Public Company – Secured Dismissal of Discrimination, Retaliation and Wrongful Termination Claims on Summary Judgment
NYS Supreme Court awarded summary judgment in favor of the employer, one of the largest independent owners, suppliers and operators of gasoline stations, finding that the former employee was not terminated because of his alleged disability or age, but rather for legitimate business reasons including egregious performance violations.
Johnson & Johnson Spin-off Bankruptcy Case: Amicus Briefs
Authored and filed amicus briefs on behalf of a group of well-renowned bankruptcy law professors concerning debtor LTL Management LLC ("LTL"), an entity created by Johnson & Johnson to hold its talc liabilities to cancer victims exposed to talc in J&J’s products. The professors filed these briefs in support of the Official Committee of Talc Claimants’ motion to dismiss LTL’s chapter 11 case, both before the Bankruptcy Court in the District of New Jersey, and the appeal from that decision that was heard directly by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. In January 2023, the Third Circuit reversed the Bankruptcy Court’s decision and dismissed the LTL Chapter 11 case.
Condominium Board – Construction Defect Claims
Representing a condominium board with respect to construction defect claims against sponsor and principals. The case is Board of Managers of 252 Condominium v. World-Wide Holdings Corp., et al. (N.Y. Sup. Ct.).
National Cleaning Solutions Company – Trade Secret Misappropriation and Breach of Restrictive Covenant Claims
Successfully resolved a dispute on behalf of a national cleaning solutions company in connection with trade secret misappropriation and breach of restrictive covenant claims.
Represented Milwaukee Bucks Co-owner, Marc Lasry, in the Sale of Stake in the Team
Represented Milwaukee Bucks co-owner, Marc Lasry, in the sale of his 25 percent stake in the team to Cleveland Brown owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam. According to ESPN, the transaction struck at a $3.5 billion valuation was the second highest valuation ever paid for an NBA team and the third highest valuation for any American professional sports team. It was a tremendously successful conclusion to Mr. Lasry’s tenure as an owner and steward of the championship Bucks.
In re Urban Commons 2 West LLC (Bankr. SDNY)
Representing secured and DIP lenders in the bankruptcy of real estate developer and hotelier, Urban Commons 2 West LLC and certain affiliates (“Urban Commons”), which defaulted on hotel loans during the COVID-19 pandemic and filed for chapter 11 protection in November 2022. On behalf of its secured lender clients, Herrick has negotiated the post-petition financing, bid procedures, sale milestones, disclosure statement and plan of reorganization, recently securing a critical win on behalf of its clients regarding the treatment of escrowed insurance proceeds as property of the estate in February 2023. This matter is ongoing.