Mark T. Nelson

Director, Shareholder

nelsonm@butzel.com | P 734 213 3606 | F 734 995 1777

James E. Wynne

Director, Shareholder

wynne@butzel.com | P 313 225 7097 | F 313 225 7080

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  • Representing companies in alleged criminal environmental conduct
  • Assisted venture capital firm with Series A Preferred Stock investment in new start-up company together with organizational work
  • Represented pharmaceutical company in Qui Tam case in Boston.
  • Acted as counsel in international acquisition of software company. The transaction included multi-jurisdictional asset transfers, export controls issues and special licensing and development agreements.
  • Develop E-mail and Internet use, Data Privacy and Social Networking policies for corporations and universities. (See Faurecia, Eastern Michigan University, Ave Maria School of Law)
  • Closed on Series D venture capital financing
  • Represented Corporation in federal antitrust civil class action re automotive products
  • Representation of Fortune 500 company in disposition of two health care subsidiaries. Issues included structuring for tax and regulatory considerations, state licensing transfer requirements and filings.
  • Represented client in venture fund with preferred stock investment in distributed technology energy companies
  • Plasma Gasification License
  • Lead supplier counsel on several bet the farm OEM/Tier I warranty and recall disputes with demands ranging from $25 to $125 million.
  • National and Regional counsel for leading tire manufacturers in tread separation and other catastrophic personal injury cases.
  • Subleased space for sub-tenant
  • Defense of foreign bank in “clawback” litigation commenced by Fairfield Sentry, significant “feeder fund” to Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities.
  • Coal slurry processing
  • Acted as issuer’s counsel for the initial public offering of software company.
  • Restructuring of European companies and their subsidiaries in numerous countries to achieve optional organizational benefits
  • Ongoing representation of numerous solid waste and recycling companies on a variety of landfill compliance & permitting issues.
  • Provided estate and succession planning services for some of the wealthiest individuals in Michigan.
  • Prepare application for siting of a landfill in Illinois; assist with hearings associated with the siting.
  • Various enforcement actions pursuant to Wayne County's air regulations against companies such as local steel and automotive corporations
  • Leasing - Land Lord Counsel
  • Negotiated construction and development contracts for commercial office building
  • Represented energy company in its acquisition of all the equity interests of a cable project
  • Represented several companies in Business Software Alliance audits regarding claims of unlicensed or improperly licensed software use. (See Damian matter)
  • Represented client regarding patent matters, entity reorganization and joint venture for solar structures
  • Negotiated an administrative order for a landfill client with the DNRE resulting from alleged violations of the laws and regulations regarding the operation and maintenance of solid waste landfills
  • Sale of equity interests and power generating assets
  • Represented subsidiary of major utility in acquisition of advanced technology company
  • Purchase of land for construction of office building
  • Counsel and represent several large corporations with respect to antitrust issues implicated by a wide variety of licensing, pricing and distribution arrangements as well as proposed transactions and combinations
  • Provided complex Estate Planning services for numerous Senior Executive level individuals from major automotive manufacturers.
  • Created a private charitable foundation in excess of 20 million; actively involved in the administration of the foundation.
  • Engaged by the agent for a lending syndicate which extended more than $50 million in pre-bankruptcy loans to a Tier 2 auto supplier
  • Oil & Gas Lease
  • Defend Client in multiple class action and multi-party lawsuits that were filed in reaction to hydrochloric acid release at Client's property; pursue insurance coverage related to same.
  • Engaged by a leading insurance company to anlayze the direct and indirect impact of the bankruptcies of GM, Chrysler and major Tier 1 and Tier 2 auto suppliers on its insured bond portfolio
  • Purchase agreement for a nuclear energy plant
  • Filed amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of 13 state-specific mutual-bond funds, addressing the issue of whether income-tax exemption for interest income from in-state municipal bonds violates the Constitution's Commerce Clause
  • Asset acquisition for major international manufacturer
  • Acquisition of wood burning generating assets
  • Represented Wind Turbine Manufacturer in choice of entity, intellectual property issues and corporate matters
  • Represented our energy client's venture capital fund in preferred stock investments
  • Negotiated Retail Store leases on behalf of landlords or tenants
  • Representation of a county in a variety of issues from construction of a $300 million upgrade and expansion of its wastewater treatment plant to compliance of its wastewater discharge limits
  • Represented an automotive fasteners company in a disposition merger
  • Assisted clients in obtaining permits and defending action in alleged disturbance of an endangered species (eagles).
  • Successfully closed a complex, $50 million private equity financing including a reincorporation merger and a myriad of difficult pre-closing transactions
  • Acted as outside special counsel to a municipality on three proposed multi-use, urban redevelopment projects with an aggregate development cost in excess of $300 million
  • Represented energy company in development, land purchase, equipment purchase and tax incentives for wood pellet manufacturing
  • Recapitalization transaction with a private equity investor for an IT consulting company
  • Representation of health services company in reverse merger with a public company as means of going public.
  • Purchase of land for residential development
  • Lease dispute for major exposition center
  • Advised the special committee of the board of directors of a building products company in a management-led acquisition
  • Represented the construction manager of a $300 Million sports stadium in the City of Detroit
  • Represented auto supplier in major US and foreign antitrust investigation
  • Registration of federal only and state investment advisers including assistance with FINRA and state filings, preparation of compliance manuals, privacy policies and compliance procedures
  • Financial lending for development of Bloomfield Park
  • Leasing - Landlord's counsel
  • Obtained a $7.25 million settlement for German automotive corporation in dispute relating to the acquisition of a piston manufacturing company.
  • Co-Generation EPC Contract
  • Assisted defense subcontractor in disposition to an affiliate of a foreign contractor
  • Advised client concerning purchase, tax incentives and the remediation of a contaminated site to redevelop into residential units
  • Successfully prosecuted several contested case proceedings related to wetland permit denials.
  • Prosecution of $1.5 billion avoidance action on behalf of official creditors committee in chapter 11 proceedings of major automotive manufacturer
  • Negotiated numerous lease transactions for national & international locations
  • Successfully represented Tier 1 Automotive Supplier in breach of contract action in the United States District Court, North District of Illinois.
  • Acquisition of project developments permits and related assets
  • Represented issuer of bonds for major cultural institutions
  • Represented Shopping Center landlords and tenants for national retail and big box stores as well as smaller and more local retail stores
  • Represented Santa Rosa Consulting in its $25 million equity capitalization by private equity investors
  • Represented multiple Corporations in federal antitrust investigation re highway contracts
  • Negotiation of a Complex Supply Agreement for major Tier I Automotive Supplier with an OEM; included subsidies and exit provisions
  • Reorganization and restructuring of mutual fund
  • Successfully represented Tier 1 Automotive Supplier in breach of contract disputes with its supply base.
  • Represented the project from acquisition of raw land to development of a private road and the construction financing and CM contracts for multiple light industrial buildings
  • Represented multiple employees/ executives/ officers in major US and international antitrust investigations
  • Purchase and sale of portfolio companies for PE firm
  • Leases & Sub Leases
  • Representation of companies undergoing a multimedia environmental investigation by local, state and federal authorities, with criminal undertones
  • Negotiated the acquisition of a 150,000 square foot industrial facility on behalf of the purchaser
  • Represented publicly-held utility holding company in proposed $3 billion acquisition by private equity investors.
  • Assisted manufacturing company in reopening after major fire
  • Lead counsel in two separate litigations, both involving $100 million trusts, with respect to claims of breach of fiduciary and related claims
  • Represented client in purchase of $17.5 million residential duplex in New York, involving NYC Zoning Resolution research and advice.
  • Obtained a summary disposition for a tire failure case
  • Represented manufacturing company with respect to multimedia inspection by state and US EPA
  • Auction of facilities
  • Defended website owner of a health-care related site for trademark litigation against a provider of cosmetic surgery
  • Represents lender for more than ten years in connection with a loan secured by One Liberty Plaza, including numerous extensions a bankruptcy filing
  • Counsel clients as to regulatory and health-based cleanup requirements.
  • Assisted Lakeshore Engineering Services Inc. in their acquisition of Toltest Inc., creating Lakeshore Toltest Corp., one of the largest federal and municipal contracting companies in the Midwest.
  • Real Estate - Leasing for tenant
  • Represented an automotive supplier against a casting supplier which filed for Chapter 11 relief in a motion to reject the supply contracts with our client and several other key customers
  • Counsel for public companies in manufacturing, bio-medical, technology and real estate industries in going private transactions including all filings with SEC.
  • Defend various companies against alleged wastewater discharge violations
  • Represented the South Street Seaport Museum and its affiliates in ground lease negotiations to preserve Seaport District and develop Seaport Marketplace
  • Leasing of numerous offices on behalf of major advertising cilents throughout the country
  • Preparation of numerous dividend reinvestment and share repurchase plans for public companies including all required filings with SEC.
  • Chaired Brownfield Authority for large suburban community
  • Defended a major issuer of credit and debit cards against a class action of merchants claiming that its rule constituted a tie in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act as well as a monopolization of the alleged market for debit cards.
  • Represented an automotive parts supplier in a contentious termination of the supply relationship with the supplier based on an accommodation agreement and access and security agreement
  • Lead lawyers for conversion of a City of Detroit housing project into multi-use, residential property under federal program
  • Prepared marketing presentations for advisory services
  • Multiple relocations throughout the East Coast
  • Created loan/financing structure for capital acquisition and industrial expansion for Canadian and U.S. structure and operations
  • Obtained dismissal by summary judgment in a quite title action
  • Asset sale for automotive supplier
  • Led investigation of unauthorized ACH transactions for client, and successfully negotiated a resolution between the ODFI and the Originator.
  • Marketing antitrust and sales advice to consumer electronics company; product recall advice
  • Defended Wolverine in multi-party lawsuit after Plaintiff purchased property through which two pipelines owned by Wolverine traversed pursuant to two recorded easements.
  • Acquisition of a portfolio of generation assets from and energy company
  • Representation of investment adviser for formation of hedge fund of funds.
  • Represented subsidiary of major utility company in acquisition of coal mine methane rights, leases, gathering compression and pipeline assets
  • Represented Company in federal antitrust investigation re transportation industry
  • Leasing - Landlord's counsel
  • Represented major manufacturer in negotiating complex remedial action plan.
  • Power sales agreements
  • Advise Tier I suppliers on FMVSS and NHTSA regulations and rule making process.
  • Prepared numerous filings and applications to present to the Internal Revenue Service on behalf of clients to facilitate the determination that the clients’ employee pension benefit plans remained tax-qualified.
  • Represented numerous clients in obtaining, modifying and or transferring air permits.
  • Representation of Pittsburgh business group and major foundation in conversion of movie palace to opera house and development of office building.
  • As a result of a technical network mis-configuration of access and permission rights to Protected Health Information (“PHI”), provided legal evaluation of data breach notification responsibilities.
  • Assisted a rubber hosing company with the disposition of operations in Canada and the U.S.
  • Represented attorney in federal antitrust.-related investigation
  • Lead counsel for asset purchase transaction of Aerospace and Medical Devices manufacturers
  • Prosecuted several cost recovery actions on behalf of clients seeking to recoup remediation costs against responsible parties.
  • Successfully represented officer of pharmaceutical company in largest health care fraud trial to date in U.S. District Court in Boston
  • Develop and draft client based web site development agreements, including online terms of use, online service agreements, acceptable use policies and privacy policies. (see Lover
  • Asserted claims on behalf of over 50 suppliers against large automotive debtor
  • Acted as issuer’s counsel for public debt offering for a financial services firm.
  • Working with a developer to obtain DEQ permit to fill wetlands and negotiating an agreement with a nearby conservancy
  • Certified electrical distributors acquisition
  • Represent solar and windmill energy company for tax incentives, pilot projects and sale for residential use
  • Represented the purchaser on the acquisition of an existing underutilized retail shopping center in suburban Detroit
  • Successfully represented industry group in negations to amend an ordinance regulating industrial discharges into one of the largest wastewater treatment plants in the country.
  • Alliance energy acquisition
  • Construction of a combined sewer overflow basin at a former dump site.
  • Obtained court order to allow access for remediation.
  • Representation of public company in connection with SEC investigation.
  • Represented not-for-profit corporations in connection with the sale to another not-for-profit corporation of a building leased to a bankrupt tenant that agreed to vacate
  • Assisted a large IT consulting company in a disposition merger with a major industry participant
  • Multiple retail property transactions throughout New England for a national retail tenant.
  • Represented not-for-profit corporation in connections with leasing, including 200,000-square foot office lease, broadcast leases and licenses and retail lease for street-level studio
  • Represented client in obtaining Brownfield and SBT credits ($1 million)
  • Retained by corporations and universities to review and/or create data and record retetion policies, and assist with compliance and corporate process. (See Ave Maria School of Law, See Michigan Technical University, RGIS, Inc, City of Taylor, Casio North
  • Lead counsel for global polymers manufacturer in multiple acquisition and disposition transactions, including complex, multi-continent acquisitions, numerous acquisitions of U.S. based distributors and disposition of operations in Canada and the U.S.
  • Representation of tenant in subleasing 170,000 square feet to social service organization and negotiation of complex arrangements to obtain landlord’s consent
  • Represented global polymers manufacturer in acquisition of assets of Hydro Components Research and Development Corporation.
  • Negotiated restaurant leases on behalf of landlords or tenants throughout the country
  • Worked with client to obtain $1 million Single Business Tax Credit, approval of brownfield plan and negotiation of brownfield agreement with city
  • Defended Wolverine in multi-party action filed after Plaintiff experienced 100,000-gal gasoline spill from aboveground storage tank, some of which escaped from Plaintiff's property.
  • Representation of manufacturer in remediation using permeable barrier
  • Successfully negotiated multi-party settlement in complex real estate transaction
  • Represent company in the sale of highly contaminated gas station, conversion to drugstore while remediating contamination.
  • Automotive Company Litigation
  • Represented Eli Lilly in Wood v. Abbott Laboratories, an indirect purchaser name brand prescription antitrust class action.
  • Representation of solid waste and recycling company included a variety of landfill compliance and contamination issues of multiple landfills and transfer stations
  • Representation of engineering services client in acquisition of other engineering services company structured share exchange.
  • Leasing of major New York City office building on behalf of Landlord
  • Reviewed various environmental due diligence and terms in sales agreements on behalf of bank and its borrowers.
  • Assisted client in purchasing, tax incentives and permits of alternative fuel, R&D facility
  • Represented biomass division of major utility company in $36 million (equity and debt assumption/ restructuring) acquisition of landfill gas-to-energy company
  • Assisted a pharmaceuticals company in several rounds of venture capital financing
  • National counsel for the defense of ABS and Rollover Protection System cases for several leading suppliers.
  • Acted as interim general counsel for publicly-held technology company and supervised company’s adoption of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance procedures and insider trading policy.
  • Represented the County in the transfer of sewer capacity to the communities of Novi, Northville & Plymouth
  • Acquisition of iPower
  • Acted as counsel for issuers and for participating broker-dealer firms in many private securities offerings pursuant to SEC Regulation D, Regulation S and various state exemptions.
  • Representation of technology company in Series A and Series B venture capital financings, including due diligence, bridge financing, investor documentation, employment agreements, etc.
  • Leasing - Land Lord Counsel
  • Responsible for formulating and drafting legislation that created The Trust for Cultural Resources of The City of New York, a public benefit corporation authorized to issue tax-exempt bonds to benefit cultural institutions in New York City.
  • Successful defense of a hospital against multiple complex medical malpractice claims.
  • Sale of property for development in Harbor Springs, Michigan
  • Engaged by a large private equity investor with respect to an out-of-court workout of the debts of one of its portfolio companies
  • $200,000 judgment for lessor in commercial lease dispute; litigation counsel for real estate investment firm
  • Negotiation of complex Settlement Agreement with an OEM of claims arising under long-term Supply Agreement
  • Created Brownfield Authority for large metropolitan county and local municipalities
  • Negotiated cell tower leases on behalf of landlords or tenants
  • Defense of major regional hospital system in an anti-trust case alleging conspiracy among hospital and physicians to exclude a cardiologist from the hospital staff
  • Represented lender on a loan, originally in the amount of $480 million, secured by Tower A in the World Financial Center in lower Manhattan
  • Handled the administration of several estates in excess of $100 million.
  • Obtained dismissal by summary disposition and summary judgment of asbestos claims
  • Represented a County against the City of Detroit and Detroit Water and Sewerage Dept. to terminate special powers the Court gave to the Mayor of Detroit
  • Draft and develop policies and train corporations and university personnel on HIPAA policies and procedures, including the HITECH amendments and compliance procedures for securitizing PHI and the data breach notification requirements.
  • Asset acquisition for publicly traded foreign-based corporation
  • Represented a publicly-traded diversified resources company in the acquisition of more than 40 construction materials, construction and other businesses since 1997 for a total of more than $900 million.
  • Assisted numerous clients with international transactions involving environmental due diligence and permitting throughout South America, Asia and Europe.
  • Successfully represented client in dispute with DEQ over wetland delineation for 50 acre development.
  • Represented subsidiary of a major utility and its affiliates in the acquisition of stock and membership interests in various non-regulated affiliates of utility company
  • Obtained a judgment of approximately $24 million for DWSD and its rate payers
  • Represent manufacturer in stock purchase of contaminated property
  • Defended against several claims of injury related to alleged mold exposure.
  • Negotiated a settlement agreement for a major auto supplier with an OEM resulting in $40,000,000 in payments to the supplier, deal also included commitment by OEM to provide significant additional future business to supplier
  • Represented pharmaceutical company in a false advertising lawsuit involving a product claiming to be the generic equivalent of a leading brand
  • Reached a settlement for a nuisance value for MDEQ claims against client
  • Lead negotiator for information technology outsourcing relationship on behalf of a large hospital system. (See Mount Clemens General Hospital CareTech matter)
  • Settled a suit against a manufacturer and designer of the pumps at the Wyandotte wastewater treatment plant, resulting in a program to repair the mammoth pumps and monetary damage
  • Product liability and general corporate advice to OEM manufacturer
  • Prepared sales representative agreements for garment distributor
  • Creation of a 13-community management authority for a regional wastewater plant
  • Representation of company for purchase of telecommunications business in over 25 countries.
  • Worked with client to obtain $1 million Single Business Tax Credit.
  • Convinced MDEQ to reverse its policy not to process permit applications for wastewater discharges from treatment plants until proper zoning is in place
  • Actively involved in the administration of one of the largest estates in Michigan.
  • Equity financing of a power transmission project
  • Various enforcement actions against industrial wastewater dischargers
  • Negotiations with landlord on behalf of tenant regarding violation of exclusive use clause
  • Represented not-for-profit institutions in connection with the disposition of its headquarters, a 250,000-square foot commercial condominium unit
  • Counsel an international consumer electronics company with respect to pricing and distribution issues, including minimum and maximum resale price maintenance, MAP programs, and Robinson-Patman compliance.
  • Provided due diligence for large acquisition
  • Represented one of the partners and the project development company in the $80,000,000 rehabilitation/conversion of a historic abandoned hotel
  • Defended national health care certifing board in action alleging antitrust and false advertising violations; one of the leading 6th Circuit cases on false advertising law
  • Served as counsel for the acquisition of vacant land and related construction financing
  • Represented President of Corporation in federal antitrust investigation re compressors
  • Represent developer in the obtaining of a wastewater discharge permit from a manufactured home park, including fighting the State's decision not to issue a permit through a contested case proceeding
  • Represented the complex sale of an office, light industrial facilty in a Detroit suburb and structured the use of the proceeds into a Section 1031 Exchange to pay for the construction costs of a medical/research facility
  • Negotiated technology transactions with many providers of technology products and services including Sun, Microsoft, Oracle and others.
  • Representation of broker-dealer firm in SEC receivership proceedings under SIPC resulting from net capital violations.
  • Represented our client in connection with sale of 49.9% of its stock and an option to sell the rest of its stock to an electric company; transaction value approx. 1.8 billion
  • Alternative energy product distribution
  • Complex, multi-continent acquisitions of companies for an international polymers manufacturer
  • Assisted in addressing regional transportation issues for client's possible move to downtown Detroit
  • Represented The Trust for Cultural Resources in connection with the collection and administration of tax equivalency payments payable to the Trust by the owner of the privately-owned portion of an expansion undertaken by The Museum of Modern Art
  • Environmental representation for a metal finishing company in connection with a release of hazardous chemicals that caused the evacuation of over 3,000 people and a flood of class action lawsuits
  • Obtained favorable case evaluation settlement on behalf automotive supplier in employment whistleblower action.
  • Represent client after it was "raided" by US EPA
  • Acquisition of membership interests
  • Represented manufacturing company in class action suit for damages as a result of evacuation
  • Represented a healthcare client with the environmental aspects of the sale of the company
  • Asset Purchase in industrial furnace industry
  • Review and analyze environmental due diligence reports, and purchase agreements on behalf of buyers, sellers, and lenders, and advise as to potential environmental liability and available protections.
  • Negotiated extensive laboratory information system for major hospital system.
  • Product Development
  • Acted as issuer’s counsel for initial public offering and follow on offering for real estate investment trust.
  • Created numerous private charitable foundations.
  • Lease for insurance company
  • Lead counsel for major auto supplier in numerous M&A transactions, both those based solely in the US and those with US and foreign components
  • Analyzed antitrust risk of pending transactions for hedge funds and financial institutions.
  • Represented a wide variety of suppliers and purchasers in multiple industries with respect to contractual issues arising in connection with commercial supply agreements
  • Represented CFO of a non-profit hospital for securities fraud; case settled no jail or fine, SEC restitution
  • Bid for generation assets
  • Engaged by a Major Tier 1 Plan Administrator to oversee the implementaion of Delphi corporation's confirmed chapter 11 plan.
  • Lead counsel in defense of a US subsidiary of an international cement and concrete company against civil price fixing and related Section 1 conspiracy claims.
  • Defended against suit filed by MDEQ for alleged contamination of soils and groundwater
  • Analysis of affilliated service group rules under Internal Revenue Code
  • Represented several manufacturing home park clients in obtaining ground water discharge permits.
  • Assisting with PUD approval, condo documents, along with wetland, shoreland and sewer water permits for a 450-acre lakefront residential development
  • Represented owner of land next to landfill due to methane gas migrating onsite
  • Leasing for multinational investment company in NY, Chicago, San Francisco, Hong Kong and London
  • Represented a large international pharmaceutical company in a complex sale of over 500,000 square feet of surplus office and research buildings
  • Marketing antitrust and sales advice to consumer electronics company
  • Represented a bank in connection with the acquisition for re-use and adaptation of the site of a failed multi-use development project in a Northern Michigan resort community
  • Energy marketing and trading venture
  • Creation of novel China oriented mutual fund
  • Obtained dismissal by summary judgment in a quiet title action
  • Represented a corporation in copyright litigation transferred to religious court
  • Represeting the seller, managed the $21,000,000 sale of a suburban Detroit private plane airport and subsequent reuse of all sale proceeds under Section 1031 of the IRC to buy seventeen farms in Missouri
  • Conducted environmental due diligence and organized a transfer of environmental permits for the purchase of a portable energy production facility
  • Represent corporate purchasers of software and technology in performance disputes with vendors.
  • Defended several class action law suits against waste treatment & disposal clients alleging harm due to odors and other impact from respected facilities.
  • Advised bond insurer for Michigan higher education facilities authority on various aspects of bond and environmental issues
  • Assisted Developer in obtaining a unique 2007 Wetland Permit that allowed the construction of a wetland shelf for sediments and dredging
  • Represents William Beaumont Hospital, a major hospital system, in a multi-billion dollar antitrust class action claim alleging a conspiracy by area hospital systems to suppress nurse compensation.
  • Extensive experience in prosecuting and defending avoidance actions in bankruptcy court, most recently, successfully defended a $100 million fraudulent transfer case brought in the Southern District of New York by the Creditors' Committee
  • Negotiated the 8th largest leasing transaction in New York City on behalf of a financial services tenant
  • Leasing of an entire Shopping Center on behalf of landlord
  • Defend client in CERCLA cost recovery claim.
  • Incorporated new Michigan corporation for media purchase
  • Representation of lender in mortgage transactions in amounts from $150 million to $1,500 million, secured by "trophy" office buildings, hotels and industrial properties
  • Assisting with the construction, financing & permitting of ethanol plants in two locations in a northern area of Michigan
  • Oil & Gas Lease
  • Pursuant to break-in of a client’s facilities, provided data breach assessment services and analysis of data loss and legal risk exposure for a national firm that served as a custodian for personally identifiable information.
  • Assist in purchasing hundreds of thousands of dollars of tax credits in numerous transactions
  • Counsel and represent several large corporations with respect to antitrust issues implicated by a wide variety of licensing, pricing and distribution arrangements as well as proposed transactions and combinations.
  • Independent counsel to mutual fund and its board in market-timing proceedings
  • Representation of French company in acquisition of troubled assets of automotive supplier with U.S. and Canadian operations.
  • Successfully defended national media client in claim for violation of Sarbanes-Oxley Act before the United States Department of Labor.
  • Coal mine permit acquisition
  • Represented Greek Government interests in variety of matters involving public and private international law
  • Investigation of remedial contamination and negotiation of non-liability status with state
  • Represented an independent school in connection with the unwinding of transfer of development rights
  • Represented client in water rate dispute against major municipality; resulting in $24 million rate reduction.
  • Commercial counsel for automotive companies
  • Led due diligence and negotiation efforts for the Information Technology aspects of the purchase of a major hospital. (See William Beaumont Hosp - Bon Secours matter)
  • Representation of manufacturer in remediation using soil miting
  • Coal, synfuel and feedstock supply agreements
  • Supervised environmental due diligence and remedial activities related to major multi-parcel development in major metropolitan downtown area.
  • Lead counsel in over 150 litigation actions on behalf of major tier 1 automotive supplier.
  • Retained by global corporation to work with German counsel and assist in navigating cross-border data issues involving the European Data Privacy Directives and providing solutions for data privacy, access and transfer in U.S. based litigation.
  • Leasing of retail and commercial space on behalf of Landlord
  • Represented a publicly-traded diversified resources company in the acquisition of two gas utilities for a total of aproximately $800 million.
  • Obtained a complete declination of all proceedings, criminal and civil health care fraud, against pharmaceutical client by the US Attorney's Office in Dallas
  • $75 million acquisition of US and non-US assets; complex deal involved acquisition of stock and assets located in North America, Europe, Asia and South America
  • Numerous remediation projects of abandoned dumps.
  • Condo and cooperative purchases and sales
  • Represented credit union in sale of contaminated property and cost recovery against Texaco
  • 3rd tranche of Series B Preferred Stock Venture Capital Financing
  • Represented manufacturing company in lawuit against insurance company for coverage after environmental emergency
  • Developed and negotiated industrial lease for major manufacturers
  • Served as counsel for the acquisition of multiple parcels of land for major mixed use residential/commercial development
  • Represented U.S and German subsidiaries of Japan-based manufacturing company in acquisition of aerospace and defense company from subsidiaries of U.K.-based manufacturer, which included CFIUS and ITAR filings
  • Lead counsel on hundreds of supply chain disputes between OEMs and Tiered Suppliers.
  • Counsel to the OESA Chief Purchasing Officers' Council.
  • Sales tax/use tax litigation; summary judgment for taxpayer
  • Represented Greek Government interests in variety of matters involving public and private international law
  • Create the first wetland bank in Michigan.
  • Representation of French company in joint venture with Japanese company including negotiations and preparation of joint venture agreement, structuring joint venture capital contributions and addressing governance issues.
  • Preparing operating agreements for joint ventures and start-ups
  • Seed Investments: R&D Collaboration
  • Co-authored and negotiated passage of historic legislation extending the availability of tax increment financing to the first major retail shopping center being developed in the City of Detroit in over 40 years
  • Negotiate and complete deed in lieu of foreclosure for financial lender.