Represented Flagship Credit Corporation, an automotive finance business, in the closing of a $500 million credit facility.
Negotiated exclusive or nonexclusive business services provider agreements for our client, Newtek Business Services and its SBA lending subsidiary, Newtek Small Business Finance, to be marketed to customers or members of Merrill Lynch, National Credit Union Association, Column Financial, Cendant Corporation, Veteran's Corporation of America, and others.
Designed an advantageous deal for both our client and the city of Philadelphia, assisting one of the largest companies in Philadelphia planning to relocate outside the city. The company received major tax and other incentives from the city and the state by moving its operations within Center; Philadelphia kept tax revenue from the multibillion-dollar firm and its more than 1,300 employees.
Represented Diamond Consolidated Industries and its affiliates in its sale to Reliance Steel & Aluminum, a New York Stock Exchange company.
Represented the owners and operators of the American Hockey League member club, Philadelphia Phantoms, in its sale to a new AHL member club
Represented a leading online media retail company, in the sale of a 70% interest to HIG Ventures for $40.0 million.
Represented Ovations Food Services, LP, an affiliate of Comcast Spectacor, in a $30.0 million financing from PNC Bank.
Represented SIG Growth Equity Fund II, LOLL in the acquisition of a large minority stake in Votive, LLC, successor to Votive, Inc., an internet company.
Serves as Production Counsel for the Animal Planet hit television show, Tanked.
Served as production counsel for "Restaurant: Impossible," the highest rated show on the Food Network
Represented Grammy-award winning Ivory Productions in litigation in LA Superior Court. After a protracted trial, we successfully defended our client in a significant breach of contract and declaratory judgment action, and prevailed on a claim for over $400,000 in counsel fees.
Represented Diagnostek, Inc., a NYSE mail order pharmacy, which was subsequently acquired by Value Health (now Express Scripts) for $500 million.
Represented our client Broad River I, L.P., in connection with a cross border $25 million asset purchase from German based funds HSC US Leben Select I GmbH & Co. KK and HSC Optivia USA II GmbH Co, KG.
Represented TNS, a London stock exchange company in all of its U.S. acquisition work.
Represented Founder Capital Markets USA Inc. in their multi-year distribution agreement for USA baby formula into China.
Represented ARK Partners LLC, in the Belgium and Germany/U.S. purchase of a horse in Europe for delivery in the U.S.
Represented Shenbeauty, LLC., in the UK Investment in U.S. Retail Formation of Company and Lease.
Represented the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the privatization of the Graduate School. Transaction involved the transfer of all of the assets and liabilities of the school to a nonprofit entity while maintaining the school's educational mission.
Represented nursing homes in New Jersey and Florida in asset sale of facilities.
Represented a leading privately held health care marketing agency in its $65 million sale to a NASDAQ listed competitor.
Represented a newly formed real estate limited partnership in a $100 million syndication of limited partnership interests.
Represented Industry Brains, Inc., an online marketing organization, in its $30 million merger with NASADQ listed Marchex Inc.
Represented Triad Digital, LLC, a leading online media retail marketing company, in a $40 million recapitalization led by H.I.G. Ventures.
Represented a privately held high technology company in obtaining $8 million of preferred equity financing ($4 million investment from a multinational corporation and $4 million from a private equity fund).
Represented a network integration and consulting startup company in obtaining a $50 million preferred equity investment from a private equity fund.
Represented a Spanish client in its purchase of a Gulfstream G-550 aircraft from a Swiss owner, in which the aircraft was then under lease to Gulfstream for demonstration flights.
Represented the owners of a Gulfstream G-III aircraft in a Section 1031 reverse like-kind exchange transaction involving the purchase of a Gulfstream G-IV aircraft.
Represented the French/Icelandic purchaser of nine Bombardier CRJ-100’s under lease with an affiliate of Continental Airlines from a German bank.
Represented an Irish based seller of two new Bell 407 helicopters to a Mexican based multinational corporation. Also represented this same seller in a sale of a Bell 407 helicopter to the owner of a Mumbai based private equity fund.
Assisted clients in the purchase and finance of two Lear 60 aircraft and in the negotiation of charter partner and management agreements with an FBO management company, as well as agreements governing the utilization and sharing of costs among the owners.
Represented an African based private charter company in negotiating the VIP conversion of a Boeing 777 aircraft by a Virginia based completion company.
Represented clients in the preparation of dry leases, time sharing, and flight services management agreements for Gulfstream G-III and G-IV aircraft.
Represented a petro chemical inspection company in a credit facility transaction with Capital One, NA.
Represented a petro chemical inspection company in its acquisition of assets in Freeport, Bahamas.
Represented a petro chemical inspection company in its acquisition of assets in Mexico City, Mexico.
Represented a petro chemical inspection company in its acquisition of chemical additives business.
Represented a Philadelphia, London and Dublin based Collateral Manager in CDO transaction in sale of Collateral Management Agreements to an affiliate of Fortress Management.
Represented a New York based Collateral Manager in CDO transaction in sale of Collateral Management Agreements to an affiliate of Fortress Management.
Represented a U.S.-based medical device company in acquisition of European-based competitor
Represented a U.S. life sciences company in a license and distribution transaction with a top 5 worldwide pharmaceutical company.
Represented the executives of a publicly held company, including performance of internal investigation, in a clandestine government investigation of official wrong doing.
Represented a U.S. biologics company in the acquisition of a Stage 3 oncology pharmaceutical company.
Represented a U.K.-based pharmaceutical packaging company in establishing U.S. operations including engagement of distribution team and negotiation of supply agreements with pharmaceutical companies.
Represented a digital media company in sale transaction including negotiation of investment agreements for remaining executives.
Represented a technology company in acquisition of wealth management technology platform.
Represented Sony Corporation of America in its acquisition of Micronics, Inc., a developer of near patient point of care devices for disease diagnosis and treatment monitoring.
Represented Media IQ, LLC, a media audit and benchmarking technology company, in its acquisition by Procurian, Inc.
Represented a client in the sale of Super-Dog Pet Food Company to PUFFS Holding Corporation, an entity sponsored by AREA, a private equity fund.
Represented seller of a 78% equity position in a physician owned 782 bed full service hospital in Houston, Texas.
Represented Beachbody, LLC, a leading marketer of health and fitness programs and products (i.e, P90X, Insanity,) in the growth capital investment by LNK Partners.
Handled the acquisition of 84 unsold an unoccupied residential condominium units at the new development known as Williamsburg Terrace in Brooklyn. Represented the company in connection with the acquisition of real estate, the financing and the joint venture work with the operating partner/ managing agent for the project. We also coordinated the work of special counsel representing the client in connection with the condominium offering plan for the development and the Section 421-a real estate tax abatement for the unites.
Represented the energy provider in connection with the decommissioning and removal of the existing Montclair University campus energy plant and the construction of a new state of the art cogeneration plant providing heating, air conditioning and electricity to much of the large campus of the university spanning three counties in New Jersey. We handles the basic energy sales agreement, the ground lease for the new on campus plant site, the easements throughout the campus for the distribution systems (including over portions of the campus owned by New Jersey Educations Finance Agency and by Public Service Electricity and Gas) and the financing of the project through a public bond issue
Represented Triangle Equities in connection with the leasing, development and ultimate acquisition of a site in the vicinity of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in three phases through the use of a Master Lease (serving as the land disposition agreement) and ultimately three Severance Development Leases (serving as the development vehicles). We are responsible for the negotiation and closing of the Master Lease, the Development Leases, a parking and maintenance declaration, a public area maintenance and operating agreement and related documentation, as well as the overall coordination of the project.
Closed the $253 million sale of a Manhattan office building in our offices. The 389,000 square foot building, known as the HarperCollins Building, 10 East 53rd Street, was sold by an Italian pension fund to SL Green, the REIT that is the largest owner of New York office buildings
Represented U.S. based tire and automobile parts importers and distributors in development of private label (private brand) products.
Represented U.S. based importers and distributors in exclusive distribution contracts with China and India based manufacturers.
Represented U.S. based importers and distributors in exclusive distribution contracts with China manufacturers, and import/export matters in Mexico and Canada.
Represented Thalheimer Brothers, Inc., a large Philadelphia scrap metal company, in a sale to Audax, a private equity firm.
Represented the seller in the sale of Marine Bank of the Keys to Home BancShares.
Represented the seller in the sale of Palm Beach County Bank to Commerce Bancorp.
Represented the seller in the sale of Florida Banks to the South Financial Group.
Represented the seller in the sale of Republic Security Bank to Wachovia.
Represented the buyer in the acquisition of First Bank of Florida to Republic Security Bank.
Represented the buyer in the acquisition of Spectrum Financial to Republic Security Bank.
Represented the buyer in the acquisition of First National Bank of Central Florida by Republic Security Bank.
Represented Carrollton Bancorp (NASDAQ) in its merger with Jefferson Bancorp, Inc.
Represented the seller, Hometown of Homestead Banking Company, in its private placement of $12 million in common stock (sale of majority interest) .
Represented the buyer in the acquisition of majority ownership of Cypress Capital Group (Palm Beach, FL.)
Represented the buyer in the acquisition of 19.99% interest in First Bank of the Palm Beaches.
Handled the $10 million private placement of common stock for Bancshares of Florida, Inc. (Nasdaq).
Handled the sale of $7 million of preferred stock of Florida Banks, Inc.
Handled the sale of $30 million trust preferred securities of Florida Banks in three separate offerings.
Represented shareholders of the largest Haitian internet provider in sale of company to a telecom private equity fund.
Represented U.S.-based investment fund in purchase of $20 million of common stock of Sweden-based Klarna Holding AB.
Represented Bulltick Capital Markets in sale of Bulltick Casa de Bolsa (Mexican brokerage firm) to Invex Controladora.
Represented Switzerland-based Private Postal Partners, Inc. in sale to U.S. entity.
Represented k1 Ventures Ltd. (Singapore publicly-traded entity) in $270MM sale of The Gas Company of Hawaii to Macquarie Infrastructure Company (NYSE).
Represented k1 Ventures Ltd. in $60MM equity investment in SEMCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE) and subsequent disposition of the preferred stock.
Represented k1 Ventures Ltd. in $62MM sale of MidPac Petroleum (owner of 51 gasoline stations and 3 petroleum storage facilities in Hawaii).
Represented k1 Ventures Ltd. in $470MM acquisition of Helm Holding Corporation (locomotive and railcar leasing company).
Represented Harrisburg-based water testing company in $20MM sale to Australia-based Campbell Brothers.
Represented shareholders in sale of eRide, Inc. (GPS semiconductor developer) to Japan-based Furuno Electric.
Represented China-based Shandong Tada Auto-Parking in private placement of convertible debentures.
Represented China-based steelmaker in private placement of convertible debentures.
Represented Bank of Scotland plc in over $300MM in U.S. loan transactions.
Represented investment bankers in a $115 million initial public offering of stock for the Shanghai Century Acquisition Corp.
Represented Zoom Technologies, Inc. in its business combination with Tianjin Tong Guang Group Digital Communication Co., Ltd., a high technology company engaged in electronic and telecommunication product design, development, and manufacturing in the People’s Republic of China, and in the spin-off of its United States operations to its shareholders.