Transactions

Competitive and Solution-Oriented

Complementing our top-flight litigation practice, we provide transactional advice in several key areas - antitrust, real estate, and general corporate matters.  We work quickly and efficiently to understand our clients’ businesses and provide practical advice to help our clients achieve their business objectives.  We routinely collaborate with the firm’s litigation, government affairs, bankruptcy and restructuring, and employment groups, providing a fully integrated team that is able to bring about practical solutions to drive our clients’ businesses forward.  Our transactional clients span a wide range of industries, including shipping, chemicals, agricultural and processed foods, consumer products, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, and publishing.


Antitrust

Koninklijke Ahold N.V. in FTC review of its $29 billion merger of equals with Delhaize Group.

Holcim in connection with the U.S. antitrust review of its $50 billion merger with Lafarge.

Lorillard in FTC review and clearance of its $27.4 billion sale to Reynolds American.

DirecTV in DOJ review and clearance of its $48.5 billion sale to AT&T.

Office Depot in obtaining clearance from the FTC in its $1.2 billion merger with OfficeMax.

Corporate

Leading private equity firm as agent and lender in a secured acquisition financing.

Investment management firm specializing in alternative investments as co-agent and lender in a debtor-in-possession credit agreement with an owner and operator of luxury hotels.

Global real estate operating company in the formation of a joint venture with an operator of casinos and racetracks to own, operate and develop horse racing and gaming assets.

Internationally known private investment firm in its acquisition of the operators of one of the largest independent steel galvanizing lines in Europe.

Leading diversified natural gas company in numerous matters, including the formulation and documentation of various corporate policies, advising with respect to various landlord-tenant issues, and negotiating and preparing company agreements.

Real Estate

Acquisition, financing and development of a mixed-use retail, signage and hotel project at 701 Seventh Avenue in Manhattan for a joint venture between New Valley/Witkoff Group and Starwood Capital/Winthrop Realty Trust.  This deal is considered to be the most significant development project in Times Square currently underway.

The one million-square-foot retail project at Hudson Yards in New York City, including the 250,000-square-foot lease to anchor tenant Neiman Marcus.  Hudson Yards is the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States and the largest development in New York City since Rockefeller Center.

Two of the first development projects (including a WeWork co-working space and a Wegmans Food Market) at the Brooklyn Navy Yard for Boston Properties and Steiner NYC, respectively.

Acquisition, joint venturing, financing and development of a mixed-use project on West 57th Street in Manhattan for JDS Development Group.