With a law career that spans four decades, Ed Hales guides and facilitates his clients’ investments in commercial real estate projects, including acquisitions, construction and development, financing and syndication, joint ventures and other forms of co-investment, equity formation, and creditor’s rights litigation involving real estate, including bankruptcy. Ed’s principal clients are private equity firms and institutional investors, such as insurance companies, tax-exempt investors, public and private pension funds, leading investment managers and advisory firms.
Victor Haley leads the Eversheds Sutherland (US) Real Estate group as well as the Timber and Forest Products group. He represents insurance companies and other institutional clients across the full range of real estate investments. He is recognized as a leading authority in timberland transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, timberland financings, joint ventures and timber supply agreements.
Anna Halsey counsels clients on intellectual property and complex litigation matters in the biomedical and life sciences sector, with an emphasis on patent litigation and licensing disputes. She represents companies in district courts across the country seeking to enforce their intellectual property rights and those accused of patent, trademark and trade dress infringement.
Evan Hamme represents clients in state and local tax planning, compliance and controversy matters. He advises clients on state and local income, sales and use, franchise and property tax issues.
A member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Insurance team, David Hancock counsels clients on issues affecting today’s increasingly global insurance industry, including ratemaking and reinsurance, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, product design, insolvencies and corporate finance.
Issa Hanna counsels investment advisers, broker-dealers and investment funds on compliance with federal and state securities laws and regulations, and self-regulatory organization rules. Issa also advises life and annuity insurers on securities issues associated with the management and distribution of variable products and on other regulatory issues under state insurance laws.
With extensive experience in problem solving and machine design, Jim Hannon provides prosecution counseling and opinions for clients primarily in mechanical, electrical and software businesses. Jim counsels clients in a variety of industries on a range of technologies, including lighting, wiring devices, aerospace, oil and gas, financial services, computer software, consumer product design and computer hardware. Jim provides a full spectrum of services to meet his clients’ intellectual property needs, including counseling in regard to invalidity, non-infringement, freedom to operate and patentability, as well as providing patent portfolio planning and management. Jim also handles IP evaluations for mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions, including conducting IP due diligence and drafting and negotiating contracts, assignments, licenses and IP-related sections of agreements.
Matthew Hazlett represents U.S. and foreign companies on a broad range of transactions and corporate issues. His transactional practice focuses largely on the financial services and insurance industries, assisting clients with mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions and related corporate matters. Matt also counsels clients on international trade, including economic regulation, trade policy and import and export controls.
Mack Heller focuses on commercial real estate matters. She counsels developers, purchasers, sellers, commercial banks, pension fund administrators, timber investment management organizations and corporate clients with respect to the development, purchase, sale, and financing of various types of commercial property, including retail, mixed use, warehouse, manufacturing, industrial, multifamily, office and timberlands. Mack also represents clients on joint venture negotiations and office, industrial and retail leasing.
With more than 35 years’ experience in public finance and investment banking, Jim Henderson helps his clients build consensus, secure million dollar financing and maximize their investments. Working from both the Atlanta and New York City offices, Jim counsels clients in the areas of finance, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, tax-exempt compliance, securities and governance.
Michael Hepburn counsels public and private companies, non-profit organizations and individuals on a broad range of compensation, employment and benefits issues. Experienced in employee benefits, executive compensation and employment law, Michael advises clients on the design, administration and termination of retirement and welfare plans, including nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements, and equity and equity-based compensation programs. Michael has a strong background in insurance funding arrangements, including corporate and trust-owned life insurance, as well as split-dollar life insurance programs. He also handles employment, compensation and benefits issues in mergers, acquisitions and other business transactions.
Steve Herbert counsels insurance and financial services companies and various insurance distributors—including variable and fixed life, annuity and health insurance providers—on the complexities of state insurance regulatory law. A member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Financial Services Practice Group, Steve focuses on regulatory matters, including sales and market conduct, product development, preparation and filing, producer licensing and appointment, agent compensation, corporate governance, corporate transactions, business agreements, investments, claims, litigation and reinsurance.
Mark Herlach is an international lawyer with a practice focus on energy and international business. With deep experience in Asia, Europe and North and South America, Mark represents a broad range of clients, including corporations, governments and high-technology companies. He has guided clients in a broad range of complex matters, including mergers and acquisitions, and export control, import relief and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations. Mark advises on cross-border transactions, foreign investment, government policy, international trade and privacy matters.
Tom Herman represents business enterprises in merger and acquisition transactions, complex commercial relationships (in particular joint ventures) and governance matters. Tom has counseled clients in diverse industries, but for the past 20 years has focused on the industrial, insurance services and natural resources sectors.
Evie Hightower is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group and focuses on commercial real estate matters. She counsels commercial banks, mixed use and retail developers, pension fund administrators, timber investment management organizations, REITs and industrial developers on an array of real estate finance and development matters. Evie also represents clients on joint venture negotiations, commercial office, industrial and retail leasing, and sales and acquisitions.
Stephani Hildebrandt offers her clients a thorough understanding of corporate transactions as a member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Corporate Practice Group. She counsels issuers and investment banks in public and private securities transactions. Working closely with venture and early stage companies, Stephani also advises clients on a broad range of corporate and securities matters, including corporate governance, disclosure, regulatory and related compliance matters. She represents various entities, including business development companies, financial institutions, technology and industrial companies in initial public offerings, corporate restructurings and mergers and acquisitions.
Joel Hoffman founded and served as lead partner in Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) practice for 15 years. In his current role as Of Counsel, he remains available to consult with and advise clients on FDA-related matters. A member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Litigation Practice Group, Joel represented large and small manufacturers and their trade associations in all industries regulated by the FDA, as well as national organizations in the medical and pharmacy professions on both FDA and related antitrust matters. Joel served as lead counsel in many landmark cases in both trial and appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, and participated in shaping several important pieces of federal legislation enforced by the FDA.
Jay Holloway counsels clients across the United States on compliance with current and future environmental regulations, permitting and enforcement matters. He advises utilities, electric cooperatives and industrial clients on the Clean Air Act, federal environmental laws and regulations, and state air pollution laws.
Alex Holtan counsels energy clients regarding investment and trading in commodity derivatives, compliance with securities laws such as the Commodity Exchange Act and the Dodd-Frank Act, commodities-related enforcement matters and internal investigations, and matters related to corporate governance. He also advises energy firms, commercial end users, investment banks and pooled investment vehicles on an array of derivatives and other transactions.
Marty Hopkins advises on a wide variety of commercial, real estate and energy-related matters, representing clients in all phases of litigation at the administrative, trial and appellate stages. With a focus on energy-related disputes, Marty counsels on regulatory and compliance matters governing the oil and gas industry.
Clay Howell advises real estate sponsors and institutional investors on matters related to investments in commercial real estate projects, including construction, financing, equity formation, sales, and programmatic joint ventures and platforms.
Maggie Howell advises clients in a variety of commercial real estate matters, including real estate financing, acquisitions, joint ventures and commercial leasing. Her clients include developers, lenders and borrowers, and commercial banks.
Gautam Huded advises developers and equity investors on a variety of real estate matters, including the development, acquisition, debt and equity financing, and disposition of industrial, office, retail, hospitality and multifamily assets. As part of his practice, Gautam regularly counsels sponsors and institutional investors in single-asset and programmatic joint venture negotiations.
Stephanie Hudson is a commercial litigator who routinely represents automotive and other businesses in federal and state court litigation. Stephanie's representations include creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, collections and contract disputes. Stephanie also advises clients in pre-litigation strategy, workouts, perfection of security interests, government administrative investigations and inquiries, and responds to and contests investigative and private party subpoenas.
Joel Hughey is a member of our Corporate Transactions Team. Joel’s practice is concentrated in the areas of corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. He regularly advises Boards of Directors and Committees of Boards in their consideration of extraordinary corporate transactions. Joel has also advised CEO’s and executive teams in connection with their company’s entry into material corporate transactions, including going-private situations. In the areas of corporate governance, public and private securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions, Joel has represented over 100 public and private company clients in a variety of industries including technology, IT security, telecommunications, healthcare, manufacturing, distribution and chemicals. Joel has represented over 25 public companies and leading investment banks in over 50 public equity and debt securities offerings and has been involved in more than 50 public, private equity-backed and private company mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and strategically important joint ventures with consideration in excess of $30 billion. A substantial number of these transactions were cross-border or wholly international.
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