General Corporate

Advised a Washington, DC-based public affairs and communications consulting firm in corporate structuring and commercial contracting matters.

Acted as outside general counsel to a private equity-backed company engaged in the collection, recycling, and disposal of used oil and other liquid wastes throughout the western United States. Managed all legal matters for the client, including stock and asset acquisitions, commercial financing, real estate and commercial leasing, service and supply agreements, and other general commercial matters. Represented client in numerous acquisition transactions involving companies located in Arizona, Texas, Nevada, Oregon, California, and British Columbia. Supervised employment and litigation matters.

Acted as outside general counsel to a private student lending and finance company. Managed all commercial matters for the client, including corporate governance and board matters, contract negotiation and drafting, intellectual property and licensing matters, employment, government regulation and compliance, shareholder matters, and insurance and other risk related matters. Drafted loan purchase and marketing referral agreements, licensing agreements, employment and consulting agreements, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, and corporate governance materials. Managed and supervised commercial litigation and negotiated settlement agreements on behalf of client. Represented client in connection with $250 million warehouse loan facility, $1.8 billion asset-backed auction rate securities transactions, and $500 million asset-backed warehouse conduit facility. Instructed board of directors and executive officers regarding fiduciary duties and responsibilities.

Represented a rapidly growing Denver-based home improvement company in connection with the establishment of its Phoenix operations.

Advised a solar energy developer in connection with development agreements and construction contracts for various solar energy projects, including federally-funded projects.

Acted as outside general counsel to a linen and textile supply and service company with operations in Arizona and California, including in connection with company organization and governance, real estate acquisition and leasing matters, and immigration compliance.

Advised a prominent international charter and private school operator during an internal restructuring, which was carried out in anticipation of its initial Series A investment round.

Represented the Arizona subsidiary of a Canadian civil engineering firm in corporate structuring, contract, and real estate acquisition and leasing matters.

Represented multi-location restaurant operator in connection with corporate matters and real estate development activities.

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