Pen Manufacturer – Trade Dress Claim
Successful defense of our client against trade dress claims brought by Montblanc over its "three-ring" pen design. We reached a settlement with no economic impact on our client. Montblanc-Simplo GMBH v. Omas SRL and Marcovici Designs, Inc., No. 97 Civ. 2055 (S.D.N.Y. 1997)
Galet v. Carolace Embroidery Products Co., Inc.
Successful defense of various corporate clients in computer software copyright infringement actions. Galet v. Carolace Embroidery Products Co., Inc., 32 U.S.P.Q.2d 1830 (S.D.N.Y. 1994), aff'd, 122 F.3d 1056 (2d Cir. 1995).
Global Manufacturer – Favorable Settlement in Legal Malpractice Litigation
Negotiated a favorable settlement on behalf of a Fortune 500 manufacturer to resolve a legal malpractice action brought against the client’s former counsel, a national law firm, in connection with the firm’s representation of the client in a multi-million dollar product liability litigation. The settlement was reached on the day of jury selection following a ruling granting our client summary judgment on the issue of the defendant’s malpractice.
Global Manufacturer – Vendor Contract Dispute
Representation of a global manufacturer in resolving breach of contract claims filed in New York state court by a travel services consortium in connection with an agreement to provide global travel management services.
National Energy Services Provider – Consumer Fraud Class Action
Defense of the affiliate of a national energy services provider in a consumer fraud class action filed in Pennsylvania federal court by plaintiffs claiming to have been “locked” into variable rate contracts charging purportedly inflated rates for electricity.
VG Growth Partners – Crunchsters
Represented VG Growth Partners in its investment in Crunchsters, an innovative food manufacturer that produces nutritious and organic plant-based snack products.
VG Growth Partners – free2B Foods
Represented VG Growth Partners in its investment in free2B Foods, a producer of premium, healthy snack foods.
Formation of E-Commerce Consumer Products Business
Represented client in helping form, organize and establish Wifflis, a privately held e-commerce business that designs and produces premium pet supplies.
Haskell Jewels – Factoring Facility
Represented Haskell Jewels and its subsidiaries in a factoring facility with Rosenthal and Rosenthal, Inc. Haskell Jewels is a leading designer, marketer and distributor of costume jewelry.
Joint Venture for Operation of Stadium Brewery
Represented a professional baseball team affiliate in a proposed joint venture with a leading European craft beer manufacturer for the operation of a brew pub at a major league baseball stadium.
Consumer Products Manufacturer – Sale to Private Equity Fund
Represented a New Jersey-based supplier of specialty ingredients and products for the cosmetics industry in its sale to a private equity fund.