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Marina Solo

Partner
+1.973.848.4129
Fax +1.973.848.4001
Marina Solo, a partner in the firm's corporate practice, represents both privately held and public companies in the areas of general corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, health law and life sciences, and technology law. 

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Solo was a corporate partner at a major New Jersey law firm, where she focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, health law and technology law. Prior to that, she practiced corporate law at a regional firm with a particular focus on life sciences, information technology, and real estate.

Achievements

Ms. Solo has been selected by her peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America listing for her work in the practice area of corporate law for 2013-2015.

Ms. Solo has been selected for inclusion in the 2006-2015 New Jersey Super Lawyers publication as a “Rising Star,” a listing of top lawyers who are 40 years old or younger.

In 2007, Ms. Solo was included in the New Jersey Law Journal's “40 Under 40,” a select list of attorneys recognized for their leadership role and practice area experience.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • New Jersey Medical Group Management Association (Affiliate Member)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association (Member)
  • Russian Business Attorney Network (Member)

Speaking Engagements

  • “An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure: How Manufacturers Can Avoid Pitfalls in Contracts with Third Party Service Providers and Business Partners,” K&L Gates Webinar, June 17, 2015.
  • “International Trade Regulation Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions,” New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association Webinar, December 13, 2012.
Mergers & Acquisitions
  • $100,000,000 joint venture of Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI), Gale International and Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE:VNO) for redevelopment of the Filene's complex in Boston, M.A (on-going)
  • $500,000,000 acquisition by Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI) of The Gale Real Estate Services Company and indirect interests thereof in 20 New Jersey office properties
  • $120,000,000 combined equity, bond, loan offering and real estate acquisition to facilitate construction of a fertilizer plant
  • $60,000,000 sale of grocery stores to Publix Super Markets, Inc. (PUSH:OTC US).
  • $38,000,000 reverse merger and restructuring of a public company as part of a settlement of a multi-party complex litigation
  • $28,500,000 sale of substantially all assets of a privately held golf club to Donald Trump organization
  • $20,000,000 purchase of assets by an automobile parts distributor combined with complex financing of the purchase price
  • $15,000,000 sale of stock of a marketing agency
  • $10,000,000 sale of membership interest in a privately held company engaged in manufacturing and supply of inks and other printing products
  • Joint venture for acquisition and operation of distressed shopping malls
  • Acquisition of substantially all assets of a quarry and facilitating requisite financing therefore
  • Acquisition of substantially all assets of a medical supplies and respiratory services business
  • Sale of substantially all assets of a hard copy records storage business
  • Sale of membership interest in a cosmetics distribution company to an international conglomerate headquartered in Japan, with subsequent put/call element and distribution/supply arrangements
  • Series of private placements of “units” of Qmed, Inc. (NASDAQ: QMED) with various venture capital investors
  • Sale of stock in a U.S. subsidiary of a Russian public oil company
  • Sale of stock of a privately held company engaged in construction equipment rental to one of the largest U.S. equipment leasing companies
  • Sale of stock and real estate assets held by a large privately held real estate development company and its subsidiaries to its shareholders in complete distribution and liquidation

Restructuring
  • $40,000,000 recapitalization and subsequent sale of stock of a privately held company specializing in automated voice applications and routing solutions to venture capital fund
  • Capital restructuring of an oil and energy company in anticipation of a third party asset sale
  • Complete capital restructuring of a U.S. pharmaceutical company for purposes of separation of branded and generic lines of businesses and streamlining the existing contracts, personnel and intellectual property ownership in accordance therewith

Financing
  • $70,000,000 offering of senior notes by a privately held U.S. subsidiary of a German public company engaged in manufacturing of optical and opto-electronic products
  • Series of offerings of Convertible Senior Secured Debentures of Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC.BB-ACUR)
  • Series of bridge loans and other short term financing of Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC.BB-ACUR)
  • Series of bridge loans and long term financing to a startup fertilizer manufacturing company
  • Financing for a real estate holding company

Pharma and Other Licensing
  • Various acquisitions of pharmaceutical licenses, patents, trademarks, real estate and raw materials for a privately held U.S. subsidiary of an Indian pharmaceutical company
  • License Agreements, Development Agreements, Manufacturing and Supply Agreements for a privately held U.S. subsidiary of an Indian pharmaceutical company
  • Reseller and Supply Agreements for a multi-national company specializing in bar code scanning data collection technologies

Healthcare
  • Representation of physician groups and ambulatory surgery centers in connection with general corporate, Stark, anti-kickback, and other issues
  • Corporate restructuring of physician groups and ambulatory surgery centers to achieve greater transferability of interest and operational flexibility
  • Physician employment