Represented CNB Financial Corporation in its contested acquisition. After executing a definitive agreement with Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc., CNB Financial received topping offers from United Financial Bancorp Inc. and another community bank. Through a series of offers and counter-offers, advised the client’s Board of Directors with respect to fiduciary duties and contractual obligations and helped navigate a process that resulted in termination of its original merger agreement and execution of a definitive agreement with United Financial Bancorp Inc. that provided a substantially higher value to shareholders.

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Executive compensation and employee benefits matters for a Massachusetts bank holding company
Represents a Massachusetts bank holding company on executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including matters related to employee stock more
ERISA plans for several publicly traded food and beverage manufacturers
Represented several publicly traded food and beverage manufacturers in designing and implementing an integrated plan document and summary plan more
Formation and representation of private real estate fund
Represented diversified private real estate fund in the formation of the fund, and subsequently represented the fund in acquisition of  properties in more
Health insurance association entry into China
Represented as lead counsel BlueCross BlueShield Association, a health insurance association, in connection with the strategic development of more