Experience

Counsel to National Mortgage Servicing Client Defending Alleged FCRA Violations

Served as counsel to client in defense of alleged Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) violations involving assets purchased following bank failure via the FDIC.

Counsel to National Mortgage Servicer Establishing Enforcement Rights as to Successors in Interest and Post-Sale Remedies

Served as counsel to client in state court and appellate court setting case law regarding note-holder and assignee enforcement rights.

Counsel to National Mortgage Servicer Defending Consumer Protection Claims and Affirming on Appeal Second Trial Judge’s Authority to Rule Conversely on Second Summary Judgment

Served as counsel to lender/servicer in defense of multi-count counterclaim for damages in context of foreclosure action, affirmed on appeal following differing decisions by original and successor trial judge.

Purchaser’s, Lender’s Counsel for $20.8 Million Credit Facility

Served as purchaser's and lender's counsel with respect to a $20.8 million credit facility related to the acquisition and development of a 216-unit low-income multifamily housing project located in South Carolina.

Counsel for Multimillion-Dollar Commercial Real Estate Transaction

Served as borrower’s counsel issuing borrower’s opinion letters for several large commercial real estate transactions.

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 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.

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.

Successful PTAB Administrative Appeal

Won an administrative appeal for a global technology company before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board in a case involving a patent application that sought to protect a method of predicting a consumer’s future purchases, based on previous transaction card purchases indicating that a “life event” had recently occurred for the consumer.  The United States Patent and Trademark Office had rejected the application as directed to an abstract idea under a 2014 Supreme Court case.  In its decision in favor of the client, the Appeal Board held that any abstract idea was integrated into a practical application because the patent claims “improve the underlying consumer behavior prediction technology.”

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.

$30 Million Private Equity Financing and Formation of Specialty Brokerage

Advised a national independent enterprise risk management agency on completion of $30 million in private equity financing. In connection with the financing, advised client on formation and capitalization of a specialty brokerage and investment banking platform offering insurance solutions to public and private companies and private equity sponsors.

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.

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.

Counsel to Worldwide Leader in the Payments Technology Industry

Counseled worldwide leader in the payments technology industry across a variety of practice areas in connection with technology development and licensing, and payment processing service offerings.

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. 

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.  

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