Represented a transportation company and achieved a significant result in a wage and hour case brought as a collective action against the company. The plaintiffs in the case claimed that their working time had not been adequately tracked and that they were not completely relieved while on meal breaks. As a result, they claimed they worked additional overtime hours but were not adequately compensated for their time. After investigating the claims and obtaining multiple statements from other employees supporting the company's position, we filed a detailed opposition to plaintiffs' motion for certification as a collective action. Shortly after filing the response, the parties initiated settlement discussions, and the matter was resolved with the named plaintiffs on favorable terms to our client. The motion for collective action, which, if granted, could have expanded the action to include potentially hundreds of other current and former employees, was withdrawn. This result was particularly important because the plaintiffs were challenging fundamental aspects of the way that the company pays its employees, and we were able to keep the result localized and avoid the time, expense, and potential risk of greater damages associated with defending a broader collective suit.

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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
Secured over $100M in working capital, franchisee loan facilities and senior unsecured notes for publicly held company
Representation of publicly held company, as borrower, issuer and guarantor, engaged in selling and leasing home and office furniture, electronics and more
Development and financing of Tournament Players Club golf course for PGA Tour
Represented the PGA Tour and the affiliated Tournament Players Club in the development and financing of a TPC golf course. more
$119 million acquisition of City & Suburban Financial Corporation
Represented City & Suburban Financial Corporation in its $119.1 million acquisition by Ridgewood Savings Bank in a transaction that involved more