Construction

We represent a wide array of companies involved in all aspects of the construction sector in the U.S. and Europe. Our clients include construction companies, equipment rental companies, home builders, and building material manufactures and suppliers.

We represent a wide array of companies involved in all aspects of the construction sector in the U.S. and Europe. Our clients include construction companies, equipment rental companies, home builders, and building material manufactures and suppliers.

Capital Markets

  • Lennar Corporation: Represented various parties in multiple offerings by this Florida-based builder of affordable, move-up and retirement homes in 17 states, including:

    • Lennar as issuer in its offering of $650 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.50% Senior Notes due 2024.
    • Lennar as issuer in its offering of $600 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.125% Senior Notes due 2022.
    • Lennar as issuer in its offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.750% Senior Notes due 2021.
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Litigation

  • Shaw Group, Inc.: Conducted an internal investigation on behalf of the audit committee of Shaw, a Fortune 500 provider of piping systems, engineering procurement and construction services.

    Suitt Construction v. Bank of Nova Scotia: Represented Bank of Nova Scotia in a lien priority dispute with Suitt, a national leader in design-build and a founding member of the Design-Build Institute of America.

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Mergers & Acquisitions, PE & VC Investments, Joint Ventures and Other Business Combinations

  • Alleghany Capital Corporation/W&W|AFCO Steel: Represented Alleghany Capital Corporation in its acquisition of a majority stake in W&W|AFCO Steel, one of the largest structural steel fabrication and erection companies in North America.

    dormakaba Group/Stanley Black & Decker: Represented dormakaba Group, as U.S. counsel, in its $725 million acquisition of Stanley Black & Decker’s Mechanical Security businesses.

    Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc.: Represented Kiewit, one of the largest and most respected heavy construction and mining organizations in North America, in multiple transactions, including its sale of stock and assets comprising parts of the Continental Can Company.

    STARK Deutschland/Melle Gallhöfer/palero: Represented STARK Deutschland GmbH in its agreement to acquire Melle Gallhöfer, a leading German specialist dealer for roofs and facades, from private equity fund palero.

    United Subcontractors, Inc./Trilantic North America:  Represented United Subcontractors, Inc. (USI) in an equity investment and recapitalization in partnership with Trilantic North America.

    Vitale Assistance/Weinberg Capital Partners/Groupe 3iD: Represented Vitale Assistance (controlled by Weinberg Capital Partners) in its acquisition of Groupe 3iD, creating the market leader in post-insurance claim in-kind repairs.


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Other Significant Matters

  • Mechanically Locking Floor Panels Manufacturer: Successfully defended a major European manufacturer and two of its licensees in the ITC and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit against claims for infringing three patents relating to methods and apparatuses for mechanically locking floor panels. The ITC properly construed the patent claims as not covering the clients’ products.

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