Our business practice includes the structure, negotiation and documentation of various forms of debt financing transactions. We frequently act on behalf of foreign and domestic banks and other specialized lenders. We also regularly represent as borrowers high-technology and industrial businesses, real estate developers, shipping and fishing industry companies, radio and television stations, and Indian tribes.
In addition, we have extensive experience with senior, mezzanine and subordinated term and revolving credit facilities — whether extended by single lenders or loan syndicates — including multicurrency credit facilities and letter of credit subfacilities. We often handle cross-border secured transaction financings, many of which are connected with cross-border corporate acquisitions.
We have represented borrowers and lenders in a variety of business contexts including large financings secured by various forms of collateral; equity-linked credit facilities for venture-backed start-ups; financings of leveraged acquisitions; office buildings and shopping centers; and financings under the U.S. Maritime Administration Title XI program.
In economically challenging times we offer a wide range of experience in debt restructuring in many business sectors, including assisting lenders in dealing with borrowers that have filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings and in restructuring pre-petition debt to implement bankruptcy plans of reorganization.
Represented venture-backed company in connection with Series C, D, E, F and G preferred stock financings.
Represented venture capital and private equity funds in connection with preferred stock and convertible note investments.
Represented publicly traded companies regarding continuous reporting and disclosure obligations under the Securities Act of 1934, and related federal securities laws and regulations.
Advise issuers in connection with initial and continued listing requirements of the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ and NYSE MKT (formerly AMEX).
Represented an NYSE-listed issuer in a proxy contest initiated by an activist investor.
Represented CohBar, Inc., a U.S. life sciences company, in its initial public offering on the TSX Venture Exchange.
Represented SCOLR Pharma, Inc. in the private placement of its senior secured convertible debentures.
Represented a TSXV-listed Canadian mining issuer with regard to U.S. securities law matters in connection with its multi-jurisdiction private placement of common stock.
Represented SCOLR Pharma, Inc. in the offering of common stock and warrant units in a structured PIPE transaction and secondary registration.
Represented a TSX-listed Canadian national retailer with regard to U.S. securities law matters in connection with its Rule 144A placement of subordinated convertible debentures.
Represented a TSX-listed manufacturer of soil products in a mezzanine financing involving the sale of convertible promissory notes to U.S.-based institutions.
Acted as Washington special counsel to Onex Partners and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in connection with securities and credit financing transactions completed in support of the acquisition of Tomkins Ltd.
Represented a special committee of the Board of Directors of ARC Wireless, a NASDAQ-listed issuer, in connection with its acquisition of an advance metals manufacturing group from a related party.
Represented a NASDAQ-listed hardware manufacturer in the establishment of a joint venture with a European technology company and a related preferred stock financing.
Represented CohBar, Inc. in its Series B Preferred Stock Financing.
- Counsel to numerous SaaS, digital gaming, hardware, life sciences, renewable energy, and other emerging technology companies
Counsel to numerous SaaS, digital gaming, hardware, life sciences, renewable energy, and other emerging technology companies in connection with offerings of convertible promissory notes, seed equity, convertible equity and other securities optimized for early stage financing.
Represented ManageIQ, Inc. in cross-border debt and equity financing matters.
Counsel to Spiration, Inc. in its Series G Preferred Stock financing.
Spin-off, reorganization and Series A financing of DayJet Technologies, Inc. (Investor Counsel).
Represented a manufacturer of licensed novelties in its majority recapitalization by a private equity sponsor.
News & Events
- 28 GSB Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 List; Two Portland Lawyers Named ‘Lawyer of the Year’GSB Newsroom, 8.15.18
- Garvey Schubert Barer Expands Team Across Multiple Offices; Reflects Firm’s Commitment to a Diverse WorkplaceGSB Newsroom, 6.7.18
- GSB Newsroom, 5.3.18
- GSB Newsroom, 4.18.18
- 30 GSB Attorneys Named to the 2018 The Best Lawyers in America® List; Three Lawyers Named ‘Lawyer of the Year’GSB Newsroom, 8.15.17
- GSB Newsroom, 7.11.17
- GSB Press Release, 8.24.15
- New U.S. Law on Foreign Investment Further Complicates Future Chinese Investments in the United StatesCross Border Business Law Blog, 8.13.18
- Cross Border Business Law Blog, 4.24.15
- "Structuring and Protecting Business Investments in the United States," (for Asian investors), Globalaw Annual Members Meeting 2018Panel discussionDallas, TX, 10.24-27, 2018
- Puget Sound Business Journal, 7.27.18