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Kaye Scholer LLP

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Kaye Scholer LLP - New York
  • 250 West 55th Street
  • New York
  • New York
  • USA
  • NY 10019-9710
  • Tel:212 836 8000
  • Fax:212 836 8689
  • Email:Contact Us
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  • Firm Managing Partner: Michael B Solow
  • Executive Committee Co-Chairs: Michael B Solow, Stephen Gliatta
  • Number of partners worldwide: 120
  • Number of lawyers: 400
  • INTERNATIONAL OFFICES London, Frankfurt, Shanghai

Firm Overview:
Founded in New York in 1917, Kaye Scholer combines the continuity and business acumen of a century-old law firm with a practical forward-looking, results-driven approach. Focusing on two key sectors, life sciences and financial services, the firm draws on its strengths in bankruptcy, corporate, finance, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and tax to offer strategic guidance and sophisticated legal counsel to public and private entities in litigation, transactional or governance matters. Kaye Scholer’s lawyers regularly advise clients across multiple legal jurisdictions, including the US, Canada, UK, EU and China.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Bankruptcy & Restructuring:
■ Represented Barclays Bank PLC and KeyBank National Association as the administrative agents under the $630 million credit agreement of Preferred Proppants and the restructuring of $565 million in first and second lien loans that preceded it
■ Represented a steering committee of senior lenders and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas in its capacity of administrative agent under a $359 million first lien credit agreement extended to IAP Worldwide Services Inc Complex

Commercial Litigation:
■ Leading the science defense strategy, including Daubert challenges to plaintiff experts, as a member of Pfizer’s national counsel team in defense of its prescription anti-depressive medicine, Zoloft
■ Secured for defendant Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation a final judgment against antitrust claims by 17 California pharmacies alleging a conspiracy to maintain artificially high prices for prescription drugs

Corporate:
■ Represented Skilled Healthcare Group Inc. in its combination with Genesis HealthCare, one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute care services, in a 100% stock transaction
■ Advised New York Islanders owner Charles Wang on a definitive agreement to sell a substantial minority interest in the NHL team to an investor group that includes former Washington Capitals co-owners

Finance:
■ Advised Redwood Trust in the structuring, approval and documentation of a new mortgage loan purchase and securitization program involving members of the Federal Home Loan Bank system
■ Represented Credit Suisse in an innovative warehouse financing of loans – involving a cross between commercial and residential mortgages for purposes of ultimate securitization – made by subsidiaries of Colony American Finance LLC secured by single-family rental properties

Intellectual Property:
■ Represented Google in business-critical patent litigation against “patent troll” Walker Digital over contextual link provision in webpage advertising and automatic bidding in auctions
■ Represented Novartis in the intellectual propertyrelated aspects of a series of strategic deals totaling $30 billion, including the landmark acquisition of GlaxoSmithKline’s oncology unit for up to $16 billion

National Security:
■ Represented French multinational aerospace component and security company Safran in its $270 million acquisition of the aerospace power distribution management solutions and integrated cockpit solutions business of Eaton Corporation
■ Represented IFM Global Infrastructure Fund in its majority investment of more than $1 billion in liquid natural gas liquefaction facilities in Texas operated by Freeport LNG Development LP

Real Estate:
■ Represented Deutsche Bank in the $750 million mortgage financing of 277 Park Avenue, a 50-story office building in Midtown Manhattan
■ Represented Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in the $250 million mezzanine loan financing in connection with a mortgage and multiple mezzanine financings in the aggregate amount of up to $1.75 billion to refinance existing debt secured by the Atlantis Resort located in the Bahamas

Tax:
■ Represented J.W. Childs in connection with its acquisition of Cycle Gear Inc., a California-based omni-channel retailer specializing in the motorcycle and accessories market
■ Represented real estate investment trust Five Oaks Investment Corp in a $75 million at-the-market (ATM) facility with Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA) Inc, BTIG LLC and Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Inc

Areas of Practice

  • Antitrust
  • Aviation
  • Finance & Leasing
  • Bankruptcy & Restructuring
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate
  • Employment & Labor Litigation
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Finance
  • Food, Beverage & Supplements
  • Global Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Investment Management
  • IP Litigation, including Patent, Trademark, Copyright & False Advertising
  • Life Sciences
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • National Security/CFIUS & Government Contracts
  • Private Equity
  • Product Liability & Toxic Torts
  • Project Development & Finance
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Securities & Derivative Litigation
  • Securities Transactions
  • Structured Finance & Derivatives
  • Syndicated & Leveraged Finance
  • Tax & Private Clients
  • Transportation Finance
  • White Collar Litigation & Internal Investigations

Branches

  • 1999 Avenue of the Stars,
  • Suite 1700,
  • Los Angeles,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 90067-6048
  • Tel 310 788 1000
  • Fax 310 788 1200
  • Two Palo Alto Square,
  • 3000 El Camino Real,
  • Suite 400,
  • Palo Alto,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 94306-2112
  • Tel +1 650 319 4500
  • Fax +1 650 319 4700
  • The McPherson Building,
  • 901 Fifteenth Street, NW ,
  • Washington, DC,
  • District of Columbia
  • USA
  • 20005-2327
  • Tel +1 202 682 3500
  • Fax +1 202 682 3580
  • Phillips Point,
  • West Tower,
  • Suite 900,
  • 777 South Flagler Drive,
  • West Palm Beach,
  • Florida
  • USA
  • FL 33401-6163
  • Tel +1 561 802 3230
  • Fax +1 561 802 3217
  • 3 First National Plaza,
  • Suite 4100,
  • 70 West Madison Street,
  • Chicago,
  • Illinois
  • USA
  • IL 60602-4231
  • Tel 312 583 2300
  • Fax 312 583 2360