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Troutman Sanders LLP

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Firm Overview:
With a diverse practice mix, workforce and national footprint, Troutman Sanders has cultivated its reputation for a higher commitment to client care for over 120 years. Ideally positioned to help clients realize their business goals, the firm’s attorneys transact for growth, resolve mission-threatening disputes and navigate complex legal and regulatory challenges.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Corporate Transactions:
The firm represents public and private entities ranging from industry-leading, Fortune 100 corporations to emerging growth companies. The firm represents clients in capital markets transactions and other significant domestic and cross-border transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities laws compliance, fund formation, corporate finance, private equity, and venture capital.

Financial Institutions:
The firm has extensive experience working with federal and state regulatory agencies on a wide variety of matters. In addition, firm attorneys have substantial experience in mergers and acquisitions, formation, structuring and restructuring of capital, public offerings, securities reporting, FinTech and corporate governance.

Tax & Benefits:
The firm provides clients with representation in all types of planning, transactions and controversies, including specialized experience in the area of utility tax. The firm’s employee benefits and executive compensation practice handles all aspects of compensation and benefits law, design, consulting and application.

Finance:
The firm advises on sophisticated financing transactions for all types of organizations, including banks, mortgage companies and other institutional lenders and capital providers. The firm’s experience includes commercial lending, asset-based lending, technology and venture lending, mezzanine financings, syndicated loans, debt financing, equipment financing, senior housing financing, and real estate finance.

Financial Restructurings & Insolvency:
The firm advises clients in a wide array of industries, including financial services, real estate, energy, media, hospitality, transportation, mortgage servicing and foreclosure, and healthcare. Firm attorneys understand clients’ unique business issues and recommend practical solutions for their problems.

Multifamily Housing Finance:
The firm is recognized nationwide for its experience counseling mortgage banking clients in the organization, sale and servicing of loan transactions sold to secondary market investors, primarily Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as well as other financial institutions and securitization program participants.

Real Estate:
The firm represents domestic and international clients in real estate acquisition, disposition, land use, and leasing and management, with a primary focus on commercial and industrial properties. The firm also represents major banking and other financial institutions in the financing of real estate projects.

Energy:
The firm has long-standing experience in the energy industry, advising electric utilities, independent generators and power marketers, natural gas pipelines, renewable energy suppliers, energy funds, banks and other investors. The firm has represented clients in cutting-edge matters and has been engaged to handle virtually every aspect of their businesses, including mergers, divestitures, financings, regulatory approvals, investigations, audits, rate filings and litigation.

Environmental:
The firm advises clients on regulatory compliance, provides guidance on environmental issues arising out of corporate and real estate transactions, and represents defendants and plaintiffs in environmental and toxic tort litigation throughout the United States. The team counsels clients on large-scale actions and compliance issues in almost every state.

Capital Projects & Infrastructure:
The firm represents investors, utilities, sponsors, private investment funds, lenders, developers and other stakeholders. Firm attorneys help clients with structuring, short- and long-term financing, tax credits and other incentives and programs, state and federal permitting, and interconnection and transmission issues. The firm has experience with deals involving public-private partnerships, joint ventures and multiparty investors.

Business Litigation:
The firm has a long, successful track record defending and prosecuting high-stakes commercial matters, including complex multi-district cases and class actions, in federal, state, trial and appellate courts throughout the United States. Experience includes litigation in areas such as construction, antitrust and trade regulation, Supreme Court and appellate, insurance and reinsurance, consumer financial services, securities, privacy and data security, labor and employment, real estate, white collar, environmental and toxic tort, government regulation of consumer products, product liability, and professional malpractice.

White Collar & Government Investigations:
The firm defends companies and individuals in all types of government investigations, complex federal and state criminal investigations and related civil litigation. This includes extensive experience with enforcement actions and government investigations initiated by state attorneys general.

Financial Services Litigation:
The firm defends complex litigation and class action cases for financial services clients who are on the leading edge of claims and regulations, including national and regional banks, mortgage lenders and servicers, credit card lenders, debt buyers and collectors, credit reporting agencies and auto finance companies.

Insurance & Reinsurance:
With decades of experience, firm attorneys offer clients the value of having represented the insurance industry in its most significant and complex matters, extensive government experience and an outstanding record of success. The firm has been involved in coverage disputes in all 50 states and numerous foreign jurisdictions.

Intellectual Property:
The firm develops and implements global protection and commercialization strategies for clients in virtually all industry areas and advises on the development, acquisition, management and monetization of intellectual property. In addition to providing the complete range of services for patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, firm attorneys assist clients with litigation and dispute resolution, licensing and other transactions.

Labor & Employment:
The firm has extensive experience handling the most sensitive workplace employment issues and advises clients on matters, including OSHA, wage/hour and employment-discrimination class actions, ERISA litigation, OFCCP issues, restrictive covenants, and collective bargaining agreements.

Cybersecurity, Information Governance & Privacy:
The firm creates strategies to support the full life cycle of clients’ data and privacy concerns. These include breach preparation and compliance counseling, incident and breach identification and response, regulatory investigations initiated by state and federal governments and their agencies, and single and class-action litigation across the United States.