Jim serves as co-chair of the Debt Finance and Capital Markets Group. Jim focuses his practice in all aspects of corporate finance (senior financing, mezzanine financing and equity-co-investments) for a wide variety of institutional and entrepreneurial finance clients. Jim also works in the public finance arena in connection with direct purchases of tax exempt bonds and with credit enhancement products of public bond issues.
•Represented a syndicate of national lenders in a $75 million revolving facility to an international firearms manufacturer
•Represented a syndicate of national lenders in a $275 million credit facility to a national dairy products company
•Represented a syndicate of national lenders in $475 million tax exempt bond facilities in connection with acquisition, development and construction of a continuing care retirement community
•He acted as counsel to the arranger/agent in a syndicated senior financing for a national restaurant chain.
•Jim also frequently acts as counsel in connection with direct purchases of tax exempt bonds and as counsel to direct pay letter of credit providers in connection with credit support relating to tax exempt bond issuances.
•He has frequently represented Canadian and other foreign financial institutions in connection with credit facilities for foreign-based borrowers and their U.S. affiliates.
•Jim works with private equity groups in structuring senior, mezzanine and equity financings relating to acquisition transactions and dividend recapitalizations.
•Jim structured an $80 million securitization transaction on behalf of a multi-tiered group of receivables originators and guided them through several tiers of transfers to a special purpose entity and financing through a commercial paper conduit.
•He advised and represented the arranger/agent in a syndicated senior financing for a national restaurant chain in connection with its acquisition of a publicly issued company and he structured subordination terms of related high yield notes.
•Jim was counsel to the liquidity provider and credit enhancer of a $100 million securitization of loan receivables under an employee relocation program.
Besides Edwards Wildman
Jim serves as Chairman of the Town of Weston Recreation Commission and helped direct the fundraising for and the construction of a new multi-generational Community Center.
PTC Inc. $1.5 Billion Dollar Credit Facility
Our lawyers represented PTC Inc. in a $1.5 Billion Dollar Credit Facility with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Administrative Agent.
Edwards Wildman Team Leads Merger of Vision Insurance Companies
In July 2013, an Edwards Wildman deal team led by Andrew Hughes and Paul Mahoney of our Providence office represented clients Nautic Partners, a private equity firm with more than $2.5 billion of capital under management, and Superior Vision, a Nautic Partners portfolio company based in California, in Superior Vision's execution of a merger agreement providing for the acquisition of Block Vision, a Maryland-based national provider of vision insurance coverage.
PTC Inc. $450 million Credit Facility
Our lawyers represented PTC, Inc. in a $450 million Credit Facility with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Administrative Agent.
Performing for Perfume Purveyor
Edwards Wildman lawyers in New York advised specialty retailer Perfumania in the acquisition of Parlux Fragrances completed in April 2012.
Represented Nautic Partners in its Acquisition of a Vision Insurance Company
We represented Providence, RI-based Nautic Partners, a private equity firm, in a March 2012 leveraged acquisition of Superior Vision Holdings, Inc.
Mezzanine Debt Facility
Edwards Wildman represented Superior Vision, as borrower, in the mezzanine debt facility from Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.
Senior Debt Facility to Accomplish Acquisition
Edwards Wildman represented Superior Vision, as borrower, in the senior debt facility from Madison Capital Funding LLC.
Double Aquisition for Seattle Colocation Datacenter Company
In February 2012, a team of Edwards Wildman lawyers represented Digital Fortress, Inc., in the asset acquisition of Fortress Colocation and in the acquisition through merger of digital.forest
Acquisition by Baja Broadband
Our Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Debt Finance lawyers represented South Carolina based Baja Broadband in the December 2011 asset acquisition of cable television systems from US Cable of Coastal-Texas, L.P.
Sevcon, Inc. Financing
Our lawyers represented Sevcon, Inc. in obtaining financing from RBS Citizens, National Association.
The Sweet Smell of Success
April 20, 2012
EAPD Represents ABRY Partners in $1.2 Billion Acquisition of RCN Corporation
March 5, 2010