Dismissal of $1 Million Damages Claim and Attorney Fees Award
In this interpleader action in a rural venue against a sympathetic plaintiff, represented a regional bank in defeating a counterclaim seeking over $1 million in damages by obtaining a total dismissal with prejudice in our favor, which included an attorney fees award.
Lead Counsel on Multimillion-Dollar Cross-Border Loan
Served as lead counsel to an international bank on a multimillion-dollar (U.S. and Canadian dollars), cross-border, senior secured loan.
Successful Representation in State Securities Matter
Represented individual accused of various state securities violations. Successfully negotiated resolution with no admissions of fault or liability and with no fines or restitution.
$1.6 Billion Debt Refinancing
Represented client, a supplier of goods and services to state and federal governments, in connection with a $1.6 billion debt refinancing.
Acquisition of Online Apparel Ecommerce Business, Related IP Assets
Represented an investment firm client in the acquisition at auction of an online specialty retailer’s ecommerce business and related intellectual property assets, including trademarks and domain names, as well as merchandise and other assets. Transaction included negotiating asset purchase agreement, participating in bankruptcy negotiations, review of IP contracts, negotiating of loan document, conducting diligence of IP, as well as transition agreement for continued operation of ecommerce websites and onboarding of IP portfolio.
Counsel to National Mortgage Servicing Client Defending Alleged FCRA Violations
Served as counsel to client in defense of alleged Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) violations involving assets purchased following bank failure via the FDIC.
Counsel to National Mortgage Servicer Establishing Enforcement Rights as to Successors in Interest and Post-Sale Remedies
Served as counsel to client in state court and appellate court setting case law regarding note-holder and assignee enforcement rights.
Counsel to National Mortgage Servicer Defending Consumer Protection Claims and Affirming on Appeal Second Trial Judge’s Authority to Rule Conversely on Second Summary Judgment
Served as counsel to lender/servicer in defense of multi-count counterclaim for damages in context of foreclosure action, affirmed on appeal following differing decisions by original and successor trial judge.
Purchaser’s, Lender’s Counsel for $20.8 Million Credit Facility
Served as purchaser's and lender's counsel with respect to a $20.8 million credit facility related to the acquisition and development of a 216-unit low-income multifamily housing project located in South Carolina.
Counsel for Multimillion-Dollar Commercial Real Estate Transaction
Served as borrower’s counsel issuing borrower’s opinion letters for several large commercial real estate transactions.
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.
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.
Successful PTAB Administrative Appeal
Won an administrative appeal for a global technology company before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board in a case involving a patent application that sought to protect a method of predicting a consumer’s future purchases, based on previous transaction card purchases indicating that a “life event” had recently occurred for the consumer. The United States Patent and Trademark Office had rejected the application as directed to an abstract idea under a 2014 Supreme Court case. In its decision in favor of the client, the Appeal Board held that any abstract idea was integrated into a practical application because the patent claims “improve the underlying consumer behavior prediction technology.”
Acquisition of Digital Giving Platform
Represented an information management and payment services client in the acquisition of a digital charitable giving platform, which allows users to make donations to faith-based and nonprofit organizations through multiple channels including a mobile app, donation by text, and at kiosks.
$30 Million Private Equity Financing and Formation of Specialty Brokerage
Advised a national independent enterprise risk management agency on completion of $30 million in private equity financing. In connection with the financing, advised client on formation and capitalization of a specialty brokerage and investment banking platform offering insurance solutions to public and private companies and private equity sponsors.
Acquisition of Community Bank and Formation of Bank Holding Company by Investor Group
Represented the principals of a financial planning and investment management company and other investors in the formation of a bank holding company to acquire and recapitalize a troubled community bank. This included providing counsel on forming the bank holding company, identifying the target, negotiating the acquisition, raising capital, and securing regulatory approvals.
Borrower’s Counsel on $46 Million Real Estate Loan
Served as borrower's counsel on a $46 million real estate loan secured by a 312-unit multifamily residential development.
Counsel to Consulting Firm in Toy Retailer Bankruptcy
Served as counsel to a global consulting firm in the bankruptcy proceedings of one of the world's largest toy retailers.
$80+ Million Financing for Historic Landmark Renovation
$80+ million in multiple phases of financing for renovations of a historic landmark building into an entertainment complex. The collateral for the loan involved real estate, tax increment financing (TIF) proceeds and historic tax credit proceeds.
Counsel on Movie Production Financing
Served as financier's counsel on a $35 million movie production financing.
Borrower’s Counsel on $50 Million Construction Loan
Served as borrower's counsel on a $50 million real estate construction loan.
$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.
Co-counsel to Armstrong Energy in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Served as co-counsel to the debtor, coal company Armstrong Energy, in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
Co-counsel to Retailer in Chapter 11, Post-bankruptcy Proceedings
Serving as co-counsel to a specialty footwear retailer and its related debtor affiliates in Chapter 11 restructuring and post-bankruptcy proceedings. Client is the largest specialty family footwear retailer in the Western Hemisphere with nearly 4,400 stores across more than 30 countries.
Counsel to Worldwide Leader in the Payments Technology Industry
Counseled worldwide leader in the payments technology industry across a variety of practice areas in connection with technology development and licensing, and payment processing service offerings.
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.
Bank Acquisition by Mortgage Company
Represented the owner of a mortgage company in its purchase of a distressed community bank in the first acquisition of its kind involving a mortgage company. In order for the purchase to occur, the client had to undergo a corporate reorganization and establish a holding company to own the mortgage company and purchase the bank. As part of the transaction, we were able to gain approval from the Federal Reserve and other bank regulators to allow the client to gradually fold its mortgage operations into the bank over time.
Assisted Private Fund Client with Launch, Registration
Assisted private fund client with launch of fund and registration of fund manager. Representation included licensure in Colorado, which does not offer traditional fund adviser registration exemption.
Counsel to Borrower for $180 Million Credit Facility
Counsel to the borrower, an international scrap metal processor, with respect to a $180 million syndicated credit facility.
Successful Representation of Global Health Care Company in Receivership Action
Represented health care company in a state court receivership action filed in Wisconsin. Prepared all of the necessary pleadings to memorialize our client's claim and advocated on their behalf which ultimately resulted in receiving a significant payout from the receivership estate.
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