Successfully represented the heirs of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. against CBS Broadcasting Inc. in a highly publicized case before the Eleventh Circuit.  The decision upheld the validity of the copyright of the famous “I Have A Dream” speech against a challenge that it had entered the public domain.  Following briefing and oral argument, the Eleventh Circuit reversed a district court’s finding that Dr. King’s copyright in the speech “I Have A Dream” was forfeited when delivered in 1963 at the March on Washington and remanded the case for trial.  CBS thereafter agreed to a settlement of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Estate’s claim that CBS infringed copyrights when it used portions of the speech in a documentary by Mike Wallace. Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr., Inc. v. CBS, Inc., 194 F.3d 1211 (11th Cir. 1999), reh. denied, 207 F.3d 666 (11th Cir. 2000).

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Construction litigation for international EPC contractor and original equipment manufacturer
The firm served as lead counsel to an international EPC contractor/OEM in multiparty disputes arising out of the construction of an $800 million more
Recovery of defense costs and indemnity for former owners/ operators of a chemical manufacturing National Priority List site
The firm served as lead counsel representing the former limited partners of a now-dissolved limited partnership that formerly owned and operated a more
Counsel regarding design and construction for an international construction company
Represent a Georgia-based, international design and construction engineering company in connection with the design and construction more
Acquisitions by Meriturn Partners LLC
Represented Meriturn Partners LLC, a private equity firm, specializing in middle-market, corporate restructurings and turnarounds and general ongoing more