Michael Attaway, a director of the Firm and chair of the Business Transaction Practice Group, represents clients in connection with various corporate transactions, commercial financing transactions, and other business-related matters.
Michael represents private equity firms and strategic buyers and sellers in connection with both acquisitions and divestitures across numerous industries, including energy and healthcare. He also assists both startups and mature businesses with their capital raise efforts, governance and other corporate matters.
Michael works with financial institutions, credit funds and borrowers to structure, draft and negotiate loan documentation for asset-based and cash flow financing, real estate financing and other secured and unsecured credit facilities, including syndicated credit facilities. He also assists financial institutions and distressed asset funds with the resolution of distressed loans and the disposition of assets securing distressed loans.
During law school, Michael served as a legal intern for the Honorable Michael T. Parker of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. He also co-founded the Mississippi Sports Law Society, which has become one of the largest student organizations of the University of Mississippi School of Law.
Mergers and Acquisitions/Corporate
- Represented customs brokerage firm in connection with $75,000,000 disposition of U.S. and Mexican companies.
- Represented plywood door distributor in connection with $30,000,000 disposition of assets.
- Represented portfolio companies of private equity firms in connection with the disposition of approximately $100,000,000 of oil and gas assets and the acquisition of an oilfield services and manufacturing company.
- Represented companies in connection with various acquisition and disposition transactions and general corporate counsel.
- Represented administrative agent in connection with $100,000,000 syndicated credit facility to private equity sponsored developer of natural gas distribution systems.
- Represented administrative agent in connection with $95,000,000 credit facility used by private equity sponsored company to acquire cell tower, billboard and solar leases and easements and other income producing assets.
- Represented private equity sponsored oil and gas production company in connection with its acquisition of a $500,000,000 credit facility.
- Represented financial institution in connection with a $50,000,000 revolving credit facility to fund projects and investments of a family office.
- Represented financial institution in connection with $20,000,000 acquisition financing to fund the purchase of a developer of natural gas distribution systems.
- Represented financial institution in connection with a $50,000,000 revolving, asset-based credit facility used for working capital.
- Represented financial institution in connection with $43,000,000 senior debt financing for the acquisition and development of multi-family housing and negotiation of inter-creditor agreement with mezzanine lender.
- Represented company in connection with its acquisition of $35,000,000 working capital revolving credit facility.
- Represented private equity firm in connection with various loans primarily secured by real estate.
- Represented financial institutions in connection with the workout of distressed real estate and asset based lending loans, including syndicated credit facilities involving borrowers in various industries.
- Represented foreign conglomerate in connection with the $65,000,000 acquisition of a national franchise hotel in California and the $65,000,000 disposition of a national franchise hotel in California.
- Represented clients in connection with various real estate finance, acquisition, and disposition transactions.
- “Considerations for Banks in Preparing for the End of LIBOR,” by Michael Attaway, SA Financial Regulation Journal (21 September 2018)
- Co-Author of “Syndicated Construction Loans, Defaulting Lenders and Equitable Remedies”, 48 Tex. Tech L. Rev 853 (2016)
- Pitfalls for Lawyers of Proposed Change to International Code of Ethics for Accountants, by Michael Attaway and Jennifer Schultz, The Professional Lawyer, Volume 21, Number 4 (2013)
- Lending to a Series LLC, by Gordon Russell and Michael Attaway, Dallas Bar Association Headnotes, Volume 38, Number 9, September 2013
- “The End of LIBOR: What It Means for Lenders,” 42nd Annual Texas Association of Bank Counsel Convention (20 September 2018)
- Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
- Big Brothers Big Sisters