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About Christie

Christie Latimer focuses on real estate matters, representing developers, borrowers, owners and lenders in the acquisition, development, financing and divestiture of large commercial and industrial projects. She has experience in office, retail and mixed-use projects.

Additionally, Christie works on sophisticated financial transactions, where she focuses on loans, structured financing and financial assets and related regulatory matters.

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association — as lender, administrative agent and collateral agent in the successfully completed exit financing for Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. and certain affiliates. The exit financing included approximately $400 million in a revolving credit facility, $100 million in a term loan and over $85 million in privately placed notes.

Cornerstone Building Brands, Inc. — acquisition of Prime Window Systems, LLC

Lincoln Property Company Commercial, Inc. — ground lease, joint venture and development transaction for the construction of a 225,000 square foot office building and 128 residence tower in Preston Center including negotiation of construction financing for project

Private equity fund — all aspects of the leveraged acquisition of a luxury hotel in the metro Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta, Georgia, including the negotiation of loan documents, the management agreement and the franchise agreement

Private equity fund — all aspects of the leveraged acquisition of a Class AA 1.3 million square foot mixed use center known as The Crescent in the Uptown District of Dallas, Texas, including the negotiation of all purchase documents, loan documents, and ancillary management documents

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank — as agent to the lenders in the $2.44 billion letter of credit facility and approximately $544 million in funded debt for McDermott International in the successfully completed emergence from bankruptcy  

Crédit Agricole — $2.8 billion financing facility in prepackaged Chapter 11 restructuring transaction for McDermott International, as agent to revolving debtor-in-possession (DIP) lenders

Crédit Agricole — $1.7 billion new financing for McDermott International which includes immediate access to $650 million of financing comprised of $550 million under a term loan credit facility and $100 million under a letter of credit facility, as lead arranger and revolving administrative agent

Par Pacific Holdings, Inc. — acquisition of 100 percent of the equity interests in U.S. Oil & Refining Co. and certain affiliated entities for $358 million, including a 42,000 bpd refinery, a marine terminal and associated logistical system in Tacoma, Washington

Affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. — strategic investment with Landmark Infrastructure Partners LP in forming a joint venture to invest in core infrastructure assets

East Texas Medical Center Healthcare System — sale of substantially all assets to Ardent Health Services, including a network of 9 hospitals, 39 clinics, 2 inpatient facilities, 13 regional rehabilitation facilities, physician clinics, 2 emergency centers, regional home health services covering 41 counties, a comprehensive seven-trauma center care network, and an EMS fleet of more than 45 ambulances and 4 helicopters. In connection with the acquisition, Ardent and The UT Health Science Center formed a partnership and will invest more than $125 million in the new UT Health East Texas health system to support operations and fund improvements.

Multinational investment bank and financial services corporation — served as underwriter’s counsel for a $68 million “green bond” offering to finance the construction of a renewable natural gas (RNG) project in Northwest Iowa that will generate RNG captured from dairy cow manure

Credentials

Education

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law,
J.D.
2016
cum laude
University of Oklahoma,
B.A., Political Science
2013
summa cum laude
University of Oklahoma,
B.A., Journalism and Public Relations
2013
summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

Texas

Affiliations

Dallas Bar Association
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Dallas CASA
Advocate
Attorneys Serving the Community
Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce – Young Professionals
Junior League of Dallas

News

News

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
SMU Law Review
Staff Editor; 2015 SMU Corporate Counsel Symposium Editor