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Financial Services

  • Defended a community bank against claims about a security interest in payments on a $23 million loan. Obtained judgment in favor of the bank.
  • Represented lenders participating in loans totaling more than $45 million in a dispute about unfair lending practices by the originating lender. Recovered 100 percent of the lenders’ debt.
  • Represented a community bank in a dispute about collateral for financing of $2 million that the federal government seized during a criminal investigation of the bank’s borrower. Recovered 100 percent of the bank’s collateral from the government.
  • Represented a publicly traded bank in a dispute about the value of foreclosed real estate securing a $4 million loan. Obtained a ruling for 100 percent of the bank’s valuation.
  • Defended a community bank against claims about Uniform Commercial Code filings securing loans totaling $8 million. Obtained judgment in favor of the bank.
  • Represented a group of community banks at trial in a $4 million dispute arising from the sale of an insurance agency. Obtained judgment for 100 percent of the banks’ claims.
  • Defended a Fortune Global 500 financial services company against claims about structured financial products. Defeated efforts to certify a class.
  • Defended a publicly traded bank against claims of credit discrimination about guaranties of a $5 million loan for a housing development. Obtained the dismissal of the claims.
  • Defended a publicly traded bank against claims of more than $14 million arising from the acquisition of a failed financial institution. Obtained the dismissal of the claims without any payment by the bank.
  • Represented lenders participating in a $3 million loan to an insurance underwriter after an arbitrator rescinded the borrower’s loan agreement. Obtained a judgment vacating the arbitrator’s award and recovered 100 percent of the lenders’ debt.
  • Represented a publicly traded bank and a private equity firm in a dispute with a manufacturer about a credit facility of $7 million. Placed the borrower into receivership and liquidated assets to satisfy its debt.
  • Defended a Fortune 500 financial services company against demands for indemnity arising from investments in securitized mortgages. Negotiated favorable settlements.
  • Represented a community bank at arbitration in a dispute with another lender over the priority of a participation interest. Obtained judgment for 100 percent of the bank’s claim.

Manufacturing

  • Defended a Fortune 500 manufacturer against claims of more than $1 million involving roofing products on apartment complexes. Obtained the dismissal of the claims without any payment.
  • Represented a manufacturing and engineering company in a dispute with a vendor that improperly calibrated the company’s machinery. Obtained a favorable settlement before trial.

Unfair Business Practices

  • Defended an automobile-racing sanctioning body against antitrust claims by a race car manufacturer. Obtained a favorable settlement before trial.
  • Represented a Fortune 500 financial services company in a dispute over an employment agreement. Persuaded a federal court of appeals to enforce restrictive covenants in the employment agreement in a new, beneficial way.
  • Represented a Fortune 500 financial services company in a dispute over a franchise agreement. Developed the strategy that persuaded a federal court of appeals to protect the company against unfair competition by the franchisee.

Appeals

  • After a global law firm lost a case about the validity of lending contracts, developed the strategy to overturn the judgment on appeal, helping a group of lenders obtain a $9 million judgment against an insurance agency.
  • After a local law firm lost a case involving claims for $2 million by a surety against a general contractor, developed the strategy to overturn the judgment on appeal.
  • Represented an investment consortium in an appeal of a $5 million judgment against an insurance company in a dispute over coverage for faulty construction of an office building. Developed strategy that affirmed a key portion of the judgment, leading to a favorable settlement.
  • Represented a mortgage lender in an appeal of a judgment arising from a dispute about a rejected loan application. Developed the strategy that preserved a favorable judgment.