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The Corporate & Finance Group at Cummings & Lockwood provides experienced advocacy in myriad complex business transactions and engagements. Whether representing individual business executives or investors, collaborating with in-house legal departments or serving as outside counsel, our attorneys deliver high-touch, responsive service and thoughtful advice designed to effectively help our clients reach their goals.

We serve privately-held and publicly-traded companies of all sizes, including a number of Fortune 500 corporations and U.S.-based and foreign multinational companies. Many of our clients are engaged in a variety of service and manufacturing concerns, as well as regulated industries, such as banking, health care, commercial finance and insurance.

Our Corporate & Finance Group is regularly involved in all aspects of the following principal areas:

With our results-oriented approach to every matter – ranging from sophisticated financing arrangements and strategic business expansions to compliance issues or corporate reorganizations – Cummings & Lockwood offers a combination of creativity, practicality and industry insight.

Cummings & Lockwood - The Choice for sophisticated legal counsel.

 

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Associate Corporate & Finance Group Naples, FL 239.649.3186 Download vCard
Principal Corporate & Finance Group Naples, FL 239.649.3114 Download vCard
Principal Corporate & Finance Group Private Clients Group Stamford, CT 203.351.4231 Download vCard
Paralegal Corporate & Finance Group Stamford, CT 203.351.4418 Download vCard
Susan Hill

Susan Hill

Paralegal

shill@cl-law.com

T239.649.3119

F239.430.3313

Paralegal Corporate & Finance Group Naples, FL 239.649.3119 Download vCard
Principal Corporate & Finance Group Commercial Real Estate Group Stamford, CT 203.351.4492 Download vCard
Principal Corporate & Finance Group Stamford, CT 203.351.4174 Download vCard
Associate Corporate & Finance Group Naples, FL 239.649.3177 Download vCard
Firm Chairman Commercial Real Estate Group Corporate & Finance Group Private Clients Group Stamford, CT 203.351.4100 Download vCard
Principal Corporate & Finance Group Stamford, CT 203.351.4516 Download vCard
Principal Corporate & Finance Group Naples, FL 239.649.3128 Download vCard
Counsel Commercial Real Estate Group Corporate & Finance Group Stamford, CT 203.351.4334 Download vCard
Counsel Corporate & Finance Group Stamford, CT 203.351.4209 Download vCard
Associate Commercial Real Estate Group Corporate & Finance Group Stamford, CT 203.351.4276 Download vCard
Principal Corporate & Finance Group Stamford, CT 203.351.4259 Download vCard

2018 Representative Matters

Cummings & Lockwood’s Corporate, Banking and Lending Group closed numerous transactions in a wide range of matters, including those for individual investors and entrepreneurs, privately-held businesses, large financial institutions and Fortune 100 companies.  Among the significant transactions in 2018 were the following:

  • We represented the Administrative Agent and Lead Lender in a $1,000,000,000 syndicated credit facility secured by a fine art collection.
  • We represented Lenders in credit facilities aggregating billions of dollars to hedge funds and their principals.
  • We represented a Lender in a financing in excess of one billion dollars for the acquisition of a National Football League team.
  • We continue to represent a Lender in several financings of other professional sports franchises located throughout the United States, including major league teams in the National Football League, the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association.
  • We represented a Lender in a $175,000,000 Bridge Credit Facility to several Private Equity Funds, secured by investors' unfunded capital commitments to such Private Equity Funds.
  • We represented a Lender in multiple Working Capital Credit Facilities to Investment Advisors of several private Equity and Hedge Funds, secured primarily by the Management Fees payable to such Investment Advisors.
  • We represented an Administrative Agent in a $400,000,000 syndicated Bridge Credit Facility among Private Equity Funds, as the Borrowers, and the Administrative Agent and other Lenders party thereto, secured by the unfunded remaining capital commitments of the investors to such Private Equity Funds.
  • We represented a Lender in the renewal and various temporary increases of a $100,000,000 Bridge Credit Facility among a Private Equity Fund and such Lender, secured by the unfunded remaining capital commitments of the investors to such Private Equity Fund.
  • We represented Lenders in coinvestment credit facilities aggregating billions of dollars to principals of Private Equity Funds, secured primarily by the limited partnership interests of such principals.
  • We represented a Lender in the restatement and restructure of a $125,000,000 Bridge Credit Facility among various Private Equity Funds and such Lender, secured by the unfunded remaining capital commitments of the investors to such Private Equity Funds.
  • We negotiated an equity joint venture agreement with a coalition of large family offices based in Washington D.C.
  • We represented the Purchaser in the acquisition and financing of three large, nationally recognized coffee chains located in Texas and Arizona.
  • We represented the Promoters in several private placement transactions.
  • We provided corporate governance advice and documentation relating to various investment entities.

2017 Representative Matters

Cummings & Lockwood’s Corporate, Banking and Lending Group closed numerous transactions in a wide range of matters, including those for individual investors and entrepreneurs, privately-held businesses, large financial institutions and Fortune 100 companies.  Among the significant transactions in 2017 were the following:

  • We advised various technology companies and other start-ups in connection with their formation, capitalization and initial business operations.
  • We provided general corporate advice to numerous mature businesses in connection with their ongoing operations, including various equity and debt financings on their behalf.
  • We provided advice and guidance to a variety of clients in connection with substantial merger, acquisition and disposition transactions, including domestic and offshore tax-free reorganizations.
  • We formed hedge funds and other pooled investment vehicles on behalf of several clients, and advised them on the regulatory landscape affecting investment funds and their advisers.
  • We represented issuers and investors in several substantial private placement transactions, including various private equity, venture capital and hedge fund financing arrangements.
  • We advised individual investors with respect to their beneficial ownership reporting obligations under the federal securities laws.
  • We represented lenders in several bridge credit facilities, ranging from $75,000,000 to $1,400,000,000, among private equity funds, secured by the unfunded capital commitments of investors.
  • We represented a lender in a $2 billion term loan to an investment fund, secured by partnership interests and liquid assets.
  • We represented the administrative agent and lead lender in a $1,000,000,000 syndicated credit facility secured by a fine art collection.
  • We represented lenders in credit facilities aggregating billions of dollars to hedge funds and their principals.
  • We represented a major money center bank in several financings of professional sports franchises located throughout the United States, including major league teams in the National Football League, the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association.
  • We represented a local university in Connecticut in negotiations relating to the purchase of a nearby college.
  • We represented a major Area Development Franchisee in the sale of a chain of nationally recognized coffee stores in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, as well as the negotiation of a new store development agreement and the acquisition of a number of existing retail sites in the Dallas, Texas metropolitan area.

2016 Representative Matters

  • We advised various technology companies and other start-ups in connection with their formation, capitalization and initial business operations.
  • We provided general corporate advice to numerous mature businesses in connection with their ongoing operations, including various equity and debt financings on their behalf.
  • We provided advice and guidance to a variety of clients in connection with substantial merger, acquisition and disposition transactions, including domestic and offshore tax-free reorganizations.
  • We formed hedge funds and other pooled investment vehicles on behalf of several clients, and advised them on the regulatory landscape affecting investment funds and their advisers.
  • We represented issuers and investors in several substantial private placement transactions, including various private equity, venture capital and hedge fund financing arrangements.
  • We represented individual investors acquiring and disposing of minority interests in a number of professional sports franchises.
  • We represented the owners of two major automobile dealerships in connection with the sale of their businesses and franchises to a large, publicly-traded automotive group.
  • We represented lenders in several bridge credit facilities, ranging from $75,000,000 to $1,400,000,000, among private equity funds, secured by the unfunded capital commitments of investors.
  • We represented the lender in a $25,000,000 working capital and co-investment credit facility, secured primarily by limited partnership interests in such private equity fund and the management fees payable to the investment advisor.
  • We represented the administrative agent and lead lender in a $1,000,000,000 syndicated credit facility secured by a fine art collection.
  • We represented lenders in credit facilities aggregating billions of dollars to hedge funds and their principals.
  • We represented a major money center bank in several financings of professional sports franchises located throughout the United States, including major league teams in the National Football League, the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association.

The Corporate & Finance Group at Cummings & Lockwood provides experienced advocacy in myriad complex business transactions and engagements. Whether representing individual business executives or investors, collaborating with in-house legal departments or serving as outside counsel, our attorneys deliver high-touch, responsive service and thoughtful advice designed to effectively help our clients reach their goals.

We serve privately-held and publicly-traded companies of all sizes, including a number of Fortune 500 corporations and U.S.-based and foreign multinational companies. Many of our clients are engaged in a variety of service and manufacturing concerns, as well as regulated industries, such as banking, health care, commercial finance and insurance.

Our Corporate & Finance Group is regularly involved in all aspects of the following principal areas:

With our results-oriented approach to every matter – ranging from sophisticated financing arrangements and strategic business expansions to compliance issues or corporate reorganizations – Cummings & Lockwood offers a combination of creativity, practicality and industry insight.

Cummings & Lockwood - The Choice for sophisticated legal counsel.

 

Representative Matters

2018 Representative Matters

Cummings & Lockwood’s Corporate, Banking and Lending Group closed numerous transactions in a wide range of matters, including those for individual investors and entrepreneurs, privately-held businesses, large financial institutions and Fortune 100 companies.  Among the significant transactions in 2018 were the following:

  • We represented the Administrative Agent and Lead Lender in a $1,000,000,000 syndicated credit facility secured by a fine art collection.
  • We represented Lenders in credit facilities aggregating billions of dollars to hedge funds and their principals.
  • We represented a Lender in a financing in excess of one billion dollars for the acquisition of a National Football League team.
  • We continue to represent a Lender in several financings of other professional sports franchises located throughout the United States, including major league teams in the National Football League, the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association.
  • We represented a Lender in a $175,000,000 Bridge Credit Facility to several Private Equity Funds, secured by investors' unfunded capital commitments to such Private Equity Funds.
  • We represented a Lender in multiple Working Capital Credit Facilities to Investment Advisors of several private Equity and Hedge Funds, secured primarily by the Management Fees payable to such Investment Advisors.
  • We represented an Administrative Agent in a $400,000,000 syndicated Bridge Credit Facility among Private Equity Funds, as the Borrowers, and the Administrative Agent and other Lenders party thereto, secured by the unfunded remaining capital commitments of the investors to such Private Equity Funds.
  • We represented a Lender in the renewal and various temporary increases of a $100,000,000 Bridge Credit Facility among a Private Equity Fund and such Lender, secured by the unfunded remaining capital commitments of the investors to such Private Equity Fund.
  • We represented Lenders in coinvestment credit facilities aggregating billions of dollars to principals of Private Equity Funds, secured primarily by the limited partnership interests of such principals.
  • We represented a Lender in the restatement and restructure of a $125,000,000 Bridge Credit Facility among various Private Equity Funds and such Lender, secured by the unfunded remaining capital commitments of the investors to such Private Equity Funds.
  • We negotiated an equity joint venture agreement with a coalition of large family offices based in Washington D.C.
  • We represented the Purchaser in the acquisition and financing of three large, nationally recognized coffee chains located in Texas and Arizona.
  • We represented the Promoters in several private placement transactions.
  • We provided corporate governance advice and documentation relating to various investment entities.

2017 Representative Matters

Cummings & Lockwood’s Corporate, Banking and Lending Group closed numerous transactions in a wide range of matters, including those for individual investors and entrepreneurs, privately-held businesses, large financial institutions and Fortune 100 companies.  Among the significant transactions in 2017 were the following:

  • We advised various technology companies and other start-ups in connection with their formation, capitalization and initial business operations.
  • We provided general corporate advice to numerous mature businesses in connection with their ongoing operations, including various equity and debt financings on their behalf.
  • We provided advice and guidance to a variety of clients in connection with substantial merger, acquisition and disposition transactions, including domestic and offshore tax-free reorganizations.
  • We formed hedge funds and other pooled investment vehicles on behalf of several clients, and advised them on the regulatory landscape affecting investment funds and their advisers.
  • We represented issuers and investors in several substantial private placement transactions, including various private equity, venture capital and hedge fund financing arrangements.
  • We advised individual investors with respect to their beneficial ownership reporting obligations under the federal securities laws.
  • We represented lenders in several bridge credit facilities, ranging from $75,000,000 to $1,400,000,000, among private equity funds, secured by the unfunded capital commitments of investors.
  • We represented a lender in a $2 billion term loan to an investment fund, secured by partnership interests and liquid assets.
  • We represented the administrative agent and lead lender in a $1,000,000,000 syndicated credit facility secured by a fine art collection.
  • We represented lenders in credit facilities aggregating billions of dollars to hedge funds and their principals.
  • We represented a major money center bank in several financings of professional sports franchises located throughout the United States, including major league teams in the National Football League, the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association.
  • We represented a local university in Connecticut in negotiations relating to the purchase of a nearby college.
  • We represented a major Area Development Franchisee in the sale of a chain of nationally recognized coffee stores in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, as well as the negotiation of a new store development agreement and the acquisition of a number of existing retail sites in the Dallas, Texas metropolitan area.

2016 Representative Matters

  • We advised various technology companies and other start-ups in connection with their formation, capitalization and initial business operations.
  • We provided general corporate advice to numerous mature businesses in connection with their ongoing operations, including various equity and debt financings on their behalf.
  • We provided advice and guidance to a variety of clients in connection with substantial merger, acquisition and disposition transactions, including domestic and offshore tax-free reorganizations.
  • We formed hedge funds and other pooled investment vehicles on behalf of several clients, and advised them on the regulatory landscape affecting investment funds and their advisers.
  • We represented issuers and investors in several substantial private placement transactions, including various private equity, venture capital and hedge fund financing arrangements.
  • We represented individual investors acquiring and disposing of minority interests in a number of professional sports franchises.
  • We represented the owners of two major automobile dealerships in connection with the sale of their businesses and franchises to a large, publicly-traded automotive group.
  • We represented lenders in several bridge credit facilities, ranging from $75,000,000 to $1,400,000,000, among private equity funds, secured by the unfunded capital commitments of investors.
  • We represented the lender in a $25,000,000 working capital and co-investment credit facility, secured primarily by limited partnership interests in such private equity fund and the management fees payable to the investment advisor.
  • We represented the administrative agent and lead lender in a $1,000,000,000 syndicated credit facility secured by a fine art collection.
  • We represented lenders in credit facilities aggregating billions of dollars to hedge funds and their principals.
  • We represented a major money center bank in several financings of professional sports franchises located throughout the United States, including major league teams in the National Football League, the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association.