Bankruptcy & Restructuring:
Commercial law including contracts, commercial transactions, creditor committee issues, fraud, foreclosure, shareholder disputes, lender liability, collection, corporate and bankruptcy aspects of commercial entities, and all facets of debtor-creditor relations, including appointment as trustee in bankruptcy matters.
Represents businesses and government agencies against customers, suppliers, shareholders, partners and competitors. Handles traditional business torts, antitrust, contractual disputes, class actions, intellectual property litigation, civil RICO, consumer fraud claims, securities litigation, white collar criminal defense, and related appeals. Responds to regulatory audits and other inquiries. Appears in virtually every ADR forum.
Contract drafting, negotiation and administration; litigation, mediation and ADR; bid protests; and construction insurance procurement and coverage disputes.
Mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and emerging growth companies, private equity, project development and finance, syndicated loans, investment management, impact investing, business technology and complex sourcing, international, banking and financial services, and SBICs.
Plan qualification rules under the Internal Revenue Code, plan administration and related ERISA fiduciary issues and executive compensation. Designs employee pension and welfare benefit plans, including tax qualified pension, profit-sharing, 401(k), ESOP and non-qualified deferred compensation plans; health, life, disability, severance, fringe benefit and cafeteria plans; and VEBAs.
Environment & Energy:
All aspects of environmental and energy law, including permitting, enforcement and air and water control regulations, as well as the full scope of energy industry transactions and issues related to rural electric cooperatives, municipal electric and natural gas systems.
Financial Services Litigation:
Regulatory advice, internal investigations, litigation and arbitration for chartered banks, investment houses, hedge funds, private equity firms, financial advisers, broker-dealers, life/health/disability insurers, third-party administrators, and plan fiduciaries. Handles white-collar defense in actions brought by the SEC, FINRA, DOJ, State AGs and others, as well as parallel proceedings.
120 intellectual property professionals, most with graduate degrees in relevant science and engineering fields, , including 32 PhDs, an MD, 33 engineers and an FDA counselor. Clients include prominent names in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, high-tech and life sciences fields for which the firm is building and managing complex patent portfolios to protect blockbuster drugs and critical technologies.
Handles claims under all commercial lines of coverage, around the country and abroad. Counsels policyholders by assessing their potential risks, considering new insurance products and analyzing their existing insurance programs. Services also includes, cyber security and data privacy risks.
Labor & Employment:
Represents employers in litigation ranging from single plaintiff cases to class actions. Lawyers also appear before administrative agencies in discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, unfair labor practices and breach of contract cases. Lawyers also draft and negotiate non-competition and other restrictive covenant agreements.
Advises individuals on strategies to minimize income, estate, gift and generation skipping tax exposure. Estate, retirement, charitable gift and business planning services to help clients to achieve their personal and financial goals.
Represents manufacturers and sellers of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, industrial and consumer products in federal and state court trials and appeals. Counsel of record in more than 200 reported product liability decisions and mass tort, class action and multidistrict cases, with a focus on consumer fraud class actions brought under federal and state statutes.
General, moral and special obligation bonds; bond and tax anticipation notes; certificates of participation; variable and fixed-rate obligations; demand bonds; pooled bonds; stripped municipal securities; credit-enhanced obligations and current and advanced refundings.
Represents owners, lenders, banks, life insurance companies, investors and developers in the acquisition, sale, financing, leasing and development of real estate. Also handles land use planning, zoning and tax abatement/ appeal matters, including appearances before administrative and judicial bodies.
Tax controversies, multistate tax advice regarding business operations and acquisitions, business tax planning and real estate tax appeals. Advises on maximizing tax credit opportunities ranging from research and development incentives to low-income housing tax credits.
Represents US and foreign entities in international purchase and sale, export control compliance, distribution, licensing and joint venture agreements; M&A; patents, trademarks and trade secrets matters; litigation and foreignbased arbitrations; and architectural, finance, leasing and indenture trustee agreements. Work is focused particularly in China, India, Israel, Europe and Latin America.
Newark: Tel: 973 622 4444 Fax: 973 624 7070
East Brunswick: Tel: 732 867 9777 Fax: 732 393 1901
Hartford: Tel: 860 275 6700 Fax: 860 724 3397
Stamford: Tel: 203 399 5900 Fax: 203 399 5800
Wilmington: Tel: 302 984 6300 Fax: 302 984 6399
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Washington: Tel: 202 753 3400 Fax: 202 296 0166
Boston: Tel: 617 449 6500 Fax: 617 607 9200
New York: Tel: 212 609 6800 Fax: 212 609 6921
Philadelphia : Tel: 215 979 3800 Fax: 215 979 3899