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Multiple acquisitions by New York Community Bancorp Inc.
Represented New York Community Bancorp Inc. in its $168.4 million acquisition of Synergy Financial Group Inc., its $260.0 million acquisition of more Featured
Acquisition for Acuity Brands Inc.
Served as buyer's counsel for Acuity Brands Lighting Inc., one of the world's leading providers of lighting fixtures and related products and more Featured
Acquisition for leading desktop publishing software provider
Advised leading desktop publishing software provider in connection with its acquisition of all shares in imaging company. more Featured
Purchase for U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company
Represented a U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company in a purchase. more Featured
Formation of PetroLiance LLC via merger of two oil companies
Represented PetroLiance LLC, an oil company, which was formed upon the closing of a multi-a multimillion dollar financing and the merger of Southern more Featured
Merger of Pro Brand International Inc.
Represented Pro Brand International, Inc., in its merger with special purpose acquisition company Granahan McCourt Acquisition Corp. (AMEX: GHN). Pro  more Featured
Real estate acquisition for one of the world's premiere commercial real estate companies
The firm served as lead counsel in representing one of the world's premiere commercial real estate companies in a real estate acquisition from a more Featured
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 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
Acquisition for one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia
Represented one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia in the acquisition of four branches of a Canadian bank. more Featured
Strategic acquisition by international construction company
Represented Kajima International Inc. concerning the potential risks associated with the acquisition of another major U.S. general contractor on its more Featured
Merger of a major Georgia vision care retailer
Conducted due diligence review of labor and employment issues, with an emphasis on wage and hour issues under federal and state law, for a major more Featured
Acquisition services for AmSan LLC *
The firm served as lead counsel for AmSan LLC, a major holding company in more than 40 acquisitions organized to acquire and integrate custodial more Featured
Acquisition services for AmSan, LLC *
Served as buyer’s counsel for more than 40 acquisitions by AmSan, LLC, a major holding company organized to acquire and integrate custodial supply more Featured
Merger of Emageon Inc. with AMICAS Inc.
Represented Emageon Inc., a publicly traded medical image software developer, in connection with its merger with AMICAS Inc., a radiology information  more Featured
Sales of shares of a major online gaming company
Represented the management of a major online gaming company in connection with the sale of all shares in the company to a public company. more Featured
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 Featured
Acquisition by Zodiac Aerospace
Represented Zodiac Aerospace in its acquisition of C&D Aerospace, an aircraft interiors manufacturer with operations in the United States, more Featured
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 Featured
Multiple acquisitions for Provident Bankshares Corporation
Represented Provident Bankshares Corporation in multiple acquisitions and dispositions, including its $330 million acquisition of Southern Financial more Featured
Acquisition of BellSouth by AT&T
Served as antitrust counsel to BellSouth in its acquisition by AT&T. more Featured
Simultaneous IPO and acquisition for Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc.
Represented Beneficial Mutual Savings Bank in its $236 million initial public offering and its simultaneous $183 million acquisition of FMS Financial  more Featured
Sale of subsidiary's assets for Blount International Inc.
Represented Blount International Inc., a publicly traded manufacturer of lawn and garden equipment, in the sale of substantially all of the more Featured
Acquisition of marine cargo handling company *
Represented a global market-leading company in its acquisition of Swedish group (bulk handling systems for terminal and self-unloading ship more Featured
Sale of pulp operations for one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers
Representing one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers in the sale of two if its Southeast pulp operations for $610 million. more Featured
Division sale for Goodrich Corporation
Represented Goodrich Corporation, which supplies systems and services to the aerospace and defense markets, in sale of ATS Division to  more Featured
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 Featured
Represented Landmark Communications Inc. in sale of The Weather Channel
Represented Landmark Communications Inc. in the sale of its weather-related businesses, including The Weather Channel and weather.com, to a more Featured
Acquisition by an aerospace products and parts manufacturer
Represented an aerospace products and parts manufacturer in the acquisition of stock in a company engaged in the design, manufacture and assembly or more Featured
Contested acquisition of CNB Financial Corporation
Represented CNB Financial Corporation in its contested acquisition. After executing a definitive agreement with Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc., CNB more Featured
Sale of interest in a joint venture
Represented Miller Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MLR) in its March 2014 sale of all of its interest in a manufacturing joint venture to its joint venture more
Stock-for-stock merger of a public textile business
Represented a Special Committee of the Board of a public textile company in its consideration and consummation of a stock-for-stock merger with an more
Multiple acquisitions and public offerings for Commercial Federal Corporation
Represented Commercial Federal Corporation in its acquisition of approximately 10 banks and in connection with four underwritten public offerings of more
Acquisition of grocery stores in 363 bankruptcy sale
Representation of Bi-Lo LLC and Southern Family Markets in acquiring grocery stores from Winn-Dixie in a 363 bankruptcy sale. Transaction valued in more
Acquisition of landmark building project
Represented a major German asset management company on the acquisition of a new landmark office building project in Central Stockholm. Due to the more
Sale of Capstone Consulting Partners, Inc.
Represented Capstone Consulting Partners, Inc., a strategic consulting company in the utility industry, in its sale to a strategic acquirer. more
$98.7 million acquisition of Northeast Pennsylvania Financial Corp.
Represented Northeast Pennsylvania Financial Corp. in its $98.7 million acquisition by KNBT Bancorp, Inc., Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. more
Integration of Atlanta Cardiology Group P.C. into Piedmont Heart Institute, a subsidiary of the Piedmont Healthcare System 
Represented Atlanta Cardiology Group P.C. with its integration from a large multi-office cardiology practice into Piedmont Heart more
Strategic acquisition for Equifax, Inc.
Represented Equifax, Inc., one of the United States' largest credit reporting agencies, in its $1.4 billion acquisition of publicly held TALX more
Acquisition counsel for Carolina Turkeys
The firm served as acquisition counsel to Carolina Turkeys, now Butterball LLC, in its acquisition of the Butterball brand and business, creating the  more
Acquisition program of data management and destruction companies for Recall Corporation
Represented Recall Corporation and its subsidiaries in an acquisition program of data management and destruction companies in U.S. and Canadian more
Sale of interest in a physician owned cath lab for Atlanta Cardiology Group P.C.
Represented Atlanta Cardiology Group P.C. in the sale of majority interest in a physician owned cath lab to Cardiology Services of America Inc., a more
Going private transaction for AHL Services Inc.
Represented the Special Committee of the Board of AHL Services Inc., a provider of outsourced marketing and merchandising support services, in a more
Sale of pathology laboratory
Represented seller in the sale of pathology laboratory through the sale of shares following spinoff of anatomic laboratory to shareholder. more
Securities counsel to Internet Security Systems Inc. in connection with its $1.3 billion acquisition by IBM
Served as securities counsel to Internet Security Systems Inc. in connection with its $1.3 billion acquisition by IBM. more
Sale of assets of Dan River, Inc.
The firm represented Dan River, Inc., a Virginia-based textile manufacturer, in the $19 million sale of its assets. more
Acquisition for a developer of commercial and residential properties
The firm served as lead counsel in the acquisition for a developer of commercial and residential properties. more
Acquisition for Equifax Inc.
Represented Equifax Inc., one of the United States' largest credit reporting agencies, as buyer's counsel in an acquisition. more
$119 million acquisition of City & Suburban Financial Corporation
Represented City & Suburban Financial Corporation in its $119.1 million acquisition by Ridgewood Savings Bank in a transaction that involved more
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
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
Securities, M&A and Tax for James River Coal Co.
Represented James River Coal, an Appalachian coal mining company headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, in its efforts to raise capital for improving more Case Study
Acquisition of General Electric's Hydro Equipment Business
Represented Andritz AG in the acquisition of the hydro power equipment business of General Electric, including GE’s majority interest in GE Hydro more
Sale of grocery stores for Bi-Lo LLC
Represented Bi-Lo LLC in the sale of approximately 130 grocery stores in seven jurisdictions. more
Merger of mutual funds company
Represented $100 million mutual fund family and registered investment adviser with merger. more
Acquisition for a major on-line gambling company
Represented a major on-line gambling company in an acquisition of all outstanding shares in a company owning rights to databases and search engines more
Acquisition of Dubai-based organization by Global Knowledge Training LLC
Advised Global Knowledge Training LLC, the largest privately held provider of training and enterprise learning services for information more
Going private investigation for a Midwest-based REIT
Represented a Midwestern NYSE-listed REIT with a market capitalization of over $700 million in its consideration of a management-led going private more
Mutual to stock conversion and IPO of American Financial Holdings Inc.
Represented American Savings Bank in its mutual-to-stock conversion and the related $267.3 million initial public offering by its newly formed more
Initial public offering for Interland Inc.
Represented Interland Inc., a web hosting company, in its $60 million initial public offering. more
Sale of subsidiary of international manufacturer and buy-out of joint venture partner
Represented an international manufacturer in the sale of its gas fittings business, including operations in the United States, France and Mexico. In more
Acquisition for U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company
Represented a U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company in an acquisition. more
Sale of intellectual property for Hatch Medical LLC
Represented Hatch Medical LLC, seller, in $21 million sale of intellectual property related to medical device manufacturing. more
Asset sale for the Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr. Inc.
Represented Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr. Inc. in the sale of Dr. King's papers to a buyer sponsored by the City of Atlanta. more
Restructuring of aerospace and rail transportation company *
Represented an aerospace and rail transportation company in its restructuring of parts of its Swedish operations. The matter involved labor law more
Employee benefits advice for one of the nation's largest providers of telephone and broadband services
Advised one of the nation's largest providers of telephone and broadband services with respect to compensation and employee benefit plan issues in a more
In re Friedman’s, Inc.
Representation of Friedman's Inc. and Crescent Jewelers Inc., a leading U.S. operator of jewelry stores, as lead debtors' counsel in more
Centennial Healthcare going-private transaction
Represented the Special Committee of the Board of Centennial Healthcare, an operator of more than 100 nursing home facilities, in its consideration more
Sale of engineered coatings facilities
Represented an international industrial products company in the disposition of six engineered coatings facilities to a subsidiary of a major more
Private equity advice for an i-gaming software development and system supply company
Represented a software development and system supply company in the i-gaming industry as sellers and the target company in connection with a private more
Acquisition work for Diageo PLC *
Assisted Diageo PLC with various aspects of an acquisition of portions of Seagram Spirits division, including transfer of domain names, performance more
Consolidation of PetroLiance LLC
The firm served as lead counsel for PetroLiance LLC, an oil company, in four-way consolidation that created the nation’s largest distributor of 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 of an international biotechnology laboratory by a clinical laboratory network
The firm assisted one of the world's largest clinical laboratory networks in its acquisition of an international biotechnology more
Conducted due diligence reviews for potential mergers and acquisitions
Currently serves as insurance counsel assisting with due diligence reviews for numerous clients. Advises clients regarding insurance issues related more
Sale of public web hosting company *
Represented private equity fund and controlling stockholder of public web hosting company in sale to industry leading cable and telecoms company. more
Acquisition of Alternative Apparel by Hanesbrands Inc.
Represented Hanesbrands Inc. in the acquisition of Alternative Apparel, a marketer of “better apparel” basics, in an all-cash transaction valued at more
Acquisitions
Represented purchaser of $60,000,000 partially constructed development project. more
Sale of Americas Distribution for CRH plc
Represented CRH plc, the international building materials group, in its disposition of its Americas Distribution division to Beacon Roofing Supply, more
Acquisition of 1,400 wireless communications towers by American Tower Corporation
Represented American Tower Corporation, a US telecoms provider, in its purchase of two portfolios of 1,400 wireless communications towers for $125 more
Acquisition of Virginia Health Network by MedCost, LLC
Represented MedCost, LLC, an integrated benefits solutions company offering customized programs to help employers lower their health plan costs and more
Merger of two Non-Profits
Represented GUIDE Program, Inc., a nonprofit, in connection with its merger with Family Services, Inc., a nonprofit social services agency. more
Sale of assets of health care services provider from over 400 locations
Sale of the assets of ten affiliated charitable entities that provided health care services from 140 intermediate care facilities, 214 home and more
Cash tender offer for $2.8 billion of corporate bonds
Represented Reynolds American in a cash tender offer for $2.8 billion of its outstanding corporate bonds. more
$105 million acquisition of Conestoga Bancorp by Beneficial Bancorp
Served as counsel to Beneficial Bancorp, Inc., the oldest and largest bank headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in its $105 million more
$10.1 million merger between Patapsco Bancorp, Inc. and Howard Bancorp, Inc.
Served as counsel to Patapsco Bancorp, Inc. in its $10.1 million merger with Howard Bancorp, Inc. The combination created the largest publicly traded  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
$27 million merger for Fraternity Community Bancorp, Inc.
Served as counsel to Fraternity Community Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, in its $27 million merger with more
$38.1 million acquisition of Polonia Bancorp, Inc. by Prudential Bancorp, Inc.
Represented Polonia Bancorp, Inc. headquartered in Huntingdon Valley, Pa. in its acquisition by Prudential Bancorp, Inc. based in Philadelphia, Pa. more
Executive compensation and securities counsel to a large bank holding company
Served as counsel on executive compensation and securities matters to one of the largest bank holding companies in the U.S. in connection with its more
$78 million merger between Naugatuck Valley Financial Corporation and Liberty Bank
Served as counsel to Naugatuck Valley Financial Corporation, a savings and loan holding company headquartered in in Naugatuck, Connecticut, in its more
Strategic acquisition for global manufacturer of aircraft systems
Served as buyer's counsel for one of the largest providers of aircraft equipment and on board systems for commercial, regional and business more
Purchasing over $113 million in apartment projects for New York based real estate management and investment company
Assisted a New York based real estate management and investment company in purchasing over $113 million in apartment projects across four Southern more
Acquisition of Eureka Financial Corporation by NexTier, Inc.
Served as counsel to Eureka Financial Corp. in its $35.0 million merger with NexTier Bank, N.A. The combination created a community banking franchise  more
$210.7 million merger between Pulaski Financial Corporation and First Busey Corporation
Served as counsel to Pulaski Financial Corporation, a retail and commercial bank in the Midwest U.S., in its merger with First Busey Corporation, a more
Sale of membership interests for Maxwell Chase Technologies, LLC
Served as seller's M&A counsel for Maxwell Chase Technologies, LLC, a U.S.-based producer of absorbent and non-absorbent packaging solutions for more
$70.4 million merger between Ameriana Bank and First Merchants Corporation
Served as counsel to Ameriana Bancorp, a bank holding company for Ameriana Bank based in New Castle, Indiana, in its $70.4 million merger with First more
$15.8 million merger between Lexington B & L Financial Corp. and NASB Financial, Inc.
Served as counsel to Lexington B & L Financial Corp., a Missouri state chartered bank, in its $15.8 million merger with NASB Financial, Inc. a more
$42.4 million acquisition of Community Financial Shares, Inc. by Wintrust Financial Corporation
Served as securities counsel to Community Financial Shares, Inc., an Illinois state-chartered commercial bank, in its $42.4 million acquisition by more
Pending acquisition of Ash Grove Cement Company for $3.5 billion
Represented CRH plc, the international building materials group, in its pending acquisition of Ash Grove Cement Company, a leading U.S. cement more
$1.6 billion pending acquisition for AT&T Inc.
Representing AT&T Inc. in its pending acquisition of Straight Path Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: STRP), a publicly-traded communications more
Bolt-On Acquisition of Medical Device Manufacturer
Represented French private equity fund sponsor and its portfolio company, a Franco-American manufacturer of surgical devices, in the leveraged 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
Public/private merger of companies providing classified services and software systems to government and nongovernment agencies *
Represented a U.S. government contractor in a $140 million public/private merger of companies providing classified services and software systems to more
Simultaneous acquisitions of Swiss and U.S. software companies *
Represented a U.S.-based Australian public company in simultaneous acquisitions of Swiss and US software companies for $28 million. more
Outside general counsel representation for a Singapore-based Australian private company *
Served as outside general counsel for a Singapore-based Australian private company and assisted in formulating strategies regarding M&A, more
Acquisition of Bonneville Bank by Green Dot Corporation
Represented Bonneville Bancorp and its banking subsidiary, Bonneville Bank, in connection with its acquisition by Green Dot Corporation. more
Acquisition of American Bank Holdings, Inc. in connection with its merger with Congressional Bancshares, Inc.
Represented American Bank Holdings, Inc. and its banking subsidiary in connection with its merger with Congressional Bancshares, Inc. exchange of more
Acquisition of Franklin Financial Corporation by TowneBank
Represented Franklin Financial Corporation in connection with its acquisition by TowneBank in an all-stock transaction. more
Data protection counsel in connection with acquisition in Mexico
Advised global telecommunications company with respect to Mexican privacy / data protection laws in connection with acquisition of Mexican companies. 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
Consolidation of three family businesses with over 425 locations
Assisted client to structure and implement the consolidation of businesses ran by three families descended from the business founder that sold more
Sale of assets associated with product lines
Assisted client in its sale of assets used in the production of several product lines to the exclusive purchaser of those products. 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
Acquisition of eye bank by Miracles In Sight
Represented Miracles In Sight, one of the largest eye banks in the U.S., in its acquisition of the eye banking assets and operations of LifePoint, more
Acquisition of a portfolio of renewable power projects
Acquisition of a portfolio of renewable power projects including solar thermal, solar electric, distributive generation projects. more
Acquisition of Bioptigen, Inc. by Leica Microsystems, Inc.
Represented Bioptigen, Inc., a technology leader in the field of optical coherence tomography (OCT), in its acquisition by Leica Microsystems, Inc., more
Acquisition of a medical device manufacturer
Advised a French company on its $25 million acquisition of a U.S.-based medical device manufacturer. 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
$460.1 million acquisition of FirstFed America Bancorp Inc.
Represented FirstFed America Bancorp Inc., Swansea, Massachusetts, in its $460.1 million merger with Webster Financial Corp. 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
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
Acquisition of Oklahoma bank by Kansas-based financial institution
Represented a Kansas-based financial institution in its acquisition of an Oklahoma-based national bank. more
Sale of assets for Corporate Realty Advisors, L.L.C.
Represented Corporate Realty Advisors, L.L.C, an North Carolina-based real estate advisory services company, in connection with its sale of a tenant more
Purchase of stock assets by U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company
Represented a U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company in its purchase of stock assets. 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
$352.6 million acquisition of Reliance Bancorp Inc. by North Fork Bancorporation
Represented Reliance Bancorp, Inc. in its $352.6 million acquisition by North Fork Bancorporation, Melville, New York. more
Acquisition of gomembers Inc. by CDC Software Corp.
Represented gomembers Inc., a developer of software solutions for member-based organizations, in its acquisition by CDC Software Corp. more
Acquisition of Sun America Mortgage Corporation
Represented Sun America Mortgage Corporation, a private mortgage broker, in its acquisition by SunTrust Bank. more
Acquisition of Dwyer-Curlett Co., Inc.
Represented BB&T Corp. subsidiary Grandbridge Real Estate Capital LLC in the acquisition of Dwyer-Curlett Co. and its three offices in southern more
Asset purchase for U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company
Represented a U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company in its asset purchase. more
Divestiture of a technology company
Represented a technology company in its divestiture. more
Acquisition of SGV Bancorp Inc. by IndyMac Mortgage Holdings Inc.
Represented SGV Bancorp Inc. in its $58.6 million acquisition by IndyMac Mortgage Holdings Inc., Pasadena, California. more
Acquisition of Bay Net Financial Inc. by Sterling Financial Corp.
Represented Bay Net Financial Inc. in its $22.8 million acquisition by Sterling Financial Corp. in Pennsylvania. more
Acquisition of Long Island Financial Corp. by New York Community Bancorp Inc.
Represented Long Island Financial Corp. in its $69.8 million acquisition by New York Community Bancorp Inc. more
Acquisition of a financial institution
Represented a bank holding company in its acquisition by a bank holding company located in Ft. Meyers, FL. more
Patent prosecution services for SynthRx
Provided patent prosecution services and assistance to SynthRx, the developer of proprietary therapeutic uses for Poloxamer 188 (P188), in collecting  more
Merger of Interland Inc.
Represented Interland Inc., a web hosting company, in its $100 million merger with Micron Computer Corporation. more
$25 million acquisition of CNS Bancorp, Inc.
Represented CNS Bancorp Inc. in its $25.2 million dollar acquisition by Exchange National Bancshares Inc. more
Acquisition by an elevator and escalator company *
Represented a world leading elevator and escalator company in its acquisitions of Swedish companies in the elevator and escalator business. The more
Charter purchase for a state commercial bank
Represented a state commercial bank in a charter purchase. more
Acquisition of TR Financial Corp. for $1.1 billion by Roslyn Bancorp Inc.
Represented New York-based Roslyn Bancorp Inc., in  its $1.1 billion acquisition of TR Financial Corp., a  New York financial institution. more
Acquisition of a biodiesel facility in India for a U.S. venture capital client *
Represented a U.S. venture capital client in the acquisition, finance, and conversion of a vegetable oil processing plant into a 50 million gallon more
Vehicle service contracts company leveraged buy-out from an international automaker
Represented management of a vehicle service contracts company in connection with leveraged buy-out from an international automaker. more
Sale of several of a multi-unit franchisee's restaurant sites to its franchisor
Represented a multi-unit franchisee of a national fast-food restaurant chain in the sale of several of its restaurant sites to its franchisor. more
Real estate transactions for an international real estate investment company
Represented one of the world's largest real estate investment companies in the disposal and acquisition of several real properties in Sweden. more
$81 million acquisition of Factory Point Bancorp Inc. by Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc.
Represented Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc., a large Massachusetts holding company, in its $81.3 million acquisition of Factory Point Bancorp Inc., more
Acquisition for one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia
Represented one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia in the acquisition of two branch locations of a North Carolina bank. 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
Spin off for Sweden-based real estate company
Advising Sweden-based real estate company in connection with the spin off of and listing of a Sweden-based property development company. 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
Acquisition for one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia
Represented one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia in its $29.0 million acquisition of a bank holding company located in Lenoir  more
Real estate transaction for a Swedish real estate-based private equity firm
The firm served as lead counsel in representing a Swedish real estate-based private equity firm in connection with its disposal of a retail center in  more
Auction sale of ice cream business in Spain for TLC Beatrice International *
Represented, as lead counsel, TLC Beatrice International, an international food conglomerate, in a $190 million auction sale of its ice cream more
Miller Industries Inc. divestiture.
Represented Miller Industries Inc. in its divestiture. more
Real estate acquisition for one of the world's premiere commercial real estate companies
Represented one of the world's premiere commercial real estate companies in a real estate acquisition of a retail park. more
$31 million acquisition of MBLA Financial Corporation
Represented MBLA Financial Corporation in its $31.2 million acquisition by Citizens Bancshares Company, Chillicothe, MO. 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
Real estate sale transaction for Swedish company
Advised a Swedish local company in connection with the sale of one of its organization. more
Hedge fund structuring of acquisition of failing financial institution
Advised hedge fund on structuring a proposed acquisition of a failing financial institution. more
Acquire and dispose of assets for U.S. power marketer *
Counseled a U.S. power marketer on a series of transactions to acquire and dispose of assets. more
$177.5 million acquisition of EFC Bancorp, Inc.
Represented EFC Bancorp, Inc. in its $177.5 million acquisition by MAF Bancorp Inc. 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
Sale of Third Millennium Healthcare Systems Inc.
Represented Third Millennium Healthcare Systems, Inc., a privately-held provider of reimbursement process solutions to healthcare providers more
Acquisition of South Carolina Community Bancshares Inc. by Provident Community Bancshares Inc.
Represented Provident Community Bancshares Inc. in its $9.6 million acquisition of South Carolina Community Bancshares Inc., Winnsboro, South more
Leveraged management buyout transaction for a closely held construction company *
Represented a closely held construction company in connection with a leveraged management buyout transaction. Advised on an investment banker led more
Swap of assets with construction and building supply company
Represented architectural products company in the acquisition of a concrete products business in exchange for two Texas concrete block plants and more
$72.2 million remutualization acquisition of West Essex Bancorp Inc.
Represented West Essex Bancorp Inc. in its $72.2 million remutualization and acquisition by Kearney Financial Corporation, Kearney, New Jersey. more
Acquisition of Dunn Paper Inc. by Meriturn Partners LP
Represented Meriturn Partners LP, which acquired Dunn Paper, Inc. on October 9, 2003. more
Acquisition of sole-source packaging supplier for French pharmaceutical corporation
Represented a family-owned, French health and beauty products company in its acquisition of a financially-distressed company that was the more
Acquisition of Bay State Bancorp Inc. by Seacoast Financial Services Corp.
Represented Bay State Bancorp Inc. in its $126 million acquisition by Seacoast Financial Services Corp. more
Sale of performing loans and classified assets for First Financial Holdings Inc.
Represented First Financial Holdings, Inc. in the sale of $198 million of performing loans and classified assets, including other real estate owned, more
Stock purchase for U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company
Represented a U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company in its acquisition of a concrete company. 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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Divestiture of division for Switzerland-based manufacturer of power and automation technologies
Represented a Switzerland-headquartered global manufacturer of power and automation technologies, in sale of division. more
Acquisition and licensing of generic pharmaceutical products for private pharmaceutical company *
Represented private pharmaceutical company in connection with the acquisition of certain assets and the in-licensing of rights to generic more
Acquisition of Pulaski Bancorp Inc.
Represented Pulaski Bancorp, Inc. in its $64.3 million acquisition by Kearney Financial Corp., Kearney, New Jersey. more
Represented a New England bank holding company in the sale of a trust company
Represented a New England financial institution in the sale of its majority share in a trust company. more
$20 million acquisition of First Federal Bancorporation
Represented First Federal Bancorporation in its $20.3 million acquisition by Great River Holding Company. more
Acquisition of global textile dyes business for Yorkshire Group plc
Represented Yorkshire Group plc in the $100 million acquisition of global textile dyes business from a listed U.S. company with operations in the more
Leveraged buyout for private equity investors *
Served as lead counsel on behalf of private equity investors in a $100 million leveraged buyout of a U.S. based retail food business. more
Auction sale of snack food business for TLC Beatrice International
The firm served as lead counsel to TLC Beatrice International, an international food conglomerate, in a $120 million auction sale of snack food more
Acquisition of Valley Bancorp, Inc. by Bradford Bancorp Inc.
Represented Bradford Bancorp Inc. in its $9.6 million acquisition of Valley Bancorp Inc., Hunt Valley, Maryland. more
Patent and intellectual property representation for supplier of aerospace systems
Represented supplier of aerospace systems and services with patent and intellectual property related transactional issues in merger and acquisition more
Cross-border M&A
Frequently advised on the equity/asset transfer and restructuring of China subsidiaries for multinational corporations and assisted with due more
Assumption of deposits of branch office by Bradford Bank
Represented Bradford Bank in its assumption of approximately $7.0 million of deposits from a branch office of American Bank. more
Sale of insurance agency subsidiary for First Financial Holdings Inc.
Represented First Financial Holdings, Inc. in the sale of its managing general insurance agency subsidiary, Kimbrell Insurance Group, in a cash more
Multiple transactions for Pulaski Financial Corp.
Represented Pulaski Financial Corp. in its acquisition of CWE Bancorp Inc., St. Louis, Missouri and its acquisition of a Kansas City branch office more
$10.6 million acquisition of NS&L Bancorp Inc.
Represented NS&L Bancorp Inc. in its $10.6 million acquisition by an investor group. 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
Divestiture of savings bank to parent company stockholders
Represented savings and loan holding company in its divestiture to its shareholders of all of the outstanding shares of common stock of its thrift more
Bankruptcy representation for chain of retail stores *
Represented the equity holders of a chain of retail stores focusing on the sale of canines and canine accessories.  Mr. Fink worked to formulate an more
Commercial real estate leasing advisement for foreign-invested companies *
Advised on the long term leasing of several large commercial real estates and the subsequent international bidding or construction projects for more
Merger of Innotrac Corporation
Represented Innotrac Corporation, a provider of eCommerce order processing, fulfillment and customer care services, in its aborted merger with GSI more
General corporate counseling for Pulaski Financial Corp. *
Representing Pulaski Bank, a St. Louis-based financial institution, since 1994, our relationship includes two corporate reorganizations, three public  more Case Study
Acquisitions for Servidyne Inc.
Represented Servidyne Inc., a NASDAQ listed building performance consulting company, in its acquisitions of four businesses. more
$77 million acquisition of Heritage Bancorp Inc. by SouthBanc Shares Inc.
Represented Heritage Bancorp Inc. in its $77.0 million acquisition by SouthBanc Shares Inc. more
$23.7 million acquisition by Northeast Pennsylvania Financial Corp.
Represented Northeast Pennsylvania Financial Corp. in its $23.7 million acquisition of Security of Penn. Financial Corp., Hazelton, Pennsylvania. more
Acquisition of Westerly Savings Bank by Newport Federal Savings Bank
Represented Newport Federal Savings Bank in its acquisition of Westerly Savings Bank, Westerly, Rhode Island, in a merger of two mutual savings banks. more
Acquisition of an investment advisor for Northeast Community Bank
Represented Northeast Community Bank in its acquisition of the assets of Hayden Financial Group, a registered investment advisor. more
Acquisition of Augusta Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery by University Health Care System
Represented University Health Care System in acquisition of Augusta Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery, P.C. more
Asset purchase for U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company
Represented a U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company in its asset purchase. more
Sale of a privately-held ladies intimate apparel manufacturer
Represented a leading privately-held label manufacturer of ladies intimate apparel in the sale to an Israeli-based company. more
Acquisition of camera and sensor manufacturing company for aerospace supplier
Represented a company supplying systems and services to the aerospace and defense markets, in acquisition of a manufacturer of camera and sensor more
Merger of Progressive Bank Inc. with Hudson Charter Bancorp Inc.
Represented Progressive Bank Inc. in merger of equals with Hudson Charter Bancorp, Inc. more
Acquisition of retail stores for Starbucks Corporation *
Represent Starbucks Corporation in its acquisition of multiple retail store locations from a regional coffee company retailer. more
$616.9 million acquisition of Connecticut Bancshares Inc. by New Haven Savings Bank
Represented Connecticut Bancshares Inc. in connection with its $616.9 million acquisition by New Haven Savings Bank. more
Assessing litigation risk for foreign investment bank
Assisting foreign investment bank in assessing litigation risk associated with potential acquisition of subsidiary in New York and advising on more
Acquisitions and strategic alliances for TLC Beatrice *
Represented, as lead counsel, TLC Beatrice, an international food conglomerate, in connection with acquisitions and strategic alliances implemented more
Acquisition of branch office by First Citizens National Bank
Represented First Citizens National Bank in its acquisition of a branch office and assumption of approximately $18.0 million of related deposits from  more
Real estate acquisition for one of the world's premiere commercial real estate companies
The firm served as lead counsel in representing one of the world's premiere commercial real estate companies in a share acquisition of a hotel more
Acquisition for one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia
Represented one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia in its $24.5 million acquisition of a bank holding company located in more
$102 million acquisition of FirstSpartan Financial Corp.
Represented FirstSpartan Financial Corp. in its $102.1 million acquisition by BB&T Corporation. more
Green Field Investment advisement *
Advised on a USD $30 million Green Field Investment by a wholly foreign owned manufacturing company and the subsequent acquisition of real estates in  more
Acquisition of thirteen businesses for an architectural and construction products company
Represented a U.S. subsidiary of Irish architectural and construction products company in the acquisition of thirteen unrelated businesses (including  more
Acquisition of Ridgewood Financial, Inc. by Boiling Springs Bancorp
Represented Boiling Springs Bancorp, a federally-chartered, non-public, mutual holding company, in its acquisition of Ridgewood Financial Inc., a more
Bank acquisition by Greater Atlantic Financial Corp.
Represented Greater Atlantic Financial Corp. in its $1.1 million acquisition of Dominion Savings Bank, FSB, Front Royal, VA. more
Merger agreement with Scientific Conservation, Inc.
Represented Servidyne, Inc., a building efficiency services provider with shares listed on NASDAQ, in its consideration of strategic alternatives, more
Acquisition of a title company
Represented Bradford Bancorp Inc. in the acquisition of a title company. more
$35M merger transaction
Represented the seller in a $35 million stock and cash acquisition of a Southeastern bank by an affiliated publicly traded bank holding company. more
Sale of a multinational drilling equipment business
Represented a Finnish pulp and paper and mining equipment manufacturer in the sale of a drilling equipment business, including facilities in the more
Branch acquisition by Marshfield Savings Bank
Represented Marshfield Savings Bank in its acquisition of two branch offices and related deposits from Associated Bank. more
Acquisition of Heritage Co-operative Bank
Represented Heritage Co-operative Bank in its acquisition by Salem Five Cents Savings Bank in a merger of two mutual institutions. 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
Post-acquisition integration for global pharmaceutical manufacturer *
Represent a global pharmaceutical manufacturer in post-acquisition integration of legal entities involving U.S., Dutch, Swiss, Luxembourg, Mexican more
Series of transactions for British energy firm *
Represented a large British energy firm in connection with a series of transactions to acquire a portfolio of natural gas agreements in the U.S. more
Counsel to Former Officers and Directors of Engineous Software Inc.
Represented five former officers and directors of a software company based in the Research Triangle in an action filed in the N.C. Business Court by 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
Acquisition of MSB Financial, Inc. by Monarch Community Bancorp, Inc.
Represented Monarch Community Bancorp, Inc. in its $24.8 million acquisition of MSB Financial, Inc., Marshall, MI. more
Strategic acquisition of optical products and services retailer
Assisted North Georgia vision care retailer group in its strategic acquisition of a privately held retailer of optical products and services more
Acquisition of BeNow Inc. by Equifax Inc.
Represented Equifax Inc. in connection with its acquisition of BeNow Inc. more
Acquisition of PCB Holding Company
Represented PCB Holding Company in its $6.7 million acquisition by German American Bancorp, Inc. more
Acquisition for U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company
Represented a U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company in an acquisition. more
Strategic divestiture for a publicly traded, NYSE-listed company
Represented a publicly traded, NYSE-listed company, in connection with the sale of one of its business divisions to a strategic purchaser and the more
Acquisition of stationery and quality paper business for a French paper manufacturer and distributor
Represented a family-owned French manufacturer and distributor of stationery and art quality paper in acquiring control of a U.S. distributor of more
Acquisition of Woronoco Bancorp, Inc. by Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc.
Represented Woronoco Bancorp Inc. in its $144.5 million acquisition by Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc. more
Acquisition of 1st State Bancorp by Capital Bank Corp.
Represented 1st State Bancorp, Inc. in its $114.6 million acquisition by Capital Bank Corp., Raleigh, North Carolina. more
Acquisition of Swedish real estate for a Luxembourg-based fund
Assisted a Luxembourg based fund in connection with its acquisition of retail property in Gothenburg, Sweden. more
Real estate acquisition involving an international project development and construction company
Advised a German client in connection with a significant office/retail property acquisition from an international project development and more
Sale of a food packaging company
Represented the owner of a food packaging company in connection with the sale of the business to a national corporation. more
Acquisition for Saint Joseph's Medical Group
Represented Saint Joseph's Medical Group in acquisition of Vascular Institute of Georgia, P.C. and Georgia Vascular Clinic, P.A. 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 Windsor Locks Community Bank for New England Bancshares Inc.
Represented New England Bancshares, Inc., a publicly held mutual holding company,  in its acquisition of Windsor Locks Community Bank, a mutual more
Acquisition of a majority interest in Bank of Virginia by private investor group
Represented a private investor group in forming a bank holding company, making a majority investment in Bank of Virginia and conducting a private more
Acquisition of Valentine Paper, Inc. by Meriturn Partners, LLC
Represented Meriturn Partners, LLC in its acquisition of Valentine Paper, Inc. more
Acquisition for one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia
Represented one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia in its $36 million acquisition of a bank located in Conyers, Georgia. 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
$50 million acquisition of Dutchfork Bancshares Inc.
Represented Dutchfork Bancshares Inc. in its $50.0 million acquisition by First Community Corp. of Lexington, South Carolina. more
Restructuring and equity transfer *
Advised on the restructuring and subsequent equity transfer of several China affiliates for a Korean logistic corporation. more
Asset purchase for Oldcastle Inc.
Represented Oldcastle Inc., a U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company, in the acquisition of a division of a competitor. more
Auction sale of bottling businesses for TLC Beatrice International
The firm served as lead counsel to TLC Beatrice International, an international food conglomerate, in a $45 million auction sale of bottling business  more
$60 million disposition of business assets
Represented YP, the largest local search, media and advertising company in North America as IP counsel on Alpine’s acquisition of YP’s Earn Per Call more
Acquisition of title insurance company
Represented a New Jersey savings bank in its acquisition of a title insurance company. more
$2.6 billion business combination of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corporation
Advised Reynolds American Inc. on corporate law issues in connection with the $2.6 billion business combination of the U.S. assets, liabilities and 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
Real estate acquisition for global asset management company
Represented a global asset management company, based in England and Wales, in an international fund in connection with their acquisition of two more
Acquisition for United Community Banks Inc.
Represented United Community Banks, Inc., one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia, in a $216.5 million acquisition of Gwinnett more
Disposal of 110 grocery stores for Bi-Lo LLC
Represented Bi-Lo LLC, a grocery store chain, as lead counsel, in the disposal of 110 grocery store chains to Southern Family Markets, an affiliate more
Acquisition of mining operations for Oldcastle Inc.
Represented Oldcastle, Inc. in acquisition of three limestone mining operations in Kansas. Representation included negotiation of long term ground 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
$13.9 million acquisition for First Capital Inc.
Represented First Capital Inc. in its $13.9 million acquisition of HCB Bancorp., an Indiana bank holding company. more
Sale of Fortegra Corporation
Represented Fortegra Corporation, an insurance services company, in its sale to Summit Partners LP for approximately $110 million. more
$195 million acquisition of BostonFed Bancorp Inc. by Banknorth Group, Inc.
Represented BostonFed Bancorp Inc. in its $195 million acquisition by Banknorth Group, Inc. 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
Disposition of assets for a banking technology company
Represented a banking technology company in a disposition of substantially all of its assets. more
Acquisition of American Bank of Connecticut by American Financial Holdings Inc.
Represented American Financial Holdings Inc. in its $154.0 million acquisition of American Bank of Connecticut, Waterbury, Connecticut. more
Acquisition of Northwood Savings Bank by Beneficial Mutual Savings Bank
Represented Beneficial Mutual Savings Bank in its acquisition of Northwood Savings Bank, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in a merger of two mutual 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
Branch sale for First Federal Bank
Represented First Federal Bank in the sale of its Mt. Sterling, Illinois branch and $6.9 of related deposits to Beardstown Savings. more
Divesture of a property portfolio for a European investment bank
The firm served as lead counsel in representing an investment bank in the divesture of  a property portfolio. more
Leveraged recapitalization of a privately-held company
Represented a privately-held company in connection with a leveraged recapitalization transaction involving private equity sponsor, mezzanine lender more
Acquisition for U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company
Represented a U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company in an acquisition. more
Acquisition of Home Building Bancorp by First Bancorp of Indiana Inc.
Represented First Bancorp of Indiana Inc. in its $11.3 million acquisition of Home Building Bancorp Inc. 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
Acquisition of custom countertop business 
Represented a countertop business in the acquisition of a regional competitor. more
$39 million acquisition of ES&L Bancorp Inc.
Represented ES&L Bancorp, Inc. in its $39.0 million acquisition by Community Bank System Inc., DeWitt, NY

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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
Acquisition of Ironbound Bankcorp by Richmond County Financial Corp.
Represented Richmond County Financial Corp. in its acquisition of Ironbound Bankcorp, N.J., Newark, N.J. more
$190 million acquisition for Arizona Public Service Company *
Represent Arizona Public Service Company (NYSE and PSE: PNW), an electric utility that provides retail and wholesale electric service to most of the more
Sale of equity interests of AmSan LLC
Represented AmSan LLC in connection with the sale of all of its equity interests to Interline Brands, Inc., a Jacksonville, Florida-based Fortune more
$32 million acquisition of Fulton Bancorp Inc.
Represented Fulton Bancorp, Inc., a savings and loan holding company, in its $31.7 million acquisition by Central Bancompany, Inc., a Jefferson City,  more
$224.1 million acquisition of FFLC Bancorp Inc. by Colonial BancGroup, Inc.
Represented FFLC Bancorp, Inc. in its $224.1 million acquisition by Colonial BancGroup, Inc. more
Acquisition of Canisteo Valley Corp.
Represented Canisteo Valley Corp. in its $6.8 million acquisition by Northern Corp. in Wellsboro, PA. more
Sale of Aaron's Inc.'s corporate furnishings division
Represented Aaron's Inc. a leading specialty retailer of consumer electronics, residential and office furniture, household appliances and more
Acquisition of luxury hotel and condos for hospitality company
Represented hospitality company in bid to acquire luxury hotel and condominium unit project in Atlanta, Georgia. more
Acquisition of Sequoia Bancshares Inc. *
Represented Sequoia Bancshares Inc. in its $110.7 million acquisition by United Bankshares Inc., Parkersburg, West Virginia. more
Sale of a consumer market research firm
Represented a consumer market research firm in its sale to another company. more
Acquisition of Crown Bank NA through a joint venture
Represented Crown Bank NA in connection with its acquisition by a joint venture between Caixa Geral de Depositos, S.A., Portugal and certain more
Acquisition for large life insurance company
Advised a large life insurance company in an acquisition of office property in central Stockholm. more
Acquisition of SBI Enteris Inc. by Enterpulse Inc.
Represented Enterpulse Inc., a privately held provider of business process improvement solutions, in connection with its acquisition of all of the more
Acquisition of Westview Savings Bank by Suburban Federal Savings Bank
Represented Suburban Federal Savings Bank in its acquisition of Westview Savings Bank, in a merger of mutual savings banks. 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
Formation of bank holding company
Represented regional bank in its formation of a bank holding company and related transactions. more
Stock purchase for a U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company
Represented a U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company in its stock purchase. more
$175.5 million acquisition of Virginia Capital Bancshares Inc.
Represented Virginia Capital Bancshares Inc. in its $175.5 acquisition by BB&T Corporation. more
Membership interest purchase for intercollegiate athletic multimedia rightsholder
Represented an intercollegiate athletic multimedia rightsholder in a multi-year membership interest purchase agreement to partner with an more
Land swap deal for Irish sports body with development angle *
Advised sporting body on sale and development prospects re land swap deal in Dublin, Ireland. more
Acquisition for a grocery store chain
Represented a grocery store chain in an acquisition of grocery stores in bankruptcy. more
Sale of block and brick plants for architectural and construction products company
Represented a U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company in the sale of two block and brick plants. more
Asset purchase for U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company
Represented a U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company in its asset purchase. more
Acquisition of Family Christian Bookstores
Represented a group, including Richard L. Jackson, the CEO and founder of Jackson Healthcare, the third largest healthcare staffing company in the more
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
Acquisition of Bayonne Bancshares, Inc. by Richmond County Financial Corp.
Represented Richmond County Financial Corp. in its $173.0 million acquisition of Bayonne Bancshares, Inc., Bayonne, N.J. more
Acquisition of Textronics Inc. for adidas International Marketing B.V.
Represented adidas International Marketing B.V. in its acquisition of Textronics Inc. a designer and developer of bio-monitoring, wearable 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
Acquisition of Delphos Citizens Bancorp Inc. by United Bancshares Inc.
Represented Delphos Citizens Bancorp Inc. in its $21.0 million acquisition by United Bancshares Inc., Columbus Grove, OH. more
Sale of cross border business for Zodiac Marine & Pool
Represented Zodiac Marine & Pool in its sale of the "Sevylor" inflatables and towables business in the United States, Canada, Australia and more
Share acquisition for major retail company
Represented a major company within the storage industry in connection with a share acquisition. more
Acquisition transactions for Quest Diagnostics Incorporated *
Represent Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), a leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, in multiple acquisition more
Acquisition and licensing of branded pharmaceutical products for a public pharmaceutical company *
Represented public pharmaceutical company in connection with the acquisition of certain assets and the in-licensing of rights to branded more
Acquisition of Lawrence Financial Holdings Inc. by Oak Hill Financial Inc.
Represented Lawrence Financial Holdings Inc. in its $16.0 million acquisition by Oak Hill Financial Inc. more
Acquisition of American Bancshares, Inc. by Community Financial Corporation
Represented Community Financial Corporation in its acquisition of American Bancshares, Inc. more
$27.0 million acquisition of HCB Bancshares Inc. by Rock Bancshares, Inc.
Represented HCB Bancshares Inc. in its $27.0 million acquisition by Rock Bancshares Inc. more
Acquisition of Florida Savings Bank
Represented Florida Savings Bank in its acquisition by Commercebank, NA, a Coral Gables, Florida bank holding company through a purchase and more
Acquisition of a controlling interest in a bank holding company for a private equity group
Represented a private equity group in the acquisition of a controlling interest in a South Carolina bank holding company. more
Property acquisition for a German based open-ended fund
Advised a German based open-ended fund in its acquisition of three office properties located in Stockholm and Malmö. more
Acquisition for U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company
Represented a U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company in an acquisition. more
Acquisition of global metal polymers company for NYSE-listed company
Represented NYSE-listed company in acquisition of global metal polymers company with operations in Brazil, Eastern Europe, France and the United more
Acquisition for Connecticut Bancshares Inc.
Represented Connecticut Bancshares Inc. in connection with its $112.3 million acquisition of First Federal SLA of East Hartford, Connecticut.  more
Corporate governance and securities law compliance advice to NYSE-listed manufacturing company
Represented a NYSE-listed specialty metals manufacturing company for varied corporate governance and securities law compliance matters.
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$11.3 million acquisition for First Capital Inc.
Represented First Capital Inc. in its $11.3 million acquisition of Hometown Bancshares Inc., an Indiana bank holding company. more
Acquisition of ownership interest in social media website for individual *
Represented individual shareholder's withdrawal and buy out of ownership interest in Internet social media website. more
Asset sale of Greenleaf Environmental Group's environmental remediation business
Represent Greenleaf Environmental Group in the asset sale of its environmental remediation business including the sale of its solid waste processing more
Permitting and Start-Up of renewable energy facility
Represent Liberation Capital, a global private equity fund specializing in project finance for renewable energy projects, in the construction and 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
Acquisition of Austin-Tetra by Equifax Inc.
Represented Equifax Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Austin Consolidated Holdings Inc. more
Acquisition of International Resource Partners for James River Coal Company
The firm assisted James River Coal Company (James River) in its acquisition of International Resource Partners (IRP) for $515 million in cash. We more Case Study
Insurance agency acquisition for Aquesta Bank
Represented Aquesta Bank in acquiring a group of North Carolina insurance agencies. more
Global power conveyance company’s sale of joint venture
Represented a global power conveyance company in the sale of an all-wheel-drive components business and an exclusive licence to electric drivetrain more
Multi-million dollar sale of assets for U.S. energy company *
Advised a U.S. energy company on its multi-million dollar sale of assets. more
Swedish real estate investment management company sale of subsidiary
The firm served as lead counsel in representing a Swedish real estate investment management company as seller in connection with the disposal of all 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
Bidder for music company in bankruptcy 363 sale
Representation of a bidder for assets in a 363 asset sale in the bankruptcy case of a music company pending in the United more
Asset purchases and environmental compliance for Oldcastle Materials Group
Represent Oldcastle Materials Group in a series of asset purchases of mining, aggregate, building products and cement companies located throughout more
Acquisition for U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company
Represented a U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company in an acquisition. 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
Acquisition of Golden Prague SL&A by Bradford Bank
Represented Bradford Bank, a Maryland-based federal savings bank, in its acquisition of Golden Prague Federal Savings and Loan Association, more
Acquisition of IXI Corporation by Equifax Inc.
Represented Equifax Inc. in connection with its $124 million acquisition of IXI Corporation. more
Represented Five Point Partners in its acquisition of Turnpoint Solutions
Represented Five Point Partners, a provider of technology enabled consulting services, in its acquisition of Turnpoint Solutions. more
Sale of carpet business to Dominus Capital Partners for Interface, Inc.
Represented Interface, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of modular carpet, in the sale of its Bentley Prince Street business segment to an more
Sale of an interactive advertising company
Represented the founders of an internet advertising and marketing company in its sale to a multinational paper an media conglomerate. more
Real estate acquisition for a German client
Advised our German real estate client in connection with a significant divestiture of office property. more
Real estate acquisition for a property investment company
The firm served as lead counsel in representing a property investment company in connection with its acquisition of properties in Gothenburg, Sweden. more
Acquisition of pharmaceutical manufacturer *
Represented a diagnostic substances company in its acquisition of a pharmaceutical manufacturer. more
Strategic acquisition for New England Bancshares Inc.
Represented New England Bancshares, Inc., a savings and loan holding company, in its $25.9 million acquisition of First Valley Bancorp, Inc., more
Acquisition for First Citizens National Bank
Represented First Citizens National Bank in an acquisition of a branch office, assumption of deposits and loan purchase. more
Acquisition for United Community Banks, Inc.
Represented United Community Banks, Inc., one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia, in its acquisition of Southern Bancorp, Inc. more
Restructuring and reorganizing business structure for technology company
Represented technology company in connection with restructuring and reorganizing its international business structure. more
Acquisition of State of Franklin Bancshares by Jefferson Bancshares Inc.
Represented Jefferson Bancshares Inc. in its $10.9 million acquisition of State of Franklin Bancshares Inc., the parent company of a Tennessee more
Acquisition of Building Systems Design Inc. by The Construction Specifications Institute
Represented The Construction Specifications Institute, a national trade association, in its acquisition of Building Systems Design, Inc., which 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
Acquisition of MarketingCentral LLC by Unica Corporation
Represented MarketingCentral LLC, a privately held provider of on-demand marketing resource management solutions, in connection with its acquisition 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
Acquisition of Senator Bank by Bradford Bank
Represented Bradford Bank, a Maryland-based federally chartered savings bank, in its acquisition of Senator Bank, a Maryland-chartered bank, in a more
Acquisition of Massachusetts Fincorp Inc. by Abington Bancorp Inc.
Represented Massachusetts Fincorp Inc. in its acquisition by Abington Bancorp Inc. more
Acquisition of Community First Bank by First Savings Financial Group
Represented First Savings Financial Group, Inc. in acquiring Community First Bank, a majority controlled subsidiary of an privately owned bank more
Compensation and benefit advice for leading southeast textile rental and envelope manufacturing company
Assisted a leading Southeast textile rental and envelope manufacturing company with compensation and benefit matters in connection with the spin-off more
Acquisition of Hamilton Bancorp MHC
Represented Hamilton Bancorp MHC, a private mutual holding company, in its acquisition by another mutual holding company. 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
Acquisition of technology company by global photographic supply manufacturer
Served as antitrust counsel to a technology company in connection with a global manufacturer of photographic supplies' acquisition of client.  The more
Purchaser of Wonder Bread in 363 sale in Hostess bankruptcy case
Representation of Flowers Foods in acquiring Wonder Bread and other assets from Hostess Brands a 363 bankruptcy sale. Transaction valued in excess of  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
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
Reorganization of a cargo handling systems company
Represented a cargo handling systems company in its reorganization of its Swedish group. The work included labor law issues, contractual issues, 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
Represented LFS Bancorp in its acquisition by Great Financial Bank of Kentucky.
Represented LFS Bancorp in its acquisition by Great Financial Bank of Kentucky. more
Acquisition for a Georgia financial institution
Represented a Georgia financial institution in its $9.9 million acquisition of a bank in Worth County, Georgia. more
Acquisition advice for a German based, open-ended fund in connection with purchase of retail park
Advised a German based, open-ended fund in connection with the acquisition of a retail park - a transaction involving tens of millions of U.S. more
Acquisition counsel to propane distribution company *
General representation and acquisition counsel to propane distribution company establishing a network of wholesale and retail operations along the more
Acquisition for U.S. company
Advised a U.S. company in connection with its acquisition of a business in Taiwan. more
Acquisition for a communication and aviation electronics company
Advised a communication and aviation electronics company in relation to its acquisition of a Swedish satellite communication company. more
Acquisition of an insurance agency by Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc.
Represented Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc. in its acquisition of CLA Agency Inc., an insurance agency, in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. more
Sale of troubled bank
Represented a troubled Western bank in its sale by its highly leveraged holding company to a private equity investor group who recapitalized the bank. more
Branch acquisition for Bradford Bank
Represented Bradford Bank in assumption of $6.5 million of bank branch deposits. more
Sale of $103 million in non-performing assets for United Community Banks Inc.
Represented United Community Banks Inc., one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia, in its sale of $103 million in non-performing more
Redemption of National Vision Inc.'s senior secured notes and its acquisition by a private equity firm
Represented National Vision Inc., one of America's largest retail optical chains, in connection with the redemption of its 12% Senior Secured Notes, more
Stock purchase for U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company
Represented a U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company in a stock purchase. more
Transaction for a Netherlands financial services company
Represented a Netherlands financial services company in a significant transaction involving sale of shares. more
Acquisition of offshore natural gas in Cote d’Ivoire, Africa *
Represented a U.S. upstream gas company in the acquisition of offshore natural gas blocks in Cote d’Ivoire, Africa. more
Real estate acquisition for a Germany client
Advised our Germany client in connection with a significant divestiture of office property to a global financial services firm. more
Office acquisition for Manulife Financial *
Represented Manulife Financial in connection with the acquisition of the Proscenium Office Tower (530,000+ square feet) in Atlanta, Georgia. more
Stock purchase for U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company
Represented a U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction building products company in a stock purchase. more
Stock-for-stock acquisition of software company
Represented provider of software and technology solutions for member-based organizations in its stock-for-stock acquisition of a software company. 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
Acquisition of Withee Bank Shares by Forward Financial Inc.
Represented Forward Financial Inc. in its $12.4 million acquisition of Withee Bank Shares Inc. more
$500 million corporate bond offering for AGL Resources Inc.
Represented natural gas and energy services company, AGL Resources, in its public offering of $500 million in 30-year corporate bonds. The net more Case Study
Acquisition of People's Bancshares by FirstFed America Bancorp Inc.
Represented FirstFed America Bancorp Inc., a Massachusetts financial institution, in its $73.0 million acquisition of People's Bancshares Inc., a 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
Asset sale for textile manufacturing company
Asset sale for textile manufacturing company to a window and wall coverings company. more
Divestiture for a computer programming company
Represented a computer programming company in a divestiture. more
Asset sale for a national telecommunications company
Represented a national telecommunications company in a $56 million asset sale. more
Sale of holding companies for TLC Beatrice International *
Represented, as lead counsel, TLC Beatrice International, an international food conglomerate, in a €146 million sale of its holding companies located  more
Mutual holding company reorganization and simultaneous IPO and acquisition for First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Hazard
Represented First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Hazard in its mutual holding company reorganization, the related $21.3 million initial more
Real estate acquisition for one of Sweden’s largest property companies
Represented one of Sweden’s largest property companies in its acquisition of three major shopping malls in Stockholm. more
$735.4 acquisition of American Financial Holdings Inc. by Banknorth Group, Inc.
Represented American Financial Holdings Inc. in its $735.4 million acquisition by Banknorth Group, Inc.
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Acquisition of hotel franchise system for an international hotel company
Represented an international hotel company in the acquisition of hotel franchise system. more
General corporate counsel representation for a commercial cooking equipment company
Represented a company focused on commercial cooking equipment in a variety of legal areas including public offerings, employment contracts, more
Sale of Division for Interface, Inc.
Represented Interface, Inc., a public manufacturer, in the sale of its fabrics division to an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners. more
Sale of business for supplier of custom machine parts
Represented a long-established supplier of seals, O-rings and other custom machine parts in connection with the sale of its business to a UK-based 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
Sale of assets for approximately $309 million
Represented a private real estate investment fund in its sale of all its assets which consisted of 9 apartment communities for approximately $309 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
Merger of EyeWonder Inc.
Represented EyeWonder, Inc. in its $110 million merger in 2010 with Limelight Networks, a publicly traded content delivery network provider. more
Multiple transactions for U.S. agricultural processing company *
Represented a major U.S. agricultural processing company in multiple transactions involving the purchase, dehydration, and sale of fuel ethanol more
Corporate and securities matters for an Ohio-based financial institution
Represented an Ohio-based financial institution on a wide variety of corporate and securities matters, beginning with the company's 1992 IPO and more
Acquisition for a beverage company
Represented a beverage company in the acquisition of a distribution in connection with the distribution rights of a brewery. more
Purchase of interest in a limited liability company for an architectural and construction products company
Represented a U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company in its purchase of a 50 percent interest in a limited liability more
Acquisition program of Oldcastle Inc.
Represented Oldcastle Inc., an international architectural and construction products company, in its acquisition program. more
Real estate transaction for a Swedish real estate-based private equity firm
Represented a Swedish real estate-based private equity firm in connection with its disposal of a retail center in the Stockholm region. more
Strategic disposition of yarn manufacturing facilities and negotiation of expanded yarn supply agreement by publicly held apparel manufacturer
Represented publicly held apparel manufacturer in its strategic supply chain management transactions, involving the disposition of certain yarn more
Biomass-to-power facilities acquisition for U.S. biopower company *
Represented a public U.S. biopower company in the acquisition of 1.5 MW and 18 MW biomass-to-power facilities in India. 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
$46 million acquisition of Security Financial Bancorp Inc.
Represented Security Financial Bancorp Inc. in its $46.0 million acquisition by Standard Bancshares Inc., Hickory Hills, Illinois. more
Acquisition of assets by a manufacturer of lawn and garden equipment
Represented a publicly traded manufacturer of lawn and garden equipment in connection with its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of a more
Joint venture advice for Russian mining company *
Advised a Russian mining company on its joint venture with a British entity to operate in South Africa. more
Tax advice for a Costa Rican investor related to an acquisition of several corporations
Represented a Costa Rican investor in the acquisition of several corporations and the merger of those entities into foreign corporations owned by the  more
Proxy contest to elect insurgent nominees to board of directors of publicly held banking company
Represented Schaller Equity Partners, a private investment partnership, and a coalition of insurgent shareholders formed by it, in a successful proxy  more
Acquisition for one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia
Represented one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia in its $42.0 million acquisition of a bank holding company located in more
Cross-border acquisition of international carbon group *
Represented Swedish carbon company in connection with its cross-border acquisition of 100 percent of the shares in an international carbon group more
Advised a large multi-national healthcare technology company *
Advised a large multi-national healthcare technology company in connection with its sales and leases of its medical device products and services. more
Acquisition of Vigilant Federal Savings Bank
Represented Bay-Vanguard Federal Savings Bank, federal savings bank located in Baltimore, Maryland, in its acquisition of Vigilant Federal Savings 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
Financing of acquisition of real estate company *
Represented Swedish real estate company in connection with the financing of an acquisition. The transaction was noted as one of the largest real more
Acquisition of ISP Sports by IMG Worldwide Holdings
Represented ISP Sports in its acquisition by IMG Worldwide Holdings to form IMG College, an approximately $500 million business unit, as the leading more
Acquisition for one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia
Represented one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia in its $12.5 million acquisition of a Georgia bank. more
Acquisition of a mutual cooperative bank
Represented a bank in an acquisition of a mutual cooperative bank. more
$395 million acquisition of Costal Financial Corporation
Represented Coastal Financial Corporation in its $395.1 million dollar acquisition by BB&T Corporation. more
$127.6 million acquisition of SouthBanc Shares Inc.
Represented SouthBanc Shares Inc. in its $127.6 million acquisition by National Commerce Financial Corp. more

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Multiple acquisitions for Provident Bankshares Corporation
Represented Provident Bankshares Corporation in multiple acquisitions and dispositions, including its $330 million acquisition of Southern Financial more
Merger of Emageon Inc. with AMICAS Inc.
Represented Emageon Inc., a publicly traded medical image software developer, in connection with its merger with AMICAS Inc., a radiology information more
Acquisition of marine cargo handling company
Represented a global market-leading company in its acquisition of Swedish group (bulk handling systems for terminal and self-unloading ship more
Sales of shares of a major online gaming company
Represented the management of a major online gaming company in connection with the sale of all shares in the company to a public company. more

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