Sutherland attorneys develop creative, customized approaches for their clients in all types of financing transactions.
There is rarely a single option when financing a transaction. At Sutherland, we cut through the confusion to find the best possible solution for our clients. We act as both legal advisers and strategic business partners. We listen to our clients to understand their challenges, concerns and objectives, and in the end, find and structure a financing transaction to meet their goals.
Sutherland represents domestic and foreign corporations, commercial banks, commercial finance companies, insurance companies, business development companies and other institutional investors in a broad range of financing transactions. We are sensitive to balancing adequate staffing against cost-effective matter administration. Our experienced attorneys not only deal with the legal issues that arise, but also manage for the most efficient transactions.
Sutherland’s attorneys are familiar with all facets and varieties of financing transactions, and our practice is active in many industries, including energy, financial services, timber and forest products, natural resources, real estate and telecommunications. We advise clients on transactions throughout the United States and around the world. Our financing structures include secured and unsecured credit facilities, securitization and structured finance, public finance, trade finance, equipment leasing, project finance and derivatives.
Long-term relationships. We take pride in our decades-long relationships with many clients, and on providing clients with consistent service with a trusted, familiar team.
Deep tax knowledge. Our strong tax practice supports the finance team, providing counsel that is often critical to a successful financing arrangement.
Collaborative approach. Our attorneys focus on getting deals done and work efficiently with all the parties involved for the benefit of our clients.
Ongoing education. We conduct extensive and ongoing in-house training for our attorneys so that we understand emerging trends and evolving regulatory changes that will affect our clients.
Nuts and Bolts
When clients are involved in a financing transaction, we provide a full range of services along with creative, practical solutions. We can work as an extension of in-house legal departments, as retained corporate counsel, co-counsel, or in whatever capacity a client may need.
Sutherland advises on LBO and recapitalization finance transactions for leading textile manufacturer.
Our attorneys participated in a series of five separate leveraged buyout loans and six subsequent refinancings, leading to the creation of a now highly successful, publicly held textile manufacturer.
Sutherland counsels electric generation co-op in multiuse credit facility, combining traditional finance and public finance practices.
Sutherland represented Oglethorpe Power Corp., a Georgia electric generation cooperative, in a $150 million multiuse credit facility with JP Morgan Chase Bank. As part of the transaction, the bank issued letters of credit as credit enhancement for $112 million of tax-exempt pollution control revenue bonds.
Sutherland participates in syndicated deal worth nearly $200 million.
Sutherland represented CoBank as the administrative agent, co-lead arranger and a lender of a syndicated loan where a mid-Atlantic telecommunications holding company entered into a senior secured credit facility including a $189.8 million term loan A, a $7,957,578.88 term loan B and a $50 million revolving loan. Approximately $150 million of the term loan A proceeds were used to finance the acquisition of cable television systems and other assets from various subsidiaries of two holding companies.
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§ “Diversity at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP” to “Diversity at Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP”
§ “Diversity” section:
o The firm’s emphasis on diversity is reflected in numerous ways throughout the firm, such as the manner in which we recruit lawyers and other employees, our work-life policies and our professional service efforts. We have been recognized for our achievements in diversity. More importantly, we understand the significant role a diverse community plays in the firm's growth and development.
§ “Our Awards and Recognitions” section:
o Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP continues to be recognized for its efforts to promote diversity in the workplace and in the legal profession. In 2016 we were named a “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality,” having earned a perfect 100 score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, and we also were ranked a Top 100 Firm for Minority Attorneys by Law360. In addition, the firm was awarded the Gold Standard Certification for the fifth consecutive year by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum.
§ “Our Commitment” section:
o Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is committed to promoting diversity within the firm and in the legal profession. We believe that diverse skills, knowledge and viewpoints make us a stronger, more productive law firm. We hire and promote qualified lawyers and other professionals regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation. We understand that diversity enhances our value to clients by allowing us to staff our client teams with professionals who possess broad experiences and a spectrum of perspectives.
o Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP has a cross-office Diversity Committee with responsibility for supporting and enhancing our firm culture. Our committee has helped coordinate and lead a number of efforts to advance diversity within our firm and the community. Affinity groups at the firm serve as support networks for attorneys of color; women lawyers; and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender attorneys.
o We are committed to working with our clients as they pursue the common goal of a professional workplace where opportunity is available to all.