In late 2019 Cuddy & Feder assisted an industry-leading international manufacturer seeking to acquire an appropriate site to build a new manufacturing plant in the United States. Because of the manufacturer’s unique production process, the site needed direct access to a commercial railway and the capacity to store rail cars on-site.
The manufacturer identified a site in a northern New York county that met these needs, but the site had several significant drawbacks. The site and the land surrounding it had no access to a roadway. The land that would serve as the roadway was owned by different parties – one of them a federal agency – and was located in two different municipalities. The site itself needed to be subdivided from a larger parcel of land. The land comprising the site was owned by a not-for-profit entity and had accrued and was continuing to accrue hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid taxes. Lastly, the site had been a crucial part of a significant environmental clean-up operation of a nearby waterway.
The manufacturer hired Cuddy & Feder LLP to represent it in the acquisition and navigate the multitude of issues impacting the use and operation of the site. Cuddy & Feder assembled a multi-disciplinary team to attack these complex issues from all angles.
The transaction showcases Cuddy & Feder’s ability to draw upon its experienced talent pool to troubleshoot a web of complex issues and create a structure for advancing the transaction to closing.
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