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Insurance recovery for luxury apparel company's Superstorm Sandy losses
Assist high-end retailer with insurance recovery for property damage and other losses caused by Superstorm Sandy. more Featured
Insurance coverage litigation for major flavoring manufacturer to recover cyclone losses *
Lead counsel for flavoring manufacturer in litigation seeking coverage for property damage, business interruption, and extra expense losses resulting  more Featured
Insurance recovery for Hurricane Harvey losses
Claims advocacy and coverage advise for one of the country’s largest cement manufacturers regarding substantial business interruption and property more Featured
Insurance recovery for Texas hail storm claim
Secured insurance coverage for major debt collection company in connection property damage caused to a number of its Texas facilities as a result of more Featured
Testimony on solar regulatory issues before South Carolina Public Service Commission
On behalf of Solar power industry association, provided testimony on legal issues related to PURPA and solar development in allowable ex parte more Featured
Successful settlement of contract dispute for manufacturer
Obtained favorable settlement in a contract dispute between client, a paper manufacturer and producer of biomass RECs, and an agent retained by more Featured
Power plant environmental permitting and compliance issues
Represent developer of new 500 MW natural gas-fired power plant in environmental permitting and compliance issues related to project development, more Featured
Davilla, et al. v. Enable Midstream Partners, L.P.
Kilpatrick Townsend currently represents enrolled members of the Comanche, Caddo, Apache, Cherokee, and Kiowa Tribes of Oklahoma, who own an more Featured
Sovereign authority defense in National Labor Relations Board case for gaming tribe
Represented 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
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
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
Acquisition of BellSouth by AT&T
Served as antitrust counsel to BellSouth in its acquisition by AT&T. more Featured
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
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 Featured
Technology and brand protection advice for Oldcastle Inc.
Represents Oldcastle Inc. in the protection of its technology throughout North America by providing patent advice, clearance, protection, and more Featured
Intellectual property advice for Furniture Brands International, Inc.
Represents Furniture Brands International, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of home furnishings, including such brands as Broyhill, more Featured
Represented financial institution in fair lending investigation
Advised a federally-chartered financial institution in connection with a fair lending investigation initiated by the OCC and referred to the more Featured
Multiple acquisitions for Provident Bankshares Corporation
Represented Provident Bankshares Corporation in multiple acquisitions and dispositions, including its $330 million acquisition of Southern Financial more Featured
Financing of acquisition made by Reynolds American
Represented Reynolds American Inc. in obtaining $2.1 billion of credit facilities to finance its acquisition of the Conwood Company. more Featured
Damage claims of trust funds, lands and resources for a tribal community
Serves as lead counsel, representing a tribal community’s claims for damages for mismanagement of tribal trust funds, lands and resources the U.S. more Featured
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $161.2 million public offering
Represented underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the follow-on public offering of $161.2 million of common stock by National Penn more Featured
Intellectual property counseling for Smith & Nephew
Provides patent procurement and counseling services to Smith & Nephew, an industry leader in the development of advanced medical devices and more Featured
Obtaining various regulatory exemptions for a benefits payment services company
Represented a benefits payment services company in obtaining exemptions from the HIPAA electronic transaction rule. more Featured
Health and welfare employee benefits for a national beverage manufacturer
Represented a national beverage manufacturer in conducting an ERISA, COBRA and HIPAA privacy and security compliance audit of its health and welfare more Featured
Rose Acre Farms, Inc. v. North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Water Quality
Rose Acre Farms, Inc. challenged several proposed water quality requirements contained in a draft operating permit to be issued by the North Carolina  more Featured
Multiple acquisitions and public offerings for Commercial Federal Corporation
Represented Commercial Federal Corporation in its acquisition of approximately 10 banks and in connection with four underwritten public offerings of more Featured
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $1.1 billion public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $1.1 billion initial public offering of common stock by TFS Financial more Featured
Patent prosecution and counseling for Children's Medical Center Corporation
Represents Children’s Medical Center Corporation, which is affiliated with Harvard University, and have prepared and prosecuted to issuance numerous more Featured
Race Discrimination and Retaliation Litigation
Represented a major defense contractor in a lawsuit in which an employee claimed that he failed to receive certain promotions or job transfers more Featured
Trust preferred securities offering for New York Community Bancorp Inc.
Represented New York Community Bancorp Inc. in connection with its redemption of $80.0 of trust preferred securities and subsequent issuance of more Featured
$98.7 million acquisition of Northeast Pennsylvania Financial Corp.
Represented Northeast Pennsylvania Financial Corp. in its $98.7 million acquisition by KNBT Bancorp, Inc., Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. more Featured
Trademark portfolio management for Golder Associates
Represents Golder Associates, an international environmental consulting company, in protecting, maintaining, and enforcing key brands domestically more Featured
Establishment of an U.S. franchise system for Ecowash Mobile
Represented Ecowash Mobile, an Australian car wash franchisor, in the establishment of a franchise system of mobile car washes in the United States. more Featured
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
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
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
Lands and assets class action suit for Native Americans
Served as class counsel for plaintiff class of 500,000 individual Indians against the Department of Interior and Treasury Department arising out of more Featured
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
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
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
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
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
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
Executive benefits structure for a Fortune 500 fast food operator
Prepared provisions for qualified and non-qualified plans to implement a benefits structure for executives transferring between international and more Featured
Regulatory health plan compliance for several publicly traded corporations
Represented several publicly traded corporations in designing and implementing Affordable Care Act and HIPAA privacy and security operational and more Featured
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sovereign authority defense in National Labor Relations Board case for gaming tribe
Served as lead counsel for one of the most successful gaming Tribes in the country in a case before the National Labor Relations Board, defending the  more Featured
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Project financing of $150M sugarcane-to-fuel ethanol facility
Representing a biofuels manufacturer in the project financing of a $150M sugarcane-to-fuel ethanol facility in Puerto Rico. more
Project finance of multiple solar power facilities
Representing a solar power construction company in the project financing of three 2MW to 5MW solar power facilities in Maryland. more
Project finance of a waste-to-biogas manufacturing facility
Representing biogas developer in the project financing of a $47M waste-to-biogas manufacturing facility in North Carolina. more
Project finance of a $750M mixed alcohol project manufacturing facility
Representing a biofuels developer in the project financing of a 120M gallon/year-$750M mixed alcohol project manufacturing facility in Virginia. more
Project finance of a $350M biojet manufacturing facility using USDA loan guarantee
Representing a biojet manufacturer in the project financing of a $350M biojet manufacturing facility in Oregon using a USDA loan guarantee. more
Project finance of a $350M biojet manufacturing facility
Representing a biojet manufacturer in the project financing of a $350M biojet manufacturing facility in Mississippi. more
Project finance of a biojet manufacturing facility
Representing Mexican biojet developer in the project financing of a $160M biojet manufacturing facility in New York. more
Project finance of a renewable diesel manufacturing facility
Representing renewable diesel manufacturer in the project financing of a $150M renewable diesel manufacturing facility in California. more
Project finance of multiple lithium-to-battery manufacturing facilities
Representing a lithium extraction company in the project financing of two $1B lithium-to-battery manufacturing facilities in California. more
Representation of renewable chemical producer in retrofit project
Representing renewable chemical producer in a $30 million retrofit project in Nebraska. more
Represented Client
Represented start-up in successfully obtaining U.S. patents for immunodiagnostic assays for early detection and profiling of cancer patients. more
Patent prosecution and counseling for Coyne Scientific
Represents Coyne Scientific in patent prosecution, counseling, and opinions involving stem cell technology for drug screening and profiling. more
Project financing of multiple solar power projects in Puerto Rico
Representing solar power developer in the project financing of eight solar power projects in Puerto Rico at 10-15MW per facility. more
Project financing of multiple sugarcane-to-methanol facilities in Brazil and Australia
Representing a renewable fuel developer in the project financing of multiple sugarcane-to-methanol facilities in Brazil and Australia at $110M each. more
Project financing of portfolio of 200MW of solar projects throughout Appalachia
Representing solar developer in the project financing of a portfolio of approximately 200MW of solar projects at a range of 500kW to 2MW per project more
Project finance for advanced biofuels developer
Representing advanced biofuels developer in $250 million project financing using USDA loan guarantee in North Carolina. more
Representation of electricity producer in acquisition of hydroelectric power
Representing electricity producer in acquisition of 26 MW of hydroelectric power for sale to a data center in California. more
Acquisition and project finance of a biorefinery for expansion of renewable fuel manufacturing facility
Representing company in the $8M acquisition of a biorefinery in Florida to then project finance into an expanded renewable fuel manufacturing more
Project finance of a pumped hydro-storage power facility
Representing an energy developer in the project financing of a 2,000 MW/$3.5B pumped hydro-storage power facility in Arizona. more
Project finance of multiple biomass-to-power projects for biogas developer
Representing a biogas developer in the project financing of two $30M biomass-to-power projects in North Carolina and Rhode Island. more
Project finance of multiple BioCNG projects
Representing a biogas developer in the project financing of three BioCNG projects in Colorado at $3-5M each using USDA guarantees. more
Project finance of electric energy battery storage projects
Representing energy storage manufacturer on $240 million project financing of electric energy battery storage projects using U.S. DOE loan guarantees  more
Multiple project financings of a green diesel refinery for renewable diesel manufacturer
Representing renewable diesel manufacturer in two projects at $200 million each for project financing of a green diesel refinery using a USDA loan 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
Financing of a natural gas-to-jet fuel manufacturing facility in Texas
Representing a biojet manufacturer in the financing of a 6000 BBL/D train of a to be constructed 330,000 BBL/D natural gas-to-jet fuel manufacturing more
Financing of a bio crudeoil manufacturing facility in Georgia
Representing a bio crudeoil manufacturer in the financing of a $200M bio crudeoil manufacturing facility in Georgia using a US Department of more
Project financings of biogas, fertilizer, and water treatment
Representing biogas developer on $210 million biogas, fertilizer, and water treatment project financings with USDA loan guarantees in New Mexico. more
Regulatory proceeding
Currently represent renewable industry advocacy organization in biennial avoided cost proceeding before the North Carolina Utilities Commission. more
Renewable energy project consultation
Local counsel representation for international renewable energy developer in purchase of portfolio of eight solar projects in North Carolina, more
United States of America, et al. v. Murphy Oil USA, Inc. *
Represented Murphy Oil USA, Inc., which owned two oil refineries in the United States, located in Superior, Wisconsin and Meraux, St. Bernard Parish,  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
Enforcement of Rights of Way
Served as lead counsel successfully representing a tribe and individual allottee members of the tribe suing the Western Area Power Administration for  more
Multiple private placement financings by Square 1 Financial, Inc.
Represented Square 1 Financial, Inc. in its private placement of trust preferred securities and several private placements of common stock. more
Underwriter’s counsel for Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P. in $34.5 million common stock offering
Represented underwriter, Sandler O’Neill + Partners L.P. in the $34.5 million common stock offering by Investar Holding Corporation. more
Underwriter’s counsel for Sandler O’Neill + Partners L.P. in $18.6 million debt offering
Represented underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in an $18.6 million debt offering by Investar Holding Corporation. more
Trademark portfolio management and enforcement assistance for Xignux
Represents Xignux, a Mexican industrial consortium, in an array of trademark matters for it and its affiliate companies in the electrical, wire and more
Retirement income plan class action for federal employees
Represented federal employees in a class action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico and the First Circuit against the United more
Breach of contract class action for federal employees
Represented federal employees in a class action in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the Federal Circuit against the United States asserting more
Class action litigation for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Represents Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) in the North Carolina Business Court in a putative class action brought by more
Water litigation for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
Lead counsel for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians in its case against California water districts seeking a declaration and quantification more
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
Representation of broker-dealer before State of Maryland Attorney General’s office
Defended a securities broker-dealer before the State of Maryland’s Attorney General’s office against claims of fraud. The firm settled the fraud more
Counseled a federally chartered stock savings bank regarding its federal and state charter options
Counseled a federally chartered stock savings bank regarding its federal and state charter options, including analysis of the powers, limits, and more
In re Certain Digital Television Set-Top Boxes
Representing Respondent ARRIS in a patent infringement and importation investigation brought by OpenTV/Nagra/Kudelski, related to digital content and  more
Acquisition of Peyton Street Independent Financial Services Corporation by Associated Community Bancorp, Inc.
Represented Associated Community Bancorp in connection with its acquisition of Peyton Street Independent Financial Services Corporation and the more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $80 million debt offering
Represented underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in an $80 million debt offering by Bridge Bancorp, Inc. more
Merger of two Non-Profits
Represented GUIDE Program, Inc., a nonprofit, in connection with its merger with Family Services, Inc., a nonprofit social services agency. more
Acquisition of Eureka Financial Corporation by NexTier, Inc.
Served as counsel to Eureka Financial Corp. in its $35.0 million merger with NexTier Bank, N.A. The combination created a community banking franchise  more
Advise for leading zero emissions electric bus company
Advise on variety of financing, legal/regulatory, DC policy developments and related. Lease financing of electric buses, raising financing at more
Represented a lender in a government investigation
Represented a lender in connection with responding to a civil investigative demand from the CFPB. more
Acquisition of a wealth management company
Represented a federal savings association in connection with its acquisition of an investment advisor. more
In re Digital Video Receivers
Defending ARRIS in patent infringement and importation investigation brought by Rovi, related to on-screen programing guide technology. Trial set more
Series of windfarm project financings in the U.S.
Representing a leading provider of distributed wind energy solutions on a series of windfarm project financings of more than 100 MW in the U.S., more
Project finance of a pumped hydroelectric in-front-of-the-meter energy storage project
Representing a pumped storage facility in a 2200 MW project financing of a pumped hydroelectric in-front-of-the-meter energy storage project in more
Sale of solar power units and technology licensing
Represented a renewable energy company in the sale of solar power units and licensing of technology thereto in the U.S. more
Representation in connection with the development and financing of a $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
Closing of a hydroelectric power project in California for the ultimate sale of power to a data center
Represented an energy company in the closing of an initial 24 MW hydroelectric power project in California for the ultimate sale of the power to a more
Aevoe v. Racing Optics
Counsel for patentee Racing Optics in four inter partes review petitions filed by competitor Aevoe challenging validity of Racing Optics’ more
Closing of a biopower project financing in Florida as part of a cellulosic biorefinery
Represented a leading bioenergy company in the closing of a 6 MW biopower project financing in Florida as part of a cellulosic biorefinery financed more
Multiple behind-the-meter energy storage project financings
Representing a U.S. energy storage solutions developer and manufacturer with 10 behind-the-meter energy storage project financings in California as more
In re Certain Athletic Footwear
Reebok against Respondents RBX Active in patent infringement and importation investigation related to athletic shoe sole functionality. Case

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Development and project finance of a geothermal project in California
Represented a developer of proprietary clean oil and gas extraction technology in the development and project financing of a 100 MW geothermal more
Development and project finance of multiple solar power projects throughout Appalachia
Representing a solar business in the development and project financing of several solar power projects throughout Appalachia using USDA loan more
Series A private placement for a solar-powered water treatment technology company
Representing a solar-powered water treatment technology company in California in a Series A private placement. more
Counsel to an international management, engineering, and development consultancy regarding solar power project financings in the U.S.
Providing counsel to an international management, engineering, and development consultancy regarding solar power project financings in the U.S. more
Racing Optics v. Aevoe
Representing plaintiff-patentee Racing Optics in patent infringement action against competitor Aevoe and its Moshi-brand touch screen protectors in more
Development and project finance of a renewable natural gas-to-biopower project
Representing a biogas plant owner/operator in the development and project financing of an 18 MW renewable natural gas-to-biopower project as part of more
Development and project finance of multiple geothermal power projects for the sale of power to one or more data centers
Represented an energy company in the development and project financing of multiple geothermal power projects in Texas and Nevada for the sale of more
Closing of a biopower project financing in Kansas as part of a cellulosic biorefinery
Represented a global biotech ethanol company in the closing of a 26 MW biopower project financing in Kansas as part of a cellulosic biorefinery more
Multiple solar power project financings in Puerto Rico
Representing a developer of renewable energy projects with eight solar power project financings of approximately 150 MW in Puerto Rico, using direct more
Closing of a biopower project financing in New York
Represented a biomass refinery in the closing of a 2.5 MW biopower project financing in New York. more
In re Certain Semiconductor Devices
Defending Broadcom and its six downstream customers Technicolor, HTC, Comcast, Arista, NETGEAR, and ARRIS in patent infringement and importation more
Representation of an international Independent Power Producer (IPP) in connection with multiple biopower project financings
Representing an international Independent Power Producer (IPP) with a 5.2 MW biopower project financing in North Carolina and a 3.2 MW biopower more
Representation of a biofuel company in connection with a biopower project financing
Representing a biofuel company in a 24 MW biopower project financing in Mississippi. more
Counseled large retailer regarding its partnership with a financial institution *
Counseled a large retailer regarding its partnership with a financial institution to roll out a prepaid/checking account product available more
Identify and implement enhancements to large non-bank mortgage servicer's compliance risk management system *
Assisted one of the largest non-bank mortgage servicers in identifying and implementing enhancements to its compliance risk management system and more
Regulatory requirements counsel to large financial institution *
Counseled a large financial institution with respect to the regulatory requirements pertaining to its account opening processes and procedures in more
Product reviews for financial institutions and other interested parties *
Provided financial institutions and other interested parties with product reviews, including for mobile payment and digital wallet services. more
Counseled mortgage origination platform on CFPB's final rule in connection with TILA and RESPA *
Counseled a mortgage origination platform on implementation of the CFPB's final rule integrating mortgage origination disclosures under TILA and more
Comprehensive review of large national bank's mortgage servicing transfer policies and procedures
Advised a large national bank in conducting a comprehensive review of its mortgage servicing transfer policies and procedures to ensure compliance more
TILA and RESPA compliance policy reviews for banks, credit unions and mortgage originators *
Led TILA and RESPA compliance policy reviews for major national banks, preeminent card issuers, large credit unions, mortgage servicers, and mortgage  more
Comprehensive review of financial services provider's FCRA policies and procedures *
Advised a financial services provider in conducting a comprehensive review of its FCRA policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the FCRA and  more
Advised new platform on structuring its compliance management system *
Advised a new platform on structuring its compliance management system to ensure compliance with the ability-to-repay/qualified mortgage rules, fair more
Responded to CFPB civil investigative demands *
Represented entities in responding to CFPB civil investigative demands, including Petitions to Withdraw the CID. more
$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
Thought, Inc. v. Oracle Corporation
Successfully defended patent infringement case in the Northern District of California for client Oracle against Thought, Inc. involving seven patents  more
$145.6 million acquisition of Ocean Shore Holding Co. by OceanFirst Financial Corp.
Represented Ocean Shore Holding Co. headquartered in Ocean City, NJ in its acquisition by OceanFirst Financial Corp. based in Toms River, NJ. The more
Sale of membership interests for Maxwell Chase Technologies, LLC
Served as seller's M&A counsel for Maxwell Chase Technologies, LLC, a U.S.-based producer of absorbent and non-absorbent packaging solutions for 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 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
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
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
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
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
$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
Patent counseling for Qiagen
Provides patent counseling for Qiagen, a provider of sample and assay technologies for molecular diagnostics, applied testing, academic and more
Patent prosecution and counseling for vascular products manufacturer
The firm provides patent prosecution and counseling services for vascular products manufacturer related to catheters. 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
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
$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
$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
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
$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
$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
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
$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
Acquisition of Bonneville Bank by Green Dot Corporation
Represented Bonneville Bancorp and its banking subsidiary, Bonneville Bank, in connection with its acquisition by Green Dot Corporation. more
Acquisition of 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. exchange of 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Acquisition for a large international concessions and construction company
Representing a large international concessions and construction company in an acquisition of a partial interest in a software company owning rights more
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
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
Invalidated competitor patents to atomization devices in IPR *
Counselled petitioner ScentAir in 2013 inter partes review challenging validity as to two patents of competitor Prolitec related to liquid more
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
Won competitor-on-competitor patent litigation over atomization devices *
Defended ScentAir against competitor Prolitec in E.D. Wisconsin patent infringement case filed in 2012 related to commercial scent diffusion products  more
Englander v. Bassett Furniture Industries Inc., et al.
Achieved a settlement on behalf of Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc. in litigation brought against Bassett and over 150 other furniture more
Inter partes review challenge for Motorola Mobility
Represented Motorola Mobility in an inter partes review challenge of U.S. Patent No. 7,516,484 relating to a reader adapted for a portable more
Patent infringement litigation for Hitachi and Renesas Technology
Represented Hitachi and Renesas Technology as lead appellate counsel in an appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, more
Inter partes review for Oracle Corporation
We obtained successful results for Oracle Corporation in three inter partes review proceedings (IPRs) before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board more
Motorola Mobility v. Intellectual Ventures
We successfully instituted five IPRs against Intellectual Ventures on behalf of Motorola Mobility. Three of these patents related to sending URLs in more
Lead discovery counsel in global insurance coverage lawsuit
Served as lead discovery counsel for a global chemical manufacturer in U.S. and international insurance coverage disputes related to a chemical plant  more
Open Text v. Alfresco
Counsel for Alfresco in defending claims of infringement of a dozen different patents relating to marketing communication automation. After Alfresco more
Project Development and Finance – Heavy Crude Oil Upgrades - Astonia
Representing manufacturer in the development and finance of heavy crude oil upgrades unit Tallinn, Astonia. more
Project Finance
Formation of a renewable power and energy efficiency infrastructure fund. more
Anaerobic Biomass
Representing anaerobic biomass to electricity project of 15MW in New Mexico. more
Advising Manufacturer of Renewable Energy Battery Storage Systems
Advising developer of Renewable Energy Battery Storage Systems in negotiation of energy storage agreements in connection with the California energy more
Project Development and Finance – Heavy Crude Oil Upgrades - Venezuela
Representing manufacturer in the development and finance of heavy crude oil upgrades unit Caracas, Venezuela. more
Project Development and Finance
Advising developer in all aspects of project development and finance for $160M innovative municipal solid waste-to-advanced bio-oil facility in more
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 and 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
Open Text v. Alfresco
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Alfresco Software in a lawsuit involving allegations of patent infringement related to content 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
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
In re Certain Laser Abraded Denim Garments
Defended Levi Strauss & Co. in a patent infringement and importation investigation, related to laser-fading of denim, against 17 global clothing more
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
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
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
$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
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
Race discrimination litigation for national manufacturer
Successfully defended a national manufacturer in a lawsuit brought by a former employee alleging race discrimination in violation of Title VII and 42  more
Disability discrimination litigation for regional health care provider
Successfully defended a regional health care provider in a lawsuit brought by a former employee alleging violations of the Americans with more
Defend EEOC charges for regional health care provider
Successfully represented regional health care provider in more than 20 EEOC charges. more

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
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
Restaurant franchisor antitrust action
Represented a restaurant franchisor in defending against antitrust action alleging, among other things, vertical price fixing and Robinson-Patman Act  more
Litigation for major livestock company
Represented a major livestock producer located in Illinois in a public and private nuisance lawsuit filed in Illinois state court. The plaintiffs more
Representation of Electrolux *
Served as appellate counsel for Electrolux in bodily injury suit and obtained favorable settlement in connection with that appeal. more
Advised credit union on charter choices and capital alternatives
Advised Philadelphia-based credit union with respect to consideration of charter alternatives and opportunities to raise equity capital. more
In re WSG Hanover Two LLC
Represent lender in single asset real estate bankruptcy of shopping center. In re WSG Hanover Two, LLC, No. 12-32035 (Bankr. D. Md.). more
Joint venture operation for British energy service company *
Advised a British energy service company on its joint venture to operate in Sub-Saharan Africa. more
Acquisition of Oklahoma bank by Kansas-based financial institution
Represented a Kansas-based financial institution in its acquisition of an Oklahoma-based national bank. more
Going private tender offer for a Minnesota-based financial institution
Represented a Minnesota-based financial institution in a going private tender offer. more
Placement Agent Counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $54 million private placement
Represented the placement agent, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L. P. in the $54 million private placement offering by a de novo national bank. more
Appeal of CRA Examination Rating
Advised a Maryland-based federal thrift on its appeal to the OTS of its CRA examination rating. more
Complex coverage matters involving environmental losses for city *
Served as lead counsel for a New England city government with respect to complex coverage matters involving environmental and other liabilities and more
Formation and implementation of franchise program for O'Charley's
Represents O’Charley’s, Inc. in connection with the formation and implementation of its franchise program handling ongoing federal and state more
Construction management for major public university
Represented Winston-Salem State University Foundation in relation to the design, development and construction of a dormitory on the university campus. more
$352.6 million acquisition of Reliance Bancorp Inc. by North Fork Bancorporation
Represented Reliance Bancorp, Inc. in its $352.6 million acquisition by North Fork Bancorporation, Melville, New York. more
Underwriter's counsel for Stifel, Nicolaus & Company in public offering
Represented the underwriter, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, in a $17.1 million public offering of common stock by Atlantic Coast more
Trade dress infringement action for Fortune 200 consumer goods company
Represented a Fortune 200 consumer goods company in an action for trade dress infringement. more
Acquisition of gomembers Inc. by CDC Software Corp.
Represented gomembers Inc., a developer of software solutions for member-based organizations, in its acquisition by CDC Software Corp. more
Development and financing of a $235 million Rule 144A financing for a 484 MW combined cycle, power plant in Neuvo Leon, Mexico. *
Represented ABB Energy Ventures and Nissho Iwai as sponsors in connection with the development and financing of a $235 million Rule 144A financing more
Employee benefits advice for an Indiana financial institution
Advised an Indiana financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
U.S. v. First National State Bancorporation *
Conducted investigation and participated in litigation on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.

United States v. First Nat'l more
Trademark and advertising counseling for Butterball LLC
The firm serves as trademark and advertising counsel for Butterball LLC.  We provide marketing and advertising advice and counsel and enforce its more
Patent applications for Sciele Pharma Inc.
Represent Sciele Pharma Inc., a global pharmaceutical company, in preparing and prosecuting patent applications relating to prenatal vitamins and more
Acquisition of nine trusts for HSH Nordbank AG *
Advised and represented HSH Nordbank AG in connection with the acquisition by nine trusts advised by J.C. Flowers & Co. of 26 percent of the more
Acquisition of Dwyer-Curlett Co., Inc.
Represented BB&T Corp. subsidiary Grandbridge Real Estate Capital LLC in the acquisition of Dwyer-Curlett Co. and its three offices in southern more
Strategic sale of plan's company stock
Represented a New York Stock Exchange listed company to design and implement a multifaceted strategy to convince the heavily union more
U.S. v. Fremont Bank *
Conducted investigation and brought case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. more
Issuance of securities pursuant to the TARP Capital Purchase Program for Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc.
Represented Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. in its issuance of preferred stock and warrants to purchase shares of its common stock through the U.S. more
Complex coverage matters involving property damage and environmental loses for world's largest supplier of unsaturated polyester resins *
Lead counsel for world's largest supplier of unsaturated polyester resins for composites with respect to complex coverage matters involving property more
Securities offering for a Pennsylvania bank pursuant to TARP
Represented a Pennsylvania bank in its issuance of preferred stock through the U.S. Treasury Department's TARP Capital Purchase Program. more
Appellate litigation win for District Attorney's office
Successfully authored a winning brief on behalf of the Manhattan District Attorney's office regarding impeachment of defendant at trial. more
The In’Porters S.A. v. Hanes Printables Inc.
Defense counsel for T shirt screen printer in anti-trust, unfair completion and breach of contract action. Anti-trust and unfair competition claims more
Advice for educational media startup *
Advised founder of multilingual educational media startup on copyright, trademark and related matters. more
Executive compensation under TARP for an Illinois financial institution
Represented an Illinois financial institution in connection with its executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including advice regarding  more
Representation of Cooper Industries *
Served as appellate counsel for Cooper Industries in asbestos bodily injury suit and obtained favorable settlement in connection with that appeal. Pneumo Abex, LLC v. Mallia more
Acquisition of SGV Bancorp Inc. by IndyMac Mortgage Holdings Inc.
Represented SGV Bancorp Inc. in its $58.6 million acquisition by IndyMac Mortgage Holdings Inc., Pasadena, California. more
Placement agent for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $60.0 million private placement of convertible preferred stock
Represented the placement agent, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $60.0 million private placement of convertible preferred stock by Heritage Oaks  more
Environmental litigation for H.M. Holdings Inc. *
Obtained favorable settlement for SCM Corporation in an action against 14 insurance companies for environment liabilities involving numerous more
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
Representation of International Paper Company and Masonite Corporation *
Obtained favorable settlement for International Paper Company and Masonite Corporation in connection with the defense of a nationwide products more
Restructuring PPP arrangements for the Bumbuna Falls Hydroelectric Project *
Represented the Government of Sierra Leone in the negotiations to restructure the PPP arrangements for the Bumbuna Falls Hydroelectric Project. more
Mutual to stock conversion of Fredericksburg Savings Bank and IPO for Virginia Capital Bancshares, Inc.
Represented Fredericksburg Savings Bank in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $105.6 million initial public offering by its newly formed more
Acquisition of Bay Net Financial Inc. by Sterling Financial Corp.
Represented Bay Net Financial Inc. in its $22.8 million acquisition by Sterling Financial Corp. in Pennsylvania. more
Represented a registered representative in investigation by FINRA
Served as lead counsel in the representation of a registered representative in investigation by FINRA related to allegations of selling away. more
Represented financial institution in appeal of material supervisory determination
Represented Maryland-based financial institution in appeal to banking regulator of CAMELS ratings. more
Renewable power and biofuels grants and energy loan award transactions for energy companies *
Represented more than 15 U.S. and European energy companies in renewable power and advanced biofuels grants and energy loan guarantee award more
Structuring acquisition of failing financial institution for private equity fund
Advised private equity fund in connection with its bid to acquire a failing financial institution. more
Development and project finance of a woody and grass biomass-to-ethanol project
Advising a U.S. advanced biofuel company in the project financing of a woody and grass biomass-to-ethanol project that includes financing by the USDA. more
Investment and recapitalization advice to a venture capital firm
Advised a venture capital firm in connection with an investment in and recapitalization of an Atlanta, Georgia company specializing in comprehensive more
Pacific Division Transfer Case (United Airlines’ acquisition of Pan Am’s Pacific Division) *
Tried case on behalf of U.S. Department of Justice involving Pacific Division Transfer Case (United Airlines’ acquisition of Pan Am’s Pacific more
Patent prosecution and counseling for a university patent foundation
Assisted a university patent foundation, and its licensees, with patent acquisitions and related counseling in the small molecule therapeutics area. more
Acquisition of Long Island Financial Corp. by New York Community Bancorp Inc.
Represented Long Island Financial Corp. in its $69.8 million acquisition by New York Community Bancorp Inc. more
Secured IRS Concession of Alleged $3.8 Million Deficiency
Filed Tax Court petition on behalf of financial services industry client contesting IRS’s determination that merger did not qualify as tax-free “A” more
Patent prosecution services for SynthRx
Provided patent prosecution services and assistance to SynthRx, the developer of proprietary therapeutic uses for Poloxamer 188 (P188), in collecting  more
Trademark litigation services for fiberglass products manufacturer
The firm served as lead counsel in representing a Connecticut fiberglass products manufacturer in a trademark action and in defending client against

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In re Fairfax Crossing LLC
Represented lender in single asset real estate bankruptcy of land developer. In re Fairfax Crossing, LLC, No. 10-01362 (Bankr. more
Second step conversion of North Penn Bank and related public offering for its holding company
Represented North Penn Bank in its second step conversion from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form of organization and the more
Ex-parte reexam for Visa U.S.A. Inc.
Prepared a draft ex-parte reexam for client Visa, against Restricted Spending Solutions Pat. 6,044,360. This patent related to spending more
Employee benefits advice for a bank holding company
Represent a Pennsylvania bank holding company on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Brand development and brand protection
Performs not only trademark clearance and application work, but also domestic and international policing, anticounterfeiting, franchising, licensing,  more
Datasci, LLC v. Quintiles Transnational Corp.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Quintiles Transnational Corp. in a patent infringement suit relating to electronic data capture more
Qualification of a renewable gasoline fuel and feedstock pathways *
Represented a U.S. advanced biofuel client in the qualification of new fuel and feedstock pathways for renewable gasoline and biodiesel at more
Adobe Systems Inc. v. Fritsch
Worked with the Business Software Alliance on an investigation of online dealers in counterfeit software, including auction site dealers. We obtained  more
Representation concerning the Build-Lease-Transfer Mexico legal structure *
Advised Alstom Power (Paris, France) and Rosarito Power (Mexico) concerning the Build-Lease-Transfer Mexico legal structure and how such a structure more
$25 million acquisition of CNS Bancorp, Inc.
Represented CNS Bancorp Inc. in its $25.2 million dollar acquisition by Exchange National Bancshares Inc. more
Multi-million dollar contribution of qualifying real estate to pension plan transaction
Successfully closed on a multi-million dollar contribution of qualifying real estate to pension plan. The transaction involved hiring and monitoring more
U.S. v. General Dynamics and Newport News Shipbuilding *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. more
Represented Defense Industry Client In MACRS Depreciation Dispute *
Drafted protest to IRS Office of Appeals arguing that manufacturing structure was machinery and equipment, and not a building, for purposes of MACRS more
$7.4 million IPO for Delanco Bancorp Inc.
Represented Delanco Bancorp Inc. in its $7.4 million initial public offering. more
Development and project finance of an enhanced oil recovery technology
Representing a major U.S. oil company in commercializing a new enhanced oil recovery technology using carbon capture utilization and storage from more
Public offering of senior notes for Roslyn Bancorp Inc.
Represented Roslyn Bancorp Inc., a New York-based financial institution, in a $114.8 million public offering of senior notes. more
Note counsel to California-based gaming tribe in securing Participation Certificates
Represented a California-based gaming tribe as Note Counsel in connection with the issuance of Participation Certificates to finance a portion of the  more
In re Wurzburg Inc.
Represent creditors' committee in Chapter 11 bankruptcy of commercial packaging and labeling manufacturer. In re Wurzburg, Inc., No. 10-21047 more
Private placement of convertible trust preferred securities
Represented a North Carolina bank holding company on its private placement of convertible trust preferred securities. more
Acquisition of TR Financial Corp. for $1.1 billion by Roslyn Bancorp Inc.
Represented New York-based Roslyn Bancorp Inc., in  its $1.1 billion acquisition of TR Financial Corp., a  New York financial institution. more
Acquisition of a biodiesel facility in India for a U.S. venture capital client *
Represented a U.S. venture capital client in the acquisition, finance, and conversion of a vegetable oil processing plant into a 50 million gallon more
Lead Counsel to U.S. Department of Energy Lead Counsel in Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Loan to Ford Motor Company
Acted as U.S. Department of Energy Lead Counsel on the $5.9 billion DOE Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing loan to Ford Motor Company. This more
In re Response Oncology Inc. et al. *
Represented comprehensive cancer management company in chapter 11 proceeding. In re Response Oncology, Inc., et al., No. 01-24607 more
$30 million acquisition and project financing of a cogeneration facility located at a large pulp and paper manufacturing plant in Alabama *
Represented purchaser and energy services provider in the $30 million acquisition and project financing of a cogeneration facility located at a large  more
Thomasville Furniture Industries Inc. v. Thomasville Express Inc. et al.
Lead counsel for Thomasville Furniture, Inc. in trademark infringement action. Negotiated settlement agreement which resolved the case.

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Executive compensation and employee benefits for a New Jersey financial institution
Represented a New Jersey financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Restructuring of the Government of Albania's electric system and the preparation for the privatization of its distribution sector *
Engaged by the U.S. Agency for International Development and working with the International Finance Corporation and World Bank, advised the more
Going private transaction for Gouverneur Bancorp Inc.
Advised Gouverneur Bancorp Inc., on a going private transaction through a reverse/forward stock split and related delisting from Nasdaq. more
$81 million acquisition of Factory Point Bancorp Inc. by Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc.
Represented Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc., a large Massachusetts holding company, in its $81.3 million acquisition of Factory Point Bancorp Inc., more
Environmental litigation for Tennessee-based livestock producer
Represents a number of entities related to a large livestock producer in Tennessee and Kentucky all of whom were defendants in a multi-count class more
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
Oracle Corporation and Oracle U.S.A. Inc. v. Parallel Networks LLC
Represented plaintiff Oracle Corporation in an action for declaratory judgment of non-infringement of Parallel Networks' patents relating to dynamic more
Portfolio development for cloud platform business *
Developed intellectual property portfolio and strategy for startup in the business-to-business cloud platform space as lead of client’s IP Strategy more
$86.2M all-stock acquisition for United Financial Bancorp Inc.
Represented United Financial Bancorp, Inc., a large holding company located in Massachusetts, in its $86.2 million all-stock acquisition of New more
Mutual to stock conversion for First Savings Bank F.S.B. and IPO for First Savings Financial Group Inc.
Represented First Savings Financial Group Inc., an Indiana-based savings bank, in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $24.3 million more
Counsel to nonprofit employer organization *
Served as counsel to a nonprofit employer group organization that worked to protect cafeteria plans in Congress and with the IRS. more
United States v. UPM-Kymmenei, Oyi, Reflectac, Bemis and Morgan *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. more
Insurance coverage claims for Fortune 500 automotive retailer *
Represented a Fortune 500 automotive retailer seeking insurance coverage for claims involving class actions related to unfair and deceptive more
Franchise agreement negotiations for music franchisor
Managed a successful negotiation for a background music franchisor with its franchisee association for the system-wide renewal of a significantly more
Strategic sale of global IP assets/technology business unit
Representing a major global telecom company in the a high value transaction involving the sale of technology assets and related IP assets, and more
Counsel to a New Jersey financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters
Represented a New Jersey financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including structure of compensation and more
Lead Counsel to U.S. Department of Energy in Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Loan to Tesla Motors
Acted as U.S. Department of Energy Lead Counsel and architect of the innovative $465 million DOE Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Loan to more
U.S. v. Mountain Health Care *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf the U.S. Department of Justice against Mountain Health Care. Internal investigation related to grand jury  more
Witco Corporation v. Travelers Indemnity Co. *
Obtained favorable settlements on the eve of trial for Witco Corporation in an action against more than 35 insurance companies for environmental more
Franchise counseling for Primrose Schools
Counseling Primrose Schools Franchising Company on federal and state franchise regulatory and compliance matters, including drafting Franchise more
U.S. v. General Electric and Honeywell *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice and a senior official who decided to bring the case. more
Issuance of securities under TARP for Monument Bank
Represent Monument Bank in issuance of $4.7 million of preferred stock under the U.S. Treasury's Troubled Asset Relief Program. more
Going private transaction for First Bancorp of Indiana Inc.
Represented First Bancorp of Indiana Inc. in connection with its going private via a cash-out reverse stock split. more
Executive compensation and employee benefits for an Ohio financial institution
Represented an Ohio financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Underwriter's counsel in a $13.0 million public offering
Represented underwriter in a $13.0 million initial public offering by an Indiana mutual holding company done to finance a concurrent acquisition. more
United States v. Aluminum Co. of Am. and Reynolds Metal Co. *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.

United States v. Aluminum Co. of Am. and Reynolds more
Taltwell LLC v. Zonet USA Corp.
Lead counsel for Taltwell Limited Liability Company in patent litigation against Zonet USA Corp. involving patents relating to credit card sized more
$300 million corporate bond offering for AGL Resources Inc.
Represented AGL Resources Inc. in its SEC-registered public offering of $300 million principal amount of 5.25% senior notes due 2019. The offering more
In re HomeBanc Mortgage Corporation et al. *
Led representation of HomeBanc Mortgage Corporation, et al., a home mortgage originator and servicer, in their Chapter 11 cases. Matter pending.

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Issuance of securities pursuant to the TARP Capital Purchase Program for Pulaski Financial Corp.
Represented Pulaski Financial Corp. in its issuance of preferred stock and warrants to purchase shares of its common stock through the U.S. Treasury more
Sara Lee Corp. v. Kayser-Roth Corp.
Represented the manufacturer of L’eggs® pantyhose in action to enjoin use of LEG LOOKS® mark on re-designed packaging. The Fourth Circuit reversed more
$31 million acquisition of MBLA Financial Corporation
Represented MBLA Financial Corporation in its $31.2 million acquisition by Citizens Bancshares Company, Chillicothe, MO. more
On-going clearance project for a major retailer
The firm advises a major retailer about potential patent infringement issues associated with hundreds of products sold or considered for sale by the more
In re Travel Services Inc. et al. *
Represented company marketing travel related services to college students. In re Travel Services, Inc., et al., No. more
In re Allegheny Health, Education, and Research Foundation, et al. *
Represented governmental creditor in reorganization of not-for-profit health care system. In re Allegheny Health, Education, and Research more
Insurance coverage litigation for manufacturer of automotive parts *
Represented a manufacturer of automotive parts in coverage litigation regarding asbestos liabilities. more
Hedge fund structuring of acquisition of failing financial institution
Advised hedge fund on structuring a proposed acquisition of a failing financial institution. more
Specialized counseling for American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network
Provide specialized counsel to the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network (ACS-CAN) by monitoring and reviewing agency actions and cases. more
Racial discrimination litigation for Quinault Indian Nation
Represent the Quinault Indian Nation against four school districts, and their superintendents and athletic directors, alleging racial discrimination more
Second step conversion for First Federal Savings Bank and related public offering
Represented First Federal Savings Bank, Monessen, PA, in its second step conversion from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form  more
Private placement offering for Tri-County Financial Corporation
Represented Tri-County Financial Corporation in a private placement of its common stock to accredited investors. more
Patent infringement litigation for Hitachi and Renesas Technology
Represented Hitachi and Renesas Technology as lead appellate counsel in an appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, more
Construction litigation for one of the largest Southeastern general building contractors
Successfully defended one of the oldest and largest general building contractors in the Southeast, in an action brought by a manufacturing company more
Corporate and securities matters for a Maryland bank holding company
Represented a Maryland financial institution on a wide variety of corporate and securities matters beginning with the company's IPO in 1999, the more
Public offering of senior notes for Roslyn Bancorp Inc.
Represented Roslyn Bancorp Inc., a New York-based financial institution, in a $75 million public offering of senior notes. more
Underwriter's counsel for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in a $10.3 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, in the $10.3 million initial public offering by William Penn Bancorp Inc. more
Executive compensation and employee benefits matters for a Pennsylvania financial institution
Represented a Pennsylvania financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Formation of de novo bank with mutual holding company majority shareholder
Represented the organizers of Hampshire First Bank, including a mutual holding company that acquired a controlling interest in the bank, in more
Medical malpractice litigation for a Georgia hospital
Represented a Georgia hospital in medical malpractice litigation. more
Litigation for warehouse line lender
Represent warehouse line lender in litigation brought by the Bankruptcy Trustee of one of its primary customers (a residential mortgage lender and more
Thomasville Furniture Industries Inc. v. Alvin T. Lambeth d/b/a Thomasville Freight Lines
Lead counsel for Thomasville Furniture, Inc. Obtained judgment, permanent injunction and order for attorney’s fees.

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Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $11.1 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $11.1 million initial public offering by Hibernia Homestead Bancorp, Inc. more
In re Toshoku America Inc. *
Represented debtor corporation that was the largest subsidiary of a Japanese trading corporation. The parent corporation was involved in a Japanese more
Acquire and dispose of assets for U.S. power marketer *
Counseled a U.S. power marketer on a series of transactions to acquire and dispose of assets. more
Reinsurance coverage arbitration for captive insurance company of major accounting firm *
Represented captive insurance company of major accounting firm regarding professional liability losses. more
Initial public offering for First Federal Bancshares Inc.
Represented First Federal Savings Bank, a mutual savings bank, in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $22.4 million initial public more
Representation of Caterpillar Inc. *
Obtained favorable settlement for Caterpillar Inc. in action seeking substantial damages arising out of breach of a long-term requirements contract more
$177.5 million acquisition of EFC Bancorp, Inc.
Represented EFC Bancorp, Inc. in its $177.5 million acquisition by MAF Bancorp Inc. more
Statutory claims litigation for landfill owner
Represented landfill owner in statutory claims against regional waste authority in Virginia trial and appellate courts. more
Fonovisa Inc. v. Cherry Auction Inc. (Representing The International Anticounterfeiting Coalition Inc.)
Represented the International Anticounterfeiting Coalition, Inc. in the Ninth Circuit and filed an Amicus Brief on behalf of numerous intellectual more
Representation of Dana Corporation *
Served as trial counsel for Dana Corporation in a series of individual, multiparty and class actions seeking to hold Dana vicariously liable for more
5,125 solar-powered water purification units manufactured for U.S. oil trading company *
Represented a U.S. oil trading company in the manufacture of 5,125 solar-powered water purification units for installation in India, Greece, and more
Negotiation of arena naming rights
Negotiated a multi-million dollar naming rights deal for the 10,000-seat arena at the University of Central Florida (the second-largest university in  more
Litigation involving takings and breach of contract claims for twelve privately owned “drainage districts”
Represented twelve privately owned “drainage districts” along the upper Mississippi and Missouri Rivers in challenging the U.S. Army Corps of more
Employee benefits services for a Connecticut-based financial institution
Represented a Connecticut-based financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Employee benefits matters for Equifax Inc.
Represented Equifax Inc., one of the United States' largest credit reporting agencies, in connection with the employee benefit aspects of a more
Business litigation for securities broker
Represented a securities broker in regulatory actions before the NASD (FINRA) and SEC alleging improper investments in variable annuities. more
Acquisition of South Carolina Community Bancshares Inc. by Provident Community Bancshares Inc.
Represented Provident Community Bancshares Inc. in its $9.6 million acquisition of South Carolina Community Bancshares Inc., Winnsboro, South more
Project financing grants for integrated biorefineries *
Represented 5 client awardees out of 19 awards at the U.S. DOE for the integrated biorefinery grants. more
Negotiations of cloud services agreement
Represented global manufacturer and retailer of sporting goods in the negotiation of an agreement with IBM for hosted cloud services for more
Acquisition of a 50% interest in the EcoElectrica Project in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico *
Represented Edison Mission Energy (the unregulated subsidiary of Edison International) in its successful acquisition (through competitive auction) of  more
Tax advice for a steam- and industrial-grade coal company
Advised a Kentucky and Indiana steam- and industrial-grade coal company on issues related to change of ownership and net operating loss limitations more
Pearson Education Inc. v. Triumph Learning LLC
Served as lead defense counsel for publisher, Pearson Education, Inc. in a trademark dispute in which defendant claimed that the title of one of more
Mutual holding company reorganization and initial public offering for SI Financial Group, Inc.
Represented Savings Institute Bank and Trust Company in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $50.3 million initial public more
Underwriter's counsel for Stifel Nicolaus Corp. in a $78.2 initial public offering
Represented the underwriter, Stifel Nicolaus Corp., in the $78.2 million initial public offering by Cape Bancorp, Inc. more
Clean Water Act for national real estate development company
Successfully defended the water and wastewater utility division of a major national real estate development company in Clean Water Act enforcement more
$72.2 million remutualization acquisition of West Essex Bancorp Inc.
Represented West Essex Bancorp Inc. in its $72.2 million remutualization and acquisition by Kearney Financial Corporation, Kearney, New Jersey. more
Corporate counsel to Savings Institute Bank and Trust Company
Represented Savings Institute Bank and Trust Company in its reorganization from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form and the more
Underwriter's counsel for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods
Represented the underwriter, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in the $5.6 million initial public offering by OC Financial Inc. more
In re Radnor Holdings Corp.
Represented lender in Chapter 11 bankruptcy of leading producer of foam cups and containers. more
Executive compensation and employee benefits for bank holding company
Represented a bank holding company on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Contract litigation for investment fund companies
Represented four investment funds specializing in investments in Russia in a breach of contract action against a global depositary bank over the fees  more
Pro Bono work on behalf of the Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy
Pro bono work on behalf of the Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy, a non-profit entity using groundbreaking research and public education more
Formation of investment advisory subsidiary of bank holding company
Represented bank holding company in obtaining FRB regulatory approval of formation of a wholly-owned subsidiary to sponsor one or more funds to more
Insurance litigation for one of the largest traders of U.S. Treasuries regarding losses from domestic terrorist attacks *
Lead counsel for one of the largest traders of U.S. Treasuries regarding their property loss, business interruption, extra expense and other 9/11 more
Acquisition of Bay State Bancorp Inc. by Seacoast Financial Services Corp.
Represented Bay State Bancorp Inc. in its $126 million acquisition by Seacoast Financial Services Corp. more
Executive compensation and employee benefits work for a New Jersey-based savings bank
Represented a New Jersey-based savings bank on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Bridge project for construction company
Represented the general contractor on a multimillion dollar bridge project with a formwork supplier. Delays in defects in the forms had a significant  more
Nisqually Indian Tribe v. Christine Gregoire, et al.
Successfully represented Billy Frank Jr. and Frank’s Landing Indian Community in contract litigation dispute. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals  more Case Study
Construction dispute for large western-based general contractor *
Represented a major general contractor in connection with claims arising out of the installation of the water and sanitary sewer utilities in a more
Sale of performing loans and classified assets for First Financial Holdings Inc.
Represented First Financial Holdings, Inc. in the sale of $198 million of performing loans and classified assets, including other real estate owned, more
In re Certain Video Displays *
Represented Complainant LG Electronics against Respondents Funai, Vizio and AmTran in patent infringement and importation investigation related to more
Corporate governance issues for U.S. power pool *
Represented a U.S. power pool in connection with corporate governance issues and agreements in a disposition of assets. more
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University v. Hokie Real Estate Inc.
Successfully defended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in trademark infringement litigation against Hokie Real more
Mutual holding company reorganization of West Essex Bank and IPO for West Essex Bancorp Inc.
Represented West Essex Bank in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $17.7 million initial public offering by its newly formed more
In re Sea Launch Company LLC *
Represented Sea Launch Company, LLC, a heavy lift satellite launch company, in their Chapter 11 case  in which we successfully reorganized more
Mutual to stock conversion and initial public offering for Northeast Pennsylvania Financial Corp.
Represented First Federal Bank in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $64.3 million initial public offering by its newly formed holding more
United States. v. Lockheed Martin Corp. and Northrop Grumman Corp. *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.

United States v. Lockheed Martin Corp. and Northrop more
Franchise counseling services for a Georgia-based franchisor of real estate brokerage offices
Represented a Georgia-based franchisor of real estate brokerage offices in connection with the formation and implementation of their franchise more
Representation of the Government of Uganda on the restructuring of the Bujagali Falls hydroelectric project *
Represented the Government of Uganda on the restructuring of the Bujagali Falls hydroelectric project. more
Sale of classified substandard and non-performing loans for United Community Banks Inc.
Represented United Community Banks, Inc. in its bulk sale of $266 million in classified substandard and non-performing loans. more Case Study
U.S. v. Suiza Foods and Broughton Foods *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf the U.S. Department of Justice.
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Trademark portfolio management for ESi Acquisition Inc.
Represents ESi Acquisition Inc. in trademark matters, including the provision of domestic and international trademark assistance to protect the more
Defense of furniture manufacturer against antitrust violations *
Represented a furniture manufacturer against allegations of antitrust violations by a discount distributor. more
Multiplaintiff breach-of-contract litigation for life insurance company *
Represented a life insurance company in a lawsuit arising out of allegations that company improperly terminated the independent more
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
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
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
Insurance litigation for Aviva USA Corporation
Represented Aviva USA Corporation and several affiliates (collectively, "Aviva”) in high-stakes litigation against a number of their professional more
Represented a 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
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
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
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
Development and project finance of an algae-to-biofuel project
Representing a U.S. company in commercializing a new algae-to-biofuel technology. more
Acquisition of Pulaski Bancorp Inc.
Represented Pulaski Bancorp, Inc. in its $64.3 million acquisition by Kearney Financial Corp., Kearney, New Jersey. more
Underwriter's counsel for Stifel Nicolaus Corp. in a $20.8 initial public offering
Represented the underwriter, Stifel Nicolaus Corp., in the $20.8 million initial public offering by Colonial Bankshares, Inc. more
Underwriter's counsel for 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
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
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
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
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
$20 million acquisition of First Federal Bancorporation
Represented First Federal Bancorporation in its $20.3 million acquisition by Great River Holding Company. more
De novo bank formation and related private placement offering for Florida Savings Bancorp Inc.
Represented the organizers of Florida Savings Bank in its de novo formation and related private placement offering of $5.0 million by its newly more
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
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
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
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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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
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
Representation of the Government of Tanzania in structuring and closing of the financing for the Songo Songo Gas to Electricity Project. *
Represented the Government of Tanzania in structuring and closing of the financing for the Songo Songo Gas to Electricity Project. more
Intellectual Ventures v. Motorola Mobility LLC
Defending Motorola Mobility LLC in the District of Delaware. Intellectual Ventures filed a patent infringement action against Motorola accusing more
Executive compensation and employee benefits for a bank
Represented a Maryland bank on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Representation of U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) *
Developed the form financing documents and security documents for the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) new initiative focused on more
Assumption of deposits of branch office by Bradford Bank
Represented Bradford Bank in its assumption of approximately $7.0 million of deposits from a branch office of American Bank. more
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
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
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
ERISA litigation for soft drink manufacturer
Represented a Fortune 100 company benefit plan administrator in ERISA case involving over-payments to plan beneficiary. 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
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
United States v. Philadelphia Saving Fund Society *
Conducted investigation on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.
 
United States v. Philadelphia Saving Fund Society more
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
$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
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
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
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
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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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
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
$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
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 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
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
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 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
ERISA representation of major airline
Represented major airline in ERISA case resulting in employer-favorable decision in Northern District of Georgia. 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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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
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
Thorn EMI North America Inc. v. Hyundai Electronics Industries Co. Ltd.
Represented Hyundai Electronics Industries, Co., Ltd., now known as SK hynix Inc., one of the world's largest semiconductor companies, in a patent

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In re Nexity Financial Corp.
Represent indenture trustee of trust preferred securities in bankruptcy of bank holding company. In re Nexity Financial Corp., No. 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
Merger of Progressive Bank Inc. with Hudson Charter Bancorp Inc.
Represented Progressive Bank Inc. in merger of equals with Hudson Charter Bancorp, Inc. more
Reinsurance program for self-insured credit unions
Represented Patelco Credit Union in creating a reinsurance program to facilitate the ability of credit unions to establish self-funded employee more
Employee benefit matters for a Maryland financial institution
Represented a Maryland financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including advice regarding rules for more
$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
$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
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
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
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
$102 million acquisition of FirstSpartan Financial Corp.
Represented FirstSpartan Financial Corp. in its $102.1 million acquisition by BB&T Corporation. 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
Development and project finance of a biomass-to-torrefied pellets project
Representing a U.S. project developer in a $30-million project to build and operate a torrefaction facility using sugarcane bagasse as feedstock in more
In re John Lawbaugh *
Chapter 11 trustee of bankruptcy estate of former CEO and sole shareholder of public 1940 Act fixed income security company. Negotiated structured more
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
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
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
United States v. Society and Ameritrust *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Acquisition of a title company
Represented Bradford Bancorp Inc. in the acquisition of a title company. 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
$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
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
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
$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
Acquisition of PCB Holding Company
Represented PCB Holding Company in its $6.7 million acquisition by German American Bancorp, Inc. more
Lease financing of energy assets *
Advised MetLife on leverage lease financing of energy assets 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
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
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
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
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
United States v. Smith Int'l and Schlumberger Ltd. *
Supervised investigation, case and trial on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice in a case involving contempt of a merger decree.

United States v. Smith Int'l and Schlumberger Ltd. more
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
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 more
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
Mutual holding company reorganization of Polonia Bank and initial public offering by Polonia Bancorp
Represented Polonia Bank in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $14.9 million initial public offering by its newly formed more
Acquisition of Woronoco Bancorp, Inc. by Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc.
Represented Woronoco Bancorp Inc. in its $144.5 million acquisition by Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc. more
Litigation for Trade Association
Represents trade association in challenge to federal procurement regulation in federal district court. 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
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
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
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
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
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
United States v. United Tote *
Supervised investigation, case and trial on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.

United States v. United Tote 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
In re Certain Electronic Devices *
Represented Respondent against Complainant HTC in patent infringement and importation investigation related to smartphones and tablets, particularly 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
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
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
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
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
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
U.S. v. US West *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. 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
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
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
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
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
Intercompany IP planning
Representing a retail brand in intercompany IP planning in connection with its globally expanding footprint. 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
$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

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Experience Highlights

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
Represented Client
Represented start-up in successfully obtaining U.S. patents for immunodiagnostic assays for early detection and profiling of cancer patients. more
Going private transaction for Gouverneur Bancorp Inc.
Advised Gouverneur Bancorp Inc., on a going private transaction through a reverse/forward stock split and related delisting from Nasdaq. more
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