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  • With the U.S. re-establishing normal diplomatic relations with Cuba, certain economic sanctions will be easing between the two nations, opening up the possibility of increased travel, trade and financial transactions. However, companies are well-advised to consider how and when to enter this market, and the practical and legal risks that may arise.
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Case Studies

With more than 1,000 attorneys and professionals practicing in 100 areas of law, Holland & Knight can provide you with comprehensive legal representation. Following are select case studies that highlight recent work performed by our client teams:
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Facing unintended consequences from FDA policies on unapproved drugs that could have removed common medical gases from the market, the Compressed Gas Association turned to Holland & Knight's Public Policy & Regulation Group to achieve a legislative solution. The historic reforms that resulted helped to avoid a potentially catastrophic result for the industry.
Holland & Knight's Energy Team is prepared to assist clients in evaluating the opportunities emerging from recent constitutional reform in Mexico. The new laws will transform the country's energy sector and open oil, gas and electric energy generation to private investment.
In the rapidly changing world of data privacy and security, companies across every industry are expected to balance complex and often conflicting regulatory expectations with the need to maintain valuable customer relationships. Clients look to Holland & Knight's seasoned Data Privacy and Security team to help navigate the global information economy, including the compliance issues they face using online and mobile technologies.
Holland & Knight policy advisors are helping shape national policies and legal regulations governing the renewable energy industry. Our Energy & Clean Technology Team testified before Congress to provide detailed recommendations on tax policy, loan and grant practices and the implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS2) program governed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
When accessibility concerns arose in a recent online offering of bonds by the Empire State Development Corporation, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley turned to Holland & Knight's legal team for guidance. Through collaboration with the firm's International and Cross Border Transactions professionals, our Public Finance Team found a solution that will serve as an example for years to come.
When DCI Biologicals, Inc., a blood plasma business, faced a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action brought by a plasma donor, the company called on Holland & Knight’s TCPA Class Action Litigation Team to mount an aggressive defense. In a precedent-setting ruling, the trial judge dismissed the potentially damaging lawsuit.
When a patent troll took aim at the use of wireless networks (Wi-Fi) by a variety of brick and mortar businesses, including many of Holland & Knight's clients and contacts, the firm's Intellectual Property Litigation and Licensing Team stepped in. By providing industry insight and technological know-how, we partnered with clients to fight back against an ignoble foe.
To enhance its U.S. commercial real estate assets, Singapore-based Overseas Union Enterprise (OUE) Ltd., through its indirect subsidiary, Beringia Central LLC, sought to purchase Los Angeles' iconic U.S. Bank Tower — the tallest office building west of the Mississippi. Our Real Estate Team helped OUE assess the soundness of the investment and then acquire this landmark property.
With the U.S. re-establishing normal diplomatic relations with Cuba, certain economic sanctions will be easing between the two nations, opening up the possibility of increased travel, trade and financial transactions. However, companies are well-advised to consider how and when to enter this market, and the practical and legal risks that may arise.
With new sunscreen ingredients pending before the FDA for over a decade, our Public Policy & Regulation Group rallied health groups, dermatologists, manufacturers and key government leaders on behalf of the PASS Coalition to advocate for a resolution. Holland & Knight successfully built bipartisan ties to get the Sunscreen Innovation Act passed, which in turn will provide access to effective sunscreens.
Holland & Knight represented Harris Corporation in its sale of $700 million of senior unsecured notes in a two-part offering, split into 10- and 30-year debt. Members of our Harris Client Service Team assisted the international communications and information technology company with the legal aspects of negotiating and closing the transaction, which funded recent acquisitions and general corporate operations.
Holland & Knight M&A attorneys represented CGI Group, a leading provider of information technology and business processing services, in its acquisition of Stanley Inc. Our team provided a full array of M&A and securities law services and defended against lawsuits challenging the transaction.
Holland & Knight represented Chemonics in the purchase of outstanding company stock by its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Members of our firm's M&A and ESOP Teams assisted in all aspects of the sale and loan transactions and provided legal advice in connection with the related D&O insurance issues.
When a well-known media holding company with 11 alternative newspapers nationwide and Pulitzer Prize winning content became the target of a TCPA class action lawsuit, the company turned to Holland & Knight's Class Action Litigation and Arbitration Team to show that there was no evidence of thousands of persons who had been affected by its text messages.
Holland & Knight represented information technology provider GTSI in its complex merger with UNICOM. Our team, which included members of the firm's Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate, Securities, Litigation and Government Contracts practices, addressed every aspect of the complicated transaction.
When Digital Realty, a California-based data center owner, developer and operator, saw an opportunity to purchase a large data center near one of its facilities in Northern California, it called on a team of West Coast Holland & Knight attorneys to manage the acquisition and financing of $85 million in fee and leasehold interests in the facility.
Holland & Knight lawyers represented GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), a global leader in commercial aircraft leasing and financing, in the first asset-backed securitization closed since 2007. Our Structured Finance and Securitization Teams acted as counsel to GECAS on all aspects of the transaction, which included a pool of 30 aircraft engines.
When pharmaceutical innovator Sunovion sought to expand the number of products it offers for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), it relied on experienced counsel from Holland & Knight in its $430 million acquisition of Elevation Pharmaceuticals, a privately held biopharmaceutical company specializing in aerosol therapies for individuals with respiratory diseases.
Holland & Knight represented AET in its contract negotiations with the Marine Well Containment Company to charter vessels for oil containment operations in the Gulf of Mexico. Our Maritime Team developed an innovative strategy for structuring the transaction to meet the business and financial objectives of both parties, which is expected to serve as an industry model for similar transactions.
A university or athletic conference considering conference realignment faces a multitude of legal issues involving, among other things, conference constitutions and bylaws, media contracts and the seemingly inevitable threat of litigation. Holland & Knight's Education Team helps clients in this critical juncture of sports and law.