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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ERP licensing & systems integration transactions for private retail company

Represented private retail company in negotiation of agreement with Logic Information Systems to more

Wastewater compliance issues for Knoxville Utilities Board
Represented Knoxville Utilities Board with regard to wastewater compliance issues including negotiation of a comprehensive federal consent decree more
Real estate redevelopment venture for French Quarter Holdings Inc.
Represented French Quarter Holdings Inc. in the formation of a joint venture with Barrow Street Capital and Barclays Capital for the $120 million more
Acquisition advice for a worldwide manufacturer of pool and recreational products
Represented a large, worldwide manufacturer of pool and recreational products that sought to acquire an early-stage company whose initial products more