Industries & Practices

Banking & Financial Services

$15 million subscription line of credit

Assisted a client as lender’s counsel for a $15 million subscription line of credit for a private equity fund used to leverage the capital contributions of the fund's limited partners. 

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Acquisition of multiple restaurant franchise locations

Represented a bank in $25 million financing of the acquisition of 16 restaurant franchise locations by a new franchisee.

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Restructuring of a mezzanine loan

Represented a private investment company in restructuring an $18 million mezzanine loan to a troubled distribution company.

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Construction loan for a mixed-use development project

Represented a borrower in an office construction loan for a flagship office building in a new mixed-use development project.

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Construction finance for a new multi-family housing project

Represented a client as the borrower in a syndicated construction loan transaction for construction of a new multi-family housing and mixed-use development project.

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Project financing and business acquisition

Represented a client in the $15 million acquisition of manufacturing business and related capital-raise issues and project financing.  In addition to acquisition matters, representation included formation of joint venture and private placement, negotiation of entity documents, and counsel on project financing with senior lender.

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Financing for the renovation of hotel properties

Represented administrative agent in $30 million financing the construction and renovation of private equity sponsored hotels in St. Louis, MO. The transaction involved complicated co-lender negotiations as well as negotiations with a leveraged equity lender.

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Structured line of credit for acquisition deals

Represented a client in obtaining a $23 million structured line of credit in order to add more leverage into acquisition deals and access cheaper capital.

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Multi-state marina sale

Represent client in $80 million sale of five marina properties in multiple states, including advising on tax structuring, real estate, corporate and environmental issues.

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Complex multi-bank syndication transaction

Represented an administrative agent in a $150 million syndication transaction involving an acquisition line of credit and term credit facilities for a borrower in high-growth mode and sponsored by a global private equity firm.

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Non-compete agreement litigation

Represented a national mortgage loan company in two lawsuits in which the client hired two mortgage loan officers from a competitor, and the competitor sought to enforce the loan officers’ non-compete agreements. Negotiated a global settlement that considerably reduced the length of each employee’s non-compete agreement.

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Port authority bond transaction for a LIHTC project

Assisted a lender in connection with financing a low-income housing tax credit project in Ohio using a port authority bond structure, along with an OHFA HDL loan and conventional permanent loan. 

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