Christopher S. Dillon

Partner

Overview

Chris Dillon is a highly experienced financial services attorney who represents lenders and borrowers in a wide variety of domestic and international commercial finance transactions.

Mr. Dillon has negotiated and documented numerous secured and unsecured credit facilities, including syndicated and single bank loans, cash-flow loans, asset-based loans, real estate loans, domestic and international financings, multicurrency loans, acquisition finance transactions, recapitalizations, and working capital facilities. Mr. Dillon has particular industry specialization in healthcare, media/communications, and technology. Many of the deals he advises on involve multiple tranches of debt and complex intercreditor arrangements. In addition, Mr. Dillon represents clients in workouts and restructurings of troubled credits.

Experience

  • Represented administrative agent in a $250 million acquisition financing of a 17 property portfolio of senior housing and medical office building facilities
  • Represented administrative agent in a $190 million syndicated financing of a 17 property portfolio of senior nursing facilities owned by a joint venture between a real estate investment trust (REIT) and a healthcare management company, which financing was documented using an A/B loan structure
  • Represented administrative agent in a $114 million syndicated cross-border acquisition financing for the purchase by a Canadian public REIT of a 14 property portfolio of medical office buildings in the United States and Canada
  • Represented administrative agent in a $148 million healthcare term loan and asset-based loan facility to an owner/operator of 18 senior nursing facilities
  • Represented administrative agent in a combined $80 million asset-based loan facility to an operator of more than 40 healthcare facilities
  • Represented administrative agent in a $70 million term loan facility to a portfolio of medical office buildings, which financing was documented using an A/B loan structure

  • Represented administrative agent in a $600 million syndicated asset-based revolving credit facility for a leading U.S. aggregates supplier involving the granting of security interests in collateral constituting "as-extracted collateral" in 16 states
  • Represented administrative agent in a $400 million cross-border asset-based loan financing to a U.S.-based multinational manufacturer of microprocessors
  • Represented administrative agent in a $400 million asset-based loan financing to a major U.S. clothing retailer
  • Represented administrative agent in a $225 million syndicated asset-based revolving credit facility provided to a fuel distributor
  • Represented administrative agent in a $150 million syndicated first lien/second lien asset-based revolving credit facility provided to a leading U.S. candy manufacturer
  • Represented administrative agent in a $50 million asset-based loan financing to a third-party transportation logistics provider
  • Represented administrative agent in a $41 million asset-based loan financing to a borrower in the food products industry

  • Represented administrative agent in more than $500 million of senior/mezzanine acquisition financings to several portfolio companies owned by private equity sponsor in the food service industries, technology industries, specialty textiles industries and automotive industries
  • Represented administrative agent in a $387 million first lien/second lien financing of a data center operator
  • Represented administrative agent in a $350 million revolver/term loan to a U.S. cable provider
  • Represented a major U.S. agricultural commodity producer in a $275 million revolver/term loan facility provided by a syndicate of lenders
  • Represented a U.S.-based multinational company in the insurance claims adjustment industry in a $300 million cross-border revolving loan facility provided by a syndicate of lenders
  • Represented lender in a $40 million financing of a web hosting company
  • Represented lender in a $37 million acquisition financing of a payment technology company

Credentials

Education
  • Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S., International Affairs
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Georgia
Memberships
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Commercial Finance Association, Atlanta Chapter 
  • Association for Corporate Growth 
  • Boy Scouts of America, Atlanta Area Council
Honors & Awards

Speaking Engagements

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