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Lynn J. Loacker

Partner-in-Charge, New York
Lynn Loacker focuses her practice on business and finance transactions. She handles mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and a variety of other structured investment transactions, and joint venture arrangements. Her finance experience covers a range of key finance disciplines: acquisition financing, project finance (both in the energy and sports industries), privately placed and 144A note offerings, asset-based lending, and corporate credit transactions. Lynn represents financial institutions, as well as companies in energy, forest products, and home building and information technology sectors.

As a member of DWT's Digital Counsel team, Lynn works with a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers representing companies whose business models place them at the intersection of technology and the financial services, media, fashion, or food and beverage industries.

Representative Experience

Acquisition of business for private equity-backed company

Represented a privately held company in the acquisition of a travel club business from a public company.

Acquisition of business for privately held company*

Represented a privately held company in the acquisition of the U.K. and Australian subsidiaries of a U.K. public company.

Debt refinancing for privately held company

Represented a privately held company in the restructuring of approximately $1.5 billion of senior debt consisting of senior notes and domestic and European credit facilities.

Financing of acquisition for Rovi Corporation*

Represented Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) in the financing of the acquisition of Gemstar TV Guide International through a syndicated bank facility and Rule 144 offering of senior notes.

Financing of sports arena for arena owner*

Represented the owner in the financing for the development and construction of the Rose Garden Arena, the home of the NBA Trail Blazers (Portland, Ore.).

Financing of sports arena for underwriter*

Represented the underwriter in the financing of the American Airlines Arena, a 20,000-seat multipurpose sports arena for the NBA Miami Heat.

Joint venture for Plum Creek Timber Company, L.P.*

Represented Plum Creek Timber Company, L.P. in a $1.5 billion joint venture with The Campbell Group.

Mergers & acquisitions for independent power producer*

Represented an independent power producer in the sale of a gas-fired power project to an investor-owned utility.

Portfolio acquisition

Represented the buyer in the acquisition of Citibank N.A.'s portfolio of performing multifamily and commercial loans.

Private equity investments for private investment company

Investment consisting of a controlling preferred interest in a commercial finance company; concurrently with the equity investment the company is entering into bank financing to finance a portion of the acquisition as well as working capital requirements.

Project financing - tax equity for investor*

Represented an investor in a potential $25 million investment in a tax equity joint venture to finance solar power projects.

Project financing - tax equity for project developer*

Represented developer in $100 million tax equity joint venture financing for solar power projects.

Sale of servicing portfolio

Represented the seller in connection with the sale of a $4 billion portfolio of CMBS servicing rights, consisting of master servicing and subservicing rights with respect to commercial and multifamily loans backing private label mortgaged-backed securities.

Structured and private equity investments for Vulcan Inc.*

Represented Vulcan Inc. in a variety of structured and private equity investments.
* Denotes experience completed at a prior firm

Additional Qualifications

  • Member, Executive Committee, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, 2013-2016
  • Shareholder, Heller Ehrman LLP, New York, N.Y., 1999-2008 – Leadership positions included: Member, Policy Committee, 2008; Member and Chair, Promotion Evaluation Committee, 2005-2008; Chair, Gender Diversity Committee, 2007-2008; Chair, Nominations Committee, 2005-2006

Professional & Community Activities

  • Advisor, BRAVA Investments, 2017-present
  • Member, Council of National Advisors, Springboard Enterprises, 2017-present
  • Director and Assistant Treasurer, Santa Fe Opera, 2016-present
  • Director and Vice-Chair, Beth Morrison Projects, 2016-present
  • Director, New York Tech Alliance, 2014-present
  • Member, Board of Trustees, All-Star Orchestra, 2013-2017
  • Member, Board of Governors, City Center for Music and Drama, Inc., Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 2009-2013
  • Director and Co-Chair, Strategic Planning Committee, New York City Opera Company, 2005-2013

Professional Recognition

  • Received the inaugural "The Edward J. Davis Diversity & Mentorship Award," Davis Wright Tremaine, 2017
  • Selected to “New York Super Lawyers” in Securities & Corporate Finance, Thomson Reuters, 2003-2006, 2010