Experience

Developer's Counsel for Low-Income Housing Property

Served as developer's counsel with respect to the development of a 54-unit low-income housing tax credit property located in Oklahoma.

Counsel to Lender, Purchaser on $17.6 Million Credit Facility

Served as purchaser's and lender's counsel with respect to a $17.6 million credit facility related to the acquisition and development of a 212-unit low-income housing tax credit project located in North Carolina.

Lender’s Counsel on $9.6 Million Equity Bridge Loan

Served as lender's counsel for a $9.6 million equity bridge loan related to the development of a 236-unit low-income housing tax credit project in Detroit, Michigan.

Advised on Tax Implications of Selling Partnership Interests

Advised housing management client on the tax implications related to the sale of partnership interests and cancellation of indebtedness income, which included analyzing the tax consequences of transaction structures and financing classifications to avoid negative income tax consequences to the partners.

Significant Victory in Multimillion-Dollar National Class Action for Men’s Retailer

Secured a significant victory for a men’s clothing retailer on a motion for summary judgment in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The plaintiffs alleged that certain sales promotions were deceptive and sought certification of a California class, potentially exposing our client to hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. The Court dismissed the lawsuit finding that plaintiffs could not establish that the marketing campaign caused them damage. Earlier, the Court had dismissed requests to certify a nationwide class and a Maryland subclass for similar reasons.

Handled Acquisition of $2.3 Billion Menswear Retailer and Subsequent Litigation

Defended clothing retailer against multiple lawsuits associated with the $2.3 billion acquisition of a publicly traded clothing retailer.

$825 Million Acquisition of Clothing Manufacturer, Retailer

Managed the $825 million acquisition of a manufacturer and retailer of men's and women's active and outdoor outerwear for publicly traded company.  

$1.8 Billion Sale of International Men's Apparel Manufacturer, Retailer

Managed the $1.8 billion sale of publicly traded company specializing in the international manufacturing and sales of men's apparel.  

$35 Million Sale of Bank Holding Company

Managed the $35 million sale of a bank holding company and state-chartered subsidiary bank.  

Outside Counsel for International, Publicly Traded Men's Apparel Company

Serves as outside counsel for a publicly traded men's apparel company with international operations in manufacturing and retail assisting with national class actions, various corporate issues, and intellectual property matters including those relating to trade marks and patents.    

Outside Counsel for Financial Institution

Serves as outside counsel for financial transactions, real estate, acquisitions, employment, and corporate governance matters while working daily with senior management and the board of directors. 

Outside Counsel for Affordable Housing Developer

Serves as outside counsel for a closely held national developer and management company of affordable housing projects and related tax credit developments.

Outside Counsel for Housing, Clean Energy Developer

Served as outside counsel for a national developer of high-quality multifamily housing and clean energy.  

$40 Million Financing of Apartment Community

Managed a $40 million financing of a 400-unit apartment community, which includes affordable housing aspects and a Freddie TEL.

Outside Counsel for National Real Estate Company

Served as outside counsel for a national real estate development, management and construction company.

$100 Million Restructuring of Large Real Estate Development

Managed the $100 million restructuring of a large multipurpose commercial real estate development. 

Secured Voluntary Dismissal of Consumer Class Action Against Major Clothing Retailer

Secured the voluntary dismissal of a consumer class action filed against a major clothing retailer in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. The plaintiff alleged that our client’s sales promotions violated New Jersey consumer regulations governing advertisements, potentially exposing our client to liability for millions of dollars in statutory damages. After an appellate decision in another case confirmed the strength of our motion to dismiss arguments, the plaintiff chose to voluntarily dismiss the lawsuit.

Chemical Company Sold to Private Equity Group

Managed the sale of a closely held international chemical company to a private equity group.

Obtained Dismissal of Consumer Class Action for Retailer in Illinois

Obtained a dismissal of putative consumer class action alleging deceptive advertising in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The Court granted the client’s motion to dismiss, and when the plaintiff sought appellate review, the Seventh Circuit unanimously affirmed.   

Obtained Dismissal of Consumer Class Action for Clothing Retailer

Obtained a dismissal of putative consumer class action alleging deceptive advertising in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. The plaintiff claimed the retailer's advertisements were misleading because the products were not sold at the advertised regular prices often enough. The Court dismissed the case because the complaint alleged no facts showing that the plaintiff suffered any damages.

Summary Judgment for Defense Company Directors in Class Action Suit

Obtained summary judgment for multiple directors of the board of a publicly traded national defense company against former shareholders' putative class action claims, alleging breach of fiduciary duty and seeking millions in damages. The clients successfully moved to dismiss the case, and the Missouri Supreme Court affirmed the judgment.

$1.5 Million Summary Judgment for Bank in ECOA, Regulation B Case

Successfully defeated multiple Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and Regulation B claims and obtained summary judgment against multiple developers and guarantors in an amount exceeding $1.5 million and secured an award of an additional $120,000 in attorneys' fees.

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