The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of an outdoor advertising company in litigation brought by a shareholder who had sold his business to the company in exchange for cash and company stock.  He later filed a claim seeking damages under the federal and state securities laws and under a common law theory, claiming that the company had misled him about its current condition and its prospects when it had acquired his company.  We moved to compel arbitration of the shareholder's claims pursuant to an arbitration provision in the operating agreement that the shareholder signed.  That motion was granted, and the parties participated in a week long arbitration before a three person arbitration panel in Boston.  The arbitration panel rejected all of the shareholder's claims and awarded the company some of its expenses in defending against the claims.  The court later confirmed the arbitration award.

Experience Center

Match our Experience to Your Needs

Experience Highlights

Identifying and evaluating third-party patent rights for a retailer of building supplies
Represented one of the largest retailers of building supply and home improvements products in the country with intellectual property more
Mutual to stock conversion and IPO of American Financial Holdings Inc.
Represented American Savings Bank in its mutual-to-stock conversion and the related $267.3 million initial public offering by its newly formed more
Lawsuit by collegiate sports conference
Represented various member institutions of a collegiate sports conference in their lawsuit against a university by enforcing commissions and more
Executive benefit programs for major bottled water company
Represented a major bottled water company in the restructuring of its executive benefit programs, including executive medical and split dollar life more