business services: matters
Business Services Company - Employment Issues
Representation of a company that provides maintenance, cleaning and security services to New York City businesses in employment disputes and risk management issues. We also conduct sensitivity training for the company.
Internet Company - Website Development and Contracts
Representation of a prominent website design/development and interactive marketing company in all of its development and marketing contract work, and related counseling and advice. Our work includes revising the company's standard form development agreements, and assessing their insurance coverages.
Law Firm - Sale
Representation of a Connecticut law firm that is one of the leading firms in residential mortgage foreclosures, in the sale of its non-legal operations and services to a large private equity fund.
Collateral Agent - Recapitalization
Representation of the collateral agent for the holders of $35 million of secured debentures in a recapitalization of an integrated marketing firm.
Software Company - Going Private
Representation of a publicly traded software company in its transformation into a privately held company. We advised the company and its board of directors of the various securities law, Sarbanes-Oxley Act and corporate/fiduciary implications associated with taking the company private, and helped the company navigate its way through the regulations of the OTC Bulletin Board applicable to withdrawals of shares eligible for quotation.
Law Firm Partner - Profits Dispute
Representation of a partner in a law firm against the firm in an arbitration concerning unpaid profits. A 15-day trial resulted in an award to our client of nearly $500,000.
Money Center Bank - $15 Million Facility
Representation of a money center bank in a $15 million secured revolving term loan credit facility involving a recapitalization of a professional media graphics solution provider.
Private Equity Fund - Investments
Representation of Plainfield Asset Management in Series B Round investment and Series C Round investments in a well-known payments system startup company.
Impala Partners - RGIS Acquisition
Representation of Impala Partners in its acquisition of a controlling interest in RGIS, a 40,000 employee mid-west inventory management solutions company, the largest in the world.
Rockwood Realty Associates - Sale to DTZ Holdings
Representation of Rockwood Realty Associates in the sale of 50% of its equity interests to DTZ Holdings plc, a British public company, in a transaction that formed a global joint venture providing real estate brokerage and capital markets services.
Law Firm - Withdrawing Partners
Representation of a group of departing law partners who were sued in an arbitration by their former law firm for leaving with clients and staff. The case proceeded to a three-week hearing, and all claims were dismissed.
Telecommunications Company - Arbitration
Representation of a telecommunications company in arbitration concerning claims arising out of the company's $315 million acquisition of an alarm monitoring company. Our work resulted in a favorable settlement.
Law Firm - Employment Discrimination Litigation
Representation on appeal of a prominent law firm in its defense of a lawsuit by a contract partner for sex discrimination and retaliation. The Appellate Division reversed the trial court and dismissed the case.
Law Firm - Dissolution
Representation of a law firm in its defense of a claim of wrongful expulsion. All of the claims were dismissed after a hearing.
Law Firm - Expulsion of Partner
Representation of a law firm through trial and on appeal in connection with the expulsion of a law partner. All of the claims were dismissed.