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Burr & Forman represents commercial banks, funds, financial institutions and other capital providers, as well as borrowers and other capital users, in all aspects of commercial and corporate finance, both in the large corporate and middle markets.

The firm brings the strength of its entire geographical footprint as well as the experience of lawyers in a variety of industries to bear in its representations.

Accounts Receivable and Inventory Finance
Burr & Forman represents agents, lenders and borrowers in closings, administration, workouts, loan sales and purchases, secured party sales and collections with respect to loans secured by accounts receivable and inventory, both in large corporate and middle market commercial loan and asset-based loan environments. The firm also has significant experience in representing factors and their clients in traditional factoring arrangements, as well as more structured, off-balance-sheet financings, for companies and financial institutions.

Mezzanine Finance
Burr & Forman represents agents, lenders and borrowers in mezzanine and junior lien finance closings, administration, workouts, loan sales and purchases, secured party sales and collections with respect to loans, warrants and other equity kickers, both in large corporate and middle market commercial loan and asset-based loan environments. The firm also has significant experience in negotiating intercreditor and subordination agreements for senior and junior lien holders.

Health Care Finance
Burr & Forman has extensive experience representing agents, lenders and borrowers in closings, administration, workouts, loan sales and purchases, secured party sales and collections with respect to loans secured by health care receivables, both in large corporate and middle market environments. The firm's health care lawyers assist the firm's finance attorneys in these transactions, providing industry and regulatory experience in connection with business associate agreements and other regulatory issues.

Leveraged Acquisition Finance
Burr & Forman has extensive experience representing agents, lenders and borrowers in acquisition loans, dividend recaps and other leveraged loan closings, administration, workouts, loan sales and purchases, secured party sales and collections with respect to loans secured by all assets and equity of the borrowers and their affiliates, both in large corporate and middle market commercial loan and asset-based loan environments. The firm has significant experience representing lenders working along side private equity groups and other sponsors in connection with these transactions.

Equipment Finance (Including Aircraft, Maritime
and Rolling Stock Finance)

Burr & Forman represents agents, lenders and borrowers in equipment finance closings, administration, workouts, loan sales and purchases, secured party sales and collections with respect to loans and leases, both in large corporate and middle market commercial loan and asset-based loan environments. The firm has significant experience in maritime finance with the firm's maritime lawyers assisting the firm's finance attorneys in these transactions. The firm also has significant experience in aircraft and rolling stock finance transactions.

Letters of Credit
Burr & Forman represents agents and lenders in letter of credit issuances, administration, workouts and collections, both in large corporate and middle market environments. The firm has significant experience in representing account parties and beneficiaries in connection with these transactions.

Agricultural Finance
Burr & Forman represents agents, lenders and borrowers in closings, administration, workouts, loan sales and purchases, secured party sales and collections with respect to loans in the agricultural industry, secured by crops, livestock, timber and other goods used in farming operations.

EXPERIENCE MATTERS

Credit Facilities
Represented a leading privately held public sector financial services company in connection with two credit facilities provided by the company to affiliated borrowers (a parent corporation and it subsidiary) that provide E-Rate eligible broadband wide area network services and voice over IP telephony services for K-12 school systems in the United States. One facility provides construction and working capital financing to the parent borrower principally to fund the construction of broadband networks for customers. The other is a securitization facility and is provided to a bankruptcy remote, single purpose vehicle subsidiary borrower and is principally secured by customer contracts and associated receivables purchased by the subsidiary from the parent. Also participated in the structuring of the transactions, the drafting of the term sheets, the preparation and negotiation of all credit facility documents as well as the organizational documents for the single purpose vehicle subsidiary borrower, the preparation and negotiation of an intercreditor agreement with a subordinated lender to the parent borrower, and the preparation and negotiation of multiple legal opinions required of the borrowers' counsel.

Credit Facilities
Facilitated a $275,000,000 Credit Facility for large manufacturing company with a national bank.

Debt financing, Refinancing, and Preferred Equity Raise
Represented client in $4,000,000 debt financing, refinancing of that debt and preferred equity raise of $1,500,000. Negotiated loan documents, purchase agreement and terms of newly issued preferred shares of target.

Division Purchase of Publicly Held Company
Represented a management team in purchasing a division of a publicly held company in the financial services sector, including a private equity raise and related bank facility.

Health Care Financings
Represented nursing homes in traditional financing arrangements and HUD-insured financing.