Lending and Corporate Finance
- Lending and Corporate Finance
Experience distinguishes our Lending and Corporate Finance practice group. Our attorneys average more than 20 years of practice working on every type of financial transaction, and they provide the practical advice needed to complete transactions in a quick and efficient manner.
We work with national, regional, local and community banks and lending institutions on all types of loan transactions, including single-lender, real estate-secured, unsecured and asset-backed loans, multi-lender and syndicated credit facilities, international and multi-currency facilities, tax-credit transactions and tax-leveraged financing. Our team also represents individual, joint venture and corporate borrowers in obtaining, negotiating and closing of commercial, industrial, multi-family and residential loans. As with all of our practice groups, we provide these services within a new model for law firms—one that provides sophisticated legal counsel in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Represented numerous national, regional and local financial institutions in hundreds of loans secured by collateral of all types, including real estate, receivables, and personal property.
Represented a global bank in the workout of more than $1 billion in loans and real estate, including loan modifications, collateral foreclosures, and the sale of owned real estate.
$4,300,000 loan renewal and extension of hotel company.
$2,378,000 loan renewal of real estate investment company.
- Regional bank loan for church
Mid–size regional bank $1,069,000 loan for alcohol distribution company.
Represented one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in the world in the acquisition of hundreds of fee properties and billboard easements throughout the United States and in the complex financing of billboard and office locations.
Represented a receivables management and purchasing firm in connection with all senior and subordinated financings/credit facilities with combined transaction values in excess of $50 million. An example of a recent representation for this client includes a recapitalization transaction in which we served as lead counsel in all aspects of structuring, negotiating and documenting a senior and mezzanine debt refinance and a concurrent third party equity ...
Represented one of the world's leading foodservice retailers in the rebuild and redevelopment of more than 100 properties throughout the United States.
Represented a Japanese institutional investor/owner in the sale of a landmark Midtown 50-story office tower containing 1.1 million sq. feet of net rentable area for $307 million, which held, at that time, the record for the highest purchase price for a single office building in the Atlanta, Georgia market.
Represented a private equity group in the purchase of a 128,000 sq. foot shopping center anchored by Publix in Woodstock, Georgia, and in the acquisition of a 78,000 sq. foot shopping center in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Represented a leading real estate investor/developer in the acquisition and financing of a 21-story 446,000 sq. foot office tower and in the acquisition of raw land in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia.
Represented a local developer specializing in historic preservation projects in the conversion of a steel mill to form a medical office condominium development and in the conversion of a school house to form a luxury residential condominium development in Augusta, Georgia.
Represented the nation’s largest owner/operator of economy extended-stay facilities in the acquisition of extended-stay facilities in Georgia and Texas.
Represented national lending institutions and a foreign car manufacturer in the foreclosures of a hotel properties, shopping centers, apartment complexes, raw land and a car dealership located in throughout the State of Georgia during the last down-turn of the economy.
Lead counsel for a local developer specializing in historic preservation projects in the conversion of a textile mill to a medical office condominium and, simultaneously, in the conversion of a nearby former school building into a luxury residential condominium development, both in Augusta, Georgia.
Lead counsel for Lender in a $14.5 million loan for the acquisition of a remediated brownfield site and the construction of a 63,000 sq. foot Class A office building in downtown Charleston, South Carolina.
Acted as counsel to lender in a two-tiered loan for acquisition and development of a mixed-use “live-work-play” project. One City Walk is expected to become the focal point for a new city center for Sandy Springs, a community which was incorporated in 2005 and is now Georgia’s seventh-largest city. The project also involves the issuance of bonds through the Development Authority of Fulton County, due to the qualification of the project for a State of Georgia ...
Represented BB&T in early 2012 in closing one of the first major post-recession development loans in Atlanta, Georgia. This loan financed the construction of a mid-rise luxury multifamily development in the upscale Buckhead area of Atlanta. The project was constructed in an existing mixed-use development containing the Hotel St. Regis, and involved complex cross easements for parking and documentation of air rights. This transaction was significant as one of ...
Acquisition of a Hyatt hotel for $19.8 million in Kansas, and a Sheraton hotel for $9.5 million in California.
Acquisition of a ground lease interest in a hotel for $4.4 million with a $3.3 million loan.
Sale of Hyatt Hotel for $14 million.
$27 million workout of an apartment loan.
$16 million revolving loan secured by accounts receivable and six properties.
$12.5 million loan secured by multiple Taco Bell locations.
Modification of more than 75 loans for the FDIC as receiver for various banks.
Served as counsel for a student-housing developer in the acquisition and development of three projects. Negotiated construction loans in the amount of $32 million, $27 million, and $15 million. One of the projects was partially funded by development bonds from the City of Louisville. In 2014, refinance two of the properties with a $35 million permanent loan.
Representation of a full service steel center in connection with a steel business plant acquisition and approximately $3 million working line of credit.
Representation of a master distributor of weld fittings, flanges and forged steel in a $23 million ABL credit facility.
Representation of a shopping center developer as Georgia counsel in a multi-state, multimillion dollar defeasance and commercial loan transaction.
Represented management of an industrial services company in their dispute with a controlling private equity investor. The representation ultimately led to a management buyout at a deep discount on the investor’s initial investment and subsequent triple digit annual returns on management’s investment.
Lead counsel to Georgia-based private fund in connection with acquisition and financing of $23.5 million multi-family portfolio of five properties in Tennessee and Georgia in 2015.