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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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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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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Scoring in Record Time on Miami Beach Hotel Deal

A Holland & Knight team of real estate and joint venture attorneys collaborated to help client King Street Real Estate close a joint venture acquisition of the Shelborne South Beach hotel in Miami Beach in just five weeks. The transaction involved U.S., Canadian and London-based partners and had to be completed before Super Bowl 2020 weekend.

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Preserving Family Wealth

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.

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