Prescription opioids–including OxyContin and Percocet, among others–are currently causing unprecedented harm across the country. According to the CDC, someone in the United States dies from an overdose of a prescription opioid every sixteen minutes. Since 1999, there have been more than 183,000 reported deaths—more than three times the number of U.S. soldiers who died in the Vietnam War. According to some estimates, the opioid crisis is costing governmental entities and private companies as much as five hundred billion dollars a year.
In an attempt to clamp down on the epidemic, hundreds of lawsuits have been filed throughout the country against pharmaceutical manufacturers alleging that the companies deceived physicians and consumers about the dangers of prescription painkillers. Over the next six months, it is estimated that over one thousand lawsuits will be on file in state and federal courts.
We have co-counseled with one of the three firms leading a coordinated multi-state opioid litigation coalition. The larger legal team, comprised of a dozen firms spread through the nation, have agreed to coordinate their state court litigation efforts to both increase efficiencies and speak with a unified voice.
Collectively the coalition represents a broad range of stakeholders, including cities (both large and small), counties (both large and small), states, self-insured businesses, and other third-party payers (e.g., Taft-Hartley Trust Funds).
We have co-counseled with a leading litigation firm to represent clients in the ever-changing and business-critical area of cyber security.
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LaFlam represents clients who are buyers, sellers, private equity groups, management or other interested parties in all types of acquisition and disposition transactions. We counsel our clients in every step of the transaction, including transaction structuring; performing due diligence; preparing, reviewing and negotiating the transaction documents; and advising on regulatory matters.
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We offer a full spectrum of services often involved in complex real estate matters. These include: real estate acquisitions and dispositions; secured lending, restructuring and workouts; construction; architecture and related development matters; leasing; hospitality; land use, and environmental risk analysis. In conjunction with our corporate services, LaFlam assists clients in structuring the ownership and investment vehicles necessary to advance real estate acquisition and development.