Experience

Representation of Cypriot Bank in ICSID Arbitration

Represented a Cypriot bank in ICSID (bilateral investment treaty) arbitration against Greece under its 2011 sovereign debt restructuring (value $3 billion). Partially successful for the claimant on the merits in proceedings that concluded in 2018.

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.

Formation of Qualified Opportunity Fund, Opportunity Zone Business

Assisted a client with the formation of a qualified opportunity fund and a qualified opportunity zone business, including drafting all fund offering documents for a $4 million capital raise to fund a hotel development.

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.

Counsel to Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds Across Industries

Counsel to venture capital funds and private equity funds, notably in the blockchain and distributed ledger technology, health care, transportation/logistics, energy, telecommunications, manufacturing, consumer products, and building products industries.

Lead Prosecutor Against Former Head of Subprime Trading in Significant Bank Fraud Case

Following the largest single-bank fraud prosecution in the history of the United States Department of Justice, served as the lead prosecutor against the bank’s former head of subprime trading for the trader’s role in the bank’s fraud.

Advised Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 Multinational in the Financial and Energy Sectors

Advised over the past 20 years a number of Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 Multinationals mainly in the financial sector as well as on energy related projects around the world, particularly the Middle East, Europe and North Africa.

 

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.

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.

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.

Largest Single-Bank Fraud Prosecution in DOJ History, Amassing a $7.2 Billion Settlement

Served as a lead attorney in the prosecution of the third-largest Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities issuer/underwriter in the world for its participation in the 2006-2009 worldwide financial crisis. That prosecution led to a $7.2 billion settlement with the government – the largest single-bank fraud prosecution in the history of the United States Department of Justice – for which Ryan was awarded the Department of Justice Director’s Award.

Form 10 Filing, Common Stock Registration for Bank Holding Company

Representation of bank holding company in Form 10 filing for registration of common stock.

Software License, SaaS Agreements for State-of-the-Art Technology for Banking Clients

Negotiated software license and SaaS agreements for multiple banking clients to obtain rights to license, access and use state-of-the-art financial services technology for each bank’s internal businesses and their customers, including electronic billing and payment, processing services, online banking, mobile banking, ACH, card application solutions, enterprise payments, and financial performance and risk management.

Software License, Subscription Agreements for Financial Services Company Offering Custom Client Access

Negotiated software license and subscription agreements for a financial services company which provided the client access to and use of specialized trust administration and wealth management applications, the integration of financial information from external accounting platforms, and the creation of customized client portals for end user online access to designated data and reports.

$32 Million Recapitalization of Bank Holding Company

Represented a bank holding company as lead counsel in its $32 million recapitalization.

Favorable Outcome in Arbitration for Banking Client

Secured a ruling in favor of a banking client that had been accused of violating a vendor’s agreement after three days of arbitration in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The plaintiff, a former vendor of the bank, sought $1.1 million in damages, plus attorneys’ fees. The bank counterclaimed alleging its performance was excused by the vendor's prior material breach of the agreement.

Major Victory in Class Action for Low-Income Lender

Secured a major victory in a class action lawsuit for a low-income lender in Nevada and Arizona, which rendered vehicles inoperable if loan payments were not up-to-date.

Representation of Investment Advisory Firm in SEC Action, Criminal Investigation Alleging Market Manipulation

Represented an investment advisory firm in parallel SEC enforcement action and criminal investigation regarding allegations of market manipulation.

Representation of Bank Clients in FDIC Actions

Represented a number of banks against FDIC actions, including the evaluation of loans and fiduciary duty for boards of directors.

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