Overview

Doug Gosden is an Atlanta financial services attorney who focuses his practice on commercial finance transactions with an emphasis on syndicated credit facilities for the communications and healthcare industries.

Mr. Gosden is well-versed in negotiating and documenting secured and unsecured credit facilities, including syndicated loans, Term B loans, single bank loans, asset-based loans, dividend recapitalization transactions, acquisition finance transactions, employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) finance transactions, supply side finance transactions and restructuring transactions. He regularly advises lead arrangers in financings for acquisitions of portfolio companies by private equity firms and sponsors. 

In addition, Mr. Gosden is highly experienced in negotiating intercreditor agreements in first-lien and second-lien transactions, as well as advising clients on issues arising in all aspects of secured transactions, including Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) foreclosure proceedings.

Mr. Gosden is a frequent speaker at professional conferences and seminars on commercial financing transactions.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Gosden was a financial services attorney for a large international law firm in Atlanta.

Experience

  • Advised the agent bank in connection with the $400 million senior secured credit facility consisting of a revolving loan and delayed draw term loan provided to an owner and operator of wireless infrastructure sites worldwide
  • Represented a large financial institution as administrative agent in connection with $92 million senior secured credit facilities consisting of revolving loans and a term loan provided to a global importer and distributor of chemicals
  • Advised the agent bank in connection with the $88.3 million senior secured credit facility consisting of a revolving loan, term loan and delayed draw term loan provided to an owner and operator of wireless infrastructure sites worldwide
  • Advised the agent bank in connection with the $122 million senior secured credit facility consisting of a revolving loan and term loan provided to a technology company
  • Represented a large financial institution as administrative agent and lender in connection with an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) loan facility provided to a large transportation company
  • Represented a large financial institution as the left lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with an ESOP loan facility provided to a craft brewery
  • Represented the agent bank in connection with the $140 million senior secured credit facility consisting of a revolving loan, term loan and delayed draw term loan provided to a builder and operator of high-capacity broadband networks throughout the United States
  • Represented the left lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with a $20 million Term B loan add-on facility and the repricing of an existing $200 million secured credit facility provided to a data center facility operator
  • Represented the agent bank in connection with the $135 million term loan facility increase and repricing for a builder and operator of fiber optic networks throughout midsize cities in the Eastern and Central regions of the U.S.
  • Represented administrative agent and sole lead arranger in connection with the amendment and restatement of an existing $75 million senior secured credit facility consisting of a revolving loan and term loan, and a new $30 million senior secured credit facility consisting of a revolving loan and term loan to a cable company with operations in the Bahamas and Florida
  • Advised a leading financial services company in connection with the refinancing of an existing $185 million senior secured credit facility consisting of a revolving loan to a wireless tower operator

Credentials

Education
  • University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D.
  • North Carolina State University, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Georgia
Memberships
  • Georgia Bar Association
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Banking and Finance Law, 2018-2020
  • Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Banking & Finance, Georgia, 2014-2016
  • University of Memphis Law Review, Managing Editor

Speaking Engagements

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