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Gavin P. Williams

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Pittsburgh

One Oxford Centre
301 Grant St, 14th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Education
J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2005
B.A., summa cum laude, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, North Carolina, 2000
State Bar Licenses
Pennsylvania
Super lawyers 2015

Gavin P. Williams

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Gavin Williams represents lenders, borrowers, developers, and financial institutions in commercial real estate finance transactions.

He advises clients in a wide variety of financing scenarios, including construction loans, refinance loans, and development loans. He is experienced in both single lender and syndicated loan transactions.

Clients seek his help in drafting and negotiating term sheets, commitment letters, and loan documentation, as well as other specific real estate and construction documents and diligence, including title matters. Gavin also counsels lenders and borrowers through transactions with complex financial structures, including subordinated debt financing and intercreditor issues.

Gavin is dedicated to meeting his client’s goals and expectations in the most effective and efficient manner possible through responsiveness, practical communication, and a strict attention to detail. He combines technical skill and knowledge gained through many years of practice with a strong understanding of the current real estate finance market. His primary priority is consummating a transaction while protecting and promoting the interests of each client.

Representative Experience

  • Represented the agent bank in a $60 million real estate construction loan for a project that included office space, retail space, a full-service hotel, and an on-site parking garage. The capital stack for the project was complex, consisting of: the agent's loan, an $11 million second mortgage, two New Market Tax Credit loans, a tax incentive financing loan, an urban redevelopment authority loan, and an intercreditor agreement.
  • Represented the agent bank in a $106 million real estate construction loan for a project that included a mixed-use retail and office space and two parking structures which included a subordinated loan with the East Liberty Transit Revitalization Investment District Revitalization Authority.
  • Represented the agent bank in a $50 million real estate construction loan with an urban redevelopment authority second mortgage loan and an intercreditor agreement; the project consisted of luxury apartments, ground floor retail space, and an on-site parking garage.
  • Represented the agent bank in a $49 million real estate construction loan for a retail shopping center.
  • Represented the bank in a $30 million real estate construction loan for a hotel and related improvements which included an EB-5 loan and a loan under the Property Assessed Clean Energy program with a complex intercreditor agreement.
  • Represented the bank in a $29 million real estate construction loan for student apartments at a major university.
  • Represented the bank in a $32 million real estate construction loan for a big box retail shopping center.
Awards/Achievements
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers - Rising Stars, 2016 and 2017
Memberships
Upper St. Clair High School, Varsity Basketball Coach Assistant
Experiences

After 3 ½ years, the dogged prosecution of nine separate federal and state lawsuits In Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, and two late night closings, all involving seemingly intractable fraudulent transfer and lien priority issues, a multi-disciplinary team of Clark Hill lawyers recently concluded a massive commercial loan work-out for our Bank client that resulted in the recovery of substantially the entire eight figure, 10 year old debt owed by the Bank’s most recalcitrant borrower, with significant contributions from his foreign partners. 

Counsel to the agent in connection with a secured syndicated credit facility to finance the recapitalization of an NFL franchise. In addition to structuring, drafting and negotiating the loan documentation and performing the appropriate due diligence, we reviewed the NFL Constitution and ByLaws and the franchise agreement and negotiated a consent agreement with the NFL in connection with the same
Counsel to a financial institution in connection with the structuring, negotiation and documentation of a $20,400,000.00 credit facility provided to a corporation in order to repay existing indebtedness and to provide working capital for its coal and surface mining operations. The credit facility is secured by a general blanket lien on all assets of the corporation, as well as fee and leasehold mortgages on all real property owned or leased by the corporation in connection with their mining operations. The credit facility involved unique issues with respect to perfection of security interests in mineral reserves and as-extracted collateral, as well as nuances with respect to title in connection with surface and mining rights
Counsel to a financial institution in connection with the structuring, negotiation and documentation of a $5,500,000.00 revolving credit facility provided to a non-profit corporation in order to refinance existing obligations and provide general working capital to the corporation. The credit facility is secured by a general blanket lien on all assets of the corporation, including the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") commercial and non-commercial broadcast licenses with respect to the corporation, as well as the proceeds of any sale of such licenses. The credit facility involved unique issues with respect to the ability of lenders to take a security interest in FCC licenses, as well as issues with respect to a non-profit borrower
Counsel to a financial institution in connection with the structuring, negotiation and documentation of a $5,152,248.30 credit facility provided to the operating entity of a minor league baseball franchise. The credit facility is secured by a general blanket lien on all assets of the franchise, including revenue from ballpark concessions, as well as guaranties from all individual and entity investors. The credit facility involved a wide variety of issues with respect to the general rules governing minor league baseball franchises, player development contracts, ballpark leases and agreements, naming rights and television and radio broadcast rights
Practice Areas
Banking & Financial Services
Areas of Emphasis
Commercial & Real Estate Finance
Industries
Banking