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  • Represented the successful plan proponent in a series of reorganization transactions for the iconic, 700-room Pittsburgh Hilton hotel, that included our client's acquisition of all the equity in the debtor. These transactions included: (a) restructuring the hotel's senior secured financing under BlackRock Capital's $49.6 million loan, (b) negotiating and implementing a new Franchise Agreement followed by a Hotel Management Agreement with Wyndham Hotels, (c) consummating $8 million of additional financing from Wyndham, secured by the Hotel's equity, (d) placing up to $11 million in junior mortgage financing from our client as Plan Proponent, and (e) resolving other secured and unsecured claims
  • Represented a privately held insurance brokerage firm in sale to a subsidiary of the world's largest insurance and consulting company
  • Represented an ACMI operator in connection with flight services agreements with, and leases of Boeing 777 and 737 aircraft from, DHL Express
  • Represented a Fortune 500 diversified commercial finance company in connection with a $200 million+ facility secured by timeshare receivables
  • Represented armor manufacturer in 363 sale of assets
  • Represented publicly held REIT in connection with Florida aspects of workouts of multi-million dollar loans secured by residential and commercial real estate
  • Represented developer of hotel/condo project in Bradenton, Florida, including preparation of prospectus and condominium documents
  • Represented developer of fractional ownership units in Miami Beach, Florida, including preparation of timeshare documents Represented domestic and foreign entities owning high rise office buildings and shopping centers in connection with all aspects of their leasing activities
  • Represented national bank in connection with development of consumer real estate loan documentation for use in Florida
  • Represented national bank in connection with various multi-million dollar construction, term and revolving real estate loans in South Florida
  • Represented multi-state restaurant chain in connection with multi-million dollar sale of its assets
  • Represented numerous start-up companies in connection with private placements of securities
  • Represented publicly held Canadian company in connection with its domestication to the United States
  • Represented commercial airline in its financing and bankruptcy sale of assets
  • Represented pharmaceutical company in its multi-million dollar bankruptcy sale of assets
  • Represented a 100+-store franchisee of a national quick-service restaurant chain in an investment bank-led sales process that generated aggregate sale proceeds of more than $200 million.  The sales process encompassed multiple transactions with four unaffiliated sophisticated buyers, seven affiliated selling entities, a national franchisor with the power to block or influence the transaction, and assets located in multiple states, leading to a complex transaction negotiation and structure.  Advised the client in connection with the marketing process, definitive agreements, and concurrent closings
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™ rated
  • Group Writing Coach, Posse Miami
  • Grievance Committee of Florida Bar (1993-1996)
  • Leadership Miami
  • Intern – the Honorable Chares A. Stewart, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Brown, Malman & Salmon
  • Morgan Lewis
  • Paul, Landy, Beiley & Harper
  • Farm Stores and United Petroleum Corporation