• Blank Rome Represents DRA Advisors in Acquisition of Shopping Centers from Blackstone/DDR

    August 26, 2015
    Martin Luskin, Barry Friedman, Joseph A. McFalls, Edward W. Enoch, Mitesh Patel
    Blank Rome represented DRA Advisors in the acquisition of nine shopping centers from Blackstone/DDR. The portfolio consists of 955,000 square feet and is located across seven states: Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, North Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin.
  • Provident Savings Bank Secures Summary Judgment for Mortgage Underwriters as Exempt Employees

    August 12, 2015
    Howard M. Knee, 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.
  • Blank Rome Represents Chiquita Brands International – Precedential Opinion

    August 11, 2015
    Steven L. Caponi, Adam V. Orlacchio
    Blank Rome represented Chiquita Brands International and several of its related companies in obtaining a dismissal with prejudice in Delaware based on the First Filed Rule and for lack of personal jurisdiction. The Third Circuit upheld both aspects of the ruling in a precedential opinion which brought to close a series of litigations that Chiquita and many in the international fruit industry have been defending for nearly 30 years.
  • Xcel Brands Acquires C. Wonder

    August 6, 2015
    Robert J. Mittman, Brad L. Shiffman, Kathleen A. Cunningham, David M. Perry, Rustin I. Paul, Natalie F. Wilmore, et al.
    Blank Rome represented Xcel Brands, Inc. in its acquisition of the C. Wonder brand, including the C. Wonder and C. Wonder Limited trademarks and related designs and other intellectual property rights for approximately $12.5 million in a combination of cash and stock; and its execution of a license agreement with QVC, Inc., pursuant to which QVC will market, promote and distribute products under the C. Wonder brand name.
  • Blank Rome Represents J.F. Lehman & Company in Its Acquisition of Ravn Air Group

    August 2015
    Peter Schnur, Alexander J. Tablin-Wolf, Stephen T. Whelan, Thomas A. Cournoyer
    Blank Rome acted as legal counsel to J.F. Lehman & Company in its acquisition of the Ravn Air Group, the largest regional air transportation provider in the niche geographic market of Alaska, serving both commercial customers and industries including energy, tourism and government.
  • Xcel Brands Announces Pricing of Public Offering

    July 31, 2015
    Robert J. Mittman, Brad L. Shiffman, Kathleen A. Cunningham, David M. Perry, Rustin I. Paul, Natalie F. Wilmore, et al.
    Blank Rome represented XCel Brands, Inc. in its $16.2 million public offering of common stock. In connection with this offering, XCel’s common stock commenced trading on the Nasdaq Global Market.
  • Korean Firm Netmarble Games Invests $130 Million in Mobile Gaming Firm SGN

    July 23, 2015
    Jason S. Kim, Michael E. Plunkett, Arthur P. Yoon, Patrick A. O'Reilly, Michael J. Medveckus, Yelena M. Barychev, et al.
    Blank Rome represented Netmarble Games, the leading mobile game publisher in South Korea, in its $130 million investment in SGN, one of the biggest and fastest growing mobile game studios in the United States. The investment is one of the largest in the mobile gaming industry since 2013, and makes Netmarble the largest stakeholder in SGN.
  • Blank Rome Represents SunGard Public Sector Inc. in CRW Systems, Inc., Acquisition

    June 5, 2015
    Linsey B. Bozzelli, Kipp B. Cohen
    Blank Rome represented SunGard Public Sector Inc. in its acquisition of CRW Systems, Inc., a developer of local government software solutions.
  • Blank Rome Advises on RadioShack Rescue Financing and Subsequent Bankruptcy Financing and Restructuring

    April 2015
    Lawrence F. Flick, James E. Odell, Michael Kim, Erin O'Brien Harkiewicz, Rick Antonoff
    Blank Rome is advising a group of multi-strategy funds constituting the "first out" lenders under a $285 million superpriority debtor-in-possession credit facility for RadioShack Corporation and its affiliates in the RadioShack chapter 11 cases.
  • Sungard Availability Services LP Sells Eight of Its Non-Core Data Centers throughout the U.S.

    May 1, 2015
    Kipp B. Cohen, Timothy A. French, Cory G. Jacobs, Michael J. Medveckus, Mathew S. Rotenberg, Lisa Casey Spaniel, et al.
    Sungard Availability Services LP in the sale of 8 of its non-core data centers throughout the U.S.
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