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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
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  • Firm Managing Partner: Michael B Solow
  • Executive Committee Co-Chairs: Michael B Solow, Stephen Gliatta
  • Number of partners worldwide: 140
  • Number of lawyers: 420
  • Languages: Chinese, English, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Ukrainian
  • Website: www.kayescholer.com
  • The firm also has offices in London, Frankfurt and 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 forward-looking, results-driven approach focused around lasting client relationships. With strengths in five core legal areas – corporate, finance, intellectual property, litigation and real estate – and focusing on two key sectors – life sciences and financial industries – the firm offers strategic guidance and legal services to public and private entities facing litigation, transactional or governance challenges. Kaye Scholer’s lawyers regularly advise on matters across multiple legal jurisdictions, including in the US, Canada, UK, EU and China.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Bankruptcy & Restructuring:
■Advises the City of Los Angeles Airports on issues related to the American Airlines bankruptcy
■Represents the convertible bondholders in the restructuring of IVG Immobilien AG, a German public company that manages assets totaling over €21 billion

Complex Commercial Litigation:
■Helped obtain the dismissal of a putative class action against Amazon.com and major publishers of electronic books, including client Penguin Random House LLC
■Secured a victory for Kenneth Cole Productions Inc. and its former CEO in a case brought by minority shareholders, challenging the terms under which the company would be taken private

■Assisted Onex Corporation and its affiliates in an agreement to sell their 50 percent interest in RSI Home Products to RSI for proceeds of approximately $323 million
■Advised Pfizer Inc. on an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with Gliknik Inc. for a drug candidate designed to replace and improve on pooled human intravenous immunoglobulin

■Represented private aviation company Wheels Up in its placement of a $1.4 billion order with newly reorganized Beechcraft Corp.
■Advised Unifrax I LLC, a worldwide manufacturer of industrial ceramic fiber products, in its $670 million refinancing

Intellectual Property:
■Won dismissal with prejudice of two patent infringement cases against biotech company Complete Genomics, a Daily Journal “Top Verdict” for 2013
■Won summary judgment for Avery Dennison, which had been accused of tortious interference with business expectation and false advertising under the Lanham Act

National Security, Government Contracts & Regulatory Compliance:
■Represented MacDonald, Dettwiler & Associates Ltd. in its $1 billion acquisition of Space Systems/ Loral, Inc.
■Represented French multinational aerospace component and security company Safran in its $400 million acquisition of the assets comprising Goodrich Corporation’s Electrical Power Systems business from United Technologies Corporation

Real Estate:
■Represented Criterion Real Estate Capital LLC and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in originating mortgage and mezzanine financing to finance the acquisition of the Park Lane Hotel in New York
■Advised Royal Bank of Scotland in the sale of the retail portion of San Francisco’s Ghirardelli Square to Jamestown

Group Tax & Private Clients:
■Advised Schilling Ventures, LLC on tax issues related to the acquisition of Cyclonaire Corporation
■Advised Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec on tax issues related to its $500 million investment in a 1,500 MW wind farm portfolio owned by Invenergy

American Securities, Citigroup, GlaxoSmithKline, Google Inc., The Hershey Company, Novartis, Onex Corporation, Pfizer Inc., Sanofi, Royal Bank of Scotland, Time Warner Cable, UBS

Areas of Practice

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


  • 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