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Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

Specialty Finance – Restaurant Industry and Convenience and Gas Industry

  • Represented national lender as Administrative Agent and lender in the amendment and restatement of senior credit facilities consisting of a $29.5 million term loan, a $12.6 million term loan and $10 million development loan secured by 103 quick service restaurants in Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia
  • Represented national lender as administrative agent in the amendment and restatement of senior credit facilities consisting of a $40 million term loan, a $2.8 million term loan, a $2 million revolving loan, and a $6 million development loan secured by 128 quick service restaurants in Florida, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana
  • Represented national lender as in a $15 million term loan and a $.35 million revolving loan secured by 16 quick service restaurants in Florida, Georgia, and Virginia
  • Represented national lender as Administrative Agent and lender in the refinance of a $38.1 million term loan, $10 million reducing revolving loan, $1.5 million revolving loan, $8 million development loan, and $2 million capital expenditure loan secured by 20 convenience and gas stations in Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and Ohio
  • Represented national lender as Administrative Agent and Lead Arranger in the refinance of a $34 million term loan, $13.5 million term loan, $9.7 million revolving loan, and $1.8 million development loan secured by over 100 convenience and gas stations in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island
  • Represented hedge fund as Administrative Agent and lender in a $37 million bankruptcy exit financing transaction secured by (i) 46 properties, including 43 convenience and gas stations in Colorado and Nebraska, and (ii) a pledge of equity interests in the borrowing entities
  • Represented national lender in a $22.8 million term loan, $3 million revolving loan, and $2.2 million capital expenditure loan secured by 64 convenience and gas stations in Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania

Other Senior Loan Origination

  • $4.4 billion credit facility to payments processor
  • $50 million secured revolving credit facility to alarm services company 
  • $20 million secured senior term  facility to marine accessories distributor

Mezzanine Financing

  • Represented mezzanine lender in a $55 million mezzanine loan to nutritional supplement manufacturer/distributor
  • Represented mezzanine lender in a $30 million mezzanine loan to consumer products manufacturing company
  • Represented mezzanine lender in a $20 million secured mezzanine loan with warrant kicker to marine accessories distributor
  • Represented CMBS lender in senior a $15 million loan secured by an office complex in Tennessee and represented mezzanine lender in a related $3 million mezzanine financing
  • Represented mezzanine lender in a $9.1 million secured mezzanine loan to industrial products manufacturer
  • Represented CMBS lender in a $9 million senior loan secured by a hotel property in Indiana and represented mezzanine lender in a related $1.4 million mezzanine financing
  • Represented mezzanine lender in a $7.25 million secured mezzanine loan facility with an equity co-invest to a food ingredients distributor

We regularly assist traditional and non-traditional lenders and borrowers with a variety of lending platforms, including

  • Asset based lending
  • Senior and mezzanine financing
  • Specialty finance – Restaurant Industry and Convenience and Gas Industry
  • Commercial and industrial lending
  • SPV transactions lending on various pools of assets
  • Syndicated credit facilities

Interdisciplinary team and collaborative approach

  • Seasoned tax, ERISA, regulatory, employment, real estate and mergers and acquisitions practitioners
  • Ability to draw upon 500+ attorneys and professionals across the Firm’s platform
  • Former in-house counsel and chief compliance officer for large fund managers
  • Former SEC regulator

Our attorneys provide business-minded, fund-specific perspectives and drive incisive, solutions-oriented legal strategy.

Our clients span the financial services sector

  • National, Regional and Local Banks
  • Investment Banks
  • SBICs
  • BDCs
  • Hedge Funds
  • Life Insurance Companies
  • Other Non-Bank Financial Institutions

Our commercial and syndicated lending services help you

  • Lead transactions and close syndicate and sole-bank commercial loan transactions
    • “Club” deals and widely syndicated credit facilities
    • Structure transactions for a broad range of loans, including C&I loans, ABL, leveraged acquisition and recapitalization transactions, mezzanine loans, and other complex commercial transactions
    • Negotiate intercreditor agreements and participation agreements
    • Collateral units in multiple jurisdictions
  • Structure term sheets, credit facilities, and related loan documents, including
    • Mandate, commitment, and fee letters
    • Incremental facilities with “most favored nation” pricing provisions
    • Development loans with and without traditional construction monitoring
    • Covenant “lite” transactions
    • Borrowing base with receivables and/or inventory
    • Reducing revolvers
    • Letters of credit
  • Navigate regulatory requirements and compliance issues associated with banking regulations regarding loan originations and leveraged finance transactions
  • Represent borrowers in connection with any lending transaction of any size

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

Specialty Finance – Restaurant Industry and Convenience and Gas Industry

  • Represented national lender as Administrative Agent and lender in the amendment and restatement of senior credit facilities consisting of a $29.5 million term loan, a $12.6 million term loan and $10 million development loan secured by 103 quick service restaurants in Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia
  • Represented national lender as administrative agent in the amendment and restatement of senior credit facilities consisting of a $40 million term loan, a $2.8 million term loan, a $2 million revolving loan, and a $6 million development loan secured by 128 quick service restaurants in Florida, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana
  • Represented national lender as in a $15 million term loan and a $.35 million revolving loan secured by 16 quick service restaurants in Florida, Georgia, and Virginia
  • Represented national lender as Administrative Agent and lender in the refinance of a $38.1 million term loan, $10 million reducing revolving loan, $1.5 million revolving loan, $8 million development loan, and $2 million capital expenditure loan secured by 20 convenience and gas stations in Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and Ohio
  • Represented national lender as Administrative Agent and Lead Arranger in the refinance of a $34 million term loan, $13.5 million term loan, $9.7 million revolving loan, and $1.8 million development loan secured by over 100 convenience and gas stations in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island
  • Represented hedge fund as Administrative Agent and lender in a $37 million bankruptcy exit financing transaction secured by (i) 46 properties, including 43 convenience and gas stations in Colorado and Nebraska, and (ii) a pledge of equity interests in the borrowing entities
  • Represented national lender in a $22.8 million term loan, $3 million revolving loan, and $2.2 million capital expenditure loan secured by 64 convenience and gas stations in Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania

Other Senior Loan Origination

  • $4.4 billion credit facility to payments processor
  • $50 million secured revolving credit facility to alarm services company 
  • $20 million secured senior term  facility to marine accessories distributor

Mezzanine Financing

  • Represented mezzanine lender in a $55 million mezzanine loan to nutritional supplement manufacturer/distributor
  • Represented mezzanine lender in a $30 million mezzanine loan to consumer products manufacturing company
  • Represented mezzanine lender in a $20 million secured mezzanine loan with warrant kicker to marine accessories distributor
  • Represented CMBS lender in senior a $15 million loan secured by an office complex in Tennessee and represented mezzanine lender in a related $3 million mezzanine financing
  • Represented mezzanine lender in a $9.1 million secured mezzanine loan to industrial products manufacturer
  • Represented CMBS lender in a $9 million senior loan secured by a hotel property in Indiana and represented mezzanine lender in a related $1.4 million mezzanine financing
  • Represented mezzanine lender in a $7.25 million secured mezzanine loan facility with an equity co-invest to a food ingredients distributor
  • Knowledge of current market trends
  • Dedicated transaction teams
  • Industry relationships
  • Competitive rates and budget predictability
  • Multi-disciplinary approach

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