Labor and Employment

Human Capital


  • Provident Savings Bank Secures Summary Judgment for Mortgage Underwriters as Exempt Employees

    August 12, 2015
    Howard M. Knee and Michael L. Ludwig
    Blank Rome represented Provident Savings Bank in its motion for summary judgment in federal district court on the issue of whether mortgage underwriters are exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act and California law.
  • York Wallcoverings, Inc., Sold to High Road Capital Partners

    March 9, 2015
    Barry H. Genkin, Arthur Bachman, Lawrence S. Chane, Matthew J. Comisky, Scott F. Cooper, Joseph M. Doloboff, et al.
    Blank Rome represented York Wallcoverings, Inc., the largest wallcoverings company in the world, in its sale to a newly formed High Road Capital Partners controlled entity. The transaction closed on March 9, 2015.
  • Siemens Healthcare Sells Microbiology Business to Beckman Coulter, Inc.

    January 31, 2015
    Gary R. Goldenberg, Kipp B. Cohen, Shaun Snitman, Jennifer J. Daniels, Nancy Oliphant Ryan, Shaun J. Bockert, et al.
    Blank Rome represented Siemens Healthcare in the sale of its microbiology business to Beckman Coulter, Inc., a subsidiary of Danaher Corporation. The transaction closed on January 31, 2015.
  • Blank Rome Secures Client Victory in Patton v. Egan

    December 11, 2014
    Stephen E. Tisman and Valerie D. Ringel
    On December 11, 2014, a unanimous jury in federal court in Manhattan rendered verdicts in favor of the plaintiffs and third-party defendant, in Patton v. Egan. Patton sued Egan for libel and the jury found Egan had defamed Patton. Furthermore, the jury found that Egan had acted with malice and additionally awarded nominal punitive damages.
  • Balford Farms Acquires Assets and Business of The Rosenberger’s Dairy Division

    September 18, 2014
    Henry M. Kuller, Scott F. Cooper, Bradford C. Craig, Francis E. Dehel, Margaret Anne Hill, Cory G. Jacobs, et al.
    Balford Farms in the acquisition of the assets and business of the Rosenberger’s Dairy division, and a portion of the assets and business of the Crowley Foods division, of HP Hood LLC.
  • Labor Negotiations Prime Tasty Baking Co. for Sale

    Spring 2011
    Blank Rome advised Tasty Baking Company in the employment aspects of its $34 million sale to Georgia-based Flowers Foods Inc. Tasty Baking Co. engaged the Firm last year to advise in labor negotiations when the workers at Tasty Baking’s new plant at the Navy Yard complex organized. Blank Rome represented the company in the collective bargaining process with the certified workers, and was able, on a very tight timeline, to secure an acceptable agreement with the union, ensuring labor stability at the bakery, which was a key component leading up to the sale.
  • Successful Agreement Between Lower Merion Board of School Directors and the Lower Merion Education Association

    September 17, 2010
    Blank Rome negotiated a two-year agreement between our client, the Lower Merion Board of School Directors, and the Lower Merion Education Association.
  • New York Prevailing Wage Act and New York Wage Payment Class Action Dismissed

    June 1, 2010
    Richard V. Singleton II
    Blank Rome represented Caddell Dry Dock & Repair Co., Inc. in a class action brought under the New York Prevailing Wage Act (the “PWA”) and the New York Wage Payment Law (the “WPL”).
  • Successful Contract Negotiation Between School District of Philadelphia & Federation of Teachers

    January 2010
    Successful negotiation for a contract between The School District of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers.
  • AmQuip Crane Rental Expands Its Operations

    December 9, 2008
    Alan L. Zeiger and Pelayo Coll
    AmQuip Crane Rental LLC in its acquisition of the business and assets of Powell Equipment Company, one of Atlanta’s most established crane rental companies. The transaction resulted in the formation of the Powell AmQuip division which will expand operations of AmQuip’s Southeast region.
  • Refron, Inc. Sells Assets to Airgas, Inc.

    July 31, 2008
    Harris N. Cogan, Emanuel J. Adler, Peter Schnur, Stuart D. Kaplan and Margaret Anne Hill
    Refron, Inc., in its sale of assets and operations to a newly formed subsidiary of Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG).
  • ClearPoint Acquires ASG, Expanding Workforce Management Services

    February 23, 2007
    Alan L. Zeiger
    ClearPoint Business Resources, Inc., in its acquisition of all the assets of ALS, LLC, for $24 million.
  • Liberty Partners Enters into Definitive Merger Agreement with Concorde

    June 21, 2006
    Arthur Bachman, Linsey B. Bozzelli and Heather Sonnenberg
    Liberty Partners in its acquisition of Concorde Career Colleges, Inc., for approximately $115 million.