Experience

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.

$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.

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.

$40 Million Financing of Apartment Community

Managed a $40 million financing of a 400-unit apartment community, which includes affordable housing aspects and a Freddie TEL.

Co-counsel to Retailer in Chapter 11, Post-bankruptcy Proceedings

Serving as co-counsel to a specialty footwear retailer and its related debtor affiliates in Chapter 11 restructuring and post-bankruptcy proceedings. Client is the largest specialty family footwear retailer in the Western Hemisphere with nearly 4,400 stores across more than 30 countries.

Outside Counsel for Financial Institution

Serves as outside counsel for financial transactions, real estate, acquisitions, employment, and corporate governance matters while working daily with senior management and the board of directors. 

Represented Financial Services Corporation in Debt Obligation, Loan Servicing Claims

Represented financial services corporation in defense of claims arising from collateralized debt obligations and loan servicing.

Bank Acquisition by Mortgage Company

Represented the owner of a mortgage company in its purchase of a distressed community bank in the first acquisition of its kind involving a mortgage company. In order for the purchase to occur, the client had to undergo a corporate reorganization and establish a holding company to own the mortgage company and purchase the bank. As part of the transaction, we were able to gain approval from the Federal Reserve and other bank regulators to allow the client to gradually fold its mortgage operations into the bank over time.

Assisted Private Fund Client with Launch, Registration

Assisted private fund client with launch of fund and registration of fund manager. Representation included licensure in Colorado, which does not offer traditional fund adviser registration exemption.

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.

Lead Counsel to Payments Processing Company

Lead counsel on successive transactions wherein client was deploying existing technology in innovative arrangements and new service lines with key business partners.

Successful Representation of Global Health Care Company in Receivership Action

Represented health care company in a state court receivership action filed in Wisconsin. Prepared all of the necessary pleadings to memorialize our client's claim and advocated on their behalf which ultimately resulted in receiving a significant payout from the receivership estate.

$35 Million Sale of Bank Holding Company

Managed the $35 million sale of a bank holding company and state-chartered subsidiary bank.  

Represented International Bank Energy Lending Division in Oil and Gas Exploration Claims

Represented international bank energy lending division, operators and landowners in litigation of claims arising from oil and gas exploration, production and transportation, including injury, property damage, environmental and other regulatory violations.

Represented Bank and FDIC in Malpractice, Breach Claims

Represented large commercial bank and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in claims for legal and accounting malpractice and breach of director and officer fiduciary duty.