Industries & Practices

Manufacturing

International manufacturer facility in central Ohio

Retained by an Italian-based company to provide all legal services in the construction and development of a 1.4 million-square-foot manufacturing facility in central Ohio. One of the main aspects of the site selection involved the environmental conditions of the site and environmental permitting issues in the project’s development. In this engagement, the firm assisted with various real estate, environmental and tax matters, including the negotiation of a variety of easements. The PUCO has approved energy efficiency rebates for the company’s combined heat and power systems which will result in significant cost savings and operational benefits.

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Office and manufacturing facility design-build project

Prepared design-build contract for private company's new office and manufacturing facility.

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Sale of a manufacturing company via management buyout

Lead M&A counsel for a company in the manufacturing industry in its sale to an existing management for cash and complex earn-outs.

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Industrial and manufacturing lease negotiations

Negotiated build-to-suit leases, related easements, construction contracts and energy contracts on behalf of manufacturing facilities, factory distribution centers and warehouses, including one of the state's largest employers.

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Easement negotiation and documentation

Negotiated and documented the relocation of easements with public utility companies in order to clear a site for a manufacturer's development.

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Breach of requirements agreement

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of Canadian manufacturer in a suit alleging breach of requirements contract.

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Suit for withdrawal liability

Represented a manufacturer in a suit for ERISA multi-employer plan withdrawal liability. 

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Economic incentives for commercial projects

Facilitated economic incentives and new construction financings for commercial projects through several of Ohio’s port authorities, including exemptions from sales taxes for portions of the construction.

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Premises liability claim

Successfully defended a mill operator in a $1 million premises liability claim. 

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$100 million financing for manufacturing facility

Served as lead counsel for the borrower in connection with a $100 million series of financings to develop a consumer products manufacturing facility.

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Land assemblage

Assembled land from multiple owners and cleared the title to accommodate office and warehouse and manufacturing space, including over 800 acres for a $470 million brewery.

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