Representative Matters

Wilk Auslander provides a wide range of legal services for businesses and individuals. While our clients’ work takes us across the United States and around the world, we have a particular focus on business matters and interests in New York City. Clients find our pragmatic and collaborative approach refreshing.

Our lawyers have represented clients in a wide range of cases, including:

  • A leading boutique investment bank in a highly publicized action alleging defamation and other torts against a former employee. Following a series of related complex regulatory inquiries and investigations, as well as arbitration before FINRA, we won a $10.7 million arbitration award — one of the largest-ever arbitration awards levelled against an individual, subsequently converted into a judgment exceeding $16 million.

  • The owners of a transportation services company in the sale of their shares for $130,000,000.

  • A biotech issuer in connection with a $10 million settlement under Section 3(a)(10) of claims brought by a group of hedge funds asserting over $100 million in damages.

  • A New York City developer/landlord controlling more than 9,000,000 square feet of office, retail and residential space in Manhattan, for whom we are primary leasing attorneys.

  • A foreign government in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court; we obtained dismissal of the case on the ground that the government had sovereign immunity under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.

  • A U.S. oil and gas company in the strategy and implementation of deregistering.

  • A major national retail clothing company in the leasing of approximately 350,000 square feet of office space in Midtown Manhattan for its global headquarters.

  • $100 million of U.S. stock, which we assisted in converting to trade on a European exchange.

  • A magazine publisher in a five-day trial in the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, which resulted in a judgment that the magazine’s trademark was infringed by a manufacturer of pantyhose.

  • A worldwide media and market measurement company in (i) acquiring, developing, financing, and leasing a 39-acre, 600,000-square-foot worldwide technology center outside of Tampa, Florida, and (ii) negotiating a lease of 465,000 square feet of office space for its US headquarters in New York City.

  • A buyer and lead investor in purchase from General Electric Company of a real estate holding company that owns 19 skilled nursing facilities in Florida. Structured and negotiated equity rights among members of the investor group.

  • A borrower in a $154 million HUD-insured refinancing of a skilled nursing facility portfolio in Florida — the largest HUD-financed nursing home transaction since the adoption of HUD’s Lean Program.

  • An international corporation in a multi-million-dollar sale of industrial park buildings.

  • A building owner in a lease of approximately 400,000 square feet of office and retail space in a downtown office building to a major investment banking firm for its new worldwide headquarters.

  • A publicly traded company in the sale of its laboratory and forensic products business.

  • A publicly traded company in its termination and buyback of a distribution agreement.

  • Infant beneficiaries in a $600 million estate as Guardian Ad Litem. We spent a year securing a very large trust for the children, while also helping to arrange large estate tax savings.

  • The beneficiaries of a $60 million trust in obtaining a judgment against the trustee for the damages caused from the trustee’s improper investments, self-dealing, and conflicts of interest.