Elizabeth Faist practices tax law, primarily serving clients in the areas of trusts, estates, charitable planning, income tax planning and tax controversy. She manages a variety of matters, including gift and generation-skipping transfer tax issues, preparation of estate-planning documents, administration of estates, IRS tax disputes, and tax advice regarding private foundations and public charities. Elizabeth also counsels clients on tax and succession planning for their businesses. Additionally, she provides guidance on how to most efficiently safeguard assets during multigenerational wealth transfers, incorporating insurance planning and charitable giving programs as appropriate.
Moya Faulkner practices in the areas of trade litigation and corporate restructuring. She has extensive experience in dispute resolution and corporate transactional matters related to international trade. She represents clients in high value litigation and share acquisitions across the energy and related sectors. Her client base includes commodity traders, banks, shipowners and P&I Clubs. Moya also has a wealth of experience in multi-jurisdiction asset tracing, enforcement and seizure.Moya Faulkner represents clients in dispute resolution and transactional matters related to international trade. Her clients include commodity traders, banks, ship owners and P&I Clubs.
Jonathan Feldman helps clients stay on top of ever-changing state and local tax issues that directly impact their businesses. With a strong background in the manufacturing, telecommunications, transportation, entertainment and retail industries, Jonathan counsels clients in all areas of state and local taxation including income, franchise, sales and use and property taxes. He represents clients in all phases of state and local tax controversy, including audit assistance, administrative hearings, litigation and appellate review; and regularly provides counsel on state and local income and transactional costs for mergers, acquisitions and corporate reorganizations. Jonathan is actively involved in representing a coalition of Georgia manufacturers in connection with the recent changes to sales tax exemptions in the state.
Eric Fenichel represents corporate and financial services clients in structured finance transactions. His clients include insurance companies, business development companies, energy dealers, financial services companies, timber investment management firms and commercial and industrial firms.
Tony Ficarrotta advises insurance companies and financial institutions on a wide range of insurance regulatory and transactional matters, including product development, financing, reporting and compliance issues.
An academic background in technology gives Mia Fiedler the skills to aid clients with patents and other intellectual property needs. A member of the Eversheds Sutherland (US) Intellectual Property Practice Group, Mia manages the patent portfolios of large and small technology companies by developing patent portfolio strategies, drafting and prosecuting U.S. patent applications and supervising counsel in drafting and prosecuting foreign patents.
Kevin Finnegan is a corporate lawyer who assists financial services and insurance clients with mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, regulatory issues and general corporate matters.
Kevin has helped clients complete complex transactions, including acquisitions of entities and blocks of insurance business using reinsurance, company formations and related capital raising, and corporate restructurings. He also regularly advises clients on compliance with state insurance regulations, including licensing requirements and filings under the state insurance holding company acts.
Margaret Flatt advises clients on a wide range of commercial litigation matters, including financial services, internal investigations and legal malpractice matters.
In his more than three decades of experience as a commercial litigator, John has represented clients—both plaintiffs and defendants—in state and federal courts, focusing on complex business litigation that includes securities, tax, professional liability, intellectual property and major litigation involving insurance companies. His diverse background also serves him well as an arbitrator and an advocate in alternative dispute resolution forums.
Jenny Fletcher leads the Eversheds Sutherland (US) Construction industry group and has served as co-leader of the Litigation Practice Group and as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Her practice involves construction industry issues exclusively. She has served as lead counsel and successfully resolved complex construction disputes throughout the country and internationally, representing construction managers, developers, general contractors, owners, municipalities and specialty contractors.
Annie counsels public and private entities in a variety of transactional, finance and corporate governance matters. She also advises clients on corporate restructurings, securities regulations and mergers and acquisitions.
Building on a distinguished academic performance at Duke University School of Law, including tenures as editor-in-chief of the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy and lead editor of the Duke Forum for Law and Social Change, Kara Ford joined Eversheds Sutherland (US) in 2012 as a member of the Litigation Practice Group. She focuses primarily on commercial, complex business and financial services litigation.
With more than 30 years of experience in the dynamic field of energy regulation, Paul Forshay advises clients on compliance with federal and state regulations and represents them in certificate and ratemaking proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and state commissions. A member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Energy Practice Group, Paul co-chairs the liquefied natural gas (LNG)/natural gas regulatory practice. His work spans issues concerning oil and natural gas pipelines, LNG, compressed natural gas (CNG) projects and electric power transmission, and includes policy formation and agency rulemakings.
A seasoned litigator with a background in complex civil matters, Ann Fort oversees and protects the intellectual property rights of clients in the United States and abroad. Her practice encompasses patent infringement, licensing disputes, trade secret protection and unfair competition. She tries cases in both federal and state courts and represents clients in alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration and mediation. Her recent experiences include defending claims brought by non-practicing entities, also known as patent holding companies or patent assertion entities.
Melissa Fox counsels clients on a variety of business and commercial litigation matters, including financial services, labor and employment, securities litigation and enforcement.
Working with both borrowers and lenders across the country, Peter Fozzard helps clients finance utility, telecommunications, agribusiness, transportation, infrastructure, and other corporate operating and liquidity needs.
In an industry of complex and increasing regulation and in which cybersecurity is increasingly critical to system reliability and subject to greater regulation, Dan Frank guides electric industry clients in compliance matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and state public service commissions. Dan also advises clients on cybersecurity and data protection matters. His clients include electric cooperatives and other electric utilities, transmission companies, energy trading companies, generators and end users.
Jutta Frankfurter advises mutual funds, closed and open-ended funds, investment advisers, business development companies (BDCs) and Fortune 500 insurance companies with registered insurance products on the application of U.S. federal securities laws and regulations promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
Dorothy Black Franzoni is Chair of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Renewable and Alternative Energy team. Dorothy’s practice supports the commercial, project development and financial transactions fundamental to the development of nuclear, coal, natural gas and renewable energy projects. She counsels clients regarding project development for electric generating plants, power purchase and sale arrangements, power plant joint-ownership arrangements, power delivery scheduling and bulk system operations matters, federal loan and loan guarantee programs, secured and unsecured loan arrangements, tax-advantaged leasing transactions, and publicly issued and privately placed debt financings.
Stacy Fredrich prepares and prosecutes domestic and international patent applications; primarily for clients in the chemical, mechanical, consumer products and life sciences (biotech and medical devices) industries. In addition, she counsels clients on patent portfolio management and prepares patentability, validity, infringement and product clearance opinions.
Paul Freeman brings more than 18 years of diverse experience advising clients in the energy, maritime, and aerospace and defense industries on a range of issues, with a primary emphasis on matters involving enforcement defense, litigation, and risk management.
Walter Freitag advises clients on a wide range of patent litigation and prosecution matters. He prepares patent applications and counsels clients on patent prosecution issues across a broad spectrum of technological areas, including biotech and medical devices, consumer products and electro-mechanical devices.
Honored as “Tax Lawyer of the Year” in 2011 by State Tax Notes, Jeff Friedman provides sophisticated state and local tax planning, strategic advice and advocacy to numerous Fortune 100 and industry-leading companies. His comprehensive practice includes state and local tax planning, compliance, legislation and policy, and litigation and controversy matters involving income, franchise, sales and use and property taxes. Jeff’s clients span a variety of industries, including e-commerce, energy, technology and telecommunications.
Ted Friedman, a member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Tax Practice Group, focuses his practice on state and local tax matters. Ted counsels clients on a wide range of state and local tax issues involving income and franchise taxes, sales and use taxes, gross receipts taxes and telecommunication taxes. Ted represents clients in tax controversy, planning, policy and compliance matters.
Alex Fuchs advises insurance companies on complex, large-scale litigation matters. He focuses his practice on defending challenges to insurers’ business practices in class action cases and coverage disputes.
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