Drew Nelson, Kevin Walsh and Nick Douglas represented a Connecticut based family-owned manufacturer and seller of promotional products in connection with the negotiation and sale of the company to a national industry leader in custom fabricated promotional and specialty products for different industries.
The Firm successfully defended the validity of a significant gift to a charitable trust in an appeal before the Connecticut Supreme Court. The gift, which was challenged by a relative of the donor, was intended to – and now will – benefit quadriplegics and their caregivers. It is believed to be among the largest individual charitable donations in Connecticut history. The appeal followed a trial victory on the Complex Litigation Docket of the Superior Court. On behalf of family trustees, the appeal was argued by Whitman Breed partner Charles Pieterse with assistance from partner Wyatt Jansen and associate Trevor Larrubia. The Firm worked closely on the appeal with co-counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, including lead trial counsel Lynn Neuner, Laura Twomey, Joshua Polster, and Sara Ricciardi.
Drew Nelson and Nick Douglas represented a Connecticut based developer of an online investment research platform designed to offer content to assist in investment research distribution, management and consumption in connection with the negotiation and sale of the company to a world-wide provider of virtual solutions for financial communications.