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How to Prepare for the Deluge of SPAC Litigation

How to Prepare for the Deluge of SPAC Litigation

Transactions involving special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) have risen at a meteoric rate in recent months. Partner Varant Yegparian examines key legal issues that could arise in the event of SPAC litigation and provides sponsors—including private equity firms and investment banks—with a general outline of steps that may mitigate legal exposure.

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A Guide to Texas Trade Secret Laws

A Guide to Texas Trade Secret Laws

This article focuses on a spate of recent decisions from the Texas federal courts to show how the two laws can impact a trade secret dispute and how a party in litigation can maneuver them towards a favorable resolution.

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Three Steps Oil and Gas Producers Should Take Now

Three Steps Oil and Gas Producers Should Take Now

In the wake of President Joe Biden’s executive order revoking the Keystone XL pipeline permit, oil and gas producers are bracing for additional actions. Producers and others shipping oil and gas on potentially affected pipelines would be well served to apprise themselves of their rights and obligations as soon as possible.

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The Keystone XL Pipeline: What Happens Next?

The Keystone XL Pipeline: What Happens Next?

On January 20, 2021, President Joe Biden signed an executive order revoking the presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline border crossing. While this is not the first time a U.S president has issued such a directive, it may be the final blow for a project that has been in progress for more than a decade.

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McGirt Update: Tax, Environmental, and Energy Implications

McGirt Update: Tax, Environmental, and Energy Implications

Three months on from the Supreme Court’s decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma, the fallout is becoming increasingly clear in Oklahoma—wide-ranging effects on the state’s taxation and environmental regulatory bodies are already emerging. Summer associate Dave Finkel, Andy Hicks, and Adam Dinnell examine the post-McGirt landscape.

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Meet Bryan Zubay

SHJ is pleased to welcome associate Bryan Zubay to our team. We’ve asked Bryan to discuss his prior work experience, first impressions of SHJ, and commitment to LGBTQ pro bono work.

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Dan Hinde Elected to American Law Institute

SHJ partner Dan Hinde has been elected to membership in the American Law Institute (ALI), the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law.

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New York Times and Chicago Tribune Profile SHJ Client

In 2018, Bernice Heiderman, a 24-year-old Peace Corps volunteer serving in Comoros, an island off the east coast of Africa, died of undiagnosed malaria, raising serious concerns about the quality of the Peace Corps’ medical care. Now, SHJ partner Adam Dinnell is helping Bernice’s parents file a lawsuit against the agency.

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SHJ Represents Trustee in Auto Industry’s Largest-Ever Floor Plan Financing Fraud

SHJ is representing the litigation trustee in the sprawling, two-year bankruptcy case against Lubbock, Texas-based Reagor Dykes Auto Group. As special litigation counsel to the debtors, and now as counsel to the litigation trustee, SHJ partners Marc Tabolsky and Andy Hicks have filed multiple claims seeking more than $60 million on behalf of the Reagor Dykes bankruptcy estate and creditors’ trust.

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Meet Dave Finkel

SHJ is pleased to welcome summer associate Dave Finkel to our team. Dave is a rising 3L at the University of Chicago Law…

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A Practitioner’s Guide to COVID-19-Related Force Majeure Disputes

A Practitioner’s Guide to COVID-19-Related Force Majeure Disputes

The predicted wave of force majeure litigation related to COVID-19 has now become reality. Lawsuits are increasingly being filed by parties to contractual disputes and practitioners are increasingly being called upon to evaluate such disputes. This article is intended to provide in-house lawyers and business executives with a guide for evaluating these disputes from their inception.

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Government-Mandated Closures: Who is Liable If Businesses Fail?

Government-Mandated Closures: Who is Liable If Businesses Fail?

As U.S. companies struggle with government-mandated closures—including re-openings followed by rollbacks in states like Texas, Florida, and California—a growing number of businesses, especially in the hospitality and entertainment sectors, are closing their doors for good. In this grim scenario, business owners may be wondering if litigation is possible when government-enforced suspensions cause their businesses to fail.

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Guidance for MSLP Lenders: How to Minimize Litigation Exposure

Guidance for MSLP Lenders: How to Minimize Litigation Exposure

While the Main Street Lending Program (“MSLP”) was designed to ameliorate economic harm caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it leaves lenders open to possible litigation exposure if borrowers fail to satisfy their obligations. How can lenders protect themselves and minimize the level of risk?

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