Overview

Eric W. Kimball is a finance attorney in Holland & Knight’s Dallas office with more than 16 years of experience representing lenders in originating and restructuring middle-market finance transactions. His experience includes representing left-lead banks and non-bank institutions in areas such as:

  • leveraged cash flow lending
  • asset-based lending
  • subordinated debt financing
  • sophisticated intercreditor arrangements related to unitranche, split-collateral, mezzanine, first lien and second lien financings

Mr. Kimball also negotiates and closes equity sponsor-backed acquisitions and dividend recapitalizations of portfolio companies across many industries, with particular experience related to financing companies focused on healthcare, security alarm monitoring, government contracting and energy services.  

In addition, Mr. Kimball represents secured parties in resolving defaulted loans, including by way of private, public and strict foreclosure transactions under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC).  

Experience

  • Represented arranger and agent in a $118 million syndicated, first-lien loan facility provided to a healthcare services company 
  • Represented arranger and agent in a $174 million syndicated, first-lien loan facility provided to a media company  
  • Represented arranger and agent in a $74 million syndicated, split-collateral loan facility provided to building service companies  
  • Represented arranger and agent in a $190 million syndicated, unitranche loan facility provided to a furniture company 
  • Represented arranger and agent in a $100 million unitranche loan facility provided to an oil field services company  
  • Represented last-out agent and last-out lenders in a $61 million syndicated, unitranche loan facility provided to a building materials company
  • Represented agent in a $40 million silent first lien loan facility provided to an electronics manufacturing company
  • Represented agent in a $59 million syndicated, unitranche loan facility provided for the acquisition of the assets of a pharmaceuticals company
  • Represented agent in a $26 million syndicated, split-collateral unitranche loan facility provided to a food products company
  • Represented agent in a $60 million syndicated, split-collateral term loan credit facility provided to acquire a clothing line
  • Represented first-out representative and first-out lenders in a $235 million unitranche financing for a "going private" merger transaction

  • Represented arranger and agent in a $190 million syndicated, first-lien revolving facility provided to an energy services company
  • Represented arranger and agent in a $120 million syndicated, unitranche loan facility provided to a security alarm company  
  • Represented agent in a $25 million senior loan facility provided to a video monitoring company
  • Represented agent in a $60 million syndicated, senior loan facility provided to a video monitoring company
  • Represented agent in a $35 million senior loan facility provided to a video monitoring company
  • Represented agent in a $37 million second lien loan facility provided to a security alarm company
  • Represented agent in a $15 million split-collateral working capital facility provided to an energy services company
  • Represented arranger and agent in a $125 million syndicated revolving facility provided to an energy services company

  • Represented agent in connection with a bankruptcy proceeding and a private UCC foreclosure sale related to financing provided to a concierge hospital
  • Represented agent in a public UCC foreclosure sale related to financing provided to a concierge hospital
  • Represented agent in a strict foreclosure transaction related to financing provided to an energy services company
  • Represented agent in a public UCC foreclosure sale related to financing provided to a cosmetics company

Credentials

Education
  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Texas A&M University, B.B.A., summa cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Texas
Memberships
  • Dallas Bar Association
Honors & Awards
  • Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyers magazine, 2007, 2009, 2011-2016

Publications

Speaking Engagements

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