Innovative Mag-Drive, LLC Acquisition
Represented Flowserve US Inc. in its acquisition of Innovative Mag-Drive, LLC d/b/a Innomag, a manufacturer of advanced sealless magnetic drive centrifugal pumps.
Data Protection and Confidentiality Contract Review
Reviewed human resources and information technology vendor contracts for major transportation company. Assigned each a risk level based on the type of data transferred, the type of vendor, and the pre-existing contractual data protection provisions. Worked with company to negotiate with vendors to amend or supplement the contract language to reduce the risk of loss of data and company’s potential legal exposure in the event of a data breach.
Represented CD Listening Bar, Inc. d/b/a Super D in its acquisition of Alliance Entertainment Holding Corporation, a multimedia wholesale distributor.
Acquisition of Marketing Werks, Inc.
Represented CROSSMARK, Inc., a leading consumer goods sales and marketing services company, in its acquisition of Marketing Werks Inc., the largest independent consumer-engagement company in the country.
Purchase of Assets of Cellular Specialties, Inc.
Advised Goodman Networks Incorporated in connection with its acquisition of the services division of Cellular Specialties, Inc., one of the largest in-building wireless services companies in the U.S., for a price of $18 million plus up to $17 million in earn-out payments.
Wingate Partners in its Acquisition of Preferred Compounding Corp.
Represented Wingate Partners in its acquisition of Preferred Compounding Corp., a supplier of proprietary and custom mixed rubber compounds.
Acquisition of Onshore Seismic Data and Multi-Client Data Library Business of Petroleum Geo-Services ASA
Represented Geokinetics, Inc. in its purchase of onshore seismic and multi-client library business of PGS Onshore, Inc.
CARBO Ceramics, Inc. in its Acquisition of BBL Falcon Industries, Ltd.
Represented CARBO Ceramics, Inc. in its acquisition of BBL Falcon Industries, Ltd., a leading supplier of spill prevention and containment systems for the oil and gas industry.
AT&T, Inc. in its $275 Million Acquisition of Wayport, Inc.
Represented AT&T, Inc. in its $275 million acquisition of Wayport, Inc., a network and applications management company that provides back-office management for Wi-Fi hot spots.
Merger with the Boeing Company and Aviall
Haynes and Boone represented Aviall Inc. in the company’s $2.05 billion merger with the Boeing Company. The deal represented the largest purchase for Boeing in a decade. As the world's largest independent provider of new aerospace parts and related aftermarket services, Aviall is a leading solutions provider of aftermarket supply-chain management services for the aerospace, defense and marine industries.
ClubCorp, Inc. in its $1.8 Billion Sale to KSL Capital Partners, an affiliate of KKR
Represented ClubCorp in its $1.8 billion sale to KSL Capital Partners (an affiliate of KKR). ClubCorp is the leading operator of golf courses and country clubs in the world.
Dell, Inc. in its Acquisition of Everdream Corporation
Represented Dell, Inc. in its acquisition of Everdream Corporation, a leading provider of software-as-a-service solutions for remote-service management.
Trade Dress, Trademarks - Retail
A buyer for a retail company would be selecting new footwear to stock its shelves for an upcoming season. Before the buyer's selection would occur, however, each potential product was to be legally reviewed for any intellectual property concerns. As it turned out, the company had several hundred products to be reviewed in within an approximately two-week timeframe. Working night and day with our client contacts and other outside counsel, at the client's offices, we provided thorough analysis and clearance of hundreds of footwear designs. The designs were carefully reviewed for intellectual property issues such as those bearing on trade dress, trademarks, and patents. Ultimately, the buyer purchased nearly one hundred and fifty designs from the larger group of designs deemed legally clear by counsel.
Successful Trade Dress Enforcement - Food and Beverage
One of our client’s liqueurs, an award-winning and extremely popular brand, faced competition from a newly-launched product. The appearance of this new product’s bottle shape, product packaging, and marketing materials featured several similar characteristics to those of our client’s. We sent multiple demand letters to the competitor and its counsel, advising of our client’s trade dress and trademark rights. To escalate the matter, we proceeded to file suit in Illinois. After months of hard-fought litigation, the parties settled with the competitor agreeing to modify its packaging to further distinguish it from that of our client’s product.