George Ticknor: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

George Ticknor

Partner
Boston,  MA  U.S.A.
Phone617-239-0357

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Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Debt Finance & Capital Markets
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Technology
  • Wireless & Satellite
  • Media & Telecommunications
  • Broadcasting
  • Communications
  • Cable
  • Telecommunications
 
University Harvard University, B.A., 1977
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Virginia, J.D., 1983
 
Admitted1983, Massachusetts
 
Born1955
 
Biography

George Ticknor represents banks, finance companies, public and private investment funds, and other financial institutions as general counsel in financings. George is outside counsel to public companies in the financial services and media industries. George also represents private equity funds, hedge funds, sponsor and other investor groups making investments and acquisitions. He has been involved in acquisitions and financings in a broad range of industries with special focus on the financial services, media, communications and telecommunication sectors. His experience encompasses also public debt issues and restructurings, securitization, second lien, and mezzanine financings. He also represents private equity portfolio companies and other operating companies in a range of industries including communications, financial services, and investment management.
•Represented Lamar Advertising Company, a NASDAQ 100 company in the outdoor advertising business in convertible note and high yield debt offerings aggregating many billions of dollars of the past twenty years including two senior subordinated notes offerings aggregating $1.1 billion dollars in 2012.

•Represented Lamar also in connection with its credit facility for many years including an amended and restated $975,000,000 credit facility that closed in 2012. Have served as general counsel to Lamar advising in various areas, including governance and disclosure matters and relating to its conversion to a REIT.

•Represented NewStar Financial, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed finance company, in a $100,000,000 financing with Fortress Credit Corporation that closed in 2010 and was amended in 2012 and a $70,000,000 facility with Macquarie Bank Limited that closed in 2011. Have also represented NewStar in acquisitions, including the acquisition of Core Business Credit, an asset-based lender. Have also served as general counsel to NewStar advising on matters relating to governance, disclosure, securities, Investment Advisers Act matters and debt and capital raises.

•Represented NewStar as Administrative Agent and Lender in leveraged financings, including:
•$60,000,000 financing in favor of Media Storm
•$43,000,000 financing in favor of Edline.

•Represented Bank of America as Administrative Agent, Lender and Arranger in leveraged financings, including
•$45,000,000 financing in favor of Diversified Communications.
•$100,000,000 financing in favor of Ameresco.

•Represented GE Capital as Administrative Agent, Lender and Arranger in leveraged financings, including:
•$110,000,000 financing in favor of Wilkes Broadcasting.
•$100,000,000 financing in favor of Emmis Operating Company.
•$80,000,000 First Lien Financing and $90,000,000 Second Lien Financing in favor of Multicultural Radio Broadcasting.

•Represented Credit Suisse as Administrative Agent in restructuring of a credit facility in favor of Liberman Broadcasting that included exchanges and restructurings of existing bonds.

•Represented Atalaya Capital, an investment fund, in various investments, including distressed debt, investment in and subsequent take-over and sale of television programming company; and investment in real estate projects.

•Represented Wells Fargo Capital in leveraged financings, including:
•$50,000,000 financing of Brightree.
•$45,000,000 financing in favor of Sparta Systems

•Represented RBS Citizens in financings, including:
•$145,000,000 in favor of North American Breweries.
•$18,000,000 capital call facility in favor of Eureka III LP.

Honors

George Ticknor was among the leading lawyers featured in the Chambers USA from 2004-2013. The guide, published for the first time in the U.S. in 2004, evaluates attorneys on the basis of client research. George was also recognized among the Best Lawyers in America in the 2006-2009 editions in the two specialties of Banking Law and Corporate Law and in 2010-2014 in the four specialties of Banking Law, Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law.

George was also named the Best Lawyers' 2014 Boston Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Lawyer of the Year.

Experience

GE Capital Financing

Our Business Law lawyers represented General Electric Capital Corporation in a $160,000,000 Senior Secured Credit Facility to a media and broadcasting company serving the Boston, Charlotte, Detroit, Philadelphia, and New Jersey markets.

Lamar Advertising Placement of Subordinated Notes

In 2012, our Securities lawyers represented Baton Rouge, Louisiana- based Lamar Advertising Company as issuer in the Rule 144A and Reg S Placement of 5% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2023.

GE Capital Credit Facility for Media Industry

In May 2012, Edwards Wildman lawyers in Boston represented General Electric Capital Corp. in senior secured credit facility for a radio broadcasting company.

Lamar Advertising Tender Offer

We represented Lamar Advertising in the 2012 tender offer for up to an aggregate of $700,000,000 6 5/8% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2015, 6 5/8% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2015 - Series B and 6 5/8% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2015 - Series C.

Rule 144A and Reg S Placement of 5 7/8% Senior Subordinated Notes Due 2022

In February 2012, we represented Lamar Advertising as issuer in the Rule 144A and Reg S Placement of 5 7/8% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2022. Baton Rouge-based Lamar is the nation's leading out-of-home advertising company.

Amended and Restated Existing Senior Credit Facility through Restatement Agreement

Our lawyers represented Lamar Advertising in February 2012 in the amended and restated existing senior credit facility through Restatement Agreement, added additional term A-3 loan.

NewStar Financial Senior Secured Credit Facility

We represented Boston-based NewStar Financial in the October 2011 senior secured credit facility for Media Storm, Maude, and Shamrock Media.

Insights
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - Order Restored: Security Interest in FCC License Proceeds Upheld
November 6, 2012
General Counsel Roundtable Series
May 8, 2012 event
General Counsel Roundtable Series
March 6, 2012 event
General Counsel Roundtable Series
January 19, 2012 event
General Counsel Roundtable Series
November 10, 2011 event
Food for Thought Breakfast Series: Current Issues in the Credit Market
January 29, 2010 event
Update on Lehman Brothers Insolvency Proceedings in the US, UK and Japan
October 7, 2008
Client Advisory - Senate Rescue Bill
October 1, 2008
A Seller's Perspective on Choosing the Right Buyer: The Differences Between Financial and Strategic Acquirers
May 6, 2005

News
Locke Lord, Edwards Wildman Approve Combination; Form 'Top 50' AmLaw Firm of 1,000 Lawyers, 23 Offices
December 1, 2014
Edwards Wildman Attorneys Teach Dorchester Students How to Manage the Celtics, Reports BBA Week
May 22. 2014
Best Lawyers Honors Five Attorneys as 'Lawyer of the Year 2014'
March 7, 2014
Edwards Wildman Hosts Citizen Schools National Board of Directors Event
November 22, 2013
Best Lawyers Recognizes 54 Edwards Wildman Attorneys
October 16, 2013
Edwards Wildman's George Ticknor Comments on the Corporate Debt Market in the Boston Business Journal
June 14, 2013
Chambers USA 2013 Ranks 36 Edwards Wildman Lawyers in 17 Practice Areas
May 28, 2013
Best Lawyers Recognizes 56 Edwards Wildman Attorneys
September 27, 2012
Chambers USA 2012 Ranks 33 Edwards Wildman Lawyers in 17 Practice Areas
June 7, 2012
Boston Business Journal Cites Edwards Wildman's Role in Apprenticeship Program at Inner-City School
December 21, 2011

 
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George Ticknor

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