industrial manufacturing & chemicals: matters
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.
Carpet and Rug Manufacturer - Employment Issues
Representation of a carpet and rug manufacturer in employment disputes, restrictive covenant analysis and contract disputes, including a contract dispute and wrongful termination claim by a former employee claiming entitlement to a bonus.
Investment Fund - Distressed Asset Acquisition
Representation of an investment fund in its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Chapter 11 debtor Parmatic Filter Corporation and a related company, which manufacture filters used on U.S. Navy ships and that export filters to the militaries of friendly foreign governments.
Curtiss-Wright - Leases
Representation of Curtiss-Wright Corporation in lease negotiations with an affiliate of Lincoln Properties for Curtiss Wright’s new corporate headquarters in Parsippany, NJ. We also represented Curtiss Wright in negotiating a lease assignment to JH Cohn for its existing premises.
Pan-Pacific - Sale of the Company
Representation of the stockholders of Pan-Pacific Enterprises, Inc., the largest independent distributor of medical X-ray tubes in China, in the sale of the company to Varian Medical Systems, Inc., a publicly traded company.
Money Center Bank - $125 Million Facility
Representation of a money center bank, as agent, in a $125 million syndicated senior secured credit facility of a large employee-owned company that manufactures equipment for refining and other heavy industries.
Weapons Manufacturer - Leveraged Recapitalization
Representation of a leading military small arms manufacturer in a leveraged recapitalization involving an investment and concurrent mezzanine financing and an amendment to the senior credit facility.
IBE Trade v. Litvinenko - International Litigation Over Privatization
Representation of IBE Trade, an international manufacturer and trader of fertilizers, in a complicated case involving the theft by an employee of an entire factory. IBE Trade purchased the factory from the Bulgarian government as part of a privatization program. An IBE employee named Litvinenko then conspired with rogue elements in Bulgaria to fraudulently seize control of the plant, stripping IBE of its ownership interest.
Textile Company - Sale
Representation of a producer and distributor of flame adhesive laminated textiles, in connection with the sale of substantially all of its assets.
Chemical Manufacturer - Exposure Claims
Defense of a major American chemical company in litigation involving claims by then-current and former employees of a computer chip manufacturer relating to chemical exposures in the chip manufacturing process at facilities in upstate New York and in California. The lawsuits involved claims against dozens of major corporations which had supplied chemicals to the manufacturer for use in making the chips.
Severodonetsk Azot - Stopping Improper Government Seizure of Privatized Plant in Ukraine
Representation of a U.S.-based chemical company in a hard-fought dispute over the massive chemical plant, Severodonetsk Azot, in Eastern Ukraine. Corrupt political forces in Ukraine took control of our client’s plant through the commencement of a bogus lawsuit in Kiev and the outright seizure of the plant by a private militia. Herrick argued an appeal in Kiev’s court of appeals and also met, in Kiev, with Ukrainian ministries and the U.S. Embassy as part of a concerted effort to exert political pressure on the Ukrainian government to end the illegal actions.
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.
Film Equipment Company - Equity Offering
Representation of a leading manufacturer of film and lighting equipment for the motion picture industry, and its selling stockholders, in connection with a $30 million secondary equity offering; a $15 million equity offering; and a $9 million secondary equity offering. (Prior firm experience)