1971, Tyndall A.F.B., Panama City FL
University of Texas School of Law
Juris Doctor, with honors 1996
Texas Law Review, Member 1994-96
Teaching Quizmasters, 1995-96
Ohio State University
Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude 1993
Scholar Athlete (wrestling) 1991-92
Admitted to Practice:
Ohio, 1996 (inactive)
U.S. District Court, N.D. Texas, 1998
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1999
U.S. District Court, W.D. Texas, 2002
U.S. District Court, S.D. Texas, 2002
Baker & Hostetler, LLP, Cleveland
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Dallas
Selman Munson & Lerner, PC, Austin
Represented oilfield services client in connection with $65 million senior secured credit facility consisting of term loans and asset-based revolving facility.
Represented landowners in complex eminent domain dispute against local government and multiple private parties; won summary judgment against government, obtained favorable damages award at jury trial, and negotiated favorable settlement of all municipal issues.
Assisted local Austin restaurant chain in negotiating, documenting and closing asset sale worth more than $11 million in cash and assumed liabilities.
Negotiated complex restructuring of $54 million senior secured credit facility on behalf of clients in waste disposal and recycling industries.
Assisted corporate clients in various industries address loan covenant defaults, negotiating waivers, amendments, and lender consents.
Successfully consolidated $70 million portfolio of commercial property into a single master limited partnership for purposes of obtaining additional round of debt and equity financing.
Represented corporate clients in connection with the financing (and subsequent refinancing), through a separate single-purpose entity, of a $5 million real property with troubled environmental history.
Worked on behalf of publicly-traded health care company in connection with acquisition of Philadelphia-area hospital and medical school, for purchase price in excess of $340 million plus assumed liabilities.