Represented First Financial Holdings, Inc. in a merger with SCBT Financial Corporation. The $300 million transaction combines two of South Carolina’s oldest and largest banking companies. The firm counseled and negotiated the terms of the merger agreement, handled employment and benefit matters, managed the due diligence and disclosure process, advised on IP, broker/dealer and tax matters and successfully represented First Financial Holdings’ board of directors in merger-related litigation.

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Stroupe v. BB&T Corporation
Represented Branch Banking & Trust Company (BB&T) defending Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower suit pending before the U.S. Department of Labor more
Tax advice for a major U.S. pension plan
Advised a major U.S. pension plan on tax matters related to its alternative investments in hedge and private equity funds. more
MACTEC, Inc. v. Bechtel Jacobs Company, LLC
Represented MACTEC, Inc., an environmental remediation design/build contractor, in a dispute against Bechtel Jacobs Company (BJC) concerning a more
Real estate redevelopment venture for French Quarter Holdings Inc.
Represented French Quarter Holdings Inc. in the formation of a joint venture with Barrow Street Capital and Barclays Capital for the $120 million more