Case Studies

Comprehensive Franchise Counsel to Tanning Retailer

Our attorneys represent a national tanning retailer in all of its franchise operations in the U.S. Our attorneys have assisted them in remaining in compliance with federal and state requirements for the offer and sales of its franchised indoor tanning salons and advised the management team on instituting best practices for the franchise documents, sales processes and compliance operations that are critical to its growth strategy. We also actively enforce the company’s intellectual property and the fair use of its brand by franchisees throughout the country. This work is highlighted by regular negotiations with current and potential franchisees looking to purchase a new franchise, expand an existing franchise portfolio or negotiate a buy-out.

Early-Stage Medical Technology Acquisition

Kegler Brown represented a publicly traded global medical technology company in its acquisition of an early-stage medical technology business in July 2012.

Business to Consumer E-Commerce Acquisition

Kegler Brown represented a strategic operating company in connection with its acquisition of a B2C e-commerce platform acquisition from a private equity firm. The acquisition was completed in July 2012.

Acquisition of Assets and IP of Software-as-a-Service Provider

The team at Kegler Brown represented a leading global provider of clinical, commercial and consulting services to pharmaceutical, biotech and life sciences companies in its acquisition of the assets and intellectual property of a provider of software-as-a-service to companies deploying mobile web applications. The transaction was completed in June 2011.

Strategic Acquisition of New York Advertising Agency

Kegler Brown represented Resource Ventures, Ltd. (d/b/a Resource) in the acquisition of Ammirati, a New York-based advertising agency. Resource is a digital marketing agency based in Columbus, Ohio. Ammirati, which was founded in 2002, most recently worked with Jerry Seinfeld on the web series "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee," and launched a new ad campaign for beer client Labatt during the Super Bowl. In addition, the firm works with Coca-Cola (Fuze, Vitaminwater, Gold Peak Tea), Seagram's, Nintendo, Pirate's Booty, Remy Cointreau, Schwinn and Sweet'N Low. The details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Lead U.S. Counsel for U.K.-Based Green Tech Company in Strategic U.S. Acquisition

Our firm's emerging business lawyers served as lead U.S. counsel for a prominent U.K.-based green technology company in a major acquisition in the U.S. The transaction involved complex IP licensing that allowed for the engineering and design for conversion of an ethanol plant into a producer of bio-butanol and other high-value chemicals from corn-based feedstock.

Strategic Acquisition for Startups.co

Kegler Brown served as lead counsel to Startups.co, the world's largest user community for startups, in its acquisition of the assets of a confidential strategic target, including all of its intellectual property.

IP Counsel for Columbus-Based Green Tech Start-Up

Kegler Brown's intellectual property lawyers serve as strategic IP counsel for an Ohio-based growth company specializing in the production and processing of high-value chemicals derived from lake algae and other waste products.

Outside General Counsel to Growth Apparel Company

The lawyers at Kegler Brown serve as outside general counsel for a well known growth-stage apparel company, including substantial advising on day-to-day IP strategy and obtaining clearance on apparel designs that are core to the company’s business model.

Lead Counsel in Sale of National Digital Agency to Strategic Buyer

Our firm was lead business counsel in the highly publicized sale of a globally renowned independent digital marketing agency to a Fortune 50 technology services provider.