Representative Matters

Some representative matters include:

  • Obtained a verdict after a jury trial in federal district court, worth over $21 million (including pre-judgment interest) on behalf of a paper recycler against a national trash hauling company.
  • Obtained a favorable and substantial settlement for a minority stockholder in a large regional concrete supplier in a derivative action challenging alleged self-dealing transactions engagement in by the majority/management stockholders.
  • Obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of a former CEO/investor in a technology company in a legal malpractice claim against the company’s former outside counsel arising from an invalid stock offering.
  • Represented investors in two exchange-traded leveraged tax exempt municipal bond funds in securities actions under the Investment Company Act challenging the propriety of agreements with the funds’ investment advisors which made the amount of advisory compensation dependent upon the continued maintenance of leverage in the funds.
  • Represented a national developer of human resources software systems in defense of licensee claims arising in connection with the software licensing agreement and implementation project.
  • Successfully represented a multinational producer/importer/distributor of tropical fruits in defense of private civil anti-trust claims brought by an unsuccessful bidder to purchase certain Central American banana plantations and shipping facilities.
  • Successfully represented a leading multi-national oil company in defense of anti-trust claims arising out of its purchase, through a subsidiary, of variable speed electronic drive technology.
  • Successfully represented a far Eastern automobile manufacturer in defense of anti-trust claims arising out of its termination of its Northeast regional distributor.
  • Represented a British pension fund in defense of William Act claims arising from its hostile tender offer for a domestic REIT.
  • Represented a national insurance replacement automobile rental company in defense of contract and fraud claims brought by the purchaser of its retail auto rental business.
  • Represented the promoter of the first commercially sponsored running of the Boston Marathon in quantum meruit claims for compensation in connection with raising over $4 million in sponsorship revenues.
  • Represented a multi-national insurance company, as lead national counsel, in prosecution of declaratory judgment actions against the major asbestos manufacturers with respect to the insurer’s obligation to provide defense and indemnity for asbestos claims.
  • Represented the owners of a trash hauling company in defense of CERCLA claims arising ot of the alleged transportation of hazardous materials to a Superfund sites.
  • Successfully defended an Asian manufacturer of industrial machinery in a products liability jury trial against a claim brought by a machine operator who lost his arm in a metal milling machine.
  • Successfully represented a national manufacturer of ultrasonic quartz delay lines in a federal jury trial against unfair competition claims brought by a competitor.