Recent Transactions

AK&C served as counsel to Pitlor Mechanical Corporation, a 109-year-old mechanical contractor in Omaha, Nebraska, in the sale of its business to the Helm Group, based in Freeport, Illinois, which offers a full range of construction and maintenance services, including mechanical contracting, in select U.S. markets. Howard J. Kaslow represented Pitlor Mechanical Corporation in the drafting and negotiation of the asset purchase agreement and related transaction documents and the closing of the transaction.


Abrahams Kaslow and Cassman LLC (AK&C) was pleased to assist RiseMark Brands, Inc. ("RiseMark") and its shareholders in the acquisition by Investors Management Corporation (commonly known as IMC) of Raleigh, North Carolina. RiseMark was the owner of Right at Home, Inc. ("RAH"), a franchisor of businesses offering a variety of services such as in-home care, assistance, and companionship care to seniors and the disabled, Right at Home International, Inc., a franchisor, licensed by RAH to use its System and Marks, that offers rights to Master Franchisees outside of the United States of America, and IKOR International, Inc., a franchisor of franchised businesses offering healthcare advocacy, financial advocacy, and personal and estate guardianship services to seniors and the disabled. IMC is a family-owned investment company with an outstanding reputation for "doing the right thing" for the businesses they own. AK&C attorneys involved in the negotiation and drafting of the purchase and sale agreement and ancillary contracts were Tom Malicki, Jennifer Rattner, Kelsey Weiler, and John Herdzina.


Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP served as the exclusive legal counsel to CCW, LLC ("CCW"), the largest franchisee of HuHot Mongolian Grill restaurants, in connection with CCW's recent sale to an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. R. Craig Fry and Jennifer L. Rattner represented CCW in the negotiation and drafting of the Equity Purchase Agreement and related transaction documents.


Attorneys at Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP (AK&C) assisted in the development and financing of the Tenaska Westmoreland Generating Station, a 925-megawatt natural gas-fueled power plant project near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The project is owned by Tenaska Pennsylvania Partners, LLC, which is comprised of affiliates of Tenaska and Diamond Generating Corporation, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Corporation. Construction on the Tenaska Westmoreland Generating Station commenced earlier this year with commercial operation targeted to occur in 2018. Black & Veatch is the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the project. AK&C attorneys involved in the negotiation and drafting of the engineering, procurement and construction agreement, along with contracts for the purchase and long term maintenance of the gas turbines-generators were Randall C. Hanson, Nicholas T. Dafney, and Kathryn A. Glissman. On April 19, 2016, Tenaska closed on approximately $780 million financing in the commercial bank market to support the construction of the project. MUFG Union Bank, N.A., BNP Paribas, Citigroup Global Markets, and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Limited led the bank group for the financing. AK&C attorneys Thomas J. Malicki and Jennifer L. Rattner assisted Tenaska in closing the financing.


Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP (AK&C) served as exclusive legal counsel to Blackshirt Investments, Inc. in connection with the recent sale of its Cold Stone Creamery® and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory® store locations. AK&C attorneys Nicholas T. Dafney and Jennifer L. Rattner represented Blackshirt Investments in the drafting and negotiation of the purchase and sale agreement and related transaction documents and the closing of the transaction.