Represented a large, worldwide manufacturer of pool and recreational products that sought to acquire an early-stage company whose initial products had only recently been introduced to the market.  The early-stage company was the licensee of multiple patents but assured our client no royalties would be due for sales of any of the initial products.  However, our assessment of the patents and of the license agreement was to the contrary.  The firm advised our client that a substantial risk existed that the licensor would complain, helped our client craft specific warranty language for the acquisition agreement, and assisted our client in negotiating a separate escrow fund relating to any royalty claims.  Within weeks of closing of the acquisition, our client received a demand letter from the licensor and was able to use the warranty to access the escrowed funds to resolve the matter.

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Policy advocacy for a farmer membership organization
Policy advocacy and international market development for a Missouri-based organization that supports 22,000 bean farmers and producers through, more
Sale of interest in a joint venture
Represented Miller Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MLR) in its March 2014 sale of all of its interest in a manufacturing joint venture to its joint venture more
Trademark and copyright advice for Flowers Foods Inc.
Represents Flowers Foods Inc., a leading producer of baked goods, and its subsidiaries in various trademark, unfair competition, false advertising, more
Regulatory work for non-profit mental health providers
Represented over a dozen non-profit mental health providers in opposing North Carolina's decision to cut the rate of Medicaid reimbursement by more