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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Franchise litigation related to technology licenses for entertainment technology company
Represented an entertainment technology company regarding claims that it had unlawfully sold franchises in California in violation of state franchise more
Sara Lee Corp. v. Kayser-Roth Corp.
Represented the manufacturer of L’eggs® pantyhose in action to enjoin use of LEG LOOKS® mark on re-designed packaging. The Fourth Circuit reversed more
United States and international patent prosecution and counseling for Vanderbilt University
Represents Vanderbilt University in U.S. and international (China, Australia and European Patent Office) patent prosecutions in the area of methods more
General Media Communications, Inc. v. Heu
Obtained ruling effectively reversing UDRP decision by National Arbitration Forum that GMCI, publisher of Penthouse magazine, had engaged in reverse more