The firm served as lead counsel and scored a major victory for BellSouth Advertising & Publishing Corporation in a class action filed against the company by South Florida advertisers, seeking refunds for the time period in which delivery of the 2005-2006 directories had been allegedly delayed when Hurricane Wilma struck South Florida. The case was originally filed in federal district court in Miami but was transferred to Atlanta on our motion to enforce the mandatory forum selection clause in the terms and conditions of the advertisers' contracts. On October 28, 2008, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the Northern District of Georgia's decision denying class certification and granting summary judgment to the company. This victory was significant because similar state-wide class actions against AT&T in California had been certified.

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Employee benefits for Acuity Brands Inc. subsidiary spin off
Advised Acuity Brands Inc., one of the world's leading providers of lighting fixtures, with respect to executive compensation and employee benefit more
$200 million in syndicated bank loan facilities to an agricultural cooperative
Represented a bank, as lead arranger and administrative agent, in connection with over $200 million in syndicated bank loan facilities provided to an more
Counsel for infrastructure company
Represented infrastructure company in connection with several toll road projects. more
In-fill real estate projects representation of developer
Represented developer in various in-fill real estate projects in Raleigh, North Carolina, including acquisition, redevelopment and structuring more