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Sedgwick M. Jeanite Associate

 
New York, NY | Direct 212.631.4413Fax 212.868.4846
jeanites@whiteandwilliams.com
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Sedgwick focuses his practice on the representation of domestic and foreign professional liability insurers in coverage and litigation disputes involving a wide array of sophisticated insurance claims including directors and officers liability, employment practices liability, fiduciary liability and management liability matters. Sedgwick’s practice also involves advising the firm’s insurance clients in complex matters including shareholder and derivative class action matters; private equity and hedge fund disputes; regulatory investigations involving the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice; and bankruptcy reorganization matters and adversary proceedings. Sedgwick also advises the firm’s insurance clients on large and complex cases involving financial institutions and other professionals.

Sedgwick also has experience in construction litigation, including representing clients in connection with disputes between contractors and subcontractors and resolving issues involving mechanic’s liens.

As a member of the firm's Cyber Law and Data Protection practice, Sedgwick assists clients in analyzing and addressing cybersecurity risks and data breaches. 

Sedgwick has advised clients in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and has several years of experience advising and counseling U.S. and international companies, startups and entrepreneurs on a broad range of business-related matters, such as business formation and planning, and all aspects of corporate governance matters, including negotiating asset and stock purchase agreements, shareholder and operating agreements, consulting and employment agreements, confidentiality agreements, and product supply and distribution agreements.

Representative Matters

  • Representation of insurance clients in several high-profile matters
  • Representation of a full-service sports marketing and promotions company in connection with the successful sale of all of its assets to a private equity company for $8 million
  • Representation of a multi-million dollar company engaged in the business of developing, designing and manufacturing buttons in connection with the successful sale of all of its domestic and foreign operations
  • Representation of a landlord in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc
  • Representation of a creditor in a preference action in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Lyondell Chemical Company, Inc
  • Representation of a major client in connection with the initiation of a $63 million mortgage loan for a shopping center facility
  • Representation of a major client in connection with a $35 million First Mortgage Loan Modification transaction
  • Representation of a publicly traded company in the defense and settlement of several mechanic’s liens filed against a $6 million construction project
  • Counsel to holders of mezzanine loans in connection with the sale of $300 million of Senior Mezzanine position in the Peter Cooper Village/Stuyvesant Town Apartment complex 

Publications

Bar and Court Admissions

New York

New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Education

New York Law School, JD, 2000

State University of New York at Stony Brook, BS, 1993 

Memberships

New York State Bar Association

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