Charles F. Hertlein, Jr.


Hedge Fund Formation

Represented registered investment adviser in forming a $125,000,000 hedge fund specializing in New Zealand and Australian investments.

Asset Sale

Represented a software development company in the sale of business in order to settle litigation between hostile shareholders.

Venture Capital Financing

Represented group venture funds in $15,000,000 "A" round preferred stock financing of North Carolina biotech firm.

Asset Sale

Represented distressed holding company in $30,000,000 divestiture of basketball equipment manufacturing business.

Asset Sale

Represented distressed holding company in $15,000,000 divestiture of non-core services business.

Bankruptcy Emergence, Corporate Restructuring and Financing

Represented Chapter 11 debtor in submission of reorganization plan and receipt of $75,000,000 emergence financing.

Divesture of Business Units By Chapter 11 Debtor

Represented Chapter 11 debtor in the $25,000,000 sale of numerous non-core businesses in court-approved transaction.

Internal Reorganization

Represented a U.S. company with complex U.S., Canadian and Swiss corporate structure in reorganizing as necessary to preserve U.S. tax benefits from pre-Chapter 11 losses.

Represented an Automotive Manufacturer in a Multimillion Dollar Real Estate Leaseback

Our client, an automotive component parts manufacturer, made the strategic financial decision to sell substantial real estate holdings valued at approximately $25 million to a REIT and subsequently lease those properties back under a long-term tenancy. We assisted in the drafting and negotiation of the definitive purchase and sale agreement, the master lease agreement and all associated ancillary documents and deliverables. Simultaneously, our firm represented the auto parts manufacturer in an asset-based financing arrangement and a specialty asset financing arrangement, each of which included closing of the sale-lease transaction as a condition. This required careful coordination among multiple practice groups and team members within the firm to ensure these separate but interdependent transactions all came to fruition in sync and under favorable terms for our client.

Represent Client in Contract Disputes

Seth Schwartz represents EGI in disputes concerning EGI’s contract disputes. For example, Mr. Schwartz represented EGI on two occasions when third party companies failed to deliver services related to equipment specifically designed to operate on EGI’s manufacturing process lines. Mr. Schwartz also represented EGI when a contractor failed to deliver on services related to reconstruction of certain real estate assets as promised.

Represent Clients in Multiple Matters Including Regulatory Litigation

Chuck Hertlein and Seth Schwartz have represented Vantage Financial Advisers, a financial advisory firm, in multiple matters including regulatory litigation and claims brought by clients related to investment losses outside of Vantage’s control.

Strategic Acquisition of Workflow One for $218 Million by Standard Register

The opportunity, and the ability, to grow is an important factor in the success of any business, especially in an increasingly-competitive marketplace. We advised Standard Register, formerly one of the world’s leading providers of printing and business communication solutions, throughout their purchase of Workflow One, a print management and distribution company. The value of all consideration and financing totaled in excess of $350 million.

Cross-Border Acquisition by Merger and Stock Purchase

Represented a U.S. public company in its acquisition of a Canadian/Swiss sporting goods importer/reseller in parallel Canadian stock purchase and SEC-registered U.S. stock merger transactions.

Asset Sale for Cash

Represented a closely-held venture-funded dry ice blasting equipment manufacturer in the sale of its assets and business to management financed by a private equity fund and commercial bank financing.

Asset Purchase

Represented a closely-held dry ice blasting equipment manufacturer in its purchase of its primary competitor from Canadian parent.

Asset Purchase

Represented Tier 2 automotive parts manufacturer in $23,000,000 purchase of automotive plastic plating business.

Asset Purchase

Represented the purchaser of assets of the manufacturer of environmental containment equipment for gas stations which was embroiled in a patent infringement dispute with a hostile third party.

Asset Purchase

Represented a private equity fund working with management of a loan defaulted business to buy assets in foreclosure and start a new business.

Asset Sale

Represented the seller of a signage manufacturing business to a private equity fund.

Asset Sale

Represented high security printing company and owners in the sale of the business and assets to a private equity fund.

Cash Merger

Sale of publicly-traded company to another publicly-traded company in registered S-4 transaction.

Cash Merger

Represented a publicly-held company in the sale of portfolio business to a private equity fund, structured as a cash merger.

Debt / Equity Financing

Represented industrial baking company in obtaining a debt / equity funding package.