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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Advising Private Equity Firm on Multimillion-Dollar M&A Deal

Holland & Knight's M&A, maritime, taxation, private equity and corporate services attorneys advised Southern Cross Group in the sale of its portfolio company UP Offshore to a newly created joint venture. The multimillion-dollar transaction included complex debt structures negotiated with respect to several maritime jurisdictions across Latin America and the Caribbean.

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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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Creating Tax-Exempt Solutions for Hurricane-Ravaged City

Holland & Knight's private wealth and corporate services attorneys provided pro bono counsel to the Lynn Haven, 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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