Canadian Pharma Eyes U.S. Market

How product's legal challenges were solved.


Theratechnologies, a pharmaceutical company based in Canada, had divested an approved prescription drug product to a U.S. drug company. Subsequently, the U.S. company sold the drug back to Theratechnologies. The client has one in-house lawyer, so it sought help from expert outside counsel to comply with U.S. FDA and healthcare laws, as well as to negotiate contracts with U.S. specialty pharmacies and other third-party vendors to market the drug in the U.S. More

Genesis HealthCare

All-Stock Acquisition

How deal creates a $5.5 billion long-term care company.


Genesis HealthCare LLC, one of the nation's largest skilled nursing and rehabilitation therapy providers, plans to combine with publicly-held Skilled Healthcare Group, Inc., whose subsidiaries operate skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, hospices, home health providers and a rehabilitation therapy business. The all-stock deal is expected to close in early 2015, subject to regulatory approvals and other closing conditions. The combined company will trade on the New York Stock Exchange. More

Hamilton Bank

Discovery Defeats Claims

Debtor’s allegations crumble, all bank demands are met.


Hamilton State Bank, a Georgia bank with 24 branches, brought suit against a borrower entity and individual guarantors to collect on a note in default. Hamilton acquired the loan from the FDIC after it closed First State Bank in 2012. The debt was secured by an airport Comfort Inn. Defendants denied liability on the debt and brought lender liability counterclaims alleging that Hamilton had intentionally caused its default. The case was complicated by a flood that damaged 60 percent of the hotel and resulted in the bank managing the disbursement of more than $1 million in insurance proceeds. Defendants claimed Hamilton had withheld insurance money and committed other acts of fraud so it could cause default and collect the debt from the FDIC pursuant to Hamilton’s loss-sharing agreement. More

Equinox Group

Attracting Investors

Deal structure critical in obtaining real estate funds


Atlanta-area real estate developer Jan Saperstein, owner of The Equinox Group, Inc., wanted to grow his real estate company and needed guidance on obtaining capital to fund the purchase of properties that were coming on the market at excellent prices More

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