Experience

Counsel to Borrower for $180 Million Credit Facility

Counsel to the borrower, an international scrap metal processor, with respect to a $180 million syndicated credit facility.

Counsel to Consulting Firm in Toy Retailer Bankruptcy

Served as counsel to a global consulting firm in the bankruptcy proceedings of one of the world's largest toy retailers.

Counsel on Movie Production Financing

Served as financier's counsel on a $35 million movie production financing.

Borrower’s Counsel on $50 Million Construction Loan

Served as borrower's counsel on a $50 million real estate construction loan.

$80+ Million Financing for Historic Landmark Renovation

$80+ million in multiple phases of financing for renovations of a historic landmark building into an entertainment complex. The collateral for the loan involved real estate, tax increment financing (TIF) proceeds and historic tax credit proceeds.

Acquisition of Community Bank and Formation of Bank Holding Company by Investor Group

Represented the principals of a financial planning and investment management company and other investors in the formation of a bank holding company to acquire and recapitalize a troubled community bank. This included providing counsel on forming the bank holding company, identifying the target, negotiating the acquisition, raising capital, and securing regulatory approvals.

Acquisition of Digital Giving Platform

Represented an information management and payment services client in the acquisition of a digital charitable giving platform, which allows users to make donations to faith-based and nonprofit organizations through multiple channels including a mobile app, donation by text, and at kiosks.

Counsel to Lender, Purchaser on $17.6 Million Credit Facility

Served as purchaser's and lender's counsel with respect to a $17.6 million credit facility related to the acquisition and development of a 212-unit low-income housing tax credit project located in North Carolina.

Lender’s Counsel on $9.6 Million Equity Bridge Loan

Served as lender's counsel for a $9.6 million equity bridge loan related to the development of a 236-unit low-income housing tax credit project in Detroit, Michigan.

Counsel to Secured Creditor in Farming Operation Litigation and Bankruptcy

Served as lead and trial counsel to lender in federal litigation for breach of contract, fraud, and replevin and for non-dischargeability and defense of lien avoidance in subsequent bankruptcy.

Special Litigation Counsel in Largest Bank Insolvency in U.S. History

Served as special litigation counsel in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of a bank holding company. This was the largest bank insolvency in U.S. history, which resulted in a $7 billion settlement with the FDIC and J.P. Morgan.

Loan Purchases, Acquisitions and Restructurings in Prague, Barcelona and Dublin

Advised real estate investment company in its loan purchases and the connected acquisitions and restructurings of hotel, commercial and office spaces in Prague, Barcelona and Dublin.

Successfully Acted for Leading Financial Institution Following Voluntary Restructuring of Bank in Azerbaijan

Successfully acted for a leading financial institution in a challenge against an application made to the High Court and the Court of Appeal by the International Bank of Azerbaijan (IBA). In accordance with the application, the IBA sought an order from the English Courts for a permanent moratorium against creditor action in England and Wales, following IBA’s voluntary restructuring in Azerbaijan.

Successfully Acting on Securitisation Litigation for Multinational Financial Institution

Successfully acted for a multinational financial institution in securitisation litigation in connection with the identity of the Controlling Party and Special Servicer termination.

Established EU Operations for Multinational Investment Bank’s Merchant Services Business

Established the European operations of multinational investment and commercial bank’s merchant services business, as well as serving as Chief Risk Officer and Executive Director.

 

Advised on One of the First Lithuanian Specialised Fintech Bank Authorisations

Advised on one of the Lithuania’s first specialised fintech bank authorisations from inception of idea through to the bank’s successful registration.

 

Numerous U.K. and Ireland Authorisations

Advised on numerous authorisations of e-money, payment institutions and Markets in Financial Instruments Directive firms in the U.K. and Ireland. This includes advising on one of Ireland’s first fintech disruptors on its application for regulatory authorisation prior to the introduction of European payment services law.

Establishment of First Enforcement Directorate for Irish Financial Services Regulatory Body

Established first enforcement directorate of Irish financial services regulatory body and led a team of 80+ lawyers and accountants investigating Ireland’s banks and their senior management following the financial crisis. In addition, had responsibility for financial crime oversight of more than 10,000 firms.

 

Counsel Related to Investigations, Enforcement Actions Against U.K. Financial Firms and Senior Managers

Carriage of investigations into, and enforcement actions against, U.K. financial firms and their senior management.

Counsel Related to Investigations, Enforcement Actions Against Australian Financial Firms, Corporates and Individuals

Carriage of investigations into, and enforcement actions against, Australian financial firms, corporates and individuals.

Strategic Counsel to Saudi Arabian Regulatory Authority

Advised on the development of a Saudi Arabian regulatory authority’s approach to banking supervision and organisational strategy.

Acquisitions of Global Financial Advisory, Asset Management Firm

Advised a New York-based a global investment and advisory financial services firm in connection with its acquisition of another global financial advisory and asset management firm.

Counsel to National Bank in Collection on Commercial Loan

Served as counsel to national bank in collection on commercial loan, secured by multi-state collateral, including receivership.

Lead Trial Counsel to National Bank in Chapter 11 Proceedings, First Virtual Evidentiary Hearing

Served as lead trial counsel to national bank lender in enforcement of rights in secured collateral in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, including the first virtual evidentiary hearing conducted in the court.

Lead Trial Counsel to National Bank in Receivership, Foreclosure

Served as lead trial counsel to national bank in receivership and foreclosure of mobile home park.

Lead Trial Counsel for National Bank in Adversary Proceeding in Bankruptcy Court

Served as lead trial counsel to national bank in adversary proceeding in bankruptcy court resulting in a judgment for priority of mortgage against $15 million mechanic's liens on failed commercial project.

Missouri Counsel to National Lender in $250 Million Loan Restructuring

Served as Missouri counsel to national lender in connection with the restructuring of a $250 million loan.

Counsel to Lender in Multimillion-Dollar Loan Modification

Served as counsel to lender in connection with document review and borrower opinion in multimillion-dollar loan modification.

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