automotive & transport: matters
Mercedes Benz USA and Mercedes Benz Manhattan - Various
Representation of Mercedes Benz USA and Mercedes Benz Manhattan in cases involving products manufactured and sold by the companies, as well as in commercial matters, including lemon law claims, construction contract disputes, antitrust matters and employment claims.
Representation of telecom companies, automobile aftermarket companies, an executive office suite company, an investment bank, a debt collection company, an electronics company, a paper mill, several dotcoms, and various investment funds and management companies in their financial restructuring.
Bridgestone Firestone - National Counsel
For over thirty years, Herrick has served as regional counsel in New York and New Jersey for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC and its predecessors in connection with claims involving tires, rims, roofing materials, children's car seats, retail stores and employment matters.
Rechler Equity Partners - Gabreski Airport Site Lease
Representation of Rechler Equity Partners on all aspects of their 40-year renewable ground lease to redevelop Suffolk County’s 55-acre Gabreski Airport. This transaction involved creative problem-solving, including severing the ground lease into multiple leases to coordinate with Rechler’s development schedule. The 500,000 square-foot business and technology center will house digital film studios, a 145-room hotel and a conference center, and is expected to generate 600 to 700 new jobs.
Major French Banking Corporation Subsidiaries - Acquisition and Finance
Representation of U.S. subsidiaries of a major French banking corporation in the acquisition of U.S. companies engaged in the commercial fleet leasing of automobiles and light trucks and the financing of U.S. registered yachts and other pleasure craft vessels. These transactions represent the commencement of business in the United States for those companies, thus expanding their large worldwide operations.
National Bank - Construction Company Finance
Representation of a national bank in the financing of a construction company secured by collateral assignments of claims under contracts between the company and U.S. Government agencies.
Airplane Lessor - Repossession
Representation of an international aviation leasing company in repossessing a Boeing 747 aircraft from a defaulting lessee by seizure on a military base.
Industrial Lifting Facilities Firm - Contract Negotiations
Representation of a Quebec-based industrial lifting facilities firm in negotiating a contract with a U.S. affiliate of a famous global automotive company to design and construct a new state of the art automated lifting facility in upstate New York.
Tire Manufacturer - Antitrust Litigation
Representation of a tire manufacturer in successfully defending an antitrust suit brought by an authorized dealer claiming that the manufacturer failed to make a tire available to the dealer that it made available to other authorized dealers.
General Contractor - Lien Foreclosure
Representation of a general contractor in a lien foreclosure action against the Metropolitan Transit Authority and the owner of 2 Broadway, New York, the MTA's headquarters. After a trial on the merits, the New York State Supreme Court awarded our client damages in excess of $1 million.
Deutsche Waggonbau - Long Island Railroad
Representation of Deutsche Waggonbau, the largest manufacturer of passenger cars in the world, in orchestrating the business, legal, regulatory and technical aspects of the $250 million project to supply the Long Island Rail Road with state-of-the-art railcars.
Acquisition of Automotive Emission Testing Company
Representation of a U.S. subsidiary of a public company based in Barcelona, Spain whose primary business is the distribution and treatment of water in its acquisition of all the issued and outstanding shares of stock of a Massachusetts-based company that was engaged in the business of developing technology and methodologies for improving testing of automotive emissions and designing, implementing, managing and operating vehicle inspection stations in the United States.