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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 Featured
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 Featured
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 Featured
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 Featured
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 Featured
Merger of mutual funds company
Represented $100 million mutual fund family and registered investment adviser with merger. more Featured
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 Featured
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 Featured
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 Featured
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
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
Global investment bank liquidation *
Represented German entity of a global investment bank undergoing liquidation of a portfolio of assets totaling over $5 billion. more
Investment fund representation *
Represented investment funds and investment managers focused on global macro, event driven, distressed, real estate opportunity, shareholder activist  more
Private Equity and Infrastructure Development
Represented private equity and infrastructure investor in structure and development project. more
Project Finance
Formation of a renewable power and energy efficiency infrastructure fund. more
Financial services documentation restructuring
Represented a Virginia investment management company in restructuring its client-facing financial services agreements and documents. more
Renewable Energy Tax Structuring
Represent project developers and investors in connection with federal and state tax equity investments. more
Astral Brands, Inc. recapitalization and repurchase of securities
Represented Astral Brands, Inc. in its recapitalization and repurchase of securities from holders of approximately 60% of the value of the company in  more
Energy Storage Fund Formation
Represent managers in the formation of a $100 million private equity fund for acquisition of energy storage projects. more
Due Diligence Project
Advise leading global commodities firm in the due diligence and potential equity investment in natural gas-to-liquid fuels project in the U.S. more
Secured financing of automobile loan *
Represented investment fund in secured financing of automobile loan receivables in comprehensive financing facility. 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
Obtained a non-reportable Letter of Cautionary Action for securities broker
Successfully defended a securities broker in connection with FINRA action that was seeking a long-term suspension and substantial fine, which would 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
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
Trust preferred securities for a mid-Atlantic bank
Represented a mid-Atlantic bank holding company in connection with the exchange of trust preferred securities for common stock. more
U.S. preferred stock investment by Chinese public company
Represented a Chinese public company in connection with its equity investment in a U.S. venture-backed software company. 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
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
Retail acquisition for California Public Employees' Retirement System *
Represented the California Public Employees' Retirement System in connection with acquisition of equity investment in Century City Mall (Los 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
Corporate and securities matters for a mid-Atlantic bank holding company
Represented a mid-Atlantic bank holding company in connection with a variety of matters, including a rights offering and a private placement to more
Contract litigation for investment arm of insurance company
Achieved favorable settlement on behalf of client on its claims for breach of mortgage loan purchase agreement. more
Real estate investment dispute for North Carolina developers
Successfully defended North Carolina developers of a large shopping center in efforts by a business partner, a commodities hedge fund, to recover its  more
Formation of solar power storage investment fund *
Representing a U.S. energy company in the development and structuring of a $25 million solar power storage investment fund. 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

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Investment Management

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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
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
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
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

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