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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Making the Assist in Athletic Conference Realignments

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.

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Using FAST-41 to Streamline Federal Permitting Process

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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Advocating for Drug Regulation Reform

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.

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