Success Stories

Corporate and Business Law

  • Represented a life science research product manufacturer in the sale of stock and assets, including its U.K. subsidiary to a public company.
  • Implemented a reorganization plan for a company with revenues in excess of $1 billion, the plan involved the liquidation or merger of more than a dozen operating subsidiaries and affiliates.
  • Negotiated software licensing agreements between an early-stage developer and a multinational media conglomerate.
  • Completed complex buy-sell agreements for a restaurant company with multiple partners and numerous real estate interests.

Creditors’ Rights

  • Represented various financial institutions in workout, bankruptcy proceedings and foreclosure proceedings, including a $20 million condominium project, and an $8 million condominium project.
  • Negotiated and documented agreements of sale for a $3.5 million commercial building on behalf of financial investors holding REO property.
  • Represented a debtor in a $26 million hotel debt restructuring.
  • Successfully defended two secured creditors in state court litigation initiated by contractors claiming unjust enrichment and seeking the imposition of constructive trusts in an amount in excess of $2 million.

Elder Law

  • Instituted various guardianship proceedings for payment of fees owed to long term-care providers.
  • Successfully petitioned for orphans in a dispute between a corporate trustee and the grantor of a minor’s trust.

Estate Administration

  • Implemented a cryonic revocable trust.
  • Administered a multimillion-dollar estate with real estate located in several states.
  • Administered a multimillion-dollar estate that involved the sale of an operating business.
  • Administered an insolvent estate with gross in excess of $4 million that included business and real estate interests.

Estate Planning And Wealth Preservation

  • Implemented an installment purchase of limited partnership interests by using a sophisticated estate planning tool known as an “Intentionally Defective Grantor Trust” to protect appreciated assets from exposure to excessive federal estate tax.
  • Designed and implemented an estate plan for a high net worth real estate developer, including wills, revocable trusts, an irrevocable life insurance trust, charitable bequests and a long-term succession plan.
  • Completed a charitable lead trust for the benefit of a local university, resulting in income and estate tax savings for the donor and a transfer of $1 million to the university.

Financial Services

  • As lender’s counsel, structured, drafted and closed a complex $18 million tax-free construction to permanent loan transaction for a not-for-profit entity.
  • Served as lender’s counsel for over $100 million in asset-based credit facilities secured by real estate and other collateral in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Represented lender in all aspects of foreclosure, bankruptcy and possession of $15 million in commercial property.

Land Use And Zoning

  • Facilitated a unique partnership between local municipalities and a private developer to improve telecommunication infrastructure construction and development process.
  • Successfully secured zoning and land development for an 85-unit age-restricted housing complex in Elkins Park for Federation Housing.
  • Represented a synagogue in a landmark federal case with claims based on violations of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA).

Personal Injury

  • Robert H. Nemeroff, Esq., of Friedman Schuman, P.C., recently settled Wrongful Death/Survival actions for a 27-year-old male who died when his motorcycle was struck from behind by a motor vehicle
  • $9.4 million for a mother and three children catastrophically injured in a motor vehicle accident as they exited an Exxon gas station.
  • $9.2 million in Philadelphia for union plasterers on a construction site during the conversion of The Sterling at 18th and JFK Boulevard.
  • $3.4 million in Philadelphia for a union laborer who was injured on a construction site during the conversion of the City Hall Annex to the Marriott Courtyard Hotel.
  • $850,000 for a vending machine installer injured on the job.
  • $800,000 for independent tractor-trailer operator who was run over as a pedestrian at the Philadelphia Marine Terminal.
  • $720,000 for a union glazer who permanently injured his leg in a work site accident during the construction of the new International Terminal at Philadelphia International Airport.
  • $470,000 for a union painter who sustained permanent injuries to his shoulder as a result of a fall-down accident on a job site.
  • Negotiated a $3.6 million settlement for a union laborer who was injured on a construction site.

Real Estate

  • Represented a regional commercial developer in all aspects of the development of several large shopping center projects and a multitude of free-standing retail properties.
  • Represented a charitable organization in the purchase, financing, and zoning of the Elkins Estate, a venerable 42-acre landmark.
  • Represented a regional commercial real estate investment partnership in connection with the acquisition and financing of a portfolio of retail drug store properties.
  • Represented landlords in the negotiation of leases and operation and easement agreements with some of the nation’s largest “big box” retailers such as Lowes, Wal-Mart, Best-Buy, Barnes & Noble, Sports Authority and Old Navy.
  • Obtained a $5 million settlement and a court-ordered receivership in a partnership dispute concerning a real estate development and management company.

 

Litigation

  • $9.4 million for a mother and three children catastrophically injured in a motor vehicle accident as they exited an Exxon gas station.
  • $9.2 million in Philadelphia for union plasterers on a construction site during the conversion of The Sterling at 18th and JFK Boulevard.
  • $4.154 million verdict in Montgomery County for an automobile accident in which a young woman nursery school teacher sustained a broken back.
  • $3.4 million in Philadelphia for a union laborer who was injured on a construction site during the conversion of the City Hall Annex to the Marriott Courtyard Hotel.
  • $3 million settlement after the first day of trial for an automobile accident resulting in catastrophic injuries.
  • $1.8 million award in binding mediation for a wrongful death/survival action in a cross-over accident on Route 309.
  • $875K arbitration award for a dental student who sustained a closed head injury in an automobile accident.
  • $850,000 for a vending machine installer injured on the job.
  • $800,000 for independent tractor-trailer operator who was run over as a pedestrian at the Philadelphia Marine Terminal.
  • $720,000 for a union glazer who permanently injured his leg in a work site accident during the construction of the new International Terminal at Philadelphia International Airport.
  • $470,000 for a union painter who sustained permanent injuries to his shoulder as a result of a fall-down accident on a job site.