Acquisition of Controlling Interest in Platform Company for Private Equity Firm
Represented a private equity firm in its acquisition of controlling interest in a new platform full-service oilfield chemical company.
$50 Million Settlement for Multinational Telecom Company’s Former Employees with Disabilities in Light of Bankruptcy
Served as lead counsel for the Official Committee of Long Term Disability Participants in the bankruptcies of a multinational telecom company, in which he secured a settlement of more than $50 million for the company’s former employees with permanent disabilities.
Counsel to Oil and Gas Companies in Bankruptcy, Shipping and Maritime Matters
Counsel to various oil and gas industry companies, including one of the largest worldwide petroleum companies, in issues involving both upstream and downstream sectors, in bankruptcy matters, and matters involving shipping and maritime law.
Counsel to Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds Across Industries
Counsel to venture capital funds and private equity funds, notably in the blockchain and distributed ledger technology, health care, transportation/logistics, energy, telecommunications, manufacturing, consumer products, and building products industries.
Co-counsel to Foresight Energy, Affiliated Debtors in Chapter 11 Proceedings
Serving as co-counsel to Foresight Energy LP, a producer of thermal coal, and 30 affiliated debtors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.
Acquisition of Transmission Line Easements for Energy Client
Assisted client in securing transmission line easements by negotiation and condemnation.
Counsel to Coal-Mining Company in Chapter 11 Proceedings
Served as co-counsel to the largest private-sector coal company in the world in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
Risk Transfer for Two Former Coal-Fired Power Plants
Represented the risk transfer buyer of two former coal-fired power plants and negotiated the collateral package with insurers.
Dismissal of Multi-State Unpaid Overtime Class Action Claims
Obtained dismissal of numerous state law class action claims based on lack of standing in a multi-state unpaid overtime lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, resulting in a substantial reduction in the potential size of the class and, accordingly, substantially reducing the company's potential exposure.
Managed Accelerator Program’s Onboarding and Capital Investments for Startup Company Participants
Assisted utility client with onboarding of and capital investments in startup technology companies as part of accelerator program in coordination with a local university and capital investors. Assisted with closing investments in more than a dozen program participants.
Managed Multiple International Patent Portfolios for Manufacturer
Provided development and strategic counsel oversight for multiple U.S. and international patent portfolios for commercially valuable products and systems of a multinational electrical product manufacturer for more than 20 years.
Multimillion-Dollar Environmental Litigation for Fortune 150 Company
Representation of Fortune 150 petroleum and pipeline corporation in third-party multimillion-dollar environmental litigation arising out of operation of petroleum refinery in Illinois. Claims involve assessment of damages and assignment of third-party liability under the Illinois Environmental Protection Act and Illinois Contribution Act.
Co-counsel in Bioenergy Companies' Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Served as co-counsel to global bioenergy companies in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
Secured Withdrawal of OSHA Citations for Manufacturing Client
Defended company that received two willful citations under OSHA lead standard when manufacturing with leaded brass. OSHA withdrew both willful citations.
Secured Withdrawal of OSHA Citations Relating to Hexavalent Chrome Standard
Defended company that received 14 citations under OSHA's hexavalent chrome standard, including alleged exceedance of PEL. OSHA withdrew 12 of 14 citations.
Trial Win for Telecommunications Client on Tortious Interference Claims
Won at two-week trial for a major telecommunications company in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota on tortious interference claims against an entity that had conspired with a local telephone company to engage in a traffic pumping scheme. The judgment entered in our client's favor approximated $2 million, and the Eighth Circuit affirmed the decision.
Defeated Actions Against Oil Pipeline Company
Defeated actions for declaratory judgment and injunction in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Missouri, that permitted the clearing of properties for an oil pipeline in an upscale residential community in 2016.
Filed Suite of Patents for Next-Gen Technology for Multinational Company
Obtained a suite of more than 10 patents for newly developed, next-generation technology, establishing a broad wall of protection not just for the new technology as practiced by the client, but also for white space between competitor technology and the new technology.
Secured Condemnation Ruling in Multi-State Oil Pipeline Construction Matter
Secured judgment of condemnation in connection with the construction of an oil pipeline spanning from Illinois to Oklahoma in 2013.
$200 Million Senior Secured Noted Offering for Coal Mining Company
Represented coal mining company as issuer’s counsel in $200 million underwritten offering of senior secured notes.
Obtained Judgment and Permanent Injunction for Oil Pipeline Company
Served as trial counsel in actions for declaratory judgment and permanent injunction arising from disputes over an easement. Obtained judgment for oil pipeline company that permitted clearing of easement for oil pipeline in 2012.