- Domestic and Cross-Border M&A
WWRP shareholders Robert S. Bick and Mark R. James represented Compuware Corporation in its acquisition of the assets of Innovation Data Processing (a U.S.-based entity engaged in the business of designing, developing and licensing software products) and its European Union based subsidiaries located in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and the Netherlands.
- WWRP Represents Client in Sale of Former Mitsubishi Assembly Plant to Rivian Automotive
WWRP attorney John Crowe represented Maynards Industries in its acquisition of the former Mitsubishi North American Assembly Plant, including all of its equipment in May, 2016. The 2 million plus square foot Plant is located in Normal, IL and included more than 500 acres of improved and unimproved real property. WWRP also was legal counsel in Maynards effort to sell the Plant to Livonia, MI based Rivian Automotive which closed on January 3, 2017.
WWRP partners R. Jamison Williams, Jr. and Robert S. Bick, represented Compuware Corporation, a portfolio company of Thoma Brovo, in its acquisition of Standardware, Inc.
- WWRP facilitates redevelopment of 150 acres of non-commercial property
WWRP partner, John Gaber, facilitated the redevelopment of 150 acres of non-commercial property in Sterling Heights, Michigan into a first-class industrial park for automotive suppliers and other users. Mr. Gaber negotiated the development agreement with the City, created the site condominium and negotiated occupant leases.
- Robert S. Bick receives the "All Star M&A Attorney of the Year" award from the Association for Corporate Growth
Robert Bick was honored for his work representing 4D Pharmacy Benefit Management Systems, Inc. in connection with its sale to Magellan Health (NASDAQ: MGLN) and numerous other transactions.
- WWRP obtains court orders eliminating recorded ingress / egress easement over property and avoiding deed restrictions
WWRP partner Will Hosler successfully represented plaintiff homeowners suing for a court order eliminating a recorded ingress/egress easement over their property. Mr. Hosler also successfully represented real estate developers in avoiding complicated deed restrictions, allowing a multi-residential project to continue.
WWRP Managing Partner and corporate and mergers and acquisitions attorney Richard J. Williams was recognized by Crains Detroit Business for his critical role in re-establishing the fiscal health of the Michigan Opera Theatre
- John Gaber obtains zoning approval for $28M student housing / retail mixed-use planned unit development
Mr. Gaber obtained zoning approvals and negotiated the complex acquisition to redevelop existing retail and adjacent vacant land into a $28 Million student housing/retail mixed use planned unit development in the East Lansing area.
- City of Detroit Bankruptcy
BET THE COMPANY LITIGATION: When the largest single creditor in the City of Detroit bankruptcy had a $1.4 Billion claim, it selected WWRP and its bankruptcy litigation team led by Ernest J. Essad to successfully protect its interests.
WWRP partners Robert B. Labe, R. Jamison Williams, Jr. and Robert S. Bick represented the majority owners of the Detroit Pistons Basketball Company and Palace Sports & Entertainment, Inc. in their sale of the Detroit Pistons NBA franchise and The Palace of Auburn Hills to Tom Gores and his private equity firm, Platinum Equity.
- John Gaber succeeds in eliminating a designated historic district and PUD agreement.
John Gaber succeeded in eliminating a designated historic district and a planned unit development agreement for a mixed-use project, enabling the client to freely develop its property without the restrictions of such regulations
- Award Winning M&A
AWARD WINNING M&A: WWRP and its M&A transaction team, including R. Jamison Williams, Jr., Robert S. Bick and John W. Crowe, received the Deal Maker of the Year and the U.S. Cross-Border Deal of the Year (Europe) awards from the M&A Advisor for their work representing aerospace tooling suppliers Global Tooling Systems and Odyssey Industries in their sale to Hampson Industries, plc.