Patent Portfolio for Construction Products Client
Developed patent portfolio for construction products client that was in business for decades but did not have any prior patents. Guided the client through protection of emerging technologies for their space and built a portfolio around key products release.
Development of Retail Park
Acted on all aspects in the development of a multi-let retail park in Bath, from initial construction funding, carrying out relevant site assembly matters including negotiating release of restrictive covenants with international supermarket chain, and eventual letting of multiple units to various blue chip national retailers/leisure operators.
Turkish ICC Construction Claim
Serving as co-counsel with a Turkish firm to advise Turkish subcontractors in the preparation of their ICC claim ($20 million) against a U.S. company for wrongful termination and calling on a performance bond in a construction dispute in Guinea.
Renegotiation of Nearly 1,000 Retail Leases for Men’s Clothing Retailer
Completed a two-phase renegotiation of nearly 1,000 retail leases across the United States and Canada for a men’s retail clothing client in connection with COVID-19 impacts and the client’s emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. In the first phase, we negotiated rent deferral agreements for nearly 400 retail locations in connection with the impact of COVID-19 and related government-mandated closures on the client’s operations; and assisted with nearly two dozen litigation matters relating to closures in several states. In the second phase, following the client’s declaration of Chapter 11 bankruptcy, we renegotiated nearly 850 retail leases assumed by the client in connection with the bankruptcy proceedings, successfully finalizing and obtaining full execution of nearly 99% of renegotiated leases submitted for legal review, nearly three times the success rate the client had originally anticipated.
Strategic Adviser and Litigation Counsel to Real Estate Transaction Companies That Suffered Data Theft, Fraud
Served as a strategic adviser and as litigation counsel for real estate transaction companies that suffered data theft and fraudulent wire transactions.
Counsel to Commercial Construction Company Against Insurer Regarding Cybersecurity Safeguards
Served as counsel for a California commercial construction company against its insurer for alleged failure to implement reasonable cybersecurity safeguards.
Site Acquisitions Across the U.K.
Advised a large petrol station operator on numerous site acquisitions (circa 100+) across the U.K.
Boutique Investment Purchases for Leading Luxury Retailer
Advised a leading luxury retailer on various boutique investment purchases, as well as the family’s personal portfolio work.
Data Theft and Fraud Advisor for Real Estate Transaction Companies
Served as strategic advisor and litigation counsel for real estate transaction companies that suffered data theft and fraudulent wire transactions.
Lease Completion for New Bond Street, London
Advised client on lease completion for part of New Bond Street (London) to an American fashion company (annual rent circa £12 million).
Acquisition of Motorway Service Station
Advised on the property aspects of £360m acquisition of a majority stake in a motorway service station.
200-Acre Regeneration Project
Advised on all aspects from environmental, to planning to construction, build and disposal in addition to substantial leases.
Development Incentives for Construction of 151 Apartments
Counseled client regarding the use of various development incentives, including the formation of a qualified opportunity fund, to assist with the construction and development of approximately 151 residential apartment units.
Joint Venture Agreements for Various Clients
Advised clients on joint venture agreements in relation to conditional purchase agreement and joint construction obligations to build out the developments.
Acquisition of Hotel Development Site in Marylebone
Advised a hotel developer on the acquisition of a hotel development site in Marylebone during construction.
Lead Debtor’s Counsel to Real Estate Company in Chapter 11
Lead debtor’s counsel to real estate company in Chapter 11 proceeding.
National Bankruptcy Counsel to One of the Largest Global Roof and Building Materials Companies
Served as counsel to various companies in the building trades, including national bankruptcy counsel to one of the largest roof and building materials companies in the world.
$10 Million Mining Operation, Real Estate Acquisition
Served as real estate counsel in approximately $10 million acquisition of mining operations and associated real estate in southwest Missouri, including negotiation of the purchase and sale agreement; drafting and negotiation of several new easement agreements for cross access, utilities and rights of way; negotiation of new mineral leases; and extensive title and survey review of approximately 880 fee-owned acres and approximately 1,000 leased acres of real estate.
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.
Acquisition, Sale, Leaseback of Properties in Illinois, Tennessee
Conducted extensive diligence of title, survey, environmental and property condition issues for a national manufacturing client with respect to a 200,000-square-foot industrial/office facility in Illinois and a 50,000-square-foot industrial/office facility in Tennessee. This included drafting, negotiating and closing acquisition of land and facility; and negotiating, drafting and closing sale and leaseback of land and facility to a national private equity firm.
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.
Special Counsel for Municipality in Property Acquisition
Special counsel for the City in connection with property acquisitions for a project including flood mitigation and Chapter 353 redevelopment efforts.
Formation of Qualified Opportunity Fund, Opportunity Zone Business
Assisted a client with the formation of a qualified opportunity fund and a qualified opportunity zone business, including drafting all fund offering documents for a $4 million capital raise to fund a hotel development.
Contract Negotiations for Architectural Firm
Represented a global architectural and design firm in contract negotiations as part of a multi-year renovation of a national thoroughbred horse racing park. The client requested several contract revisions subsequent to the bidding process, which were successfully negotiated.
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.
$55 Million Sale of Advertising Company
$55 million sale of advertising company to public company. The asset sale transaction involved the sale of rights in over 400 locations in four states, the transfer of over 1,000 advertising contracts, and the sale of two commercial buildings. The team helped the client navigate various corporate governance issues and achieve its goal of selling the business.
Defended Company Performing Cleanup at Superfund Site
Defended company who performed $28 million environmental cleanup of PCBs, asbestos and TCE at Superfund site, formerly used for automotive manufacturing, under Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent. The site is located in a residential area and will be transformed into a recreational facility.
$111 Million Construction Industry Acquisition
Represented acquired persons in a $111 million acquisition in the construction industry involving industrial building, pipelines, and power and communication lines.
$200 Million Chapter 100 Bond Issuance for Manufacturing Company
Served as counsel for manufacturing company’s expansion, including the transfer of real estate, construction of new facilities and installation of new equipment.
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