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July 1, 2020 - Murtha Cullina LLP Successfully Represents Savant Systems, Inc. in Multifaceted Acquisition of GE Lighting

HARTFORD, CT (July 1, 2020)…A team of Murtha Cullina LLP attorneys recently represented Savant Systems, Inc. in its acquisition of General Electric (GE) Lighting. Savant Systems, Inc. is an industry leader in the professional smart home space.  For nearly 130 years, GE Lighting has been at the forefront of every major lighting innovation, from the dawn of incandescent bulbs to industry-first LED and smart solutions along with the world’s first voice-embedded lighting product. 

This noteworthy acquisition combines Savant’s innovative technology and professional installation channels for the home with GE’s brand, lighting expertise and retailer channels.  Savant will continue to use the GE brand.  Murtha Cullina is honored to have been part of Savant’s historic acquisition.

This significant deal required a breadth of experience and talent from across all of Murtha Cullina’s offices and involved more than 20 attorneys from a broad spectrum of practice areas.  From sophisticated mergers and acquisitions work to union negotiations, Murtha Cullina attorneys were integral at every step of the transaction and also provided additional guidance in the areas of tax, finance, real estate, employment, employee benefits, environmental, and privacy and cybersecurity. In addition, Murtha’s experienced intellectual property group provided essential insight from due diligence, to patent assessment and managing all aspects of the transition of intellectual property to Savant.  Murtha Cullina facilitated this complex transaction throughout the adverse impact of COVID-19.

The Murtha Cullina deal team was led by corporate partner David A. Menard and included:

Partners:
Richard J. Basile
Patricia L. Boye-Williams
Andy I. Corea
Matthew K. Curtin
Thomas M. Daniells
Marc T. Finer
Elizabeth A. Galletta
Salvatore G. Gangemi
James W. McLaughlin
Frank J. Saccomandi, III
Erek M. Sharp
Mark J. Tarallo
Edward B. Whittemore
Kristen L. Zaehringer

Counsel:
Melanie N. Aska
Catherine A. Cuggino
Benjamin C. White

Associates:
Daniel J. Kagan
Nisha Kapur
Stephen N. Kulhanek
Sergio E. Marin
Benjamin H. Nissim

Paralegals and Legal Administrative Assistants:
Tracy Doherty
Christina Engel
Chelsey Lombardo
Janet McCarthy
Aimee Soucy
Linda Wotherspoon
Roberta Zitzelsberger

The terms of the deal were not announced.

About Murtha Cullina LLP

With six offices throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York, Murtha Cullina LLP offers a full range of legal services to meet the local, regional and national needs of our clients. Our practice encompasses litigation, regulatory and transactional representation of businesses, governmental units, non-profit organizations and individuals. Core practice areas include litigation, insurance recovery, labor and employment, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, construction, energy, health care, trusts and estates, intellectual property, real estate, land use and retail and hospitality. 

Murtha Cullina is the exclusive member firm in Connecticut for Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide; and the exclusive Connecticut member firm of State Law Resources, an international network of independent law firms. For more information, visit www.murthalaw.com.   

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