Practice focuses on business transactions and counseling, including the organization of new businesses, the purchase and sale of businesses, financings, minority investments, shareholder and employment agreements, intellectual property licenses and contracts.
Chief legal officer of two public companies, one a specialty retailer of footwear and apparel with over 2,800 stores throughout North America, and the other a manufacturer of heating and air conditioning equipment with plants and sales offices worldwide. Responsible for all corporate legal matters, including acquisitions, financings, SEC reporting, litigation, real estate, antitrust, international trade and intellectual property.
Practice involved both corporate and litigation matters (about 30% corporate and 70% litigation, including jury and non-jury trials). Corporate matters included securities issuances, lease financings and loan agreements. Litigation consisted of shareholder suits, governmental investigations and a variety of contractual disputes, including claims regarding failure to fund under a loan commitment, registration rights in a stock purchase agreement, and mismanagement of a pension plan.