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  • Our energy attorneys achieved a milestone for the Bay State Wind Project, making it the first offshore wind project designated as a covered project under Title 41 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act. Participation will provide greater efficiencies and time savings in the federal permitting process, and help the Project meet its targeted in-service date.
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Case Studies

With more than 1,300 attorneys and professionals practicing in 200 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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Holland & Knight is prepared to help your company navigate new policy changes and achieve your legislative objectives.
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.
When a cutting-edge data analytics company needed guidance – from corporate formation and Internet policies to brand protection, input on a business model and a go-to-market plan – Holland & Knight's Venture Capital and Emerging Companies and Public Policy & Regulation teams became the go-to leads for these innovators. The startup's big data platform creates instant access to congressional statistics – an essential tool for those with ties to D.C.
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.
The city of Highland Park, Ill., asked Holland & Knight to draft an assault weapons ban that would comply with Illinois state law and withstand constitutional challenges. The firm wrote a model assault weapons ban and successfully defended it in federal appeals.
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.
When a biosciences startup sought federal funding to combat Ebola, our Healthcare & Life Sciences Team and Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Team provided key assistance in the grant application, federal relations and corporate formation. In a matter of months, the firm helped the company win a major federal grant for its promising approach to preventing surface contamination.
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 has expanded its aviation and maritime finance practices with the addition of a London office. Joining the firm are six lawyers devoted to transportation law, with a focus on aircraft finance.
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.
A Holland & Knight multi-office team, representing nominated executors of the contested last Will and Testament for "reluctant heiress" Huguette Clark, led the settlement of the estate after more than two years of contest and alleged undue influence by those close to the reclusive woman who left an estate of more than $300 million when she died at age 104.
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.
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