Experience

Outside GC for Global Consumer Products Company

Outside general counsel to a global consumer products company, including prosecution and management of a worldwide trademark portfolio, negotiation of mergers and acquisitions, advice regarding commercial contracts and consumer products liability issues, and handling of data privacy issues.

Local Counsel on Multibillion-Dollar Merger

Acted as local counsel on multibillion-dollar merger of two publicly traded international organizations.

Private Placement and Research Agreements for Pharmaceuticals Company

Advised a pharmaceuticals company in connection with the financing and conduct of research regarding a rare tropical disease.

Private Placement of Securities for Immunotherapy Company

Advised a pharmaceuticals company in connection with a private placement of securities to finance its research and development of several pharmaceuticals and technologies, including immunotherapies for treating cancer.

Licensing and Manufacturing Agreements for Animal Health Company

Advised a company developing animal vaccines in connection with obtaining a license for technology to be used in the manufacture of its products and negotiating manufacturing and research agreements.

$20 Million Preferred Stock Private Placement, Warrant Issuance

$20 million preferred stock private placement and warrant issuance for public company.

Multimillion-Dollar Sale of Supplement Retailer

Assisted client with eight-figure sale of supplement retailer that operates through large online platform. Transaction included multimillion-dollar cash purchase price and purchaser stock components for seller.

Representation of Public Company

Provided corporate governance advice to the board of directors and committees of a publicly owned client in the financial services industry.

Resolved Multinational Shareholder Dispute

Resolved a high-stakes dispute among the owners of a multinational group of companies that design, manufacture and distribute industrial equipment. The dispute involved the exercise of multiple, conflicting cross purchase provisions within governing corporate documentation as well as disputes over ownership of intellectual property and customer/vendor relationships.

General Counsel to Hospitality Companies

Served as general counsel to a network of companies that develop, own and operate hotels in the Midwest, including conducting private placements of securities and negotiating acquisitions and sales of properties.

Temporary Restraining Order for Client Involving Noncompete Agreement

Secured a temporary restraining order for a boiler service company. The defendant, a former employee, left the company without notice and went to work for a competing firm. The employee had signed a noncompete, nondisclosure and noninterference agreement with the client, and the court granted our motion prohibiting the defendant from continuing to work for the competing firm and any other business in the state competing with the client. Following the court’s order, the defendant agreed to a permanent consent injunction.