$30 Million Private Offering and Controlling Interest Acquisition in Franchisor
Represented a group of investors in a $30 million private offering and acquisition of a controlling interest in a leading U.S. dog daycare franchisor. Handled investment documentation for private offering by buyer entity, operative documents for the acquisition, and conduct of due diligence.
Decertification of Collective Action, Denial of Class Certification, Partial Summary Judgment in Overtime Misclassification Complaint
Secured collective action decertification and denial of class certification for a client in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, regarding a complaint in which current and former employees asserted overtime claims based on alleged misclassification as exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act and under the wage and hour laws of the states of Missouri and Washington.
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.
Enforced Arbitration Agreement for Securities Company
Successfully enforced an arbitration agreement against a current employee of a large securities brokerage company in St. Louis County Circuit Court, resulting in withdrawal of the employee’s attorney and dismissal of the employee’s claims.
Dismissal of Claim for Unpaid Commissions
Successfully obtained dismissal of a former employee's claim for unpaid sales commissions in St. Louis County Circuit Court.
Favorable Result in FLSA Employee Misclassification Case
Achieved a favorable trial result in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas on behalf of a client accused of misclassifying a significant portion of its workforce as exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) after several years of litigation.
Partial Summary Judgment in FLSA Misclassification Action
Obtained partial summary judgment on behalf of a client in a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) misclassification collective action, reducing the potential scope of class and the client's potential exposure by over 90%.
Resolution of Fraud, Wrongful Termination, Other Claims
Obtained a favorable result in a jury trial in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri on behalf of an international corporation that had been sued by a number of former employees for fraud, wrongful termination in violation of public policy, and a number of other tort claims. After trial, the remaining claims settled for a small fraction of the settlement demand, saving the client hundreds of thousands of dollars.