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  • The Holland & Knight Public Policy & Regulation Group helped lead bipartisan and industry efforts to reform how chemicals are regulated in the United States. Signed into law on June 22, 2016, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act is the first major environmental reauthorization in two decades and the first update of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) since it was enacted in 1976.
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Case Studies

With more than 1,250 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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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 CODI decided to bring the world's largest designer, maker and marketer of air guns and archery products back under its umbrella, a multi-office mergers and acquisitions team from Holland & Knight brokered the more than $150 million takeover. Our one-firm approach allowed us to complete the deal in-house in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner.
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.
Our Native American Law Group deployed swift advocacy and a complex strategy that changed the law and enabled a tribal government client to receive a special waiver so it could expand a tech-driven satellite school on its reservation, creating an innovative initiative that reduces costs and alleviates student transportation hardships.
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.
When a defect investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a subsequent recall of more than 14 million tires threatened the viability of Bridgestone/ Firestone, the company turned to Holland & Knight to assist in managing the legal crisis.
Lawyers on Holland & Knight's Hospitality Team represented Starwood Hotels & Resorts in the complex sale of approximately $60 million in membership interests to a joint venture partner.
Holland & Knight represented the Tejon Ranch Company in defending the project approvals for its Tejon Mountain Village development. Our West Coast Land Use and Environmental Practice Group served as lead environmental and land use counsel during the negotiations and proved that the project's environmental studies and mitigation requirements met or exceeded all applicable legal requirements.
An enterprising startup that offered co-working space for entrepreneurs and independent workers in San Francisco's historic Chinatown faced opposition from zoning authorities and a powerful neighborhood advocacy group. Holland & Knight's Land Use and Zoning team negotiated a resolution that was a win-win for all the parties.
When a coalition of news organizations wanted to make the case before the National Transportation Safety Board that unmanned aerial newsgathering is protected by the First Amendment, they called on Holland & Knight's cutting-edge Drone Practice Team to file a first-ever brief on their behalf.
When Marriott International wanted to create partnering relationships with its outside legal counsel, it turned to Holland & Knight and our Global Hospitality Team. The combination of our legal experience, industry knowledge and commitment to Marriott's success led to our selection as one of the company's trusted legal partners.
Holland & Knight has assembled a multipractice team to advise clients on the implications of blockchain technology, which will revolutionize the speed, costs and security of transactions. Consult our attorneys to learn how this technology will affect your business and how you can get ahead of the curve by being an early adopter.
Holland & Knight lawyers represented a multigenerational family business in the sale of its business unit to a Fortune 100 company. Our Private Wealth Services Team completed the transaction, valued at nearly $1 billion, utilizing wealth transfer techniques to reduce the client's tax obligation by more than $200 million.
To protect a springwater manatee habitat, three Florida municipalities and the county in which they are located faced a mandate to reduce groundwater pumping, one that would severely diminish their water supply. Holland & Knight’s Water Law Team helped our clients develop an innovative alternative that could become a template for addressing similar water issues.
When faced with a $25 million dispute over which trust should pay certain estate taxes and other expenses, a large trust turned to Holland & Knight's highly experienced trusts and estates lawyers. The Superior Court ruled in our favor and ordered the other trust to pay all of the items at issue.
Holland & Knight obtained a $2.8 million stipulated judgment for actor Mickey Rooney in an elder abuse lawsuit against his stepson, who was accused of misappropriating millions of dollars while he controlled the aging actor's financial affairs. After Rooney's death, the firm successfully defended his will against challenges by his estranged wife and children.
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.
U.S. companies facing trademark challenges in international markets have a trailblazing advocate in Holland & Knight. Our Intellectual Property team established the first industry group to compile a "report card" on countries that fail to adequately protect trademark rights – and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is listening.
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