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Business and Corporate Matters

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Representation of diverse stockholder group and acquiree in $35MM merger divestiture
  • Representation of acquirer in $30MM acquisition and related financing
  • Representation of sellers in $10MM earn-out negotiation
  • Various $1-10MM M&A transactions

Corporate Matters

  • Representation of world-class commodities firm in $20MM of unique secured financings
  • Creation of $15MM IPO hedge fund
  • Various $1-10MM private equity placements
  • Representation of licensor in $10MM licensing transaction
  • $5MM secured financing of textile importer
  • Various $4MM brokerage firm subordinated debt financings
  • Food product development and commercialization venture
  • Settlement of inter-shareholder and co-owner disagreements, exceeding $1MM
  • Many engagement agreements covering M&A, financing and other arrangements
  • Employment contract and severance negotiations, exceeding $1MM

Private Equity Fund Matters

  • $500MM hedge fund planning and development
  • $250MM private placement for hedge fund
  • $20MM investment in Warburg Pincus private equity fund for major UK bank
  • $15MM investment in Globespan equity fund
  • $15MM investment in Kelso equity fund
  • $10MM investment in Resolute equity fund

High Technology

  • Advanced nuclear energy venture
  • Third generation consumer database venture
  • All digital video camera venture (US DARPA funded)
  • Super-browser venture
  • Advice on various other high technology ventures

E-Commerce and Computer Systems Matters

  • Creation and initial funding ($1 - 10MM) of various e-commerce and software ventures
  • Various $1-5MM e-commerce deals, including strategic alliances
  • Representation of systems integrators and web site developers
  • Various software licenses, web site development and maintenance agreements
  • Advice concerning the DoubleClick trade secret litigation in 1997
  • Settlement of various disputes exceeding $1MM

Restructurings and Reorganizations

  • Representation of non-US debtor group in $35MM international debt restructuring
  • Representation of debtors in various $1-10MM debt restructurings
  • Advice on voluntary Chapter 11 reorganizations and Chapter 7 bankruptcies
  • Examination of $2MM corporate liquidation for lender liability and related claims
  • Advice on purchase of $1MM of assets from insolvent company
  • Commenced $1MM involuntary Chapter 11 reorganization against debtor

Litigation Matters

Litigation Matters - Offense

  • Analysis of $12MM of claims on behalf of potential plaintiff
  • Analysis and settlement of $15MM international web site piracy
  • Assessment of claims arising from a $1MM construction project
  • Enforcement of substantial claims and judgments, including out-of-state judgments
  • Substantial motions for summary judgment, and motions in opposition thereto
  • Judgment enforcement and motion practice in probate court

Litigation Matters - Defense

  • Defense of debtor against banks with $4MM of claims
  • Defense of e-commerce firm against $2MM of piracy and counterfeit claims
  • Removal of actions to Federal court and assertion of substantial counterclaims
  • Defense against out-of-state judgments being enforced in New York
  • Substantial successful motions to dismiss on behalf of banks and other clients