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Asset management agreement and transactional structuring for an investment advisory service company
Assisted an investment advisory service company with its asset management agreement for a complex, multibillion dollar transaction involving a more Featured
Sale/leaseback by BB&T Corporation
Represented Branch Banking & Trust in multiple proposed sale/leaseback transactions involving approximately 1,000 bank properties. more Featured
Finance transaction for a leading European financial services company
Represented a leading European financial services company in connection with a €140 million sale and lease back connected to a Swedish power more Featured
Multimillion dollar arbitration for a financial services corporation
Served as lead counsel and successfully defended a financial services corporation in a multimillion dollar arbitration concerning a dispute over an more Featured
Equity Committee for SageCrest II LLC
Representation of the Official Committee of Equity Security Holders of SageCrest II LLC in Chapter 11 cases pending in the Bankruptcy Court for more Featured
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 Featured
Misappropriation of trade secrets by a former employee of BB&T
Represented Branch Banking & Trust Company (BB&T) as plaintiff in a case against a former employee for misappropriation of trade secrets  more Featured
Creative defense of Banque Audi in dilution case *
Represented Banque Audi, one of the largest consumer banks in Lebanon that also does business in the U.S. and whose name is identical to a major car more Featured
Assist loan servicer with documenting and closing loan assumption transaction
Assist loan servicer with documenting and closing a loan assumption transaction on a multimillion dollar loan secured by a regional shopping mall more Featured
Breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty for a large financial institution
The firm represented a large financial institution in defense of breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty claims brought by another major bank  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
Over $100M trade receivables securitization facility for publicly held information solutions company
Representation of publicly held information solutions company in connection with over $100 million trade receivables securitization facility provided  more Featured
$50M senior-secured revolving credit facility to a discount retail electronics company
Represented a lead agent and lender in connection with a $50 million senior-secured revolving credit facility provided to a discount retail more Featured
$40M syndicated senior-secured revolving credit for national owner and operator of water and other amusement parks
Represented a commercial finance company as lead agent and lead arranger in connection with a $40 million syndicated senior-secured revolving credit more Featured
$20 million senior-secured revolving credit facility to a domestic and international manufacturer and distributor of lumber and steel products
Represented a commercial finance company as agent and lender in connection with a $20 million senior-secured revolving credit facility provided to a more Featured
Revolving credit facility for global manufacturer
Representation of publicly held leading global manufacturer of flooring products, as borrower, in connection with $100 million syndicated senior more Featured
Over $200 million in Chapter 11 debtor-in-possession credit facilities to a national freight trucking company
Represented a commercial finance company as agent and lender in connection with over $200 million in Chapter 11 debtor-in-possession credit more Featured
Public offering of common stock by Northfield Bancorp, Incorporated
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O' Neill & Partners, L.P., in a $355.6 million public offering of common stock by Northfield Bancorp, Inc. more Featured
$30 million senior-secured revolving credit facility to a domestic and international manufacturer and distributor of cellular telephones
Represented a commercial finance company, as agent and lender, in connection with $30 million senior-secured revolving credit facility provided to a more
General Electric Company and General Electric Capital Corporation v. Nantucket Funding LLC, et al.
Obtained a temporary restraining order thwarting the misuse of the client's trademark by a loan services company seeking to enter into loan more
In-fill real estate projects representation of developer
Represented developer in various in-fill real estate projects in Raleigh, North Carolina, including acquisition, redevelopment and structuring more
Severance arrangements for a provider of technology solutions to the financial world
Provided advice, separation agreements, and related documents to a provider of technology solutions to the financial world in connection more
Litigated consumer credit and credit rating dispute on behalf of a global leader in information solutions
Representing a global leader in information solutions in numerous individual and class actions arising out of consumer credit and credit rating more
Banking and financial services for servicers and lenders
Represents servicers and lenders in post-origination loan modifications, loan assumptions, and loan defeasances. more
Sale of multi-family properties for a major financial services company
Represented financial services company in the sale of multi-family properties. more
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
Real estate financing for large insurance company
Represented large insurance company in a multimillion dollar interim and permanent loan secured by a portfolio of self-storage facilities. more
Restructuring of commercial mortgage debt
Represented CMBS special servicer responsible for over $1 billion in total debt in large mall owner/operator bankruptcy and restructuring. more
Outsourcing for a major credit card and check verification company
Represented a major credit card and check verification company in the outsourcing of human resources and finance and accounting departments to a more
TALF and PPIP programs participation for national financial services firm
Advised national financial services firm regarding participation in the federal government’s Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (“TALF”) more
Registered INHAM adviser to major U.S. timber producer
Represented registered corporate "INHAM" adviser to a major U.S. forest products manufacturer. Ongoing representation of INHAM more
Bankruptcy filing of a large national retail REIT; Restructuring of Mortgage debt
Assist special servicers with interpreting provisions in applicable pooling and servicing agreements, intercreditor agreements, participation more
Defeasances of billions of dollars of CMBS loans
Represented servicer and special servicer in defeasances of billions of dollars of securitized mortgage loans. more
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
Defense Verdict in Disability Discrimination Trial
Represented UnumProvident Corporation, a leading benefits provider worldwide, in a lawsuit in which the plaintiff claimed that he was discriminated more
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
Transactions for brokerage firms
Represented one of the leading U.S.-based brokerage firms in commercial loan transactions for its brokerage customers; loans secured by real and more
Formation of real estate investment funds for real estate investment, development and finance company
Represented a real estate investment, development and finance company in the formation and securities offering of six real estate investment funds. more
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
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
CMBS trusts and collateralized debt obligation transactions with respect to restructuring and liquidating loans
Represented special servicer for CMBS trusts and collateralized debt obligation transactions with respect to restructuring and liquidating loans more
Investigation by DOJ of whistleblower claims
In less than four months, convinced the Civil Division of the Department of Justice that a whistleblower’s claims against a company did not merit the  more
Initial Public Offering
Represented a Swedish company in connection with the spin-off and the listing of that company on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. The firm's work included more
Business combination of Certegy Inc. and Fidelity National Information Services Inc.
Represented Certegy Inc., a major publicly held credit card and check verification company, in its $4.5 billion merger with Fidelity National more
Researched and drafted privacy statement for large-market investment banking institution *
Advised large-market investment banking institution in connection with reviewing and revising privacy statement. more
Establishment of real estate fund and acquisition of seven billion kronor portfolio
Represented the largest private equity company in northern Europe in the establishment of an opportunistic fund with investors consisting of more Case Study
Insurance contract litigation for major corporations in North Carolina
Successfully defended plan holders and fiduciaries of the largest private guaranteed investment contract in North Carolina against an association’s more
Representing investment manager in structuring investment vehicles
Representing and advising a $1 billion investment manager in structuring privately-offered domestic and offshore investment vehicles. more
Successfully represented financial institution in fair lending investigation
Persuaded the Department of Justice not to take any action against a financial institution for alleged violations of fair lending laws despite a more
Financial services for a stock transfer business agency *
Represented a large New York-based national independent stock transfer agency in establishing successor borrower programs in connection with more
Improper trading activity by an investment adviser
Represented financial institution and investment adviser in alleged improper trading activity by a portfolio manager. more
Merger of mutual funds company
Represented $100 million mutual fund family and registered investment adviser with merger. more
Investment management advice for United Capital Financial Partners, Inc.
Advised United Capital Financial Partners, Inc., a financial services industry consolidator, on various acquisition and investment management matters. more
Trademark portfolio protection for Equifax Inc.
Represents Equifax Inc., one of the United States' largest credit reporting agencies, by helping Equifax protect and maintain its trademarks, more
Mutual fund and investment management disputes for large financial institution
Represented multi-billion dollar mutual fund family for a Fortune 500 financial institution in action alleging inappropriate investments in more
Tax advice for major North American banking corporation's federal and state PACs
Providing tax advice to all of major North American banking corporation's federal and state political action committees. more
Private investments for a major institutional investor *
Represented a major institutional investor in connection with over 30 investments, with an aggregate value of nearly $3 billion, in various private more
Acquisitions by Meriturn Partners LLC
Represented Meriturn Partners LLC, a private equity firm, specializing in middle-market, corporate restructurings and turnarounds and general ongoing  more
White et al. v. Experian Information Solutions Inc., et al.
Represents Equifax in this putative class action filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. The more
Loan portfolio sales for Textron Financial Corporation
Represented Textron Financial Corporation, a diversified commercial finance company, in multiple sales of loan and lease portfolios and related more
Venture capital transaction for two venture capital firms
Represented two venture capital firms in a venture capital and investment fund transaction. more
Acquisition program for United Capital Financial Partners Inc.
Represented United Capital Financial Partners, Inc., a financial services industry consolidator, in acquisitions of more than 35 companies. more
Representation of investment adviser and mutual fund family
Ongoing representation of multi-billion dollar investment manager with specialized focus on 401(k) products; and ongoing representation of related more
Advising a Fortune 100 subsidiary in pension fund's multibillion dollar investments
Represents the wholly-owned subsidiary of a major Fortune 100 company that acts as the in-house asset manager in connection with the pension  more
Restructuring of CMBS trusts and related portfolios
The firm served as lead counsel in representing a private equity firm in connection with restructurings of CMBS trusts and related portfolios. more
Provided legal guidance regarding CERCLA protections and potential liabilities
Provided legal guidance regarding CERCLA protections and potential liabilities associated with the foreclosure of properties contaminated by more
Mutual fund family representation
Providing counsel to the registered investment adviser of a multi-billion dollar real estate investment company and its index mutual fund family. more
ERISA asset management for a large financial institution
Assisted a large financial institution with all aspects of a transaction to enhance the anticipated long-term return of its pension plan by a private  more
In re NetBank Inc.
Represented the creditors' committee and now liquidating supervisor for NetBank Inc. in connection with liquidation of this bank more
Outsourcing for a major credit card and check verification company
Represented a major credit card and check verification company with respect to credit card processing, call centers and back office support to two more
William A. Harris, Sr. v. Equifax Information Services LLC and Byerson v. Equifax Information Services LLC
Represented Equifax in these putative class actions asserting claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The plaintiff sought to certify a more
Favorable jury verdict in insurance coverage action
Represented ABT Building Products Corp. and ABT Co. Inc., one of the largest manufacturers of building materials in North America, and working more
Real estate finance, construction loan for a consortium *
Advising a consortium on construction financing, procured from international bank(s) for a landmark development in the city centre of Stockholm. more
United States of America et al. v. Wachovia Bank and Trust Company, N.A.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of third party defendant, Achieve Bank N.A., and successfully argued the first reported case before the more
Subordinate CMBS certificates in over 150 CMBS securitizations
Represented over a dozen different investors in the acquisition of subordinate CMBS certificates in over 150 CMBS securitizations including more
Complex liability transfer agreements for paper manufacturing company
Negotiated complicated transaction involving a former pulp and paper mill, including liability transfer, underwriting of environmental insurance and more
Outsourcing for a major credit card and check verification company
Represented a major credit card and check verification company in outsourcing of information technology functions to a leading global technology more
Chapter 11 cases representing examiner for a subprime mortgage lender
Represented William F. Perkins, the examiner appointed in the Chapter 11 cases of HomeGold Financial Inc., HomeGold Inc. and Carolina Investors Inc.,  more
Acquisition for a premiere global private equity firm
Represented a premiere global private equity firm in connection with its acquisition of a Swedish company. more
Outsourcing agreements between Brazilian card processor and the three largest banks in Brazil
Negotiated outsourcing agreements between newly formed Brazilian card processor and each of the three largest banks in Brazil. 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
Mortgage servicing litigation
Won several summary judgment motions for lenders and loan servicers in cases involving allegations of fraud, trespass to try title, and breach of more
SEC investigation for a large financial institution
Represented a financial institution in a formal investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission and convinced the Commission staff to close more
Trademark portfolio management and enforcement assistance for AXIS Capital Holdings
Represents AXIS Capital Holdings, an international reinsurance services provider, in trademark clearance, protection, portfolio management, and more
$40,000,000 senior secured credit with Revolver and Term Loan A components for financial services company
Representation of financial services company in connection with $40,000,000 senior secured credit with Revolver and Term Loan A components for use in  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
Defense of financial services company in SEC investigation
Successful defense of a financial services company in an SEC investigation resulting in closure without proceeding or sanction. more
Representation of a community bank against claims of fair lending and fair housing violations
Served as lead counsel in a fair lending case pending in a New York Federal Court in which the plaintiffs alleged that the bank’s informal inquiry more
National discovery counsel for multiple firm clients
Currently serves as outside national discovery counsel for various firm clients (including numerous financial service clients). As national discovery  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
Co-lead counsel in a securities fraud and accounting/auditing malpractice case *
Served as co-lead counsel for the plaintiff class (primarily offshore institutional investors) in a securities fraud and accounting/auditing more
Breach of fiduciary duty
Defend mutual holding company community bank and its parent company and individual directors against individual and derivative claims by a more
Wage and Overtime Class/Collective Action for Major Mortgage Lender
Co-counsel for large home mortgage industry client in a hybrid FLSA and Pennsylvania class and collective action alleging state and federal wage more
Representation of a national loan servicer in a class action case alleging improper forced placement of hazzard insurance and mishandling of escrow accounts *
Served as co-class counsel in a putative class action case alleging improper handling of an escrow account and improper forced placement of hazard more
Representation of a national bank in federal litigation involving alleged force-placement of insurance *
Served as lead litigation and bankruptcy counsel for Wells Fargo in a case alleging the improper force-placement of insurance and failure of adequate  more
In re Maxim Integrated Products Inc.
Worked on the Kilpatrick Townsend team representing Wells Fargo as part of a joint defense group involving electronic payment technologies and more
Arbitration for a national bank and investment services company in wealth management litigation *
Acted as lead counsel to a national bank and investment services company in a two-week hearing before an American Arbitration Association neutral on more
Representation of community banks in EFTA class actions *
Acted as lead counsel in putative class action cases alleging violation of the Electronic Fund Transfer Act regarding signage on ATM machines. The more
Lead discovery counsel in cyber breach response
Currently serving as lead discovery counsel for a global financial services company in responding to a data breach. As lead discovery counsel, more
Mejia v. Bank of America, N.A.
Served as litigation counsel for lender and loan servicer in a case involving allegations of trespass to try title, breach of contract, and fraud. more
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. v. Kingman Holdings, LLC
Represented MERS in asserting its right to receive notice of suit as a necessary party following issuance of a judgment that expunged a mortgage lien  more
Davis v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.
Represented lender and loan servicer as lead counsel in a case involving allegations of fraud, trespass to try title and breach of contract. more
Representation of a national retail sales lender in litigation and arbitration proceedings concerning the sale of an allegedly defective credit life insurance policy *
Served as lead counsel in a case alleging a fraudulent credit life policy and involving an issue of whether arbitration conflicts with the Bankruptcy  more
Representation of a national loan origination company in class action litigation involving alleged violations of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act
Served as lead class counsel for LendingTree in a West Virginia federal court case alleging the unauthorized practice of law in the closing of more
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. v. Kingman Holdings, LLC
Served as lead litigation counsel representing Wells Fargo and MERS in asserting their rights as the actual parties in interest to challenge a more
Lawyers Title Ins. Corp. v. Stallion Funding
Served as counsel for a hard money lender and its investors in (1) a federal lawsuit brought by the title insurer regarding coverage and (2) Texas more
Class action for a financial and debt counseling company in Georgia state and federal district court
The firm served as lead counsel for an Arizona-based financial and debt counseling company in a putative class action seeking damages based on the more
U.S. v. Green
Served as lead counsel for lender in litigation initiated by the Internal Revenue Service against a borrower in the United States District Court for more
Management of consumer financial services litigation in multiple states for various lenders *
Served as lead national counsel for Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, Bank of America, and MERS (through local counsel) in the proceedings before the United more
Defended student loan provider with debtor claims alleging fraud and false advertising *
Defended student loan provider in connection with California debtor claims alleging fraud and false advertising in connection with certain fees paid more
Defended non-profit student loan provider in two California consumer class actions *
Defended non-profit student loan provider in connection with two California consumer class actions alleging invasion of privacy over allegedly more
Represented a national lending institution in the closing of various working capital loan facilities *
Represented a national lending institution in the negotiation, due diligence, documentation and closing of various working capital loan facilities more
Obtained judgment of dismissal for government sponsored financial services enterprise in consumer class action *
Obtained judgment of dismissal (after severing case from multi-district litigation proceeding) for government sponsored financial services enterprise  more
Defended government sponsored financial services enterprise in multiple state class actions *
Defended government sponsored financial services enterprise in connection with multiple state class actions filed by local officials seeking payment 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
Represented a national lending institution in the closing of various working capital loan facilities *
Represented a national lending institution in the negotiation, due diligence, documentation and closing of various working capital loan facilities more
Defended commercial bank in class action *
Defended commercial bank in connection with class action alleging violation of California false advertising statutes over free gift reward program. 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
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
Managed review teams in multiple government investigations and administrative actions
Managed and supervised a team of attorneys in various reviews involving government regulations and matters involving the DOJ and SEC. 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
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
Responded to CFPB civil investigative demands *
Represented entities in responding to CFPB civil investigative demands, including Petitions to Withdraw the CID. 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
Lead counsel for Special Committee, Board of NewBridge Bancorp
Lead counsel representing Special Committee of the Board of Directors of NewBridge Bancorp investigating three derivative demands and subsequent more
Western Union
Representing Western Union alleging violation of federal and state money transfer and related statutes. Fontenot v. Santander Consumer USA Inc., more
Branch Bank & Trust Company v. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Represented Branch Bank & Trust Company in suit against Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation seeking to find a portion of the Bank Secrecy Act more
Information technology outsourcing transaction for financial services company
Represented financial services company in connection with multi-vendor, multi-tower IT outsourcing of its application development, production support  more
Outsourcing of customer contact center for financial services company
Represented financial services company in connection with negotiation of a contract for the support of its customer contact center. more
Aaron's, Inc. Acquisition of Progressive Finance Holdings, Inc.
Represented Aaron’s Inc. (NYSE: AAN) in its $700 million acquisition of Progressive Finance Holdings, Inc. Aaron’s is a specialty retailer in the 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
U.S. Tax Court action regarding worthlessness of warrants
Represented hedge fund in connection with IRS challenge of losses taken for write-offs/losses for worthlessness of certain securities and other more
Representation of broker-dealer before state securities agency *
Defended a securities broker-dealer before a state securities regulatory agency on allegations of sales practice and supervisory violations resulting  more
Representation of money manager in SEC market timing case *
Defended a money manager in a landmark SEC market timing case through the investigation, Wells submission, and negotiation of a settlement of the SEC  more
Defense of investor in insider trading investigation *
Defended investor in SEC insider trading investigation and Wells submission resulting in no action and closure of the investigation. more
Defense of broker-dealer sales of propriety limited partnerships *
Represented a New York-based retail securities firm with billions of dollars of exposure in defense of its proprietary limited partnership sales more
Defense of a national investment banking firm in investigations and settlements *
Represented a national investment banking firm before a NASAA multi-state task force investigation, negotiation and settlement with all 50 states of more
Representation of investment manager in investigations *
Successfully navigated an investment manager facing charges of criminal conduct, bankruptcy, and SEC and state investigations. more
Defense of securities broker-dealer before multi-state task force *
Served as defense counsel to a New York-based securities broker-dealer before a NASAA multi-state task force in negotiating a global settlement, more
Defense of investment company in state administrative proceeding *
Defended investment company in state administrative proceeding. Negotiated the dismissal of client from proceeding without sanction. more
Negotiations and settlement on behalf of national retail broker-dealer *
Represented national retail broker-dealer in NASAA multi-state task force negotiations and global settlement with the states regarding the sale of more
Acquisition of Five Point Partners, LLC by Ernst & Young LLP
Represented Five Point Partners, LLC, a consulting firm serving the power and utility industry, in its acquisition by Ernst & Young LLP in May more
Syndicated Mortgage Lending
Representation of one of the largest U.S. financial institutions, as agent, collateral agent and lender, in connection with a $95 million revolving

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Other Mortgage Lending
Representation of one of the largest international diversified financial companies in connection with the origination of a $50 million construction more
Restructuring of loan in multi-state transaction
Represented a CMBS Special Servicer in the restructuring of a $238 million loan in a multi-state transaction secured by nine government tenant office  more
Servicing of numerous loans for portfolio management group
Represented the portfolio management group of a large U.S. bank in the servicing of over 160 commercial permanent and construction loans more
Settlement of loan and acquisition of office building
Represented a CMBS special servicer in the settlement of a $165 million loan and acquisition of the collateral office building in Atlanta, Georgia. more
Origination and servicing of loans for two U.S. banks
Represented two of the largest U.S. banks as lead counsel in the origination of over $3 billion in CMBS permanent loans secured by office, retail and  more
Restructuring of loan for CMBS Special Servicer in New Jersey
Represented a CMBS Special Servicer in the restructuring of a $135 million loan secured by 10 office buildings in Massachusetts and New Jersey. more
Lead discovery counsel in complex director and officer bankruptcy litigation matter
Currently serving as lead discovery counsel for a bankruptcy trustee in a complex multi-million dollar director and officer bankruptcy litigation more
Mortgage Loan Workouts and Restructurings
Representation of banks, CMBS lenders, and other financial institutions in connection with multiple work-outs and restructurings, foreclosures, more
Scotland Memorial Hospital v. BCBSNC
Represented Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) in recently resolved litigation in Orange County Superior Court brought more
Loan syndication for bank
Represented a large U.S. bank in a $112 million real estate loan syndication of an office tower in Boston, Massachusetts. more
Jemsek Clinic, P.A. v. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Represent BCBSNC in multiple litigation matters in the United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of North Carolina involving false more
Restructuring of loan for CMBS Special Servicer in Colorado
Represented a CMBS Special Servicer in the restructuring of a $183.8 million loan secured by 16 office buildings in Colorado. more
Loan syndication for U.S. bank
Represented a large U.S. bank in a $105 million real estate loan syndication of an office building in Denver, Colorado. more
Restructuring of loan secured by office buildings
Represented a CMBS Special Servicer as lead counsel in the restructuring of a $138.1 million loan in a multi-state transaction secured by three more
Executive suite transition arrangements
Represented the Governance and Compensation Committee of the Board of a NYSE-listed financial services company in their negotiation of transition more
Origination of construction/permanent loan for lender
Represented the lender in the origination of a $40 million construction/permanent loan for a luxury residential condominium development in downtown more
Restructuring of loan for CMBS Special Servicer in Hawaii
Represented a CMBS Special Servicer in the restructuring of a $162.5 million loan secured by resort improvements on the island of Makena, Hawaii. more
McFadden v. Federal National Mortgage Association, et al. *
Served as national co-counsel for Flagstar Bank and Fannie Mae in proceedings before the United States District Court for the Western District of more
Down v. Flagstar Bank, F.S.B. *
Served as lead national counsel (through local counsel) in a case alleging fraud based on the manner in which a lender was disclosed on a Good Faith more
U.S. Bank National Association v. Kho & Lee, LLC
Lead counsel for commercial loan servicer in a federal lawsuit to collect withheld rents and other sums owed by defaulted property owner and more
U.S. Tax Court action on behalf of credit financing company
Represented credit financing company in a TEFRA proceeding in connection with IRS challenge of the company's section 754 “step-up” in basis election more
Citigroup Global Markets Inc v. James Cass and Hedgeanalyst.com.
Obtained a permanent injunction and almost $1M in damages and attorneys' fees against a web site delivering full copies of proprietary analyst more
Bank of America Corp. v. Banc of America Auto Sales
Successfully represented Bank of America in a trademark and dilution action involving the use of the name Banc America Auto Sales for a reseller of more
Corporate matters for a federally-chartered stock bank
Represented a federally-chartered stock bank selling a Connecticut corporation in a bank merger. more
Acquisition of a bank holding company
Advised a bank holding company in a bank merger with a community bank in Central Indiana. 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
Financial services documentation restructuring
Represented a Virginia investment management company in restructuring its client-facing financial services agreements and documents. more
California wage-hour, meal-rest break class action for national bedding manufacturer
Co-counsel for nationally recognized bedding manufacturer in successfully defending and resolving through mediation a class action filed in 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
$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
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
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
Repurchases of common stock for NYSE financial services firm
Represented Audit Committee of the Board of a NYSE listed financial services firm in its consideration of the optimal usage of excess capital and the

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Trademark and copyright counseling for a global financial services firm *
Provides trademark, copyright and Internet counseling, litigation and other enforcement representation management for a global financial firm. more
Trademark, copyright and Internet counseling for financial management and advisory company
Provides trademark, copyright and Internet counseling, litigation and other enforcement representation and portfolio management for a financial more
Trademark counsel for a leading financial institution
Provide trademark, copyright and Internet counseling, litigation and other enforcement representation, and portfolio management for a leading more
Trademark and copyright representation for a Fortune 100 financial services company
Represents a Fortune 100 financial services company in trademark license negotiations and copyright issues. more
Trademark and copyright counseling for a voice and electronic brokerage firm
Provides trademark, copyright and Internet counseling, litigation and other enforcement representation and trademark portfolio management for a voice  more
Trademark counsel for a leading financial institution
Provide international and domestic trademark portfolio management, and trademark counseling for a leading financial institution. more
Loan modification for loan company
Represented lender in assumptions of securitized loans. more
Acquisition for a worldwide financial services company
Represented a worldwide financial services company in connection with an acquisition (Dec 06). more
Secured credit arrangement for national mortgage originator *
Represented a national mortgage originator and servicer as borrower under a workout secured credit arrangement in severe financial straits. more
Meriturn Partners corporate reorganization
Represented Meriturn Partners in the reorganization of Irving Tanning Company. more
Acquisition for a worldwide financial services company
Represented a worldwide financial services company in transactions in connection with their acquisition of property owning companies in Stockholm and  more
Multiple construction and development loan transactions for major North American bank
Represent major North American bank in multiple loan transactions involving construction, development and income producing real estate loans. 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
Real estate fund formation for a large financial institution
Represented a large financial institution in the structuring and offering of its proprietary fund of funds. 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
Compliance officer for international real estate and development firm
Acted as Compliance Officer for international real estate and development firm, providing advice regarding permits for financial services and bond more
Representing banking corporation in review and summary of large loans
Representing a diversified financial services company that provides banking, insurance, investment, mortgage and consumer finance services to more
Litigation against joint venture borrowers *
Represented master servicer and special servicer in a successful workout of a highly structured condominium loan involving litigation among the joint  more
Special counsel to a Fortune 100 financial services company in trademark dispute *
Served as special counsel to a Fortune 100 financial services company with respect to it's change of name arising out of a merger and more
Bankruptcy services for investment company regarding portfolio company
Represented an Atlanta-based private equity fund regarding bankruptcy services for an entertainment-oriented portfolio company. more
Financial transaction for a global financial services company
Represented one of the largest worldwide leaders in financial services as administrative agent and lender in connection with the provision of a U.S. more
Negotiation and execution of complex forbearance agreement *
Represented master servicer in the negotiation and execution of a complex forbearance agreement involving multiple loan participants and mezzanine more
Origination and servicing of loans for national institutional lenders *
Represented national institutional lenders in the origination and servicing of loans in excess of $1.5 billion for the commercial mortgage-backed 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
Acquisition and sale of multimillion dollar portfolio for an investor
Represented investor in the acquisition and subsequent sale of a multimillion dollar portfolio involving total aggregate outstanding debt of over 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
Litigation for investor to obtain assets from investment advisor under SEC investigation
Assisted an investor in obtaining a return of his assets and securities from an investment account at an investment advisor in receivership and under  more
White v. Imperial Adjustment Corp. et al.
The firm served as lead counsel for Equifax, one of the United States' largest credit reporting agencies, in this putative class action.  The 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
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
Brand development and brand protection
Performs not only trademark clearance and application work, but also domestic and international policing, anticounterfeiting, franchising, licensing,  more
Western Union Co. v. Moneygram International Inc.
Represented Western Union in cross-patent infringement action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas involving patents for more
Derivative linked notes financing arrangement
Represented an international investment bank on a financing arrangement with a local stock exchange broker in respect of derivative linked notes. more
Global investment bank liquidation *
Represented German entity of a global investment bank undergoing liquidation of a portfolio of assets totaling over $5 billion. more
Tax planning regarding disposition for a global leader in information solutions
Represented a global leader in information solutions in the disposition of a line of business to a partnership in which it became a partner, more
Expert witness for trading and assets management company
Represented trading and assets management company in serving as expert witness in litigation. more
Executive compensation and employee benefits matters for a Boston bank
Represented a Boston bank on executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including change in control and golden parachute issues in more
Represented large privately-held consolidated group of C corporations in U.S. Tax Court litigation
Represented large privately-held consolidated group of C corporations in U.S. Tax Court litigation addressing accumulated earnings, personal holding more
Revolving credit loan facility for Bank of America *
Represented Bank of America in connection with $700MM syndicated, revolving credit loan facility to shopping center developer. more
United Capital Financial Partners
Lead tax advisor for UCFP to structure, implement and maintain an UP-C partnership structure to facilitate tax deferred acquisition of unincorporated  more
Labor and employment litigation for a provider of technology solutions to the financial world
Represented a provider of technology solutions to the financial world against employment discrimination lawsuits and charges of employment more
Trade secrets claim against a large financial institution
Represented a large financial institution in a trade secrets action. We resolved claim prior to arbitration. more
Eisenberg v. Wachovia
Obtained dismissal for Wachovia Bank of a multimillion dollar fraud suit wherein a bank customer opened an account in the name of a more
Post-acquisition defense of insolvent insurance company's directors and officers *
Defended the post-acquisition directors and officers and management company of an insolvent property and casualty insurance company in claims by the more
Litigation for commercial lender *
Represented a special services and commercial financial lender, in connection with multimillion dollar loans secured by two office buildings. After 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
Acquisition of a multinational gasket manufacturer by French private equity company
Represented a French private equity and its portfolio company in the leveraged acquisition from another private equity fund of a U.S. and U.K.-based more
Business litigation for financial advisor
Represented a registered financial adviser and its principals in a lawsuit filed in Georgia state court by a dissatisfied advisee who claimed that more
Antitrust analysis for Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (fka Certegy Inc.)
Represented Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (fka Certegy Inc.), a major credit card and check verification company, in connection with more
Litigation counsel to a financial services company *
Successfully represented a financial services company in a lawsuit regarding the enforceability of an arbitration provision contained in a contract more
Outsourcing representation for a global leader in information solutions
Represented a global leader in information solutions in the outsourcing of its entire human resources and finance and accounting departments to big more
Advised and drafted outsourced IT services for asset management company *
Represented asset management company in connection with the transition of outsourced IT Services back in-house. more
Due diligence disclosure compliance program for large investment firm *
Developed a due diligence disclosure compliance program for exempt securities for one of the world's largest securities firms and advised on the 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
Real estate investment, development and finance company
Represented $1 billion real estate investment, development and finance company in connection with private real estate investment funds. more
Financial restructuring for private equity investor *
Represented an international private equity investor on the Swedish component of the multi-billion financing of a plastic materials company. more
Over 10 commercial real estate collateral debt obligations for collateral providers and collateral managers
Represented collateral providers and collateral managers in over 10 commercial real estate collateral debt obligation transactions with an aggregate more
Defaults on IDA-financed construction projects for lenders *
Represented lenders in mortgage foreclosure proceedings arising out of borrowers’ defaults on IDA-financed construction projects. more
Local counsel for real estate development company
Represented a large real estate development company as local counsel in connection with the financing of a $960 million acquisition of over 50 more
Formation of a financial services company
Represented the principals of an investment management company in the formation of their private equity fund, including the acquisition of the legacy  more
Loan workouts for financial institution
Representation of financial institution in numerous loan workouts throughout the United States. more
Commercial transaction for development firm
Represented a development firm as relates to a commercial transaction. 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
Debt Recovery
Represented foreign bank in the recovery of a $30 million dollar credit facility principally secured by an industrial plant in Brazil. more
Tax-free reorganization representation
The firm served as tax counsel to a provider of check authorization and verification services for merchants and of support that enabled financial more
Assistance with Department of Justice and Attorney General Civil Investigative Demands for corporate clients
Assisted corporate clients with responses to Civil Investigative Demands issued by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and state Attorneys General. more
Merge of loan company
Represented lender in a matter involving the merger of a third party with and into guarantor for the loan, and a mezzanine loan in the amount of more
Development loan provided by a major U.S. financial institution *
Represented national institutional lender in a $115 million development loan for an approximately 300 acre mixed-use project in Orlando. 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
Chapter 11 case for asset-backed security holders
Represented asset-backed security holders in Chapter 11 case filed in Oklahoma.  Resulted in confirmed plan providing substantial returns to security  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
Acquisitions for a European venture capital company
Represented a European venture capital company in the acquisition of 10-15 small- to medium-sized companies in the fast food industry and the sale of  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
TQP Development LLC v. The Western Union Company, et al.
Represented The Western Union Company, a global provider of payment services, as a defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit involving data more
Mansfield v. Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. et al., and Blevins v. Flagstar Bank, F.S.B. et al. *
Obtained orders compelling arbitration of claims against lenders and loan servicers. In the Blevins case (handled through local counsel), more
Providing advice and assistance to national loan servicer
Providing advice and assistance to a national loan servicer based on West Coast.  Concerned with maintaining compliance with federal tax law while 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
Acquisition of Dunn Paper Inc. by Meriturn Partners LP
Represented Meriturn Partners LP, which acquired Dunn Paper, Inc. on October 9, 2003. more
Outsourcing for a major credit card and check verification company
Represented a major credit card and check verification company in providing credit card processing and back-office services to English, French and more
Bennett v. Lending Solutions Inc. *
Acted as national counsel (through local counsel) for Flagstar Bank, F.S.B. and Lending Solutions, Inc. in a case alleging fraudulent inducement and more
Property portfolio acquisition for British based fund
Advised a British based fund in connection with a property portfolio acquisition. 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
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
Employee benefit representation for a global leader in information solutions
Represented a global leader in information solutions with regard to the design, implementation and administration of its qualified benefit plans. more
National bankruptcy counsel for savings and loan institution
Represented one of the largest savings and loan institution as national bankruptcy counsel. As counsel to this S&L, the firm performed a wide more
Acquisition of 2300 acres of undeveloped land for Avanti Strategic Land Investors LLP
Represented Avanti Strategic Land Investors LLP in acquisition of approximately 2300 acres of undeveloped land and 226 vacant lots in Cartersville,

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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
Compliance and MiFID-related issues for a business services company
Handled several permit applications for financial services with the Swedish Financial Supervising Authority. more
CSC Credit Services Inc. v. Equifax Inc.
The firm served as lead counsel for Equifax Inc., one of the United States' largest credit reporting agencies, in a suit brought by Equifax’s largest  more
Appointments as Compliance Officer
Acted as Compliance Officer for clients handling all MiFID-related issues and permits for financial services. more
Outsourcing agreement for financial advisory consulting firm
Represented financial advisory consulting firm with outsourcing of manufacturing and distribution of transactional and marketing materials. more
Repurchase financing arrangement for global investment bank *
Represented the financing division of a global investment bank in connection with a repurchase financing arrangement to extend credit jointly to more
Represented investment firm in mortgage loan purchase
Represented investment firm in purchase of mortgage loan secured by a mixed use project (291 unit apartment complex and street level retail) from a more
Business litigation for major national auto financing company
Represents major national auto financing company in franchise disputes.  Responsibilities include filing suit and obtaining injunctive relief to more
Loan and security structure for nationwide gym *
Represented national retail bank as Issuing Bank in connection with a financing to extend credit to nationwide gym pursuant to a loan and security more
Trademark litigation for a financial and technology company *
Successfully represented a financial and technology company in stopping the use and registration of a mark related to their name being used for 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
Acquisition of retail development for Avanti Strategic Land Investors L.P.
Represented Avanti Strategic Land Investors LP in the acquisition of retail development at the corner of West Peachtree and 14th Streets in Atlanta, more
Tax efficient investing plan for a Fortune 100 subsidiary
Represented a major Fortune 100 subsidiary to utilize its net operating losses in connection with certain investments to offset taxable more
Litigation arising from breach of warranties for major Chinese financial institution *
Represented major Chinese financial institution in litigation arising from seller’s breach of warranties in merger agreement. more
Loan modification of lender
Represented lender in the modification of a loan in special servicing. 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
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
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
In re Cornerstone Ministries Investments Inc. *
Represented Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Cornerstone Ministries, Inc. in the Chapter 11 case of the debtor, a large, non-bank more
Washington v. CSC Credit Servs. Inc., Equifax Inc., Equifax Credit Info. Servs. Inc.
The firm served as lead counsel for Equifax Inc., one of the United States' largest credit reporting agencies, in a class action lawsuit.  Prior to 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
Action against borrower and guarantor for $70 million loan
Represent lender in several disputes concerning a $70 million loan. Prevailed in bench trial on lender’s ability to pursue borrower and guarantor for  more
HR and IT outsourcing for national insurance company *
Represented a national insurance company in drafting & administering HR and IT outsourcing and termination agreements. 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
Tant v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. *
Served as lead litigation counsel in a case alleging breach of contract for failure to have a dedicated servicing representative interface with

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United States v. Society and Ameritrust *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.

United States v. Society and Ameritrust more
Investment fund company involving breach of contract and fraud *
The firm served as co-counsel for an investment fund company in a case involving breach of contract and fraud with respect to secured loans.  In this  more
Workout of various defaults under a highly structured condominium conversion loan for servicer *
Represented servicer in connection with the workout of various defaults under a highly structured condominium conversion loan.  Engagement included 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
Criminal investigation for a public company
Represented a public company in an investigation of an employee's suspected possession of inappropriate and criminal material on more
Trust preferred securities for a Midwestern institution
Represented a Midwestern institution in connection with the exchange of trust preferred securities for cash and common securities. more
Patent litigation for major North American bank
Represented a major North American bank in a suit alleging infringement of two patents relating to methods for authenticating information and parties  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
$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
Litigation involving allegations of discrimination under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act for a major employer
Represented a major employer in matter involving allegations of discrimination under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act more
Acquisition of BeNow Inc. by Equifax Inc.
Represented Equifax Inc. in connection with its acquisition of BeNow Inc. more
Breach of note and loan agreement claims against real estate investment fund company
Representing real estate investment fund against claims brought by bank in multiple jurisdictions, including Georgia and North Carolina, for breaches  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
Medical billing fraud litigation for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Represented Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina as plaintiff in numerous cases against medical providers for billing fraud, one of 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
Outsourcing transaction for a global leader in information solutions
Represented a global leader in information solutions in outsourcing of its tax department to big four accounting firm. more
Acquisition of Credit Bureau of Knoxville Inc. by Equifax Inc.
Represented Equifax Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Credit Bureau of Knoxville Inc. more
Acquisition of Valentine Paper, Inc. by Meriturn Partners, LLC
Represented Meriturn Partners, LLC in its acquisition of Valentine Paper, Inc. more
Formation for Atlanta-based private equity firm
Represented principals of an Atlanta-based private equity firm in the formation of two investment funds, including the acquisition of a legacy more
Federal tax law advice to a national loan servicer
Provided advice and assistance to national loan servicer concerning maintaining compliance with federal tax law while responding to requests from more
Mixed use development loan for Waterton Associates
Represented Waterton Associates in $19,200,000 loan from Freddie Mac secured by mixed use project (364 unit apartment complex and street level more
Financial transaction for one of the largest worldwide leaders in financial services
Represented one of the largest worldwide leaders in financial services in loan origination secured by real estate and all related activities related more
Banker's professional liability policy recovery for ABS Liquidating Trustee of Commercial Financial Services
Represented ABS Liquidating Trustee of Commercial Financial Services ("CFS"), at one time the fourth largest debt collection company in the more
Acquisition of M&I Eastpoint Technologies Inc. and Preferred Financial Systems Inc.
Represented Eastpoint Technologies LLC, a provider of core processing software for commercial banks, finance companies, and farm credit banks, in its  more
Coverage for mis-delivery of a valuable painting by the insured warehouse
The firm served as lead counsel in litigation to recover insurance proceeds under a warehouse liability (inland marine) policy for mis-delivery more
Sale of aviation loans for Cesna Finance Corporation
Represented Cesna Finance Corporation, a subsidiary of Textron Finance Corporation, a diversified commercial finance company, in the sale of a more
Sale of Fortegra Corporation
Represented Fortegra Corporation, an insurance services company, in its sale to Summit Partners LP for approximately $110 million. more
Audit malpractice litigation for accounting firm
Obtained a defense verdict representing accounting firm in Georgia jury trial of audit malpractice action in Vidalia, Georgia related to client's more
Loan originations for national insurance company
Represented a national insurance company in a loan origination transaction secured by cemetery land and a portfolio of office and warehouse space. more
Advice Swedish real estate company on property and general corporate matters
Advised client, a Swedish real estate company, on general corporate matters including lease issues, detailed development plans concerning an more
Represented investors in embezzlement case
Successfully represented investors in an action against an investment advisor arising out of the embezzlement of funds from annuity accounts 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
Citibank
Represents Citibank in general trademark enforcement matters, which included working with in-house counsel and other attorneys to successfully defend  more
Litigation for commercial lender
Represented commercial lender in more than a dozen cases pending in the North Carolina Business Court brought by the sellers and minority more
U.S. v. California Automated Clearing House Association *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. more
Equity financing for Energi Holdings
Represented Energi Holdings Inc., a specialty insurance agency, in a $6.4 million round of equity financing led by a leading worldwide reinsurance more
Private equity financings for United Capital Financial Partners Inc.
Represented United Capital Financial Partners, Inc., a financial services industry consolidator, in separate $20 million and $16 million investments more
Acquisition of Earthstar Bank by Polonia Bank
Represented Polonia Bank in acquiring certain assets and liabilities of the former Earthstar Bank from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as more
Akamai Technologies Inc. et al v. Limelight Networks Inc.
Representing amicus curiae The Financial Services Roundtable in pending appeal involving the proper standard for direct patent infringement more
Acquisition for a worldwide financial services company
Represented a worldwide financial services company in connection with an acquisition (Jan 07). more
Nat'l Textiles LLC v. Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co.
Served as lead counsel in representing National Textiles LLC, the plaintiff-policyholder, in litigation alleging breach of duty to defend, breach of more
Breach of contract defense of mortgage company
The firm served as lead counsel representing the defendant in a breach of contract action. The plaintiff contracted to sell premium consumer mortgage  more
Merger and refinancing assistance for Meriturn Partners LLC portfolio companies
Represented Meriturn Partners LLC, a private equity firm, with the merger and refinancing of two portfolio companies. more
IPO of Square 1 Financial, Inc.
Represented Square 1 Financial and selling shareholders in connection with Square 1’s initial public offering. more
Third-party technology agreements for U.S.-based financial entity *
Advised a U.S.-based financial entity on its third-party technology agreements. more
Class and individual actions for a currency derivatives broker
Successfully defended a currency derivatives broker in class and individual actions in Texas, New York, California and Washington more
Acquisition by global leader in information solutions of an ownership interest in Russian credit bureau
Represented a global leader in information solutions in the acquisition of an ownership interest in a Russian credit bureau. more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in $1.2 billion public offering
Represented the underwriters, led by Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $1.2 billion public offering by Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. more
Actus LLC v. Bank of America Corp., Walt Disney Co. et al.
Represented The Disney Gift Card Services Inc., a provider of prepaid gift cards and online payment options, in a patent infringement action more
Investigation and analysis of claims for a bankruptcy examiner *
Represented a bankruptcy examiner in the investigation and analysis of claims against four lenders and accountants for the debtors. more
American Investors Life Ins. Co., et al. v. Federal Ins. Co., et al.
Obtained favorable settlement for policyholders in action seeking defense costs and indemnity coverage under professional liability policies for more
Ex Partes Reexamination Proceedings
Successfully defended six exparte reexams for international money transfer company. more
Complex dispute concerning nearly $1 billion in securitized mortgages for U.S. financial services company
Successfully represented one of the largest financial services companies in the U.S. in a complex dispute concerning nearly $1 billion in securitized  more
Floor-Plan Financing
Represented lender in the recovery of vehicles following discovery of borrower’s scheme to sell vehicles out of trust. more
Insurance litigation for nBank
The firm served as lead counsel in representing nBank in its efforts to recover under a Financial Institution Bond for losses arising out more
Georgia RICO litigation in Georgia trial and appellate courts
Represented Amerisave Mortgage Corporation in a dispute with a former employee, who sued the company for violations of Georgia RICO, defamation, and more
Securities litigation for financial services company *
Obtained large jury award for financial services client, providing factoring of accounts receivable and small business financing, in case arising out  more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $40 million public offering of common stock
Represented underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the follow-on public offering of $40 million in common stock by Orrstown Financial more
Acquisition for leading provider and manager of alternative investment products
Represented leading provider and manager of alternative investment products in its multi-million dollar acquisition of manufacturer and supplier of more
VISA USA indirect purchaser litigation
Successfully defended proposed class action indirect purchaser cases filed across the country. Credit/Debit Card Tying Cases. (San Francisco  more
Fair Credit Reporting Act
Represented bank defending claims that it violated Fair Credit Reporting Act by failing to accurately report consumer’s payment history. more
Shareholders agreement for a Swedish family-owned investment bank
Represented a Swedish family-owned investment bank in negotiating a shareholders agreement regarding co-investment. more
Wolfe v. Greentree Mortgage Corporation and America’s Servicing Company *
Served as lead national counsel (though local counsel) for America’s Servicing Company in a case alleging unconscionable inducement of a mortgage

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Alford v. Shaw
Represented the Special Litigation Committee of All American Assurance Co. which established the standard pursuant to which derivative more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in $1.2 billion public offering
Represented the underwriters, led by Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $1.2 billion public offering by Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. more
Loans and loan workouts for Merrill Lynch Capital *
Represented Merrill Lynch Capital in connection with over thirty loans and loan workouts, including senior secured, mezzanine and construction more
Land acquisition and development for Grubb Ventures LLC
Represent Grubb Ventures LLC in purchase of multi-family residential complex and associated construction/permanent loan. more
Bankruptcy related assistance for principal loan servicer and asset manager
Represented a principal loan servicer and asset manager for a major investment bank in connection with the bank's Chapter 11 case in the United more
United States v. Household Finance Corp. *
Tried case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.

United States v. Household Finance Corp. more
Venture capital investment fund for a health care investment company
Represented a venture capital fund focused on the health care industry in connection with multiple investments. more
Viatical life insurance litigation
Successfully represented a client that provided contingent cost insurance to viatical companies in breach of contract, negligence and fraud claims more
Investment of assets for a large state pension plan
Represented a state pension plan in investments in more than 35 different private investment funds including private equity funds, venture capital more
Action against accountant for conversion of funds.
Represented a missionary in action against an accountant for conversion of our client's funds. more
Lead discovery counsel in labor and employment class action
Served as lead discovery counsel for a national franchisor in a complex wage and hour class action matter. As lead discovery counsel, successfully more
SEC investigation of insider trading
The firm served as lead counsel and represented an employee in an SEC investigation of insider trading. more
Acquisition for large life insurance company
Advised a large life insurance company in an acquisition of office property in central Stockholm. more
Leveraged buyout by Industri Kapital
Represented Industri Kapital, a Swedish private equity fund, in a $500 million leveraged buyout of a U.S.-based specialty chemical business. more
$1.3 billion syndicated senior secured credit facility for a national cellular telephone tower owner
Represented a major U.S. financial institution, as co-agent and lender, in connection with the provision of a $1.3 billion syndicated senior secured more
Restructuring of core banking & processing services
Represented a national bank in renegotiating an enterprise wide sourcing transaction for core banking and processing services with Fiserv. more
Insurance coverage litigation for Chapter 11 trustee of a hedge fund
The firm serves as lead counsel for the Chapter 11 trustee of a hedge fund and also has advised the trustee in its pursuit of coverage under a more
Issuance of warrants dispute representation for investment banker
Represented an investment banker in dispute regarding issuance of warrants. more
Bankruptcy services for investment company regarding portfolio company
Represented an Atlanta-based private equity fund regarding bankruptcy services for an agriculture-oriented portfolio company. more
James v. Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. *
Served as lead litigation counsel for lender and loan servicer in a case involving allegations that the lender lacked a reasonable and good faith

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Acquisition by private equity company
Leveraged acquisition of a German holding company by a private equity partnership that manages the funds of institutional and private investors with more
In re Vesta Insurance Group, Inc.
Represented the creditors' committee and then plan trustee for Vesta Insurance Group Inc. in connection with its liquidation. The firm assisted with more
Insurance coverage litigation for financial services company in receivership *
Represented a financial services company in interpleader coverage litigation regarding directors & officers and errors & omissions more
Robbie Hillis et al. v. Equifax Consumer Services Inc., et al.
Represented Equifax in this putative class action filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The plaintiff more
Numerous joint ventures and strategic alliances for Equifax Inc.
Represented Equifax Inc. in numerous joint ventures and strategic alliances in the U.S. and in Europe, Latin America and Asia. more
Reallocation of loans by lender *
Represented servicer in connection with junior lender's request for reallocation of the mezzanine loans, modification of the intercreditor agreement more
Two billion dollar financial arrangement for national bank *
Represented national bank as buyer in connection with an exceedingly time sensitive two billion dollar financing arrangement with a large subsidiary more
Issuer’s counsel in a $15.9 million initial public offering
Represented the issue in a $15.9 million public offering undertaken in connection with the mutual-to-stock conversion and holding company formation more
Restructuring employee health programs for a national corporation
Represented a national corporation in restructuring its employee and retiree health programs, including funding mechanisms through a VEBA and a more
Securities advice for a registered asset and investment advisory firm
The firm represented a registered asset and investment advisory firm in organizing and registering with the SEC.  Also assisted the client with more
Outsourcing for a major credit card and check verification company
Represented a major credit card and check verification company in providing credit card processing and back-office services to Australian and British  more
Ponzi scheme defense for regional Georgia bank
Represented regional Georgia bank in connection with the Chapter 11 cases of a Ponzi scheme. In addition to obtaining relief from the automatic stay more
Knowledge Asset Protection Programs
For many financial services information companies, consumer products manufacturers, retailers, health care companies, and business services more
Litigation counsel to a financial services company *
Successfully represented a financial services company in a dispute over the validity and enforceability of a contract to reinsure workers' more
State tax protest of "cost of performance" apportionment
Represented a provider of check authorization and verification services for merchants and of support that enabled community banks, credit unions, more
Advised national loan servicer regarding federal tax compliance of loan servicing program
Advised a national loan servicer based on East Coast in connection with maintaining compliance with federal tax law while responding to requests from  more
Shepard v. Ocwen Bank
Argued on behalf of the defendants in Shepard v. Ocwen Federal Bank, 361 N.C. 137, 638 S.E.2d. 197 (2006). The case involved the statute of more
Debt Recovery
Represented lender in the recovery of a $189 million dollar loan secured by eight (8) hotels in six (6) different states. more
Assumptions and transfers of interest of commercial real estate loans for master and special servicers *
Represented master and special servicers in connection with assumptions and transfers of interest of commercial real estate loans. Engagement more
Outsourcing for a major credit card and check verification company
Represented a major credit card and check verification company in outsourcing of Brazilian information technology functions and call centers to a more
Counsel for Poarch Band of Creek Indians
Provide counsel to the Attorney General of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians regarding litigation matters and provide risk management and risk more
Community Development Financial Institutions closing on financings with the U.S. Treasury
Assisted community development financial institutions (CDFIs) in closing on financings with the U.S. Treasury. The capital goes to loan funds that more
Age discrimination and whistleblower claims
Successfully represented an investment company and its CEO in an age discrimination and whistleblower claim in Massachusetts. more
Underwriters’ counsel in a $12.1 million public offering
Represented the underwriter in a $12.1 million public offering by a mid-Atlantic bank holding company. more
Acquisition of BancIntelligence.com by Fiserv Inc.
Represented BancIntelligence.com, which develops application software for the banking industry, in the sale of all the company's stock to Fiserv Inc. more
Peregrine Systems Inc. v. Arthur Andersen Worldwide S.C.
Prosecute professional negligence claims against former Big 5 accounting firm and foreign affiliates. (San Diego Superior Court) more
Capital management company representation
Represented a capital management company in conjunction with placement services agreements, distribution agreements, broker dealer matters, and the more
Acquisition of Austin-Tetra by Equifax Inc.
Represented Equifax Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Austin Consolidated Holdings Inc. more
Internal investigation into shareholder demand issues
Counsel to Special Committee of Board of Directors for investigation of shareholder demand issues, including full internal review and report of more
Insurance advice for creditor's committee of Vesta Insurance Group Inc.
The firm served as lead counsel in representing the creditor's committee, and then the plan trustee, of Vesta Insurance Group more
Patent infringement suit for a large financial institution
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a large financial institution in a patent infringement suit filed by a financial institution services more
Multi-family development loan for Waterton Associates
Represented Waterton Associates in purchase of mortgage loan secured by 274 unit multi-family resident project in Raleigh, North Carolina and

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Acquisition of 141 acres of undeveloped land for Avanti Strategic Land Investors L.P.
Represented Avanti Strategic Land Investors L.P. in the acquisition of approximately 141 acres of undeveloped land in Clermont, more
Insurance coverage litigation for Utility Service Company, Inc.
The firm served as lead counsel in representing Utility Service Company, Inc., the nation's largest water tower service company, in a lawsuit arising  more
Acquisition and joint venture representation of national information services company
Represented Equifax Inc. in acquisitions and joint ventures in several Latin American countries including Argentina, Brazil, and Chile in more
Restructuring loan provided by a major U.S. financial institution *
Represented national institutional lender in the restructuring of a $220 million loan involving commercial office properties in 19 states. more
Acquisition of IXI Corporation by Equifax Inc.
Represented Equifax Inc. in connection with its $124 million acquisition of IXI Corporation. more
Employee benefit programs for an asset management company
Represented an asset management company with restructuring of all employee benefit programs. more
REMIC counsel to noteholders
REMIC counsel to noteholders on $2 billion plus multi-property loans. more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in the $11.3 million follow-on public offering of common stock
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O’Neill + Partners L.P., in the $11.3 million follow-on public offering of common stock by Provident Financial more
Preferred stock investment advice to a venture capital firm
Advised a venture capital firm in connection with a Series B Preferred Stock investment in a commercial research company based in Manno, more
Manning, Clendenin, and Shelton v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. *
Acted as national counsel for cases involving alleged breaches of contract and violation of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act. The

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Regulatory advice for major participants in the secondary mortgage market *
Advised major participants in the secondary mortgage market on the effect of an FDIC receivership or conservatorship on mortgage servicing and the more
Lynch, Jones & Ryan, Inc. v. Standard & Poor's *
Represented Lynch securities broker, in "hot news" misappropriation case involving market research, resulting in a reported decision strongly more
SEC registration of mutual fund for major North Carolina financial services company
Assisted a major North Carolina financial services company in organizing and registering with the SEC a new registered mutual fund. more
Bankruptcy representation for an investment management firm
Represented an investment management firm in a bankruptcy proceeding.  Pending case. more
Actus LLC v. Western Union Financial Services Inc.
Represented Western Union Financial Services, Inc., a provider of global payment services, as a defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit involving more
Health insurance association entry into China
Represented as lead counsel BlueCross BlueShield Association, a health insurance association, in connection with the strategic development of more
Lender holding $60 million debt secured by mixed use complex in bankruptcy
Representation of Waterton Associates, holder of $60 million of mortgage and mezzanine debt, in bankruptcy case of residential apartment and more
Acquisition of a specialty lender for Textron Financial Corporation
Represented Textron Financial Corporation, a diversified commercial financial company, in its acquisition of RFC Capital Corporation, a specialty more
Real estate acquisition for a Swedish real estate investment fund
Represented a Swedish real estate investment fund in connection with the sale of a portfolio consisting of more than 80 properties throughout Sweden. more
Insurance coverage litigation for company
The firm served as lead counsel in representing policyholder in breach of contract and bad faith action involving coverage for class action antitrust  more
DataTreasury Corp. v. Wachovia Corp., et al. and DataTreasury Corp. v. Wells Fargo & Co., et al.
Lead counsel for Wachovia Bank, Branch Banking & Trust Company, M&T Bank and Comerica Bank against DataTreasury in patent infringement more
The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company et al. v. Superior Court
Represented three life insurance brokers who provided consulting services to the personal injury plaintiffs’ bar in connection with the sale of more
Writ of Prohibition defense for a health care plan
Represented a health insurer's health care plan in defending against a Writ of Prohibition relating to Pennsylvania Unfair Insurance Practices Act. more
Investment partnership
Served as counsel to family office investment management company providing private wealth management services. more
Employment litigation for a provider of technology solutions to the financial world
Represented a provider of technology solutions to the financial world and successfully defended the corporation in race, age, gender, and disability more
Lender Liability
Defended bank against claims that it violated loan documents by failing to advance reserves for capital improvements. more
Consumerinfo.com Inc. v. Money Management International Inc.
Lead appellate counsel for Defendant Money Management International in a trademark infringement case in the Ninth Circuit. Retained after the more
Defense of major global investment firm for failure to comply with state law requirements *
Represented major global investment banking firm for a key element of a multi-billion-dollar claim against it for failure to comply with state law more
Acquisition of undeveloped land and vacant lots for Avanti Strategic Land Investors LP
Represented Avanti Strategic Land Investors in acquisition of approximately 200 acres of undeveloped land and 191 vacant lots in Houston, Texas from more
Intellectual property clearance for Fortune 100 financial services company
Represents a Fortune 100 financial services company in connection with various copyright, trademark and right of publicity clearance more
Nunnally v. Equifax Info. Servs., LLC
The firm served as lead counsel for Equifax, one of the United States' largest credit reporting agencies, in a putative class action challenging more
Acquisition of a substantial closely-held limited liability company
Represented publicly-held investment banking and brokerage company in its acquisition of a substantial closely-held limited liability company, more
Patent infringement litigation against International Securities Exchange
Served as lead counsel in representing International Securities Exchange (ISE) against patent infringement claims brought by the Boston Options more
Sale of interest in real estate investment fund manager
Represented real estate investment company in connection with the sale of its interest in an investment fund manager to its joint venture partner. more
Tax-free spin-off for Equifax Inc. of payment services business
Represented Equifax Inc., one of the United States' largest credit reporting agencies, in all aspects of benefit plans and executive compensation more
Insurance litigation for Canada's largest bank *
Lead counsel for Canada's largest bank regarding their property loss, business interruption, extra expense and other 9/11 losses. more
Recapitalization and acquisition of Westminster American Insurance Company
Represented an individual investor in the recapitalization and acquisition of Westminster American Insurance Company out of receivership following more
Loan assumption transaction assistance for loan servicer
Assist loan servicer with documenting, negotiating and closing loan assumption transactions involving subordinate debt and rating agency review on a more
Derivative suit for breach of fiduciary duties of care and loyalty *
Represent managers of a private commodities index fund in a derivate suit for breach of their fiduciary duties of care and loyalty.  Case pending. more
Drafting of partial release and substitution agreement for servicer *
Represented servicer in connection with borrower's request for substitution of class A office buildings in regards to a loan. Engagement included more
Litigation for commercial real estate finance company *
Represented a commercial real estate finance and investment management company requiring principals of the defaulting borrower who transferred assets  more
Securities class action for a financial institution
Represented acquiror bank in class action on behalf of shareholders of target bank seeking an injunction presenting or rescinding the acquisition and  more
Compliance with state telemarketing laws *
Advised financial institution on compliance with 50 state telemarketing laws. more
Counsel to secured creditors of commercial real estate
Represents financial institutions and special servicers in connection with distressed real estate loans and the disposition of commercial properties more
Construction management and financing of real estate projects for a Lebanese joint stock company *
Acted as legal advisor for a Lebanese joint stock company. Advised the company on the acquisition of real estate property in Lebanon and with respect  more
Meridian Enterprises Corp. v. DaimlerChrysler Corp.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of DaimlerChrysler Corporation, BBDO Detroit, Inc., and BBDO Worldwide, Inc. in this case in which Meridian  more
Equity compensation plan for a Maryland-based bank
Represented a Maryland-based bank in designing and drafting an Equity Compensation Plan. more
Privatization and international initial public offering of Banco Hipotecario
Represented Argentine state-owned national bank, Banco Hipotecario, in connection with its privatization and international initial public offering, more
General corporate advice for a real estate fund management company
Represented a real estate fund management company in general corporate matters, including a buyout. more
Capparelli v. AmeriFirst Home Improvement Finance Company *
Served as counsel for the lender defendants in an action brought by borrowers against lender, loan officer, contractor, contractor's corporation and

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Financing of housing developments for life insurance company *
Represented a major life insurance company in restructuring financings for 32 multi-family housing developments. more
Title Claim
Represented lender in preserving its lien property over claims that mortgage was fraudulently obtained. more
SEC investigation of Internet day trader
Represented an Internet day trader in an investigation by the SEC. more
Preferred stock investment advice to a venture capital firm
Advised a venture capital firm in connection with its investment in Series E Preferred Stock of a Boston, Massachusetts provider of analytic health more
Sale of manufacturing company for official committee of unsecured creditors
Represented creditors' committee in connection with sale of manufacturing company with secured and unsecured debt. more
Acquisition of Johnston Textiles, Inc. by Meriturn Partners, LP
Represented Meriturn Partners, LP,, a private equity firm with its acquisition of Johnston Textiles, Inc. more
Innova Patent Licensing LLC v. 3Com Corp., et al.
Defended Wells Fargo Bank against Innova Patent Licensing in a patent infringement suit in the Eastern District of Texas. The bank's systems, more
Sale of publicly held JWGenesis Financial Corp.
Represented JWGenesis Financial Corp., a publicly held investment banking and brokerage company, in its $100 million acquisition by First Union more
Litigation for a bond company
The firm served as co-counsel and represented a bond company in a lawsuit against the underwriter and an engineering firm involved in the financing more
Trademark litigation for a Fortune 100 global infrastructure and financial services company
Successfully defended a Fortune 100 global infrastructure and financial services company's corporate slogan against a claim by a third party  more
Tanner v. Mid-West Nat'l Life Ins. Co. of Tennessee
Represented Mid-West National Life Insurance Company of Tennessee in defense of breach of contract and bad faith action in Georgia state court action  more
Lender Liability
Defended bank against claims that it breached commitment letter by failing to lend. more
Outsourcing of global facilities management function for investment management company
Represented publicly traded investment management company in connection with outsourcing of its global facilities management function to Mace Marco more
Trademark litigation for a large financial company *
Successfully represented a large financial company in trademark litigation against a defendant for using our client’s trademark as part of a more
Tax advice for an Argentine mortgage bank
Supported an Argentine mortgage bank issuing securities in the U.S., including planning to minimize the risk of the bank being classified as a PFIC more
Lead discovery counsel in Fair Credit Reporting Act class action lawsuit
Served as lead discovery counsel for a national credit reporting agency in a putative Fair Credit Reporting Act class action lawsuit. As lead more
Class action claims against debt buyer
Representing a debt buyer and its counsel in a class action filed against them alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act. We more
Loan services matters for a real estate investment services company
Represented a real estate investment services company as special servicer in connection with servicing issues related to a loan secured by a casino, more
Wright v. First Carolina State Bank *
Served as national counsel (through local counsel) for First Carolina State Bank in shareholder action pending in West Virginia alleging that the more
Leveraged buyout for private equity investors *
Represented as lead counsel private equity investors in a $280 million leveraged buyout of a U.S. based wholesale food distribution business. more
Loan workouts for leading financial institutions as lenders and servicers
Represented leading financial institutions, as lenders and servicers, in loan workouts involving evaluating viability of loan modification, more
Strategic disposition and sale of a major division to a management led group
Represented a publicly-held investment banking and brokerage company in its disposition and sale of a major operating division to a private group led  more
Moore v. Wells Fargo Bank *
Served as lead litigation counsel (through local counsel) in a case against Wells Fargo pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the 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
Subordinated debt and warrant investment by private equity fund group *
Represented a private equity fund in connection with subordinated debt and warrant investment in a technology company in the sports industry. more
Patent litigation advice for international investment firm
Advised an international investment firm regarding cellular telephony litigation developments and predictions. more
Acquisition for financial services company *
Represented servicer in connection with borrower's acquisition of mezzanine financing. Engagement included review and drafting of intercreditor more
Patent litigation for major bank and international airline
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a major North American bank and an international airline in a patent infringement suit in the Eastern more
Carbon-offset private equity fund
Assisted with the formation of a private equity fund dedicated to investing in land-based carbon-offset projects. more
Acquisition for a Swedish real estate investment fund
The firm served as lead counsel in representing a Swedish real estate investment fund and a U.S. real estate investment fund in a more
Arbitration proceedings for Arabian Real Estate Investment Company (ARICO) *
Represented Arabian Real Estate Investment Company (ARICO) in arbitration proceedings relating to claims made by a leading local bank with respect to  more
ESOP loan workout
Represent financial institution in loan workout related to ESOP transaction. more
Represented leading financial protection company in multi-million dollar rescission action and in disputes with placing agents
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a leading financial protection company in connection with multiple lawsuits seeking to more
Arbitration defending investment advisor against allegations of unsuitable investments
Represented investment advisor in an arbitration action regarding an investor’s allegations of unsuitable investments. more
Financial transaction provided by a global financial services company
Represented one of the largest worldwide leaders in financial services as administrative agent and lender in connection with the provision of a U.S. more
Secured creditor representation of a major mortgage banking and financial services institution
Represented a major mortgage banking and financial and lending services institution as a secured creditor in financial transactions. more
Registered investment advisers and mutual funds
Represents multi-billion and multi-million dollar registered investment advisers and investment companies in private and public offering matters. more
Acquisition of APPRO Systems Inc. for Equifax Inc.
Represented Equifax Inc., one of the United States' largest credit reporting agencies, in connection with its acquisition of APPRO Systems, Inc., a more
Executive compensation and employee benefits matters for a Boston bank
Represented a Boston bank on executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including the implementation of arrangements in connection with more
Improper trading in mutual funds arbitration for trustees of a charitable and benevolent association
Served as lead counsel in an arbitration representing the trustees of a charitable and benevolent association against a national brokerage firm based  more

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Multimillion dollar arbitration for a financial services corporation
Served as lead counsel and successfully defended a financial services corporation in a multimillion dollar arbitration concerning a dispute over an more
$20 million senior-secured revolving credit facility to a domestic and international manufacturer and distributor of lumber and steel products
Represented a commercial finance company as agent and lender in connection with a $20 million senior-secured revolving credit facility provided to a more
Over $100M trade receivables securitization facility for publicly held information solutions company
Representation of publicly held information solutions company in connection with over $100 million trade receivables securitization facility provided more
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

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