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MSK has been a formidable player and part of the security alarm industry for decades. Since the forming of the predecessor to the California Alarm Association in 1958, MSK’s attorneys have had their hands in the inner workings of an industry wrought with challenges from the phone companies, ordinances, product liability issues, to labor and dealer agreements, and intellectual property disputes. MSK has represented the largest and most recognizable names in the industry from the earliest stages of formation to navigating mergers and acquisitions for the smallest and some of the largest in the industry. The security alarm and monitoring technology specialty practice includes stalwart members that have authored California’s alarm licensing law, as well as the contracts that are in wide use today. MSK has put their stamp on governing organizations like the Security Industry Association, Medical Alert Monitoring Association (MAMA) and other leading industry associations. MSK is an undisputed leader in helping companies in the security industry and the medical alert monitoring industry, both of which have seen an evolution in technology over the years that has expanded the industry’s focus to include tele-health monitoring, life safety and industrial services.

  • Security Alarm and Guard Industry Operations: Mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, financings, consumer contracts, licensing and regulatory matters, intellectual property rights, and labor and employment issues.

  • Homeland Security: Advise and assist foreign and domestic companies in the security, manufacturing, trade and defense industries regarding government contracts and financings as well as mergers and acquisitions, licensing and regulatory matters.

  • Trade Associations: Representation of security alarm industry associations and trade groups.

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MSK has been a formidable player and part of the security alarm industry for decades. Since the forming of the predecessor to the California Alarm Association in 1958, MSK’s attorneys have had their hands in the inner workings of an industry wrought with challenges from the phone companies, ordinances, product liability issues, to labor and dealer agreements, and intellectual property disputes. MSK has represented the largest and most recognizable names in the industry from the earliest stages of formation to navigating mergers and acquisitions for the smallest and some of the largest in the industry. The security alarm and monitoring technology specialty practice includes stalwart members that have authored California’s alarm licensing law, as well as the contracts that are in wide use today. MSK has put their stamp on governing organizations like the Security Industry Association, Medical Alert Monitoring Association (MAMA) and other leading industry associations. MSK is an undisputed leader in helping companies in the security industry and the medical alert monitoring industry, both of which have seen an evolution in technology over the years that has expanded the industry’s focus to include tele-health monitoring, life safety and industrial services.

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  • Represented security alarm companies in the U.S. and abroad (purchasers and sellers), in nearly every major M&A transaction in the past decade.

  • Represented the acquirer in a $500 million acquisition of a security and alarm company. This is the largest acquisition to date within this industry.

  • Counseled one of the largest security alarm companies in the United States in its IPO and numerous acquisitions, having an aggregate value in excess of $1.5 billion.

  • Counseled client in negotiating and dealing with the Department of Homeland Security.

  • Represented numerous alarm companies in acquisition and sale of assets and stock in excess of $1 billion.

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