Mr. Greiss has extensive experience in the areas of (i) mergers, acquisitions and dispositions of public and private companies representing both purchasers and sellers in widely diverse industries, (ii) leveraged buyout transactions, (iii) public and private equity and debt financings, (iv) corporate restructurings representing companies in bankruptcy proceedings or in “out-of-court” workout situations and (v) dispute resolution among partners and shareholders in closely held partnerships and corporations.
Recently, Mr. Greiss has handled several major acquisitions for a high-technology company in the high-brightness light emitting diode, solar, data storage and semiconductor industries, the sale of the assets of a juvenile furniture manufacturer, the acquisition of an urban not-for-profit hospital, the restructuring of a major health-care provider including the sale of its long-term care and contract rehabilitation business, a $220 million convertible subordinated note offering, and the representation of the audit committees of two separate public companies in connection with an internal investigation into accounting irregularities and alleged wrongdoing claimed in a “whistle blower” complaint.
Mr. Greiss also regularly represents companies in the entertainment and pharmaceutical industries and has extensive experience in intellectual property acquisitions and licensing agreements. Mr. Greiss’ pharmaceutical industry experience includes the settlements of patent infringement litigations.
Mr. Greiss has spoken at numerous seminars on topics including the impact of Sarbanes-Oxley on private companies, the design and implementation of disclosure controls and procedures, and the initial public offering process.