Karl A. Freeburg: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Karl A. Freeburg

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Phoenix,  AZ  U.S.A.
Phone602.445.8214

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Financial Institutions
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Real Estate
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 602.445.8214
Fax: 602.445.8611
http://www.gtlaw.com/People/Karl-A-Freeburg
 
University University of Iowa, B.B.A., with highest distinction, 1986
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Iowa College of Law, J.D., with distinction, 1989
 
Admitted1990, Arizona; U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
 
Memberships Maricopa County Bar Association; State Bar of Arizona (Chairman, Business Law Section, 1996-1997); American Bar Association (Member, Business Law Section).
 
BornSpencer, Iowa, November 17, 1962
 
Biography

Karl Freeburg has a broad-based practice in the area of corporate finance and commercial transactions. Karl's practice includes the representation of borrowers and lenders in all types of asset-based and real estate secured financings. He also has wide-ranging experience assisting clients in the documentation and negotiation of a variety of contracts. Karl brings a practical, results-oriented approach to the representation of his clients. Karl takes pride in accomplishing his clients' objectives in a timely and efficient manner.

Areas of Concentration

· Asset-based finance

· Real estate lending

· Commercial transactions

Professional & Community Involvement

· Board of Directors, Junior Achievement of Arizona, Inc.

· Member, American Bar Association, Business Law Section

· Member, Maricopa County Bar Association

· Chairman, Arizona State Bar, Business Law Section (1996-1997)

Awards & Recognition

· Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Finance Law, 2013-2014

· Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of "America's Best Corporate Law Firms," 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013

· Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013

· Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2011 and 2012

· Member, Winning Team, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2010

· Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

Professional Experience

Significant Representations

BORROWER REPRESENTATIONS

Public Companies

· Represented a public company in the transportation and logistics industry in connection with a $295 million senior secured credit facility used to finance acquisitions and its operations

· Represented a public company in the manufacturing industry of regulated products in connection with $55 million senior secured credit facility, as well as $123 million Rule 144A offering

· Represented a public company manufacturer of printed circuit boards in connection with a $240 million senior secured credit facility in the U.S. and a $580 million senior secured credit facility in Hong Kong

· Represented a public company in the identity theft protection industry in connection with a $85 million senior secured credit facility

· Represented a public company in the boat and yacht retail industry in connection with multiple financing transactions, including a $100 million inventory financing arrangement and a $30 million floor plan facility

· Represented a public company in the hair care industry in connection with multiple financing transactions, including a $90 million senior credit facility

· Represented a public company in the ambulance and fire protection services industry in connection with multiple financing transactions, including a $125 million senior credit facility

· Represented a public company in the telecommunications industry in connection with a $12 million credit facility

· Represented a public company in the portable storage facility industry in connection with a $41 million senior credit facility

Private Equity Firms

· Represented a private equity firm in connection with the acquisition and financing of a portfolio company in the transportation industry, including a $15 million senior secured credit facility

· Represented a private equity firm in connection with the acquisition and financing of a portfolio company in the intermediate bulk container industry, including a $11 million senior secured credit facility

· Represented a private equity firm in connection with the purchase of $45 million subordinated note and warrant for a portfolio company in the aerospace industry

Private Equity Portfolio Companies

· Represented a private equity portfolio company in the affordable housing consulting industry in connection with a $12.5 million senior secured credit facility

· Represented a private equity portfolio company in the material handling equipment and services industry in connection with a $43 million senior secured credit facility and the sale of a $11 million junior secured note

· Represented a private equity portfolio company in the cold chain logistics industry in connection with a $19.5 million senior secured credit facility

· Represented a private equity portfolio company in the luggage and apparel industry in connection with a $32.5 million senior secured credit facility used to finance an acquisition and its operations

· Represented a private equity portfolio company in the membership-based sales industry in connection with a $30 million senior secured credit facility

· Represented a private equity portfolio company in the air ambulance industry in connection with multiple financing transactions

Private Companies

· Represented a private technology-based company in connection with a $15 million senior secured credit facility

· Represented a private company engaged in selling and renting recreational vehicles in connection with a $67.5 million senior secured credit facility to finance its U.S. operations and a $7.5 senior secured credit facility to finance its Canada operations

· Represented a regional grocery chain in connection with multiple credit facilities to finance its operations

· Represented a private company in the gaming industry in connection with multiple financing transactions, including debtor-in-possession financing

· Represented a private company in the gaming industry in connection with multiple financing transactions to finance acquisitions and operations

· Represented a private company in the steel industry in connection with a $30 million junior secured credit facility

· Represented a private company in the restaurant industry in connection with multiple secured loans used to finance the construction and operations of multiple restaurant concepts

· Represented a private company in the snack distribution industry in connection with multiple financing transactions

· Represented a private company in the medical imaging industry in connection with multiple financing transactions

· Represented a private real estate development company as Arizona local counsel in connection with a $40 million construction financing secured by undeveloped residential real property to be developed into residential apartment housing

· Represented a private company in the restaurant industry in connection with multiple financing transactions used to finance the operations of U.S. and Canadian restaurants

· Represented a private mortgage company, as borrower, in connection with its warehouse line of credit

LENDER REPRESENTATIONS

· Represented a national bank in connection with multiple loans, loan modifications and workouts

· Represented various private lenders in connection with multiple loan transactions, including loans secured by real estate

· Represented a national bank in a loan to a cellular service provider

· Represented a national bank in a loan made to a borrower in the computer software industry

· Represented a Hong Kong bank in connection with various Arizona real estate loans

· Represented a private company in the agricultural industry in connection with multiple financing transactions secured primarily by cattle

· Represented a private company in the agricultural industry in connection with multiple financing transactions secured primarily by crops

· Represented numerous national lenders in connection with review of form financing documents for compliance with local law

GENERAL REPRESENTATIONS

· Regular representation of private companies in connection with general corporate matters, including corporate formation and structure

· Regular representation of private companies in connection with the review, negotiation and preparation of various commercial transactions

· Experience representing companies in connection with review and negotiation of factoring agreements, including related legal opinions

· Regular representation of a private golf course management company in connection with various legal matters

· Prepared various form consulting agreements for use by computer network consultant

· Represented purchaser in connection with purchase of a portfolio of vehicle leases

· Extensive experience preparing formal legal opinions in connection with numerous transactions

Publications & Presentations

Articles, Lectures & Publications

· Author, "Looking Beyond the Interest Rate: A Guide to Obtaining the Best Loan," Arizona Business Gazette, June 26, 1997

 
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Karl A. Freeburg

2375 East Camelback Road, Suite 700
PhoenixAZ 85016




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