R. Timothy Bryan

R. Timothy Bryan: Attorney with Duane Morris LLP
  • Partner at Duane Morris LLP (799 Attorneys)
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Biography

R. Timothy Bryan practices in the area of corporate law with a focus on commercial finance, including mezzanine and unitranche lending. Mr. Bryan represents lenders, other capital providers, equity sponsors and portfolio companies in a wide range of debt transactions, as well as representing private equity funds and emerging and middle-market companies in investments and acquisitions. He also provides general corporate advice to private equity and other companies. In bankruptcy matters, Mr. Bryan represents creditors, including lenders and other capital providers, in pre-petition loans, debtor-in-possession financing and cash collateral matters; intellectual property licensors in license assumptions and transfers; asset purchasers in bankruptcy sales; and landlords.

Mr. Bryan was formerly special counsel at the NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc., in Washington D.C., where he advised the general counsel of NASDAQ on appeals of decisions to delist companies from its regulated electronic markets.

Mr. Bryan is a 1991 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he was editor of the North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation, and a summa cum laude graduate of North Carolina State University.

Experience

•Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2010-present
•Patton Boggs LLP
- Partner, 2006-2010
•DLA Piper LLP
- Partner, 2003-2006
- Associate, 1999-2002
•The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc.
- Special Counsel, 1998-1999
•NetSource International Communications, Inc.
- General Counsel, 1997-1998
- Corporate Counsel, 1996
•Giancarlo & Gnazzo LLP
- Associate, 1995-1996
•Murphy, Weir & Butler LLP
- Associate, 1991-1995

Publications and Speaking Engagements

Selected Publications

• Is Arbitration Binding After Bankruptcy Filing? Courts Apply Same Standards, Reach Different Results, Journal of Corporate Renewal, November 2007
• U.S. Supreme Court Tackles Variety of Bankruptcy Issues, Journal of Corporate Renewal, January 2007
• GO Zone Act Aims to Turn Around Hurricane-Ravaged Economies, Journal of Corporate Renewal, June 2006

Selected Speaking Engagements

•Speaker, Recent Trends in Bankruptcy Law, U.S. Bank, McLean, Virginia, October 2009
•Panelist, Bankruptcy Law Developments Post-BAPCPA, Turnaround Management Association Spring Conference, Dallas, Texas, March 2007
•Panelist, Tranche B, Second Lien & SCIL Financing Summit, Las Vegas, February 2006
•Panelist, Tranche B, Second Lien & SCIL Financing Summit, Las Vegas, February 2005

(Also at Baltimore, Maryland Office)

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Commercial Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Venture Capital/Private Equity Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Corporate and Business Law
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Out of Court Workouts/Debt Restructuring

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202 776 5235  Phone
410 510 1946  Fax
www.duanemorris.com/attorneys/rtimothybryan.html
University Attended:
North Carolina State University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1987
Law School Attended:
University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., Editor, North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation, 1991
Year of First Admission:
1992
Admission:
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California; U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland; 2003, Virginia; 1992, California; Maryland; 2001, District of Columbia; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia; U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
Memberships:

Professional Activities

•American Bar Association
•American Bankruptcy Institute
•Walter C. Chandler American Inns of Court
•Turnaround Management Association
- Director, National Board
- Past President, Chesapeake Chapter
- Co-Chair, 2010 Spring Conference
•Association for Corporate Growth

Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Secured Lending: Represented a major non-bank lender, as agent, in a $46 million secured unitranche credit facility to a media and marketing company.; Represented a major non-bank lender, as agent, in a $60 million secured unitranche credit facility to a media and marketing company.; Represented a major non-bank lender, as agent, in a $17.5 million secured unitranche credit facility to a manufacturer of drilling and mining products.; Represented Poydras Gaming, LLC, a supplier of slot machines to casinos, in a $30.5 million senior secured credit facility.; Represented Unilife Corp. (NASDAQ: UNIS / ASX: UNS) in connection with its announced effort to seek strategic alternatives, culminating in a strategic collaboration with Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) for Unilife's wearable injectable drug delivery systems to use with Amgen's biologics and other medicines. The deal provides Unilife with investments of up to $90 million from Amgen and restructures Unilife's existing debt with OrbiMed.; Represented a healthcare management services company as borrower in connection with its refinancing of $75 million secured debt facility.; Represented the mezzanine lender in supporting the private-equity backed acquisition of a homeland security products distribution company.; Represented the mezzanine lender in supporting the private-equity backed acquisition of an electronics distribution company.; Represented a private-equity backed platform company offering telecommunications services in a mezzanine loan to support an add-on acquisition.; Represented a private-equity backed platform company offering telecommunications services in a senior credit facility, including a revolving loan and two term loans, to support an add-on acquisition.; Represented a major bank in a $250 million senior secured credit facility to an information technology company.; Represented a major non-bank lender in a $95 million senior secured credit facility to a vacation club.; Represented a major non-bank lender, as agent, in a $75 million senior secured credit facility to a pharmaceutical distributor.; Represented a major non-bank lender, as agent, in a $60 million senior secured credit facility to a soft-drink bottler.; Represented a purchaser, as borrower, in a $50 million senior secured credit facility in connection with its acquisition of an electronic instruments business.; Represented a borrower in a $20 million asset-based credit facility and the related restructure of previously issued equipment bonds.; Mergers, Acquisitions, Asset Sales and Joint Ventures: Represented a private equity fund in the $100 million acquisition of an instrument division of a major electronics-equipment manufacturer with facilities in seven countries.; Represented a foreign-owned investment company in the acquisition of a majority equity stake in a $300 million holding company with electric-power-generation assets in various Caribbean countries.; Represented a telecommunications testing company in the $50 million sale of its assets to a Fortune 100 manufacturing company.; Represented a telecommunications company in a joint venture with a company based in the Netherlands for the marketing of telecommunications services.; Represented a manufacturer of telecommunications testing equipment in its merger with a public company based in the United Kingdom.; Issuer/Borrower: Represented American Infrastructure MLP Fund L.P. (AIM), a California-based private equity firm, in the $120 million portfolio financing of 28 properties located in 14 states, involving both fee and leasehold properties.; Represented the operator of substance abuse treatment facilities in a $130 million first lien loan facility and a $100 million second lien loan financing encompassing 12 properties in five states.; Represented a substance abuse and mental health treatment company in a $231 million debt and equity financing in an effort to move forward with a multi-state rehabilitation center business.; Represented affiliates of American Energy Partners, LP in a private equity-backed equity investment of approximately $1.7 billion, including a subordinated debt investment of $450 million. The investment proceeds will be used to acquire and develop energy assets.; Represented a telecommunications-service provider in the issuance of $75 million of senior notes.; Represented a private-equity-sponsored media and marketing company in its leveraged recapitalization.; Securitizations: Represented an automotive finance company in the placement of $40 million of notes secured by automobile loans.; Represented an equipment lessor in the placement of $25 million of notes secured by leases of computer equipment.; Restructurings and Loan Workouts: Represented a major bank in the restructuring of $240 million of secured credit facilities to a commercial agricultural operation.; Represented a group of lenders in the restructuring of $80 million of credit facilities to a real estate investment trust.; Represented a major bank in the restructuring of $70 million of secured credit facilities to a manufacturing company.; Represented a commercial lender in the restructuring of a $40 million credit facility with a developer of timeshare properties.; Bankruptcy Representations: Represented a telecommunications equipment manufacturer in connection with a $120 million vendor finance facility in the bankruptcy proceedings of a telecommunications company.; Represented a securitized loan servicer in connection with $45 million of debt, secured by commercial real estate in four states, in the chapter 11 proceedings of a borrower and the subsequent asset sale.; Represented a strategic purchaser of assets in a debtor-in-possession financing and asset acquisition in the bankruptcy proceedings of a telecommunications company.; Represented a foreign-owned investment company as the purchaser of an ethanol production facility from a chapter 11 debtor.
ISLN:
901125949

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