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Transit-oriented development venture with Triangle Transit for the development of 13 transit sites for Cherokee Investments
Represented Cherokee Investments in Transit-oriented development venture agreement with Triangle Transit for the development of 13 transit sites in more Featured
Litigation for airport authority
Represented the airport authority in its alternative dispute resolution process and then litigation with the general contractor for the more Featured
Counsel for a large design/build/operate/maintain contractor
Represents a Fortune 100 design/build/operate/maintain contractor for a heavy rail mass transit system in the Caribbean. We serve as more Featured
Class action for an aerospace manufacturing company
Represented an aerospace manufacturing company in a race discrimination class action lawsuit in which we defeated class certification and achieved more Featured
Patent litigation related to estimated arrival times for four major airlines
Successfully represented four major airlines in patent infringement case involving location and estimated time of arrival of vehicles. Although many more Featured
Counsel on construction of the 5th Runway at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for the City of Atlanta
The firm served as lead counsel to the City of Atlanta on the construction of a 5th 9,000 foot runway at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta more Featured
Public procurement for Westinghouse Rail Systems Ltd.
Represented Westinghouse Rail Systems Ltd., a Swedish rail company and an international contractor, in a dispute regarding the procurement of a rail more Featured
Disability, Age, and Sex Discrimination Litigation Brought by Human Resources Professional
Represented a major defense contractor in a case that involved allegations brought by a current human resources professional of discrimination and more Featured
Negotiated rights of way and siding agreements for one of the nation’s premier transportation companies
Negotiated rights of way and siding agreements for one of the nation’s premier transportation companies and others in connection with construction of  more Featured
Race Discrimination and Retaliation Litigation
Represented a major defense contractor in a lawsuit in which an employee claimed that he failed to receive certain promotions or job transfers more
Labor and employment litigation for a transportation company
Defended transportation company against 21 individual, simultaneously filed claims in high profile matter before a Northeast-based Commission Against  more
Contract Dispute Arbitration for a publicly traded supplier of industrial parts
Represented a publicly traded supplier of industrial parts in the successful arbitration of a significant breach of contract dispute against one of more
Counsel for contractor on construction claims
Served as legal counsel for a general engineering contractor based in Northern and Southern California in connection with their work on the Golden more
Products liability litigation for global automobile manufacturers *
Defended global automobile manufacturers in over 30 lawsuits for wrongful death or personal injury arising from automobile accidents, including more
Sale of publicly held Industrial Distribution Group Inc. to a private equity firm
Represented Industrial Distribution Group Inc., a publicly held distributor of industrial supplies, in its acquisition by Eiger Holdco, LLC, an more
Data security matter for Recall Total Information Management
Served on a team that represented Recall Total Information Management, Inc., a major document and data storage provider, in defending claims for  more
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Expansion for the City of Atlanta
Represented the City of Atlanta by providing its Law Department with on-going legal counsel for its planned $6 billion, 10-12 year facility expansion  more
Ewald v. DaimlerChrysler Corp.
Represented DaimlerChrysler Corporation when the owner of the RUBICON mark for cargo trailers sought to enjoin our client from using RUBICON for more
Project counsel for the City of Atlanta
Represented City of Atlanta concerning the design and construction of the $250 million facility for Hartsfield-Jackson more
In re Bill Heard Enterprises Inc., et al.
Represented the Official Committee of one of the largest sellers of Chevrolet vehicles in the United States in their cases filed in the Northern more
Taurus IP LLC v. Chrysler Group and Mercedes-Benz USA LLC
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Chrysler Group and Mercedes-Benz USA LLC in connection with a string of successes in the more
Wrongful death litigation for a pro bono client
Represented a widow in a wrongful death suit against a railroad company arising from the derailment of an Amtrak passenger train in South Carolina. A  more
Wage and hour suit and DOL audit for a transportation company
Represented a transportation company and achieved a significant result in a wage and hour case brought as a collective action against the more
ERISA representation of major airline
Represented major airline in ERISA case resulting in employer-favorable decision in Northern District of Georgia. more
Insurance coverage claims for Fortune 500 automotive retailer *
Represented a Fortune 500 automotive retailer seeking insurance coverage for claims involving class actions related to unfair and deceptive more
Asbestos-related claims for major automotive parts manufacture *
Represented a major automotive parts manufacture to secure millions of dollars in insurance coverage for asbestos-related claims. more
International arbitration for automotive company
Advised a major company in the automotive industry in an international arbitration against a supplier regarding the delivery of defective electrical more
Mack Trucks, Inc. and Volvo Group North America, LLC
Represented Mack Trucks Inc. and Volvo Group North America, LLC in a successful challenge to interim non-conformance penalty regulations adopted by

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Insurance coverage litigation for manufacturer of automotive parts *
Represented a manufacturer of automotive parts in coverage litigation regarding asbestos liabilities. more
Automotive product liability litigation
Served as regional defense counsel for automobile manufacturers in dozens of federal and state court cases across the Southeast alleging personal more
Serial acquisitions and private placements for a towing services company
Represented a towing services company in connection with a serial acquisition program and multiple private placements of securities. more
Breach of contract litigation for Spanish corporation
Represented a Spanish corporation in a federal lawsuit concerning a breach-of-contract claim regarding the sale of a $36 million private jet. more
Advertising counsel to well-known travel accommodations website
Advise leader in the discount travel industry on copyright, trademark, and right of publicity issues in on-air commercial advertising and represent more
Chrysler Group LLC v. Moda Group LLC et al.
Represented Chrysler in successfully obtaining a settlement agreement before trial in litigation involving resolution of Defendant’s improper use of more
IP counseling and advice to Advanced MagLev
Provided patent prosecution services and general IP counseling for Advanced MagLev (now Unimodal), a developer of transportation systems and related more
Project counsel for City of Richmond, California *
Represented the City of Richmond, California in connection with the $200+ million Caltrans supervised Richmond Parkway project. The project involved more
Representation of airport construction contractor *
Counsel to civil engineering and construction contractor in regard to several claims arising from various projects undertaken at Hartsfield-Jackson more
Securities compliance for power and cutting tools distributor
Represented a distributor of power, hand and cutting tools in various aspects of securities compliance and SEC reporting matters. more
Environmental and Regulatory Permits for Major Airline
Negotiated the issuance of a permit to a RCRA-regulated aircraft maintenance facility at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. more
Due diligence for an aerospace products and parts manufacturer
Represented an aerospace products and parts manufacturer in connection with manufacturing and warehouse lease due diligence for approximately 30 more
Construction claims for a contractor *
Served as legal counsel for a contractor in connection with the Fountain Grove Parkway project for the City of Santa Rosa. The contractor’s claims more
Construction dispute for Northern California contractor
Successfully represented Northern California contractor on a $51 million bid protest involving the structural retrofit of a portion of the Dumbarton more
Litigation for construction contractor on bridge rehabilitation project *
Represented a heavy construction contractor in an arbitration with a subcontractor on a New York State Department of Transportation bridge more
Complex business litigation for seller of large aircraft fuel services company *
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of seller of large aircraft fuel services company and recovered substantial award in purchase price more
Airport security access system replacement project for City of Atlanta
Represented City of Atlanta in all aspects of a project at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to replace the security access control more
PPP highway project in Abu Dhabi
Advising a consortium bidding on a Public Private Partnership (PPP) project for the construction and operation of a highway from Abu Dhabi to Saudi more
Licensing and procurement for U.S. based importer and distributor
Represent U.S. based importer and distributor of automobiles and other power sports equipment from China and in connection with establishing U.S. more
Bankruptcy of airline company
Represented a debtor in possession in an airline Chapter 11 case in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. more
Wrongful death from mid-air collision
Successful settlement for the family of the pilot of small jet who was killed in a mid-air collision that resulted from error by the pilot of more
Arbitration award for general contractor *
Represented a general contractor in a dispute with its steel supplier concerning steel bracing the supplier designed for a Bay Bridge retrofit. Our more
Advised U.S. international firm concerning claims
Advised a U.S. international firm that provides infrastructure engineering services with regard to claims brought against it by the Ministry of more
Construction and infrastructure projects for Florida construction company
Handle various matters involving construction of runways and taxiways at Eglin AFB for Florida construction company. more
Tax advice regarding acquisition structures
Provided support to a maker of recovery and towing vehicles in planning and implementing its towing operation acquisition program, including planning  more
Chapter 11 creditors committee for one of the country’s largest producers of plastic films
Representation of the creditors committee for one of the country’s largest producers of plastic films in a Chapter 11 more
Arbitration award in dispute relating to proper accounting procedures *
Represented a U.S. holding company in AAA arbitration of a purchase price adjustment dispute following client's sale of a cruise line more
Joint venture formation for an Internet service provider *
Represented an Internet service provider in the formation of a joint venture for the operation of a mobile virtual network and the negotiation of more
Amici Curiae for Federal Express Corporation *
Served as appellate counsel for amici curiae in support of a successful challenge in the Alabama Supreme Court to the practice of ex parte class certification.  more
Co-counsel for Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority against property developer claims *
Served as co-counsel in representing the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) in jury trial defending the SCVTA against delay and more
Arbitration regarding purchase price adjustment of a sale of a cruise line *
The firm served as lead counsel in representation of seller of cruise line. Recovered substantial arbitration award in purchase price adjustment more
Putative class action against express delivery services company
Represented express delivery services company in connection with a putative class action brought in New York Federal court under the Fair Labor more
Arbitration award for contractor *
Represented a contractor in arbitral proceedings against the California Department of Transportation in connection with a differing site condition more
Arbitration regarding purchase price adjustment dispute over the understated net worth of the companies being sold
Obtained award on behalf of seller in connection with purchase price adjustment dispute over closing balance sheet prepared by buyer which materially  more
Resolution of defective design and construction claims for a municipality on an airport project
Negotiated the resolution of claims and disputes for a municipality arising from defective design and construction of a more
Negotiated the original treaty that created a well known port facility
Serves as general counsel to a well known port facility and negotiated the original treaty that created this multi-billion dollar joint venture more
Counsel to the City of Atlanta for $1.2 billion international terminal at airport
Represented the City of Atlanta on issues related to the design, procurement and construction of a $1.2 billion international terminal more
Zodiac North America, Inc. v. Ontario Ltd.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Zodiac North America, a worldwide manufacturer of pool and recreational products, in an enforcement more
Representation of Rockwell International Corp. *
Served as trial and appellate counsel for Rockwell International Corporation in action seeking to hold Rockwell liable for alleged contractual more
Trademark and copyright advice and counsel for Economic Development Resource Guide
Advice and counsel in areas of patent, trademark and copyright to Economic Development Resource Guide, a provider of state-of-the-art consulting 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
Clipper Exxpress Company v. RMMTB *
Represented Clipper Exxpress Company, a freight transportation services company, in an antitrust litigation against 15 nationwide rival carriers. In more
Representation of AirTran Airlines Inc. *
Obtained favorable settlement for liabilities arising out of the crash of a ValuJet plane in the Florida Everglades. AirTran Airlines Inc. v. more
Alternative dispute resolution for P.J. Dick Incorporated
Represented P.J. Dick Incorporated in preparing and negotiating its claims against the owner for inefficiencies and delays caused by restrictions more
Bridge project for construction company
Represented the general contractor on a multimillion dollar bridge project with a formwork supplier. Delays in defects in the forms had a significant  more
Airport storage fee litigation for the City of Atlanta
Served as lead counsel for the City of Atlanta in an airport equipment storage fee dispute with a contractor that included significant contractual more
Arbitration award for general contractor *
Represented a contractor in arbitral proceedings against California’s Department of Transportation for extra costs of  complying with the more
Affirmative Action Plans for nationally recognized companies
Designed and prepared hundreds of Affirmative Action Plans and provided on-going advice and training in effective compliance programs for nationally more
TPI Holdings, Inc. v. Josh Bond
Successfully represented TPI Holdings regarding protection of its AUTOTRADER mark against Defendant’s online use of a similar mark.

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Representation of Caterpillar Inc. *
Obtained favorable settlement for Caterpillar Inc. in action seeking substantial damages arising out of breach of a long-term requirements contract more
Multidraw term loan facility for the Department of Treasury *
Represented the Department of Treasury in the $19.7 billion multidraw term loan facility provided to General Motors Corporation under TARP, which was  more
Workplace violence suit for an aerospace and defense company
Represented an aerospace manufacturing company in a wrongful death, personal injury and race discrimination lawsuit arising from a more
MacroSolve Inc. v. United Airlines Inc.
Defending United Airlines in patent infringement case where MacroSolve has accused the United Airline’s use of a mobile services network platform and  more
Insurance coverage litigation for Siemens Industry
Lead counsel for Siemens Industry, the worldwide leading supplier of production, transportation, lighting and building technologies, in an insurance more
Obtained reversal of adverse products liability ruling in North Carolina Supreme Court
Stark v. Ford Motor Company, 723 S.E.2d 753 (N.C. 2012) – Represented Ford Motor Company in a petition for discretionary review and merits more
Trucks Inc. v. United States of America *
Represented Trucks, Inc. in a jury trial in the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Georgia against the IRS' attempt to collect more
Delta Air Lines Inc. v. Applied Interact LLC & Quest Nettech Corp.
Brought action for a Declaratory Judgment in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware against Applied Interact LLC after Delta more
Acquisition of patents for a global chemical company
Advised a global chemical company in patent acquisition, including patent application preparation and prosecution in the U.S. and foreign countries, more
Access agreements from railroads for multiple railway transportation companies
Represents multiple clients in obtaining access agreements from railroads to allow those clients to access the railroad right-of-way to conduct more
Chrysler Group LLC v. USA Wholesale Scooters, Inc., et al.
Represented Chrysler Group in obtaining preliminary and permanent injunctive relief against Defendants’ use of the JEEPSTER mark and Jeep Grille more
Turn-Key-Tech, LLC v. Daimler-Chrysler Corp.
The firm served as lead counsel on a series of matters related to claim that a number of Chrysler models infringed patent governing injection molding  more
U.S. Glass v. City of San Jose, et. al. (S.J. Amoroso) *
Served as lead counsel representing a large California general contractor in a dispute with a glass curtain wall subcontractor over construction of a  more
Patent litigation related to alarm activation for major automobile manufacturer
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of major automobile manufacturer in the Eastern District of Texas. Plaintiff Fulhorst filed suit against a more
Juan Washington et al. v. Ford Motor Company et al.
Represented E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in a wrongful death action claiming that a young child died in a house fire allegedly caused by an more
Representation of contract mining company in environmental coverage litigation
Lead counsel for Wells Cargo, Inc. in ongoing litigation seeking insurance coverage for losses incurred in connection with an environmental more
Representation of Dana Corporation *
Served as trial counsel for Dana Corporation in a series of individual, multiparty and class actions seeking to hold Dana vicariously liable for 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
Counsel for California Transportation Ventures highway and bridge project *
Served as lead counsel for the developer California Transportation Ventures, a subsidiary Macquarie Infrastructure, in connection with claims more
Litigation regarding construction on the 5th runway at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for the City of Atlanta
Served as lead counsel to the City of Atlanta in litigation of a $100+ million claim concerning an underrun in the fill material for the 5th runway more
Counsel to municipality in a contract dispute related to airport runway repairs
The firm served as lead counsel to a city in litigation with a contractor performing repairs and additions to the active runways of the local more
Miller Industries Inc. divestiture.
Represented Miller Industries Inc. in its divestiture. more
Lawrence Joel Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum, Winston Salem, NC
Represented P.J. Dick Incorporated on disputes involving delays and extra work with other prime contractors in AAA arbitration proceedings, and with more
Patent litigation for truck manufacturer
Represented truck manufacturer in this patent infringement action brought by an individual in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of more
Patent litigation for telecommunications company
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of telecommunications company in a patent infringement matter in the Northern District of Georgia involving  more
Secured financing of automobile loan *
Represented investment fund in secured financing of automobile loan receivables in comprehensive financing facility. more
U.S. v. General Dynamics and Newport News Shipbuilding *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. more
Class action litigation for North American truck company
Represented North American truck company in commercial, product liability, catastrophic injury and class action litigation. more
Restatement of earnings and drop in stock value after sale of companies in exchange for stock
Obtained in excess of $81 million on behalf of three groups of individuals who sold their companies to Waste Management, Inc. for WMI stock, which more
Pacific Division Transfer Case (United Airlines’ acquisition of Pan Am’s Pacific Division) *
Tried case on behalf of U.S. Department of Justice involving Pacific Division Transfer Case (United Airlines’ acquisition of Pan Am’s Pacific more
Construction litigation for contractors
Represent contractors on a number of federal courthouses and office buildings built by the General Services Administration ("GSA"), including more
Bankruptcy case for international airline *
Represented the creditors' committee of an international airline in cases pending in the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.  Mr.  more

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Large community-owned utility matter
Represented one of the largest community-owned utility in the United States, in a matter involving defectively constructed runways that ultimately more
Counsel to the City of Atlanta related to the design construction of an elevated light rail system for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Represented the City of Atlanta on matters related to the design, building and operation of an approximately $200 million dollar elevated light more
Putative ERISA class action litigation against national airline
Representation of national airline company and former directors and officers in ERISA stock drop action and related claims in bankruptcy case. more
Litigation for an international design-builder of light rail transit systems
Represented an international design-builder of light rail transit systems in connection with an accident. Counseled more

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