prosecution and counseling for University of Connecticut
Represents the University of Connecticut under government contract and prosecutes patent applications for biological and chemical technologies such more Featured
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
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
Co-lead insurance coverage counsel for Citrus & Allied Essences Ltd.
Served as co-lead insurance coverage counsel for Citrus & Allied Essences, Ltd., a producer and manufacturer of oils, oleoresins, aromatic more
Employment counseling for clients
Advise clients on day to day compliance with all laws governing the employer-employee relationship, including situations involving state fair 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
Employee benefit counseling for a membership organization specializing in compensation issues
Advised a membership organization specializing in compensation issues on cafeteria plan and welfare benefits matters, including representing the more
GTZM Technology Ventures LTD v. Cox Communications Inc. and CSC Holdings LLC, et al.
Represented Cox Communications, Inc. and CSC Holdings, LLC in a patent infringement suit in the District of Delaware involving modem technology. The more
Holding company reorganization of a Pennsylvania bank
Reorganized a Pennsylvania commercial bank into the bank holding company structure. 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
Stanley Black & Decker Inc. et al. v. D&L Elite Investments LLC et al.
Represent Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. and The Black & Decker Corporation in a trademark and trade dress counterfeiting case arising out of 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
Insurance coverage litigation for financial services company in receivership *
Represented a financial services company in interpleader coverage litigation regarding directors & officers and errors & omissions more
Reversal On Appeal Of Bankruptcy Court Order *
Successfully appealed to U.S. District Court, in United States v. King (D. Mass. 2008), from U.S. Bankruptcy Court order denying motion to more
Verizon Services Corp., et al. v. Vonage Holdings Corp., et al. *
Lead patent counsel on two of three Verizon VOIP patents found valid and infringed ($117.5 million settlement after $58 million verdict more
Trademark litigation for Zynga Inc.
Successfully represented Zynga Inc. in trademark litigation in connection with an online game called “MafiaVille.” The defendant responded to more
Issuer’s counsel in a $15.9 million initial public offering
Represented the issue in a $15.9 million public offering undertaken in connection with the mutual-to-stock conversion and holding company formation more
Civil litigation for an oil refinement corporation *
Represented an oil refinement corporation in civil litigation regarding commercial liability insurance coverage for recovery of defense costs more
United States and international patent prosecution and counseling for Vanderbilt University
Represents Vanderbilt University in U.S. and international (China, Australia and European Patent Office) patent prosecutions in the area of methods more Featured
Insurance litigation for recognized leader in apartment development
Represented the owner and developer of a 400-unit apartment complex on Long Island in litigation seeking insurance coverage for losses resulting from  more
Patent infringement litigation for United States airline
Defending United States airline against multiple actions in the District of Delaware alleging infringement of obtaining data transaction information 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
Insurance litigation for world's leading cruise operator *
Lead counsel for world's leading cruise operator regarding catastrophic hurricane losses. more
Implementation of national gift card program for HBH Limited Partnership
Represented HBH Limited Partnership in the development and implementation of a national gift card program, including the negotiation of agreements more
In re Glenoit Corporation *
Led representation of Glenoit Corporation, a textile manufacturer and importer, in its Chapter 11 case. Successfully sold off non-core divisions and more
Grandparent adoption *
Successfully assisted a grandmother in obtaining custody of two of her grandchildren. 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
Patent prosecution and counseling for Rice University
Represents Rice University in pursuing patent coverage in the area of biologically active nitric oxide (NO) releasing polymers and methods of their more Featured
Employment litigation for governmental employees
Represented multiple employees in actions against District of Columbia government and various agencies before the Office of Employee Appeals and in more Case Study
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
Insurance litigation for prominent mechanical construction firm
Lead counsel for prominent mechanical construction firm regarding construction-related liabilities and losses. more
Advised national loan servicer regarding federal tax compliance of loan servicing program
Advised a national loan servicer based on East Coast in connection with maintaining compliance with federal tax law while responding to requests from  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
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
Insurance litigation for leading defense contractor regarding property damage and business interruption losses *
Lead counsel for defense contractor in coverage dispute involving catastrophic hurricane losses. more
Government antitrust for nine states *
Represented nine states and the District of Columbia in a remedy phase of government antitrust action against an international software company. 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
Executive compensation and employee benefits matters for a New Jersey financial institution
Represented a New Jersey financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including implementation of arrangements in more
Counsel for Poarch Band of Creek Indians
Provide counsel to the Attorney General of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians regarding litigation matters and provide risk management and risk more
Community Development Financial Institutions closing on financings with the U.S. Treasury
Assisted community development financial institutions (CDFIs) in closing on financings with the U.S. Treasury. The capital goes to loan funds that more
Exchange offer for trust preferred securities
Represented New York Community Bancorp, Inc. in its offer to exchange shares of its common stock for its outstanding trust preferred securities and 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
Private placement for a bank holding company
Represented a Connecticut bank holding company in its private placement of convertible trust preferred securities. more
Underwriters’ counsel in a $12.1 million public offering
Represented the underwriter in a $12.1 million public offering by a mid-Atlantic bank holding company. 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 Unified Communications Systems *
Represented Complainant Microsoft against Respondent Alcatel-Lucent in patent infringement and importation investigation related to computer more
Insurance arbitrations for energy company regarding political risk losses *
Represented an energy company in international arbitrations involving political risk insurance coverage for a coal supply contract with a foreign more
Contested acquisition of CNB Financial Corporation
Represented CNB Financial Corporation in its contested acquisition. After executing a definitive agreement with Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc., CNB more Featured
Employment discrimination defense for an agricultural association
Represented Washington, D.C.-based agricultural association in administrative racial discrimination and hostile work environment action. more
Public offering of common stock by Northfield Bancorp, Incorporated
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O' Neill & Partners, L.P., in a $355.6 million public offering of common stock by Northfield Bancorp, Inc. more Featured
Patent litigation for Purafil
Represents Purafil in preparing and prosecuting to issuance numerous patent applications relating to chemical filtration systems for the removal of more
Underwriter's counsel for Keefe Bruyette & Woods in a $122 million public offering
Represented underwriter, Keefe Bruyette & Woods, in the $122 million initial public offering by Territorial Bancorp Inc. more Featured
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
Sale/leaseback for assisted living facilities
Represented an assisted living firm in the master sale/leaseback of more than 50 assisted living facilities in North Carolina, South Carolina and more
Private placement of convertible preferred stock
Represented a North Carolina bank holding company on its private placement of convertible preferred stock. more
Internal investigation into shareholder demand issues
Counsel to Special Committee of Board of Directors for investigation of shareholder demand issues, including full internal review and report of 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
Phillips v. AWH Corp., et al.
Prepared an amicus brief on behalf of the Association of Corporate Counsel in a significant patent law appellate case addressing claim more Featured
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
Patent prosecution and counseling for OncImmune, a diagnostics start-up company
Represents OncImmune, a diagnostics start-up affiliated with the University of Nottingham, in obtaining patents for cancer diagnostic methods.  These  more Featured
Environmental coverage litigation for a major utility company
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Represented a major utility company in environmental and liability coverage litigation arising from CERCLA and RCRA cleanup obligations.
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License agreements for worldwide hotel company
Assisted a leading worldwide hotel company in the recordal of license agreements internationally. 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
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
Employee benefits advice for an Indiana financial institution
Represented an Indiana financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Action against United States government for trespass and breach of contract
The firm serves as lead counsel for a Native American tribe in actions in federal district court and the court of federal more
Atlas Brace Technologies USA LLC v. Leatt Corporation and DOES 1-10, Inclusive
Representing Leatt Corporation in the Central District of California. Atlas Brace Technologies filed an action in the Central District of California more
Insurance coverage litigation for investment company regarding professional liability losses
Represents an investment company in litigation regarding coverage under errors & omissions policies for professional liability losses. more
QBE Insurance Corporation v. Archstone
Serves as lead insurance coverage counsel for Archstone-Smith Operating Trust (Archstone) in a dispute involving losses in excess of $50 million more
Executive compensation and employee benefits matters for New York bank holding company
Represented a New York bank holding company on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. 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
Preferred stock investment advice to a venture capital firm
Advised a venture capital firm in connection with a Series B Preferred Stock investment in a commercial research company based in Manno, more
Negotiation of the sale of master franchise rights for Oporto Franchising
Represented Oporto Franchising, one of the top 50 fastest growing Australian fast food franchises, in the negotiation and sale of master franchise more

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Experience Highlights

Employment litigation for governmental employees
Represented multiple employees in actions against District of Columbia government and various agencies before the Office of Employee Appeals and in more
Acquisition of BellSouth by AT&T
Served as antitrust counsel to BellSouth in its acquisition by AT&T. 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
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