CLEVELAND– LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Newswire –The Goodyear Tire & Ru…

CLEVELAND– LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Newswire –The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Veyance Technologies, Inc. have closed The Carlyle Group’s acquisition of Goodyear’s engineered products division for $1.475 billion, announced March 23, 2007. Thompson Hine LLP advised Goodyear in the transaction. Goodyear’s engineered products division serves customers in the industrial, military and automotive industries and employs approximately 6,500 people in 32 countries.

The Thompson Hine team that advised Goodyear was led by April Miller Boise, a partner in the firm’s Corporate Transactions & Securities group in the Cleveland office. Boise was assisted by Garrett Evers, a Corporate Transactions & Securities partner in the New York office; Jim Koenig, who advised on international tax matters; Tom Coyne, who provided counsel on real estate issues; and Megan Dortenzo, who advised on intellectual property and information technology matters. The Thompson Hine team also coordinated counsel in 12 foreign countries and was supported by a cross-functional team of lawyers, paralegals and staff from a number of practice areas.

Attorneys from Covington & Burling LLP also advised Goodyear in this transaction.

About Thompson Hine LLP: Established in 1911, Thompson Hine is a business law firm dedicated to providing superior client service. For the last several years, the firm has been named one of the Best Corporate Law Firms in America (in an annual survey of corporate directors conducted by Corporate Board Member magazine). With more than 370 lawyers, Thompson Hine serves premier businesses worldwide. The firm has offices in Atlanta, Brussels, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, New York and Washington, D.C. For more information, go to www.ThompsonHine.com.

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