Experience
    • $200 million increase of syndicated, senior secured borrowing
      Represented publicly traded oil and gas exploration and production company and its subsidiary guarantor in connection with a five-year extension and $200 million increase of its syndicated, senior secured borrowing base revolving credit facility.

      $50 million term loan facility
      Represented publicly traded retailer and its subsidiaries in connection with a $50 million term loan facility from a non-bank lender and the simultaneous amendment of its $200 million ABL credit facility.

      $9 million term loan for acquisition financing
      Represented privately held beverage distributor and partnership guarantor in connection with a $9 million term loan for acquisition financing and the simultaneous amendment of its separate working capital and construction loan credit facilities.

      High yield debt offering of $2.2 billion
      Served as Alabama local counsel for issuer in connection with a high yield debt offering of $2.2 billion in principal amount of senior unsecured notes under Rule 144A/Regulation S.

      $115 million revolving and term loan credit facility
      Served as Alabama local counsel in connection with a $115 million revolving and term loan credit facility for transportation industry borrower group.

      $35 million revolving credit facility
      Represented privately held steel brokerage company in connection with $35 million revolving credit facility.

      $1 billion senior secured credit facility
      Served as Alabama local counsel in connection with a $1 billion senior secured credit facility to a restaurant industry borrower group.

      $350 million in senior unsecured notes
      Served as Alabama local counsel for issuer in connection with the initial offering and exchange offering of $350 million in senior unsecured notes.

      $500 million in aggregate principal amount
      Represented privately held issuer and guarantors in the private placement of $500 million in aggregate principal amount of senior notes and the simultaneous re-syndication and amendment of the issuer’s $750 million revolving credit facility. 

      $208 million commercial real estate secured financing
      Represented privately held holding company borrower and property owner guarantors in $208 million commercial real estate secured financing. 

      $26.62 million syndicated ABL working capital and term loan facility
      Represented privately held scrap metal broker borrower in a $26.62 million syndicated ABL working capital and term loan facility. 

      $7 million secured term loan facility
      Represented privately held insurance broker borrower and individual guarantors in a $7 million secured term loan facility.

      $35 million commercial real estate secured financing
      Represented privately held real estate company borrower in $35 million commercial real estate secured financing.

      $400 million syndicated credit facility for acquisition financing
      Represented privately held company and its subsidiary guarantors in $400 million syndicated credit facility for acquisition financing.

      $15 million secured, revolving and term loan credit facility
      Represented privately held bottler in a $15 million secured, revolving and term loan credit facility for working capital and acquisition financing.

      $30 million working capital credit facility
      Represented privately held construction industry company in a $30 million working capital credit facility.

      $250 million ABL facility and $25 million equipment term loan facility
      Represented publicly traded retailer and its subsidiaries in $250 million ABL credit facility and $25 million equipment term loan facility.

      $1.5 billion syndicated, secured revolving credit facility
      Represented publicly traded oil and gas exploration and production company and its subsidiary guarantor in a syndicated, senior secured borrowing base revolving credit facility with a maximum principal amount of $2.5 billion, an initial borrowing base of $2.1 billion, and initial lender commitments of $1.5 billion.

      $44 million syndicated revolving mortgage loan repurchase facility
      Represented lead bank in $44 million syndicated revolving mortgage loan repurchase facility to multi-sellers.

      $65 million revolving warehouse line of credit
      Represented warehouse lender in connection with $65 million revolving warehouse line of credit.

      $250 million syndicated secured credit facility
      Represented large privately held industrial manufacturer and subsidiaries in connection with $250 million syndicated secured credit facility, portion of which was for acquisition financing.

      $80 million syndicated secured credit facility
      Represented outdoor furniture manufacturer in connection with $80 million syndicated secured credit facility.

      $45 million secured revolving and term loan credit facility
      Represented steel company in connection with $45 million secured revolving and term loan credit facility.

      Secured working capital and term loan facility
      Represented oil distribution company and its subsidiaries in connection with secured working capital and term loan facility.

      $1.96 billion syndicated secured credit facility (Chapter 11 exit financing)
      Local borrower's counsel for automotive parts manufacturer and supplier and its subsidiaries in connection with $1.96 billion syndicated secured credit facility (Chapter 11 exit financing).

      $1.56 billion syndicated secured credit facility
      Local borrower's counsel for restaurant holding company and its subsidiaries in connection with $1.56 billion syndicated secured credit facility (acquisition financing).

      $1.8 billion secured revolving credit facility and mezzanine financing
      Local counsel for acquirer/borrower in connection with $3.5 billion acquisition of media/technology business and related senior secured term loan, secured revolving credit facility and mezzanine financing totaling approximately $1.8 billion.

      $100 million syndicated credit facility
      Represented lead bank in $100 million syndicated credit facility to manufacturer.

      $97.5 million syndicated mortgage warehouse line of credit
      Represented lead bank in $97.5 million syndicated mortgage warehouse line of credit.

      Secured revolving and term loan credit facility
      Represented diversified construction and maintenance services company in connection with its secured revolving and term loan credit facility.

      U.S. and local counsel in financing and acquisition transactions
      Served as U.S. and local counsel in several international and multi-state financing and acquisition transactions within the last year.

      Represented mortgage loan warehouse facility providers
      Represented mortgage loan warehouse facility providers in connection with over 30 mortgage loan repurchase, warehouse lending and participation facilities within the last year, including workouts with troubled borrowers.

      $26 million refinancing of privately held retail shopping center
      Represented special purpose entity in a $26 million refinancing of retail shopping center located in Alabama secured by all real and personal property.

      $300 million syndicated term loan credit facility to Energen Corporation
      Represent Energen Corporation (NYSE: EGN), a diversified energy holding company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, in a $300 million syndicated term loan credit facility with Bank of America, N.A., as agent for the lender group.

      Negotiation and closing of $1 billion syndicated credit facilities
      Represented publicly held, energy industry company and its wholly owned subsidiary in connection with the negotiation and closing of revolving credit facilities in an aggregate amount of $1 billion.

      Restructuring of $235 million in real estate financing
      Represented seven related real estate companies in connection with the negotiation and simultaneous closings of the restructuring of nine separate loan facilities aggregating $235 million.

      Office building refinancing for special purpose entity
      Represented special purpose entity in a $1.8 million refinancing of an office building located in Birmingham, Alabama, secured by real estate.

      $1.25 billion syndicated revolving credit facility to Energen Corporation
      Represented Energen Corporation (NYSE: EGN), a diversified energy holding company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, in a $1.25 billion syndicated revolving credit facility with Bank of America, N.A., as agent for the lender group.

      $100 million syndicated revolving credit facility to Alabama Gas Corporation
      Represented Alabama Gas Corporation, a natural gas distribution utility company, in a $100 million syndicated revolving credit facility with Bank of America, N.A., as agent for the lender group.

      Equity investment and loan to frac sand
      Represented privately held investor in connection with its equity investments in and debt financing of frac sand companies located in Wisconsin and Texas.

      $23 million secured revolving and construction/term loan credit facility to privately held metals industry
      Represented privately held company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama engaged in the metal recycling and smelting business in a $23 million secured revolving and construction/term-loan credit facility.

      $90 million syndicated, secured revolving and term loan credit facility to privately held holding company and operating subs
      Represented privately held holding company headquartered in New York and its operating subsidiaries engaged in the specialty plastics products and packaging business in a $90 million syndicated, secured revolving and term loan facility with General Electric Capital Corporation as agent for the lender group.

      $30.5 million secured revolving and term loan credit facility to privately held steel company
      Represented privately held steel company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, in a $30.5 million secured revolving and term loan credit facility.

      $600 million syndicated, secured revolving credit facility to Vulcan Materials Company
      Represented Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE: VMC) and certain of its subsidiaries as Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee local counsel in a $600 million syndicated ABL credit facility with SunTrust Bank as agent for the lender group.

      $55 million syndicated, secured revolving and term loan credit facility to privately held oil distribution company
      Represented privately held oil distribution company and its subsidiary guarantors headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, in a $55 million syndicated, secured revolving and term loan credit facility with BB&T as agent for the lender group.

      Acquisition and related financing of retail shopping center located in Colorado
      Represented managing member of acquirer and non-recourse guarantors/sponsors in connection with acquisition of a retail shopping center located in Colorado and the related financing.

      750 million syndicated, unsecured revolving credit facility
      Represented borrower and guarantors in a syndicated, unsecured revolving credit facility with initial lender commitments of $750 million for working capital, acquisition, capital expenditure and general corporate purposes.