Patent practice grows with the addition of Scott Stinebruner

Middleton Reutlinger is pleased to announce that Scott Stinebruner has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group.

Scott A. Stinebruner is a registered patent attorney and has practiced for more than 20 years. He focuses his practice in patent, trademark, and copyright counseling, procurement, licensing and protection, with particular emphasis in Internet/computer software, computer architectures, digital electronics, e-commerce and business processes.

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Middleton Reutlinger strengthens its Intellectual Property Practice Group with two attorneys

Middleton Reutlinger is pleased to announce that Amy B. Berge and Joseph R. Dages have joined the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) Group. Formerly, both Amy and Joe were attorneys in the Louisville office of Bingham Greenebaum Doll.

Robert Eichenberger, the Chair of the firm’s IP Group said of the two “We are always looking for quality additions to strategically grow our team of knowledgeable and experienced IP attorneys. The addition of Amy and Joe really advances that goal.”

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Nielsen Completes $750 Million Notes Offering

Simpson Thacher represented Nielsen Finance LLC and Nielsen Finance Co., indirect subsidiaries of Nielsen N.V., in connection with their issuance of $750 million aggregate principal amount of 5.000% Senior Notes due 2022 in an offering conducted in reliance upon Rule 144A and Regulation S. The notes represent a further issuance of the 5.000% Senior Notes due 2022 that were issued on April 11, 2014 and July 8, 2014. Nielsen intends to use the net proceeds of this offering to make repurchases of its outstanding common stock from time to time, in the open market or otherwise, pursuant to its existing share repurchase programs, to reduce outstanding amounts under its revolving credit facility, to pay related fees and expenses, and for general corporate purposes.

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Kramer Levin Represents General Maritime Corporation in a $3.0 billion Combination with Navig8 Crude Tankers Inc.

General Maritime and Navig8 Crude (N-OTC: BLUE) entered into a definitive agreement to create Gener8 Maritime Inc. (“Gener8 Maritime” or the “Company”), a world-class provider of international seaborne oil transportation services. Under the terms of the agreement, General Maritime and Navig8 Crude will merge to create a company with a fleet valued at over $3.0 billion in a stock-for-stock transaction.

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Blank Rome Adds Labor and Employment Attorneys in New York

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Rory J. McEvoy has joined the Firm as a Partner in the Labor and Employment group. For nearly four decades, Mr. McEvoy has represented clients in a wide variety of management-side labor and employment matters, including employment litigation in federal and state courts and before federal, state, and local anti-discrimination agencies; collective bargaining; arbitrations; and unfair labor practices before the National Labor Relations Board. In addition, Mr. McEvoy represents clients in all aspects of the employment relationship, including non-compete litigations, breach of employment contracts, wage and hour matters, and defamation. He joins the Firm from Locke Lord Edwards LLP (formerly Edwards Wildman Palmer) where he served as the Chair of the Labor and Employment Group. He is based in Blank Rome’s New York Office.

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Intellectual Property and Business Litigation Attorney Caroline Mankey Joins Sedgwick

Sedgwick announced the addition of Caroline H. Mankey as a partner in its Los Angeles, California office. Joining from Cypress, LLP, Mankey was formerly a partner at Glaser, Weil, Fink, Jacobs, Howard & Shapiro, LLP. She specializes in commercial matters, with concentration in intellectual property litigation and transactions in the entertainment and technology sectors, and complex business disputes involving licensing and contract issues, unfair competition, business interference, trade secrets, and privacy, publicity and media rights. She also handles business disputes involving sexual harassment and employment issues.

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Aramark Completes $896.4 Million Secondary Offering

The Firm represented Aramark in connection with a secondary offering of 30,000,000 shares of Aramark’s common stock by certain selling stockholders, resulting in proceeds of $896.4 million to the selling stockholders. The offering closed on February 23, 2015.

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Hudson’s Bay Company, Simon Property Group Announce $1.8 Billion Joint Venture

Willkie represents HBC in agreement to form a real estate-focused joint venture.

On February 25, Willkie client Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC), owner of Saks Fifth Avenue and other leading department stores, and Simon Property Group Inc., a major retail real estate owner, announced they have agreed to form a joint venture focused on credit tenant, net-leased and multi-tenanted retail buildings in the United States and internationally.

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Milbank Represents Dealer Manager in Tender Offer and Initial Purchasers in $350 Million Offering for USG Corporation

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP represented BofA Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan, Wells Fargo Securities, Goldman, Sachs & Co., RBC Capital Markets and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey as initial purchasers in connection with the private offering of $350 million aggregate principal amount of USG Corporation’s 5.50% Senior Notes due 2025. In addition, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP represented BofA Merrill Lynch as dealer manager in the concurrent cash tender offer for any and all of USG Corporation’s 8.375% Senior Notes due 2018.

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