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Aerospace & Defense

Insurance recovery litigation for naval shipbuilding and repairing manufacturer
Successfully represented a naval shipbuilding and repairing manufacturer in a dispute regarding coverage for substantial property damage and business  more
Inter partes review challenge for C&D Zodiac
Representing C&D Zodiac in an inter partes review challenge of U.S. Patent No. 8,590,838, entitled “Aircraft Interior more
Major trade secret misappropriation and breach of license case for aerospace defense contractor
Lead counsel representing an aerospace defense contractor in a major trade secret misappropriation and breach of license dispute alleging that the more Featured

Banking & Credit Unions

Sale of performing loans and classified assets for First Financial Holdings Inc.
Represented First Financial Holdings, Inc. in the sale of $198 million of performing loans and classified assets, including other real estate owned, more
Sale of insurance agency subsidiary for First Financial Holdings Inc.
Represented First Financial Holdings, Inc. in the sale of its managing general insurance agency subsidiary, Kimbrell Insurance Group, in a cash more
Sale of Insurance Agency subsidiary
Represented First Financial Holdings, Inc. in the sale of its subsidiary, First Southeast Insurance Services, Inc. to Hub International Limited in a more
Private equity offering for United Community Banks, Inc.
Represented United Community Banks, Inc. in a $380 million private equity offering. more
Sale of $103 million in non-performing assets for United Community Banks Inc.
Represented United Community Banks Inc., one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia, in its sale of $103 million in non-performing more
Insurance agency acquisition for Aquesta Bank
Represented Aquesta Bank in acquiring a group of North Carolina insurance agencies. more
$395 million acquisition of Costal Financial Corporation
Represented Coastal Financial Corporation in its $395.1 million dollar acquisition by BB&T Corporation. more

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Experience Highlights

Defended copyright challenge of Google's Book Search project
The firm served as lead counsel for Google Inc., in defending copyright infringement lawsuits brought by the Author’s Guild, et al., and separately more
Autoscribe Corp. et al. v. Wells Fargo Bank N.A. et al.
Defended against Autoscribe Corporation and Pollin Patent Licensing, LLC, a financial services and payment processor company, in a patent more
Patent prosecution and counseling for clinical laboratory services provider
Represent a leading clinical laboratory services provider in intellectual property related services, including freedom to operate analyses, patent more
Strategic patent counseling services to Red Hat Inc.
Provides strategic patent counseling services to Red Hat Inc., the most recognized open-source software company in the world. Analyzes and more