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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
Real estate investment dispute for North Carolina developers
Successfully defended North Carolina developers of a large shopping center in efforts by a business partner. a commodities hedge fund, to recover its  more
In re Corus Bankshares, Inc.
Represented the official committee of unsecured creditors in the Corus Bankshares, Inc. Chapter 11 bankruptcy case involving the holding company for

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Sale of insurance agency subsidiary for First Financial Holdings Inc.
Represented First Financial Holdings, Inc. in the sale of its managing general insurance agency subsidiary, Kimbrell Insurance Group, in a cash more
ERISA litigation for soft drink manufacturer
Represented a Fortune 100 company benefit plan administrator in ERISA case involving over-payments to plan beneficiary. 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
Sale of Insurance Agency subsidiary
Represented First Financial Holdings, Inc. in the sale of its subsidiary, First Southeast Insurance Services, Inc. to Hub International Limited in a more
Acquisition of International Resource Partners for James River Coal Company
The firm assisted James River Coal Company (James River) in its acquisition of International Resource Partners (IRP) for $515 million in cash. We more Case Study
Thomasville Furniture Industries Inc. v. Terry W. Little d/b/a Thomasville Furniture Integrity Group
Lead counsel for Thomasville Furniture, Inc. Obtained judgment, permanent injunction and order for attorney’s fees.

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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
Complex insurance coverage litigation for venture capital firm
Lead counsel in ongoing representation of venture capital firm in connection with dispute under directors and officers liability policy regarding more
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
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
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in $199 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $199 million public offering by ViewPoint Financial Group Inc. more
Mutual holding company reorganization for Fox Chase Bank
Represented Fox Chase Bank in its reorganization from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form and the related $87.1 stock more
Contract litigation for investment arm of insurance company
Achieved favorable settlement on behalf of client on its claims for breach of mortgage loan purchase agreement. 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
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $32 million private placement of common and preferred stock
Represented Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., as placement agent, in connection with the $32 million private placement of common and preferred stock 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
Divorce and succession (probate) cases for Katrina victims
Supervised UNC Law Students, who traveled to New Orleans to volunteer for the New Orleans Pro Bono Project, on divorce and succession (probate) cases. more
Equity financing for Energi Holdings
Represented Energi Holdings Inc., a specialty insurance agency, in a $6.4 million round of equity financing led by a leading worldwide reinsurance more
Combat-related training
Represented a disabled veteran in combat-related training in Federal Circuit and the Court of Federal Claims on an issue of first impression. 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
Representation of manufacturer in coverage litigation involving nationwide products liability class action *
Lead counsel for Omega Flex in an ongoing litigation seeking insurance coverage for losses incurred in connection with a nationwide products

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Regulatory advice for major participants in the secondary mortgage market *
Advised major participants in the secondary mortgage market on the effect of an FDIC receivership or conservatorship on mortgage servicing and 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
Financings for Delta Air Lines
Advised Delta Air Lines as issuer’s counsel in a series of debt security financings totaling $3.5 billion since September 2009, including: $750 more
Insurance agency acquisition for Aquesta Bank
Represented Aquesta Bank in acquiring a group of North Carolina insurance agencies. 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
Leveraged recapitalization of a privately-held company
Represented a privately-held company in connection with a leveraged recapitalization transaction involving private equity sponsor, mezzanine lender 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
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
Negotiation with Federal Trade Commission for publicly-traded, consumer retail company
Successfully represented a publicly-traded, consumer retail company by persuading the Federal Trade Commission not to bring a case which would have more Featured
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 more Featured
Issuance of preferred stock under the Capital Purchase Program by F.N.B. Corporation *
Represented F.N.B. Corporation in the issuance and subsequent repayment of preferred stock issued to the Treasury Department under the Capital more
Tax implications for nonprofit organizations
Represent nonprofit organizations providing advice on the tax implications of their actions in a multitude of situations. 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
Corporate bond offering "reopening" for AGL Resources Inc.
Represented AGL Resources Inc., a Fortune 1000 energy services holding company and parent company of Atlanta Gas Light, in an underwritten more
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
Verizon Services Corp. v. Cox Fibernet Va., Inc.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Cox Communications, which was accused of infringing a competitor’s patents relating to more FeaturedCase Study
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
Acquisition of State of Franklin Bancshares by Jefferson Bancshares Inc.
Represented Jefferson Bancshares Inc. in its $10.9 million acquisition of State of Franklin Bancshares Inc., the parent company of a Tennessee 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
In the Matter of TALX Corporation
Represented TALX Corp. in connection with an antitrust enforcement action brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) challenging a series of more Featured
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
Formation of BlueRidge Bank
Represented the organizers of BlueRidge Bank in obtaining a bank charter from the Maryland Commissioner of Financial Institutions and federal deposit  more
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
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
Union organizing campaigns at Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
Provided the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation with advice, assistance and representation before the National Labor Relations Board in more Featured
Favorable ruling permitting volumetric payment production in New York for a major foreign banking organization *
Represented a major foreign banking organization in obtaining an interpretation from the New York State Banking Department that permitted the bank to  more
Consolidation of New York branch assets for a European-based banking organization *
Represented a pan-European banking organization on the consolidation into its New York branch of the assets of the New York branch of its subsidiary more
Acquisition by Zodiac Marine & Pool
Represented Zodiac Marine & Pool in its $327 million acquisition of Polaris Pool Holdings Corporation from private equity fund Quad-C Management. more Featured
Self tender offer by Community Financial Shares Inc.
Represented Community Financial Shares Inc. in connection with its tender offer for 9.1% of its outstanding shares of common stock. more
Catastrophic injury services for burn injury
Represented a nine year old girl seriously burned when an oil candle with an unguarded flame ignited her dress.  The case settled through mediation. 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
Division sale for Goodrich Corporation
Represented Goodrich Corporation, which supplies systems and services to the aerospace and defense markets, in sale of ATS Division to  more Featured
Branch acquisition by Marshfield Savings Bank
Represented Marshfield Savings Bank in its acquisition of two branch offices and related deposits from Associated Bank. more
Litigation for Trade Association
Represents trade association in challenge to federal procurement regulation in federal district court. 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
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
Strategic acquisition for Equifax, Inc.
Represented Equifax, Inc., one of the United States' largest credit reporting agencies, in its $1.4 billion acquisition of publicly held TALX more Featured
Counsel to an airline's board of directors for evaluating liability and federal investigation
Represented the board of directors for a top rated airline and assisted it in evaluating liability and damages to decide whether to cooperate with a more
Sale of pathology laboratory
Represented seller in the sale of pathology laboratory through the sale of shares following spinoff of anatomic laboratory to shareholder. more Featured
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
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
Issuance of $6.3 million of trust preferred securities for Central Bancorp, Inc.
Represented Central Bancorp, Inc. in its issuance of $6.3 million of trust preferred securities in a pooled trust preferred securities offering. 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 and Georgia 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
Defense of an investment adviser in various investment-related suits
Represented an investment adviser against a securities custodian and broker-dealer arising out of the theft of customer funds in an action alleging a  more Featured
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
Environmental class action litigation for farmers and an agricultural association *
Represented commercial seed farmers and their agricultural trade association who were sued in Idaho state court in a nuisance and trespass class more Featured
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
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
Banner Pharmacaps Inc. v. Perrigo Co.
Served as lead counsel on behalf of Banner Pharmacaps Inc. in a patent infringement suit against Perrigo. Banner filed the complaint alleging that, more
Represented investors in embezzlement case
Successfully represented investors in an action against an investment advisor arising out of the embezzlement of funds from annuity accounts 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 fabrics. 

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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
$39 million acquisition of ES&L Bancorp Inc.
Represented ES&L Bancorp, Inc. in its $39.0 million acquisition by Community Bank System Inc., DeWitt, NY

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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
Investors in Florida against a national brokerage company
Served as lead counsel in representing investors against a national brokerage company and received a $1 million dollar award against the broker more
Business combination of Certegy Inc. and Fidelity National Information Services Inc.
Represented Certegy Inc., a major publicly held credit card and check verification company, in its $4.5 billion merger with Fidelity National more Featured
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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Formation of real estate investment funds for real estate investment, development and finance company
Represented a real estate investment, development and finance company in the formation and securities offering of six real estate investment funds. more Featured
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
Mutual holding company reorganization and public offering for Equitable Bank
Represented Equitable Bank in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $14.2 million initial public offering by its newly formed more
Multiple transactions for Pulaski Financial Corp.
Represented Pulaski Financial Corp. in its acquisition of CWE Bancorp Inc., St. Louis, Missouri and its acquisition of a Kansas City branch office more
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 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
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
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
Formation of venture capital and investment fund for venture capital company
Represented a venture capital company in connection with the formation and securities offering of a real estate investment fund. more Featured
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
Carlotta Amson v. Hormel HealthLabs Inc. et al.
Lead counsel for Hormel Foods Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, in unfair competition case which resulted in preliminary injunction to more
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
Sale of a privately-held ladies intimate apparel manufacturer
Represented a leading privately-held label manufacturer of ladies intimate apparel in the sale to an Israeli-based company. more Featured
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
Acquisition of Canisteo Valley Corp.
Represented Canisteo Valley Corp. in its $6.8 million acquisition by Northern Corp. in Wellsboro, PA. 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
Pro bono litigation for a church elder
Represented an elder in the church judicial system accused of refusing to sign an "oath" to be an officer in the church.  We obtained a bench trial 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
$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
Construction dispute for a leading tobacco company
Served as a lead counsel in the successful representation of a leading tobacco company in a multimillion dollar construction dispute with a more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $202.0 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $202.0 million initial public offering by KNBT Bancorp, Inc. more
$460.1 million acquisition of FirstFed America Bancorp Inc.
Represented FirstFed America Bancorp Inc., Swansea, Massachusetts, in its $460.1 million merger with Webster Financial Corp. more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $8.7 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $8.7 million initial public offering by Flatbush Federal Bancorp, Inc. more
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
Branch sale for First Federal Bank
Represented First Federal Bank in the sale of its Mt. Sterling, Illinois branch and $6.9 of related deposits to Beardstown Savings. 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
United States v. Village Voice and Media and NT Media *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice involving the Sherman Act § 1; swap of assets.  Case pending. more
U.S. v. Echostar Communications, Hughes Electric Corp., General Motors Corp., and DirecTV Enterprises *
Supervised investigation and case for the U.S. Department of Justice. more
Mutual holding company reorganization of Delanco Federal Savings Bank *
Represented Delanco Federal Savings Bank in its reorganization from the mutual form of organization to the mutual holding company form of 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
Acquisition of Crown Bank NA through a joint venture
Represented Crown Bank NA in connection with its acquisition by a joint venture between Caixa Geral de Depositos, S.A., Portugal and certain more Featured
$11.3 million acquisition for First Capital Inc.
Represented First Capital Inc. in its $11.3 million acquisition of Hometown Bancshares Inc., an Indiana bank holding company. 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
United States v. The Mathworks *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice involving Sherman Act § 1, allocation of markets.

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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
Representation of Symons Corporation *
Obtained favorable settlement from insurers in connection with several lawsuits asserting bodily injuries arising out of a building

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U.S. v. SBC Communications and BellSouth Corporation *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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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
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
United States v. United Tote *
Supervised investigation, case and trial on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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$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
Mutual to stock conversion of Newberry Federal Savings Bank and $15.6 million IPO for Dutchfork Bancshares Inc.
Represented Newberry Federal Savings Bank in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $15.6 million initial public offering by its newly formed  more
$23.7 million acquisition by Northeast Pennsylvania Financial Corp.
Represented Northeast Pennsylvania Financial Corp. in its $23.7 million acquisition of Security of Penn. Financial Corp., Hazelton, Pennsylvania. more
Bank acquisition by Greater Atlantic Financial Corp.
Represented Greater Atlantic Financial Corp. in its $1.1 million acquisition of Dominion Savings Bank, FSB, Front Royal, VA. more
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
Employment litigation for a manufacturer of electrochemical measuring instruments and accessories *
Represented a manufacturer of electrochemical measuring instruments and accessories in a race discrimination matter under Title VII. more
Mutual to stock conversion of Savings Bank of Manchester and IPO for Connecticut Bancshares Inc.
Represented Savings Bank of Manchester in connection with its mutual to stock conversion and the related $104 million initial public offering by its 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
United States v. Smith Int'l and Schlumberger Ltd. *
Supervised investigation, case and trial on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice in a case involving contempt of a merger decree.

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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
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
$13.9 million acquisition for First Capital Inc.
Represented First Capital Inc. in its $13.9 million acquisition of HCB Bancorp., an Indiana bank holding company. 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
$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
United States v. Philadelphia Saving Fund Society *
Conducted investigation on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.
 
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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
Representation of AirTran Airlines Inc. in dispute with insurer *
Obtained favorable settlement for liabilities arising out of the crash of a ValuJet plane in the Florida Everglades. AirTran Airlines Inc. v. more
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
Merger of Progressive Bank Inc. with Hudson Charter Bancorp Inc.
Represented Progressive Bank Inc. in merger of equals with Hudson Charter Bancorp, Inc. more
U.S. v. Lockheed Martin Corporation and Northrop Grumman Corporation *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf the U.S. Department of Justice. more
Amici curiae for Federal Express Corporation *
Served as appellate counsel for amici curiae in support of a successful challenge in the Alabama Supreme Court to the practice of ex parte class certification. more
$50 million offering of capital securities for WSFS Financial Corporation
Represented WSFS Financial Corporation in $50 million offering of floating rate capital securities. more
Acquisition of American Bancshares, Inc. by Community Financial Corporation
Represented Community Financial Corporation in its acquisition of American Bancshares, Inc. 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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$28.4 million initial public offering by Westwood Homestead Financial Corporation
Represented Westwood Homestead Financial Corporation in its $28.4 million initial public offering. more
U.S. v. US West *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. more
United States v. Interstate Bakeries Corporation and Continental Baking Company *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.
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United States v. Gen. Motors Corp. and ZF Friedrichshofen, AG *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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United States v. Primestar, Inc. *
Supervised litigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. more
Sunkist Soft Drinks Inc. v. Sunkist Growers Inc.
Counsel for Sunkist Growers, Inc., licensee of “Sunkist” trademark, in arbitrated dispute with trademark owner over management of licensed brand. more
United States v. Society and Ameritrust *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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United States v. Household Finance Corp. *
Tried case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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U.S. v. California Automated Clearing House Association *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. more
Trademark counsel for entertainment studios
Manage and conduct domestic and global film and TV title clearance projects for entertainment studios and content creators. more
Trademark counsel for a global fashion company
Provides international and domestic trademark portfolio management, enforcement, and counseling services to a global fashion company. more
Trademark counsel for a multinational hospitality company
Provide counsel to a multinational hospitality company related to international and domestic trademark portfolio management, enforcement, and license  more
Patent prosecution and counseling for vascular products manufacturer
The firm provides patent prosecution and counseling services for vascular products manufacturer related to catheters. more
Business and corporate strategy and trademark protection for The HoneyBaked Ham Company, LLC
Represents The HoneyBaked Ham Company, LLC, in all aspects of the company’s business including business and corporate strategy, trademark enforcement  more
Acquisition of Franklin Financial Corporation by TowneBank
Represented Franklin Financial Corporation in connection with its acquisition by TowneBank in an all-stock transaction. more
Patent counseling for Qiagen
Provides patent counseling for Qiagen, a provider of sample and assay technologies for molecular diagnostics, applied testing, academic and 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
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
Evaluation of proposals for energy storage systems
Advised SunEdison on evaluation of technical and commercial proposals involving energy storage systems. more
Energy Storage Agreement on behalf of Convergent Energy and Power
Advised and negotiated Energy Storage Agreement on behalf of Convergent Energy and Power across from Pacific Gas and Electric for successful energy more
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
Cash tender offer for $2.8 billion of corporate bonds
Represented Reynolds American in a cash tender offer for $2.8 billion of its outstanding corporate bonds. 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
Acquisition of American Bank Holdings, Inc. in connection with its merger with Congressional Bancshares, Inc.
Represented American Bank Holdings, Inc. and its banking subsidiary in connection with its merger with Congressional Bancshares, Inc. and its spinoff  more
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
Compliance counsel to Solar City
Advised Solar City on evaluation and compliance under various Federal and State innovative technology cooperation agreements and cost share grants. more
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
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
Inter partes review relating to acetic acid production
Representing a Fortune 500 global technology and specialty materials company in multiple IPRs for patents relating to the manufacture more
$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
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
Project development and finance for Green Cloud Data Parks Co.
Advised Green Cloud Data Parks Co., a Nevada corporation, for the purchase of land and hydroelectric power from Trinity Public Utilities Company, a 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
$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
$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
$42.4 million acquisition of Community Financial Shares, Inc. by Wintrust Financial Corporation
Served as securities counsel to Community Financial Shares, Inc., an Illinois state-chartered commercial bank, in its $42.4 million acquisition by more
$78 million merger between Naugatuck Valley Financial Corporation and Liberty Bank
Served as counsel to Naugatuck Valley Financial Corporation, a savings and loan holding company headquartered in in Naugatuck, Connecticut, in its 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
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
Strategic acquisition for global manufacturer of aircraft systems
Served as buyer's counsel for one of the largest providers of aircraft equipment and on board systems for commercial, regional and business 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
Intellectual property counseling for Abbott Point of Care
Providing patent procurement and counseling services to Abbott Point of Care, an industry leader in point of care medical diagnostic testing. Abbott more
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
Aaron's, Inc. Acquisition of Progressive Finance Holdings, Inc.
Represented Aaron’s Inc. (NYSE: AAN) in its $700 million acquisition of Progressive Finance Holdings, Inc. Aaron’s is a specialty retailer in the more
Dismissal of claims against real estate developers
Represented the defendant, a Canadian unlimited liability company, in SmartStop Self Storage Operating Partnership, L.P v. Can-Dev, ULC, in an action  more Case Study
Won competitor-on-competitor patent litigation over atomization devices *
Defended ScentAir against competitor Prolitec in E.D. Wisconsin patent infringement case filed in 2012 related to commercial scent diffusion products

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Trademark counsel for Marriott International
Primary outside trademark counsel for Marriott, managing the portfolio programs of all 16 of its internationally known hotel and hospitality brands. more
Englander v. Bassett Furniture Industries Inc., et al.
Achieved a settlement on behalf of Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc. in litigation brought against Bassett and over 150 other furniture

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Successful litigation of condominium construction defect claims
Represented the plaintiff Trillium Ridge Condominium Association in pursuing claims for the defective design and construction of six high-end more Featured
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
Project Development and Finance – Heavy Crude Oil Upgrades - Venezuela
Representing manufacturer in the development and finance of heavy crude oil upgrades unit Caracas, Venezuela. more
Project Development and Finance
Advising developer in all aspects of project development and finance for $160M innovative municipal solid waste-to-advanced bio-oil facility in more
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
Natural Gas-To-Liquid Financing and Development – Texas *
Development and equity financing of a first of kind natural gas-to-liquid petroleum brownfield construction project. Conducted due diligence and more
Private Equity and Infrastructure Development
Represented private equity and infrastructure investor in structure and development project. more
Acquisition of a bank holding company
Advised a bank holding company in a bank merger with a community bank in Central Indiana. more
Sale of Oil Upgrade Units - China
Representing manufacturer in the sale of 50 heavy oil upgrade units to a major Chinese oil company. more
Project Development and Finance
Advising developer in all aspects of project development and finance for an innovative biomass to advanced biofuels project in North Carolina and more
Renewable Energy Tax Structuring
Represent project developers and investors in connection with federal and state tax equity investments. more
Sale of Oil Upgrade Units - Texas
Representing manufacturer in the sale of 50 heavy oil upgrade units to a major Mexican oil company. more
Advising Manufacturer of Renewable Power System
Negotiate licensing agreements, technology agreements, for manufacturer of battery storage systems. more
Due Diligence Project
Advise leading global commodities firm in the due diligence and potential equity investment in natural gas-to-liquid fuels project in the U.S. more
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
USDOE Loan Guarantee
Representing a developer in a $8B natural gas-to-jet fuel project using a USDOE Loan Guarantee in Texas. more
Acquisition of a portfolio of renewable power projects
Acquisition of a portfolio of renewable power projects including solar thermal, solar electric, distributive generation projects. more
Structure and Development of Hybrid Energy
Represent developer in structuring and development of hybrid distributed energy resource projects. more
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
Project Development and Finance
Project Development and Finance using USDA rural utility service loans for 120MW of solar power units in Puerto Rico. more
Financial services documentation restructuring
Represented a Virginia investment management company in restructuring its client-facing financial services agreements and documents. more
Project Development and Finance
Advising developer in all aspects of project development and finance for innovative algae to ethanol biofuels project in Florida using a DOE loan more
PURPA Dispute between Solar Developer and Electric Utility
Successfully represented solar developer in litigation with electric utility concerning the utility’s obligation under PURPA to purchase energy from more
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
Public offering of common stock by MW Bancorp, Inc.
Represented the underwriter, Sterne, Agree & Leach, Inc., in a $11.2 million public offering of common stock by MW Bancorp, Inc., parent company more
Insurance recovery for national distributor of sports drinks and related products
Lead counsel in seeking insurance coverage for losses incurred in connection with a nationwide consumer class action litigation filed in the United more
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
Insurance recovery for international media and marketing solutions company
Lead counsel for client in insurance coverage dispute with errors and omissions insurer regarding losses incurred in connection with nationwide class  more
Litigation for Citrus & Allied Essences, Ltd.
Serve as lead insurance coverage counsel for Citrus & Allied Essences, Ltd. in disputes with 10 of its insurance carriers. The disputes involve more
In re Certain Wireless Headsets
Lead counsel for respondents Sennheiser electronics & Co. GmbH and Sennheiser USA in patent investigation involving Bluetooth headphones. Settled  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
Insurance recovery for largest national debt collection company
Lead counsel for largest national debt collection company in connection with its efforts to recover insurance for losses incurred in connection with more
Public offering of common stock by Melrose Bancorp, Inc.
Represented the underwriter, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., in a $27.2 million public offering of common stock by Melrose Bancorp, Inc., parent more
Insurance recovery litigation for major chemical company
Lead counsel for major chemical company in multiple competing insurance recovery actions filed by the client and many of its excess insurers seeking more
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
Insurance recovery for major retailer of specialty home furnishings
Lead counsel in ongoing, high profile coverage litigation for losses incurred in several class actions cases filed in California, New Jersey and more
Airwatch LLC Sale to VM Ware
Lead tax advisor for Airwatch LLC in $1.2B disposition to VMWare, including transaction structure, negotiation of tax issues, and intellectual more
AT&T Up-C Transaction
Lead tax advisor for AT&T in structuring a disposition of intellectual property and other business assets to a joint venture structured as an more
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
Wage and hour litigation for national logistics company
Successfully defended a national logistics company in a lawsuit alleging violations of FLSA, wage and hour laws. more
Intellectual Property Partnership
Advised Fortune 50 manufacturer on U.S. partnership issues in the transfer of certain intellectual property to an offshore partnership. more
Simultaneous roll-up/combination of nine companies and initial public offering to form an NYSE-listed public company
Represented principal founding company and sponsor of the roll-up/combination of nine private companies and simultaneous initial public offering and more Featured
Defend EEOC charges for regional health care provider
Successfully represented regional health care provider in more than 20 EEOC charges. more

Construction litigation for a large general contractor in the Southeast

Represented one of the largest general contractors in the Southeast in an action against a governmental entity arising out of construction of a jail more
ERISA litigation for national communications company
Successfully defended national communications company in litigation by employee seeking short term and long term disability benefits. more
Zodiac Aerospace Acquisitions
Lead tax advisor for Zodiac Aerospace in a series of strategic acquisitions, including advice on issues such as long-term contract accounting, LIFO more
Strategic disposition and sale of a major division to a management led group
Represented a publicly-held investment banking and brokerage company in its disposition and sale of a major operating division to a private group led  more
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
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
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
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
Lead discovery counsel involving global retailer’s IP portfolio
Served as lead discovery counsel for a global retailer in U.S. and international intellectual property litigation matters that covered the retailer’s  more
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
Franklin Financial Corporation
Represented Franklin Financial Corporation and its banking subsidiary, Franklin Bank, in connection with Franklin’s $138.9 million initial public more
IPO of Square 1 Financial, Inc.
Represented Square 1 Financial, Inc. in connection with its initial public offering and represented certain selling shareholders that sold into the more
Represented a financial institution in responding to a government investigation
Represented a financial institution in a supervisory investigation conducted by the OCC involving document production, depositions and various more
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
In re Certain Electronic Devices *
Represented Respondent against Complainant HTC in patent infringement and importation investigation related to smartphones and tablets, particularly more
REC Software USA, Inc. v. Bamboo Solutions Corp. et al. *
Represented defendants Microsoft and SAP in a patent infringement case related to software code assembly and execution. Successfully transferred  more
In re Certain Electronic Devices *
Represented Respondent Samsung against Complainant Ericsson in patent infringement and importation investigation related to smartphones, more
Counseling for sporting goods startup *
Guided co-founders of sporting goods startup on patent matters, including prosecution, product clearance, licensing and portfolio strategy; 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
Significant Discovery Ruling for Tribes
Obtained the first discovery ruling by a federal court requiring that the United States search through 34,000 boxes of records it stored at the more
Advice for multinational business software corporation *
Advised $15 billion per year multinational business software corporation on a $10-million multi-patent acquisition to augment portfolio for offensive  more
In re Certain Wireless Devices with 3G Capabilities *
Represented Respondent LG Electronics against Complainant InterDigital Communications in patent infringement and importation investigation of mobile more
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
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
Trespass Class Action Against the United States
Successfully represented a Tribe and over 1,000 allottees in a complex class action trespass claim against the United States regarding an expired more
Antor Media Corp. v. Nokia, Inc. et al. *
Represented defendant LG Electronics MobileComm in patent infringement case in E.D. Texas (2005) related to media downloading to mobile devices. more
Counseling for web company *
Counseled web company with more than 100 million hits per month on numerous patent acquisitions, including in-depth due diligence on claim scope and more
In re Certain Static Random Access Memories *
Represented Complainant Cypress Semiconductor in initial phases of patent infringement and importation investigation related to semiconductor chips.

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Counseling for venerable "Rock 'N Roll" brand
Represent one of the world's most recognized and iconic brands, used in connection with resorts, casinos, cafes, live performance venues and events more
Cargill, Inc. v. Canbra Foods Ltd., Dow Agrosciences Canada Inc., and Dow Agrosciences LLC. *
Represented plaintiff-patentee Cargill in complex Markman hearing and jury trial in D. Oregon (2003) related to high stability canola oil, more
Negotiation of Substantial Settlements for Four Tribes for Trust Mismanagement Claims Against the United States
Negotiated substantial settlements for four tribal clients in actions against the United States for mismanagement of trust funds and assets. more
Development and project finance of a pellet manufacturer
Representing a U.S. biomass pellet company in the closing of a $2 million Convertible Note. more
Represented a publicly traded bank and its Board of Directors
Served as lead counsel in representing a publicly traded bank and its Board in action alleging breach of fiduciary duty arising out of removal of an more
Representation of the Government of Tanzania in structuring and closing of the financing for the Songo Songo Gas to Electricity Project. *
Represented the Government of Tanzania in structuring and closing of the financing for the Songo Songo Gas to Electricity Project. more
Representation of U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) *
Developed the form financing documents and security documents for the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) new initiative focused on more
Lease financing of energy assets *
Advised MetLife on leverage lease financing of energy assets more
Counsel to U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) on the first loan transactions under a new initiative *
Advised U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) as lender’s counsel on the first 10 small and medium sized loan transactions under the more
Represents an investment advisor
Serves as lead counsel in the representation of an investment adviser in investigations by FINRA and the SEC. 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
Successfully represented financial institution in fair lending investigation
Persuaded the Department of Justice not to take any action against a financial institution for alleged violations of fair lending laws despite a more Featured
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
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
Representation in connection with a $136 million financing for a 240 MW power plant in Monterrey, Mexico *
Represented the Inter-American Development Bank and Société Genérale in a $136 million financing for 240 MW power plant in Monterrey, Mexico. more
Advisor to the Government of Romania on restructuring options for its electric sector *
Working with the U.S. Agency for International Development, advised the Government of Romania on restructuring options for its electric sector. more
Representation of EES Coke (Special Purpose Vehicle of DTE Energy Services) as purchaser/issuer in the $293 million acquisition and Rule 144A note financing of coke battery and associated facilities in Michigan *
Represented EES Coke (Special Purpose Vehicle of DTE Energy Services (unregulated subsidiary of DTE Energy)) as purchaser/issuer in the $293 million more
Representation of Actis/CDC Globeleq in the sale of its 50% equity interests in a mining project in Latin America to Glencore the Swiss based global commodities company *
Represented Actis/CDC Globeleq in the sale of its 50% equity interests in a mining project in Latin America to Glencore the Swiss based global more
Representation of steam and electricity provider to large paper and pulp manufacturing plant in Louisiana *
Represented provider of steam and electricity to large paper and pulp manufacturing plant in Louisiana, structured to access Section 45 Tax Credits more
Development of an inside the fence biomass fired energy facility *
Represented PPL Corporation (Allentown, PA) in all aspects, including drafting and negotiating the Power Purchase Agreement and the EPC contract, for  more
Strategy and implementation of activities to comply with newly enacted state renewable portfolio standard *
Counseled DTE Energy Services (unregulated subsidiary of DTE Energy) on strategy and implementation of activities to comply with newly enacted state more
Representation of private equity investor in connection with greenfield biodiesel plant to be located in Texas *
Represented private equity investor in structuring project agreements and investment structure for greenfield biodiesel plant to be located in Texas. more
$30 million acquisition and project financing of a cogeneration facility located in Alabama by DTE Energy Services *
Represented DTE Energy Services as purchaser in the $30 million acquisition and project financing of a cogeneration facility located in Alabama. more
Representation of Progress Energy Florida as utility offtaker for E-Grass fired power plant *
Represented Progress Energy Florida as utility offtaker for E-Grass fired power plant to be located in Florida. more
Drafting of a new electricity law, passed by Parliament, to facilitate private sector investment in the Sierra Leone electric sector. *
Engaged by the World Bank, advised the Government of Sierra Leone on the restructuring and reforms to its electric sector. Drafted a new electricity more
Represents the Poarch Band of Creek Indians
Serves as lead counsel in representing the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in actions by the State of Alabama to challenge the trust status of its more
adidas America, Inc. and adidas AG v. Herbalife International, Inc.
Lead counsel on behalf of adidas America Inc. and adidas AG in trademark infringement litigation against Herbalife International involving the more
$335 million financing for a 541 MW power plant in Baja California, Mexico *
Represented ABB Energy Ventures and Nissho Iwai Corporation (now Sojitz Corporation) sponsors in connection with the development and financing of a more
Representation of foreign governments on the development, financing and operation of various hydropower projects *
Represented governments in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe on the development, financing and operation of various hydropower projects. more
Development and preparation of bids, in excess of $1 billion, for coal fired and natural gas fired generating assets *
Represented DTE Energy in all aspects of development and preparation of bids, in excess of $1 billion, for coal fired and natural gas fired more
Potential installation of steam turbine generator at large pulp and paper manufacturing plant in Kentucky *
Represented energy services provider in the potential installation of steam turbine generator at large pulp and paper manufacturing plant in more
Representation of British Nuclear Fuels Limited (BNFL) in the contract structuring and negotiations across from the Department of Energy for the first of kind treatment facility of low level radioactive waste *
Represented British Nuclear Fuels Limited (BNFL) in the contract structuring and negotiations across from the Department of Energy for the first of more
Negotiations with potential equity investors *
Advised Cenpower, developer of IPP in Ghana, on negotiations with potential equity investors 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
IPO of Square 1 Financial, Inc.
Represented Square 1 Financial and selling shareholders in connection with Square 1’s initial public offering. 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
Mack Trucks, Inc. and Volvo Group North America, LLC
Represented Mack Trucks Inc. and Volvo Group North America, LLC in a successful challenge to final non-conformance penalty regulations adopted by EPA

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363 bankruptcy acquisition of precast concrete company
Representation of Oldcastle in acquiring assets of Duratek Precast, a producer of precast concrete products, in a 363 sale in a bankruptcy case more
Creditors committee and liquidating trust for Amelia Island Plantation
Representation of the Amelia Island Plantation creditors committee and subsequently the liquidating trust. Total liabilities in bankruptcy case more
Mack Trucks, Inc. and Volvo Powertrain Corporation *
Represented Mack Trucks, Inc. and Volvo Powertrain Corporation in successful challenge to low-NOx engine reflash regulations adopted by the

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Consulting services on alter ego and fraudulent transfer theories
Provided consulting services regarding alter ago and fraudulent transfer theories. more
Development and project finance of an algae-to-biofuel project
Representing a U.S. company in commercializing a new algae-to-biofuel technology. more
Development and project finance of a biomass-to-torrefied pellets project
Representing a U.S. project developer in a $30-million project to build and operate a torrefaction facility using sugarcane bagasse as feedstock in more
$54.8 million merger between Central Bancorp, Inc. and Independent Bank Corporation
Represented Central Bancorp, Inc. based in Somerville, MA in a $54.8M transaction with Independent Bank Corporation based in Rockland, MA. The firm more
Development and project finance of waste-to-biofuel project
Representing an advanced biofuels company in fats, oil, and grease municipal waste-to-biofuel project in Georgia. more
Development and project finance of natural gas storage and liquefaction projects
Advising a U.S. energy developer in a joint venture with a global upstream company to develop projects in North and South America for natural gas more
Development and project finance of a biomass to bio-fuel project
Representing a U.S. joint venture of a U.S. biofuels company and major U.S. independent oil corporation in the project finance of a $250 million, 50 more
Development and project finance of a natural gas-to-methanol-to-drop-in gasoline project
Representing a U.S. energy developer in the project finance of a natural gas-to-methanol-to-drop-in gasoline project. Investors include a major U.S. more
Development and project finance of $1.2 billion waste-to-biofuel projects
Representing a U.S. company in the project finance of two $1.2 billion waste-to-biofuel projects in Massachusetts and California. more
Development and project finance of a clean coal technology
Representing a multi-national R&D company in commercializing a beneficiation and polygeneration clean coal technology, which includes pursuing more
Development of a joint venture to integrate biofuels in race car competitions
Representing a membership organization in a joint venture with a race car association to integrate biofuels and green energy in car racing. more
Development and project finance of a renewable biopower project
Advising a U.S. company in structuring and project financing a biomass-to-biodiesel project that includes generating, interconnecting, and selling more
$51.2 million merger between Jefferson Bancshares, Inc. and HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc.
Represented Jefferson Bancshares, Inc. based in Morristown, TN in a merger with HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. based in Asheville, NC. The firm counseled  more
Qualification of new feedstock pathways for advanced biofuels at EPA
Representing a U.S. advanced biofuel client in the qualification of new fuel and feedstock pathways for biofuel and biodiesel at the U.S. EPA. more
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
Insurance litigation for Aviva USA Corporation
Represented Aviva USA Corporation and several affiliates (collectively, "Aviva”) in high-stakes litigation against a number of their professional more
Breach of fiduciary duty claims for directors and officers of a senior living facility
Represented directors and officers of a publicly traded company managing senior living facilities in a derivative action asserted by minority more Featured
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
Represented a national beverage manufacturer in a USERRA audit
Successfully represented a national beverage manufacturer in a DOL USERRA audit of its defined benefit pension plan. more
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
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
Lands and assets class action suit for Native Americans
Served as co-counsel for plaintiff class of 500,000 Native Americans against the Department of Interior and Treasury Department arising out of the more Featured
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
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
American Eagle Outfitters Inc. v. Payless Shoesource Inc.
Represented American Eagle Outfitters in asserting its trademarks and advertising motif relative to advertising and sale of AMERICAN EAGLE footwear more Featured
Executive compensation and employee benefits for a bank
Represented a Maryland bank on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Assumption of deposits of branch office by Bradford Bank
Represented Bradford Bank in its assumption of approximately $7.0 million of deposits from a branch office of American Bank. more
Pro bono case for nationwide church
Represent on a pro bono basis ministers and officers of a nationwide church in disciplinary and remedial actions before the church judicial system. more
Divestiture of savings bank to parent company stockholders
Represented savings and loan holding company in its divestiture to its shareholders of all of the outstanding shares of common stock of its thrift more
General corporate counseling for Pulaski Financial Corp. *
Representing Pulaski Bank, a St. Louis-based financial institution, since 1994, our relationship includes two corporate reorganizations, three public  more Case Study
Legitimation proceeding for an indigent client
Represented an indigent client in legitimation proceeding in North Carolina Superior Court for three minor children where the client married after more
Executive benefits structure for a Fortune 500 fast food operator
Prepared provisions for qualified and non-qualified plans to implement a benefits structure for executives transferring between international and more Featured
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
Representation of Rockwell International Corp. *
Served as trial and appellate counsel for Rockwell International Corporation in action seeking to hold Rockwell liable for alleged contractual more
Regulatory health plan compliance for several publicly traded corporations
Represented several publicly traded corporations in designing and implementing Affordable Care Act and HIPAA privacy and security operational and more Featured
MacroSolve Inc. v. United Airlines Inc.
Defending United Airlines in patent infringement case where MacroSolve has accused the United Airline’s use of a mobile services network platform and  more
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
Antitrust counseling to actuarial firms' captive insurance company
The firm has served for many years as antitrust counsel to a captive insurance company comprised of three competitor members. more Featured
Development and project finance of 100 MW solar power project for U.S. corporation *
Represented a U.S. solar corporation in the development and project finance of a 100 MW solar power project in India. more
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
Sales tax audit for a non-residential building operator
Successfully represented a  parking facility operations subsidiary of a non-residential building operator in a sales tax audit with the Florida more
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
Reinsurance program for self-insured credit unions
Represented Patelco Credit Union in creating a reinsurance program to facilitate the ability of credit unions to establish self-funded employee more
Counsel to industry trade organization in retail industry
The firm served as general counsel and antitrust counsel to industry trade organization in retail industry. more
State tax structuring advice for wholesale energy marketer
Advised a leading North American wholesale energy marketer regarding the optimal state tax structure for use in connection with a purchase and more
Employee benefit matters for a Maryland financial institution
Represented a Maryland financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including advice regarding rules for more
Sale of thrift subsidiary in bankruptcy
Represented savings and loan holding company on bank regulatory matters in connection with its sale of its thrift subsidiary as part of the more
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
Owens v. Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co.
Defended Pepsi Bottler against claim that wholesaling restrictions to prevent transshipment violate state unfair trade practice laws. N.C. Supreme more
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
Environmental insurance coverage litigation for a global provider of information technology services and programs *
Represented a global provider of information technology services and programs in multiple environmental insurance coverage cases addressing soil and more
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
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
Fraud defense for a manufacturer and distributor of sports supplies
Represented a manufacturer and distributor of sports supplies in an action for fraud against marketing company. more
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
Sovereign authority defense in National Labor Relations Board case for gaming tribe
Represents one of the most successful gaming Tribes in the country in a case before the National Labor Relations Board, defending the Tribe's more Featured
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
Breach of fiduciary duty action against corporate officers
Represented shareholders of closely held corporation in action for breach of fiduciary duty against corporate officers. more
Sale of interest in a physician owned cath lab for Atlanta Cardiology Group P.C.
Represented Atlanta Cardiology Group P.C. in the sale of majority interest in a physician owned cath lab to Cardiology Services of America Inc., a more Featured
Insurance litigation for major provider of back office services for residential housing industry.
Lead counsel for major provider of back office services for residential housing industry regarding insurance coverage with respect to claims of more
Insurance recovery litigation for Aviva USA Corporation
Represented Aviva USA Corporation and a number of subsidiaries in another high-stakes lawsuit filed against several insurers seeking recovery of more
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
$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
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
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
Corporate spin-off
Represented client in connection with a corporate spin-off, the firm obtained a first-of-its-kind prohibited transaction exemption to permit our more
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
Georgia Pacific Consumer Products LP v. Myers Supply Inc., Inland Supply Inc., Four-U-Packaging, Inc. and Superior Janitor Supply Inc.
Counsel to Georgia-Pacific LLC in the enforcement of their trademark rights with respect to the paper towels dispensed by the enMotion motion more
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
Geothermal power projects for U.S. corporation *
Representing a U.S. geothermal corporation in the development and project finance of geothermal power projects in Kenya, the U.S. Virgin Islands, more
Sara Lee Corp. v. Pro Sports Inc.
Represented owner of CHAMPION® mark in trademark infringement suit to enjoin use of CHAMPION on sports equipment. After defeating motion to amend more
Formation of $1.25 billion real estate investment funds for Avanti Properties Group
Representation of Avanti Properties Group in formation of six investment funds totaling $1.25 billion of institutional capital for investment in real  more Featured
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
DARPA R&D grant for U.S. energy company *
Represented a U.S. energy company in securing a DARPA R&D grant for a new alcohol-to-jet certification. more
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
Electronic health records for a national beverage manufacturer
Assisted a national beverage manufacturer in designing electronic health records for its employee group health plan. more Featured
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 and trademark portfolio management work for Renfro Corporation
We are outside IP counsel to this company, which is the world's largest manufacturer of socks under such well-known brands as POLO, RALPH LAUREN, HOT  more Featured
Regulation A Offering for Dividend Reinvestment Plan
Represented a non-34 Act reporting bank holding company in its ongoing dividend reinvestment plan pursuant to a Regulation A Offering Statement 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
Trademark litigation for Pearson Education Inc.
Represented Pearson Education Inc., the world's largest educational publisher, in obtaining an injunction to prevent the use of mymathlabhelp.com, as  more
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
$150 million project financing for U.S. wind developer in Kenya, Africa *
Representing a U.S. wind developer in the project financing of a 60 MW, $150 million total project cost, wind power project in Kenya, Africa. more
Series C equity funding and bridge loan round for biochemical company *
Representing a U.S. biochemical company in a $25 million Series C round and $5 million bridge loan. more
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
Advised Parade of One on intellectual property matters
Advised Parade of One, an organization that promotes socially aware musical performances and pursues causes that include environmentalism, on more
United States of America v. Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co.
Defense counsel for accused company and its principal in a criminal price-fixing action. Jury verdict for Defendants of not guilty. United States  more
Negotiation of construction contracts for Hanesbrands Inc.
Represented Hanesbrands Inc. in negotiation of construction contracts in the Dominican Republic and El Salvador. 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
Environmental litigation case for leading livestock producer
Represented a leading livestock producer in public and private nuisance action brought by nearby residents in Illinois state court. Public nuisance more
In re WSG Arundel One LLC
Represent lender in single asset real estate bankruptcy of shopping center. In re WSG Arundel One, LLC, No. 12-32030 (Bankr. D. Md.). more
Antitrust counterclaim for a medical device company *
Represented a medical device company in an antitrust counterclaim to a patent suit. 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
Tax advice regarding stock sale and asset distribution
Represented a publicly held hotel operation management services company in the sale of its stock, including the tax-efficient distribution to more
Guardian ad litem
Represent children and/or their best interests in a variety of settings and courts. Lawyers routinely serve as guardians ad litem, representing the 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
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
In re The Covenant at South Hills Inc.
Lead counsel in representation of non-profit, entrance fee continuing care retirement community as chapter 11 debtor.

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Serial acquisitions program for publicly-held Industrial Distribution Group, Inc.
Represented Industrial Distribution Group, Inc., a publicly-held distributor of industrial supplies, in its multi-year serial acquisitions program more
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
Environmental litigation for a commercial seed producer
Represented a commercial seed producer in a claim against other seed producers regarding genetic contamination of seed stock resulting  more
Patent and trademark assistance for Xignux
Represents Xignux, a Mexican industrial consortium, in an array of patent and trademark matters for its business divisions in the electrical, wire more
Citibank
Represents Citibank in general trademark enforcement matters, which included working with in-house counsel and other attorneys to successfully defend  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
Series A equity investment for two U.S. and European funds *
Represented two major U.S. and European funds in their Series A equity investment into a Mauritius hydroelectric holding company for further more
Defense of a fraudulent transfer claim
Defended an individual in an action for fraudulent transfer. more
Expert witness in litigation for pharmaceutical company
Expert witness for global veterinary medicine corporation in litigation involving an animal vaccine. more Featured
Trademark counsel for a leading financial institution
Provide international and domestic trademark portfolio management, and trademark counseling for a leading financial institution. more
Project financing for commercial biojet projects *
Represented 4 out of 4 client awardees in the receipt of U.S. Navy Phase 1 investments for first commercial biojet projects with 5 total awards out more
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
Representation of contract mining company in environmental coverage litigation
Lead counsel for Wells Cargo, Inc. in litigation seeking insurance coverage for losses incurred in connection with an environmental proceeding

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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
Follow on private placement offering for savings and loan holding company
Represented savings and loan holding company in follow on private placement offering of common stock. 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
$7.7 billion natural gas-to-clean jet fuel project for U.S. company *
Representing a U.S. company in the project financing of a $7.7 billion natural gas-to-clean jet fuel project with related solar power, pipelines, more
Class and individual actions for a currency derivatives broker
Successfully defended a currency derivatives broker in class and individual actions in Texas, New York, California and Washington 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
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
Employee benefits for a national beverage manufacturer regarding acquisition of two publicly trading companies
Counseled a national beverage manufacturer in the employee benefits matters regarding its acquisition of two publicly traded corporation in an 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
Complex insurance coverage litigation for hedge fund
Obtained substantial settlements for hedge fund in insurance coverage litigation seeking coverage for losses incurred in connection with criminal and  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
Second step conversion of Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan and related public offering for its holding company
Represented Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan in its second step conversion from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form of more
Represented computer graphics design company against assertion of antitrust violations
Successfully represented a computer graphics design company against a national mainframe computer supplier asserting antitrust violations. more
Appeal of CRA Examination Rating
Represented a state commercial bank on its appeal to the FDIC of its CRA Rating and represented the bank in its hearing before the FDIC on the appeal. more
Pro bono program for Haitian refugees
Staffed a pro bono program which screens Haitian refugees for Temporary Protected Status. more
Products liability for a manufacturer of parts for race cars
Represented manufacturer of parts for race cars in products liability action against steel supplier. more
Executive benefit programs for major bottled water company
Represented a major bottled water company in the restructuring of its executive benefit programs, including executive medical and split dollar life more Featured
Policy advocacy for a farmer membership organization
Policy advocacy and international market development for a Missouri-based organization that supports 22,000 bean farmers and producers through, more Featured
Patent reexamination for wireless communications patent *
Represented patent owners in ex parte reexamination proceedings. Participated in successful defense of patent covering wireless more
U.S. biomass pathway for U.S. advanced biofuels company *
Representing a U.S. advanced biofuels company in the creation of a U.S. biomass pathway. more
Wrongful death litigation related to a defective medical device
Represented parents in a wrongful death action arising from the death of a child due to a defective medical device. more
Executive compensation and employee benefits matters for a Pennsylvania bank
Represented a Pennsylvania financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Bradford, et. al. v. Maryland State Board of Education, et al. *
Counsel for Baltimore City public school students. Matter settled on the eve of a lengthy trial. Won a summary judgment motion resulting in

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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
Obtained regulatory exemptions for Employee Assistance Programs and wellness benefits
Represented several Fortune 500 companies in obtaining exemptions for EAPs and wellness benefits from the research fee and Form W-2 more
Homelife Communities Group v. Homelife Realty Services, Inc., et al.
Counsel for Atreus Homes and Communities LLC in trademark case. Handled damages and inequitable conduct experts.

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Tax advice for a publicly held hotel operation management services company
Represented a publicly held hotel operation management services company by providing tax advice which included analyzing a number of strategic more Featured
Employment litigation defense of mental health hospital *
Defended a mental health hospital against allegations of slander by a former employee arising out of the employee's termination for alleged abuse of more
Multifaceted debt refinancing transaction for Interface Inc.
Represented Interface Inc., a worldwide leader in the design, production and sales of modular carpet, in its approximately $300 million public debt more Featured
Insurance litigation for prominent mechanical construction firm *
Lead counsel for prominent mechanical construction firm regarding construction-related liabilities and losses. more
Adapted retirement plan to IRS standards
Represented company in adapting an existing cash balance plan to meet the safe-harbor for cash balance plans issued by the IRS. 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
Action against accountant for conversion of funds.
Represented a missionary in action against an accountant for conversion of our client's funds. 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
Trademark litigation and portfolio management for a non-profit housing organization
Represent a non-profit housing organization's domestic and international trademark portfolio, including domestic and international oppositions and more
SEC investigation of insider trading
The firm served as lead counsel and represented an employee in an SEC investigation of insider trading. more
Multi-billion euro securities exchange transaction for Russian energy corporation *
Represented a large Russian energy corporation in a multi-billion euro securities exchange transaction with a major Spanish energy company. more
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
Representation of International Paper Company & Masonite Corporation in coverage litigation involving nationwide products liability class action and numerous other cases *
Served as trial and appellate counsel for International Paper & Masonite in action against more than 20 insurance companies seeking recovery for

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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
Mutual fund and investment management disputes for large financial institution
Represented multi-billion dollar mutual fund family for a Fortune 500 financial institution in action alleging inappropriate investments in more Featured
Trademark counsel to Putt-Putt LLC
Represents Putt-Putt LLC, an entertainment franchise company, as counsel on all aspects of the company’s business, including licensing of the more Featured
Tax advice for major North American banking corporation's federal and state PACs
Providing tax advice to all of major North American banking corporation's federal and state political action committees. more Featured
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
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
Asbestos litigation defense of Fortune 500 corporation
Represented a Fortune 500 corporation in defense of multiple wrongful death asbestos cases consolidated for trial. 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
Employee benefit representation for Fortune 50 company
Represented a Fortune 50 company since 1981, company is one of the nation's earliest adopters of flexible benefits and that has been a 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
Numerous joint ventures and strategic alliances for Equifax Inc.
Represented Equifax Inc. in numerous joint ventures and strategic alliances in the U.S. and in Europe, Latin America and Asia. 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
Restructuring employee health programs for a national corporation
Represented a national corporation in restructuring its employee and retiree health programs, including funding mechanisms through a VEBA and a more
Series A funding and bridge loan for biopower company *
Representing a U.S. biopower developer in a $1.5 million Series A equity funding and $750,000 bridge loan. more
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
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
Real estate development company *
Represented two major U.S. real estate firms and a Mauritius investment fund in their Series A investment into an Indian real estate development more
Grandparent adoption *
Successfully assisted a grandmother in obtaining custody of two of her grandchildren. more
Tax advice for Louisiana-based non-profit
Represented a Louisiana-based non-profit by providing tax advice. more
Employee benefit defense for Fortune 200 company
Represented a Fortune 200 company in defense of claims that it imprudently permitted participants in its 401(k) plan to invest in employer 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
International prosecution and clearance
Manage a significant volume of international prosecution and clearance work, which enables us to partner with international associates and build a more
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 FeaturedCase 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
State tax protest of "cost of performance" apportionment
Represented a provider of check authorization and verification services for merchants and of support that enabled community banks, credit unions, 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
Series C funding for U.S. biofuels company *
Represented a U.S. advanced biofuels company in the closing of a Series C funding round. more
In re CPC Health Corp. *
Represented official committee of unsecured creditors in reorganization of in-patient and outpatient mental health provider.

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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
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
Two Men and A Truck International, Inc. v. David Underwood, et. al.
Lead counsel for Two Men and A Truck. Successfully enforced right of first refusal to purchase trademark. Eliminated geographic concurrent more
Regulatory action defense for a global leader in information solutions
Represented a global leader in information solutions and its subsidiary in connection with an Federal Trade Commission investigation into possible more Featured
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
Copyright action brought against scientific, engineering and technology applications company
Defended scientific, engineering, and technology applications company against copyright claims brought by a quasi-governmental entity of Russia.

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Antitrust class action for AT&T
Defended AT&T in an antitrust class action against allegations that it and other wireless carriers colluded, in violation of the antitrust laws, 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
Equipment finance for micro wind turbine manufacturer *
Representing a micro wind turbine manufacturer in a 1,500-unit equipment finance in India. 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
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
Project finance of the 2,600 MW LNG-fired Dabhol power project in India *
Represented a major U.S. construction company in the project finance of the 2,600 MW LNG-fired Dabhol power project, LNG port, two LNG regasification  more
Litigation involving architectural services
Represented a client in an action concerning architectural services provided. more
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
Breach of contract litigation regarding covenants not to compete for major wholesale distributor *
The firm served as lead counsel and successfully represented a major Winston Salem, NC wholesale distributor in litigation involving two breach of more
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
Construction contracts in Iraq *
Represented 3 U.S. construction companies in the awards of infrastructure construction contracts in Iraq. 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
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 construction more Featured
Shareholder derivative litigation against senior living facility
Represent the officers and directors of a publicly held company in a shareholder derivative action pending in the Business Court in the State of more
Multi-million dollar sale of assets for U.S. energy company *
Advised a U.S. energy company on its multi-million dollar sale of assets. more
Investment into biodiesel facility in India for private equity company *
Represented a major Indian private equity company in its investment into a 30 million gallon per year biodiesel facility in India—the second more
Issuance of securities pursuant to the TARP Capital Purchase Program for Community Financial Shares, Inc.
Represented Community Financial Shares, Inc. in its issuance of preferred stock and warrants to purchase shares of its common stock through the U.S. more
Project financing of geothermal power projects in Africa *
Representing a U.S. geothermal developer in the project financing of a series of geothermal power projects in Kenya, Africa. more
Real estate development investment for U.S. real estate firms and a Mauritius investment fund *
Represented two major U.S. real estate firms and a Mauritius investment fund in their Series A investment into an Indian real estate development more
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
Pension plan advice for an agricultural company
Assisted an agricultural company in the preparation of its pension plan amendments and advice on compliance and administration of the qualified and more
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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Continuing legal education programs
Provide continuing legal education programs to lawyers and nonprofit organizations in the areas of tax, employment, corporate, intellectual property more
Executive compensation and employee benefit counseling for Nebraska financial institution
Represented a Nebraska-based savings bank regarding executive compensation and employee benefits matters.

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License agreements for worldwide hotel company
Assisted a leading worldwide hotel company in the recordal of license agreements internationally. more
Antitrust and trade regulation for manufacturing company *
Represented manufacturing company in antitrust claim for unlawful asset acquisition and attempted monopolization in medical device industry. more
Employee benefits advice for an Indiana financial institution
Represented an Indiana financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Trademark recordal projects for several large corporate entities
Represented various entities in complex, multi-stage recordal projects in order to update ownership records for thousands of marks in a large number 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
Litigation for landlord tenants
Represent tenants in suits against landlords for deplorable conditions in rental housing when the landlords have refused to repair the premises. more
$2 billion project financing for U.S. energy company in gas-to-liquid project in Nigeria, Africa *
Representing a U.S. energy company in the project financing of a $2 billion natural gas-to-liquids project with related processing units, pipelines more
USDA conditional loan guarantees for U.S.-based refineries *
Represented 12 out of 12 U.S. and foreign energy company clients to the exclusion of all FY2010 and FY2011 applicants in reaching the finals and then  more
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
Business and corporate strategy and trademark protection for HBH Limited Partnership
Represents HBH Limited Partnership in all aspects of the company’s business including business and corporate strategy, trademark enforcement and more
Trademark enforcement services for a leading footwear and apparel manufacturer
Represents a leading footwear and apparel manufacturer in trademark litigation and enforcement work. more
Drafting of United States Code section 125
Participated in the initial drafting and enactment of United States Code section 125 which enacted provisions on dependent care assistance, as well more
ERISA plans for several publicly traded food and beverage manufacturers
Represented several publicly traded food and beverage manufacturers in designing and implementing an integrated plan document and summary plan more Featured
Federal grand jury investigation of a former executive
Represented a former executive of an oil field services company being investigated by the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, in a federal more Featured
Litigation over operating agreements and maintenance contracts for rail travel company
Represented a major rail travel company in suits over rail lines owned by the freight railroads in front of the National Arbitration Panel, a special  more Featured
Tenants Rights seminar
Conducted a two-day seminar on tenants rights in Washington, D.C. as part of an education initiative for the Washington, D.C. Permanent Supportive more

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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
Counseling for sporting goods startup
Guided co-founders of sporting goods startup on patent matters, including prosecution, product clearance, licensing and portfolio strategy; 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
Cargill, Inc. v. Canbra Foods Ltd., Dow Agrosciences Canada Inc., and Dow Agrosciences LLC.
Represented plaintiff-patentee Cargill in complex Markman hearing and jury trial in D. Oregon (2003) related to high stability canola oil, more