Provides patent procurement and counseling services to Smith & Nephew, an industry leader in the development of advanced medical devices and implants. The company offers technically innovative products in areas such as orthopedic reconstruction and trauma, endoscopy, advanced wound management and biologics. Provide counsel and advice in all aspects of the company's business, including helping shape its overall patent strategy. As part of this, the firm takes an active role in identifying and protecting innovations, as well as evaluating third-party intellectual property rights.  Further, the firm provides counseling in connection with the company’s patent licensing and acquisition activities and has represented the company in several patent infringement matters.

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Employee benefits for a national beverage manufacturer regarding acquisition of two publicly trading companies
Counseled a national beverage manufacturer in the employee benefits matters regarding its acquisition of two publicly traded corporation in an more
Going private investigation for a Midwest-based REIT
Represented a Midwestern NYSE-listed REIT with a market capitalization of over $700 million in its consideration of a management-led going private more
Securities, M&A and Tax for James River Coal Co.
Represented James River Coal, an Appalachian coal mining company headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, in its efforts to raise capital for improving more
International reduction in force by a multinational beverage company
Represented a multinational beverage company in developing strategy and coordinating the work of foreign counsel for a global reduction in force more