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Our client, the owner of a downtown office tower with a glass curtain wall system had significant leakage problems throughout the building. The curtain wall contractor was applying band-aid solutions that were not working. The tenants (in a...
A national bank needed help addressing a Borrower default involving tens of millions of dollars involving multiple, cross-collateralized properties. In addition, it was anticipated that the U.S. government was likely going to assert numerous lien...
On behalf of the industry leader in small - and medium - class space and rocket systems, Rick negotiated the agreement for the development and transfer of rights of the company's Transfer Orbit Stage rocket.
Rick negotiated the commercial sponsorship agreements for the opening of the John G. Shedd oceanarium in Chicago.
Rick has negotiated licenses for such works as the Littlest Angel, the Home Alone motion pictures, New York Times best sellers, the works of L. Frank Baum and The Black Stallion. Rick has represented both authors and publishers in negotiating...
We represented the bankruptcy trustee in the bankruptcy of a leading developer of nano-technology, managing the sizable portfolio of intellectual property assets through the bankruptcy and positioning the portfolio for sale.
Quarles & Brady does not work only for large clients. We also represent small businesses, often belonging to individuals and families. For example, we recently helped a multi-generational family-owned business to negotiate and execute on...
On behalf of a leading hardware manufacturer, the Quarles & Brady trademark team negotiated an exclusive sales agreement with a major big box retailer. The deal leveraged our client’s significant brand strength in its product category into...
We assisted a major Milwaukee-area manufacturer in negotiating significant changes to its labor agreement with the United Automobile Workers. These involved streamlining leave procedures, reducing overtime costs, and eliminating retiree...
Just as the economy collapsed in 2008, Rick negotiated an exclusive big box retailer agreement for a consumer product manufacturer that significantly expanded its shelf space and grew its business while its competitors' businesses...
Obtaining summary judgment and successfully arguing on appeal the first disability discrimination case in the 11th Circuit involving an HIV-positive health care worker—establishing a pro-employer test for future cases. The plaintiff was...
Quarles & Brady obtained an emergency injunction restricting a former sales manager of a major international consumer products company from using or disclosing confidential information and trade secrets, and compelling production of all computer...
Compelling arbitration and obtaining the summary dismissal, later upheld on appeal, of wrongful discharge claims by a former manager at a national insurance company who was terminated after what he contended was a shoddy investigation into workplace...
Quarles & Brady prevented the imposition of injunctive relief in a case brought by two terminated engineers who claimed that their former employer, an experimental biotechnology company, had falsified data and submissions to regulatory...
Quarles & Brady obtained dismissal of wrongful discharge claims brought against a national nursing home operator by a nurse who claimed that she was terminated after threatening to inform authorities of what she believed to have been the...
This was a collective action brought by a former server who worked at a large restaurant. She brought minimum wage and overtime claims against the restaurant and its owners based on allegations that servers were not paid overtime for hours worked...
On behalf of a California-based, international wealth-management firm—whose client list includes several high-net-worth individuals—we quickly obtained a temporary restraining order (TRO) to stop one of its Arizona-based former...
In a significant case involving an attempted large-scale raid on our client, a leader in the title insurance industry, we obtained a Temporary Restraining Order to prevent a former branch manager from taking copies of customer files and other...
Rick structured and implemented a strategy for significant U.S. tax savings through off-shore ownership of a multinational consumer product company’s intellectual property.
Dave has the unique experience of inventing his own patented consumer product, which he commercialized following his successful prosecution of trademark, copyright, and patent lawsuits concerning his and competing products. His personal experience...
One of Quarles & Brady's large, commercial industrial clients was faced with a massive rate increase from its local utility, amounting to tens of millions of dollars annually. As with most rate cases, public utilities provide evidence of the...
Sometimes, avoiding litigation entails seeing the larger picture and realizing that adversaries may have more in common than they have differences. While representing a municipality in a dispute with its local utility, Quarles & Brady...
Major energy suppliers count on Quarles & Brady to help them with all aspects of project development. For example, one such client is engaged in developing a $3 billion facility, and we are assisting in all facets of the project, from...
Quarles attorneys wrote and obtained broad-based patents on Dr. James Thomson’s groundbreaking research on primate and human embryonic stem cells, which IP Worldwide called "one of the 10 patents that changed the world." This portfolio has now...