COVID-19 Response Team

The COVID-19 Response Team is available to help address business, regulatory and legal issues companies may face related to COVID-19.

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Protecting Patent Clients in Alice's Wonderland

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank that laws of nature, natural phenomena and abstract ideas are not patentable. Using Alice, Holland & Knight's Intellectual Property Group has won several patent-infringement cases for clients. The attorneys challenged the patents at the outset, saving clients from costly discovery and prolonged litigation.

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Advising ESOP-Owned Government Contractor on Sale to Private Equity

Nearly two dozen Holland & Knight lawyers working from offices across the U.S. advised ESOP-owned Phacil in its highly sophisticated sale. The deal triggered a unique GWAC provision that forced the government contracts, M&A, ESOP, private equity and 409A benefits teams to devise innovative tactics to structure against risks while divesting valuable assets.

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Getting in Its Own Way: Behind California's CEQA Curtain

In 2018, housing was targeted in 60 percent of all California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) lawsuits against construction projects in the state, a new study by Holland & Knight's land use and environmental attorneys finds. "California Getting in Its Own Way" concludes that this litigation is a major contributor to the state's housing crisis.

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Creating Tax-Exempt Solutions for Hurricane-Ravaged City

Holland & Knight's private wealth and corporate services attorneys provided pro bono counsel to a Bay County, Fla., municipal government after the city was devastated by Hurricane Michael on Oct. 10, 2018. Our team assisted with respect to the city's formation of a nonprofit corporation as well as the nonprofit's application for recognition of tax-exempt status.

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