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Matt Flower is a member of Taylor English’s Corporate and Business; Resort, Hotel and Hospitality; and Real Estate, Lending and Finance practice groups.

Mr. Flower’s practice includes corporate, finance, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, resort and land development law. He represents clients in connection with various types of complex business transactions, including:

  • Representing both lenders and borrowers in connection with various financing transactions, including term securitizations, receivables hypothecation loans, acquisition and construction loans, warehouse lines of credit, whole loan sale transactions, and asset-backed credit facilities;
  • Representing both buyers and sellers in connection with complex business transactions, including the negotiation and closing of mergers, stock purchases and sales, asset purchases and sales, reorganizations and business combinations;
  • Representing companies in connection with offerings of debt and equity securities; and
  • Representing businesses and business owners in connection with the structuring and financing of succession planning transactions.

His practice also encompasses general corporate law and commercial law, including:

  • Business entity formation; and
  • Preparation, review and negotiation of various types of commercial contracts, including services agreements, debt collection agreements, nondisclosure and confidentiality agreements, license agreements, rental agreements, and liability waivers and releases.

In addition, Mr. Flower regularly counsels clients in connection with corporate promotions, sweepstakes, giveaways and other contests, including advising such clients with respect to state and federal consumer protection laws, promotional and sweepstakes laws, raffle laws and lottery laws.

Mr. Flower’s clients include educational institutions, restaurants, resort developers, film production studios, and a variety of other large and small business and business owners, venture capital investors, and private equity funds.

Prior to joining Taylor English, Mr. Flower practiced law with the international law firm of Bryan Cave LLP.

Publications & Articles

  • “EB-5 Investments: An Alternative Source of Real Estate Capital,” Construction Executive, November 2014.
  • “EB-5 Investments and ‘Troubled Businesses’: Sources of Mutual Opportunities?” The Secured Lender, June 25, 2014.
  • “Lessons from the Marketplace: Evolution of Developer Financing in Fee-Based Service Arrangements,” Developments Magazine, October 2013.

Representative Transactions

  • Sale of Company. Representation of one of the largest independent trust companies in the country, Reliance Financial Corporation, in connection with its sale to Fidelity Information Services (NYSE: FIS) for an aggregate purchase price of $110 million.
  • Sale of Company to Private Equity Firm. Representation of a privately-held specialty contracting company in connection with its acquisition by a private equity firm for a total purchase price of more than $50 million.
  • Sale of Majority Ownership and Recapitalization of Private Company. Representation of a receivables management and purchasing firm in connection with a majority ownership sale that included the takeout of all of its subordinated debt and the refinancing of its multi-million dollar senior loan facility.
  • Sale of Company. Represented data analytics company VueLogic, LLC on its sale to Inmar, Inc. (December, 2012). (Transaction terms confidential).
  • Master Distributor $23 Million ABL Credit Facility. Representation of a corporation operating as a master distributor of weld fittings, flanges and forged steel in a $23 million ABL credit facility.
  • Steel Business Plant Acquisition and $3 Million Working Line of Credit. Representation of a full service steel center corporation in connection with an asset acquisition for a new plant and an approximately $3 million working capital line of credit.
  • Transfer of Franchise Ownership Financing. Representation of two of the largest franchisees (with more than 100 combined locations) of a major national quick serve restaurant company in connection with the financing of the transfer of franchise ownership to new buyers.