MarthaWach

Counsel

Dallas + 1.214.969.5121

Martha Wach has more than 20 years of experience representing clients in multijurisdictional transactions involving domestic and international real property. Martha's practice focuses on M&A transactions for both public and private companies and corporate credit facility transactions. She also represents clients in connection with mortgage loans, leasing, and development matters.

Recent transactions include the $3.6 billion sale of data centers in North and South America by Verizon Communications to Equinix; $170 million acquisition by SHV Energy of the propane business of American Midstream Partners; $260 million note offering by International Wire Group; sale by Chevron of its Hawaii refining, distribution, and retail assets to a subsidiary of One Rock Capital Partners; community development loans from The Real Estate Council Community Fund to local nonprofit entities; and leasing work for The Nature Conservancy. Other recent clients include Total S.A., J.F. Lehman, Business Jet Center, Koch Industries, Andeavor, and Citizens Bank.

Martha is a member of The Real Estate Council and served as secretary from 2011 to 2014; is on the vestry of Episcopal Church of the Ascension and co-heads its Austin Street Center outreach program; is a member of the Women's Leadership Council of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and served on grant review panels from 2009 to 2017; and is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, and the Dallas Bar Association. Martha also leads the Jones Day Dallas Office's participation in Street Law's Legal Diversity Pipeline Program in a joint effort with Verizon.

Experience

  • J.F. Lehman portfolio company acquires Heneghan Wrecking CompanyJones Day advised NorthStar Group Services, Inc., a portfolio company of investment affiliates of J.F. Lehman & Company, in connection with the acquisition of Heneghan Wrecking & Excavating Co., Inc. and Patrick's Equipment Leasing, Inc., providers of complete structural and interior deconstruction, excavation, and emergency response services for commercial and industrial clients across the Midwest.
  • J.F. Lehman acquires Global Marine GroupJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused exclusively on the aerospace, defense, maritime, government, and environmental sectors, in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Global Marine Group.
  • J.F. Lehman acquires Integrated Global ServicesJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused exclusively on the aerospace, defense, maritime, government, and environmental sectors, in the acquisition and related financing of Integrated Global Services, Inc. ("IGS").
  • Noble Midstream Partners acquires 20% ownership interest in Saddlehorn Pipeline for $155 millionJones Day advised Noble Midstream Partners LP in its $155 million acquisition and exercise of an option to acquire a 20% ownership interest in Saddlehorn Pipeline Company, LLC, along with the negotiation of related crude oil commercial agreements.
  • Westwood Residential affiliates obtain financing for Cool Springs Apartments in Frisco, TexasJones Day advised Westwood Residential Co in connection with loans of $89.5 million to its affiliates from CBRE Capital Markets, Inc. (Freddie Mac) relating to Cool Springs Apartments in Frisco, Texas.
  • Seal for Life acquires Flame Control Coatings, Highland International, LifeLast, and US CoatingsJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners ("ACP") on the four acquisitions by portfolio company Seal for Life of Flame Control Coatings, Highland International, LifeLast, and US Coatings, manufacturers of protective coating technologies.
  • Asbury Automotive Group attempts acquisition of Park Place dealerships for $1 billionJones Day advised Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: ABG), one of the largest automotive retail and service companies in the U.S., in its attempted acquisition of Park Place Dealerships, one of the country's largest and most prominent luxury dealer groups, for $1 billion in an all-cash transaction, excluding vehicle inventory.
  • National bank provides financing for industrial portfolio located in eight statesJones Day represented a national bank as administrative agent and lead lender in connection with a $391.5 million syndicated loan secured by an industrial portfolio located in eight states.
  • NRC Group Holdings acquired by US Ecology, Inc. for $966 millionJones Day advised NRC Group Holdings Corp. (NYSE American: NRCG) in its acquisition by US Ecology, Inc., a leading North American provider of environmental services to commercial and government entities, pursuant to an all-stock transaction that values NRCG on an enterprise value at $966 million.
  • Wells Fargo provides $105 million term loan facility to subsidiaries of golf clubJones Day advised Wells Fargo Bank, National Association in connection with a $105 million term loan to an owner and operator of golf and country clubs throughout the U.S.
  • Wells Fargo Bank provides $865.7 million revolving and term loan facility secured by 120 industrial propertiesJones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a $865.7 million revolving and term loan facility secured by 120 industrial properties spread across seven states.
  • Trammell Crow forms joint venture agreement to develop 642 residential units in the North Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, CaliforniaJones Day advised Trammell Crow Residential in connection with a construction loan and joint venture agreement to develop 642 residential units to be built in the North Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.
  • Total acquires Toshiba's interest in Freeport LNGJones Day advised Total Gas & Power Asia Private Limited ("Total"), a subsidiary of Total S.A., in (i) its purchase of all of the outstanding shares of Toshiba America LNG Corporation ("TAL") from Toshiba America, Inc. ("TAI"), and (ii) its assumption of all LNG related agreements from Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation ("TESS").
  • J.F. Lehman acquires Lone Star Disposal, Delta Waste Services, and Tanner Road FacilityJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading mid-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace, and maritime sectors, in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Lone Star Disposal, L.P.; Delta Waste Services, L.P.; and Tanner Road Facility, L.P.
  • Alcoa leases real property to global renewable energy developer for solar energy conversion facilitiesJones Day represented Alcoa Corporation as lessor in connection with two leases of real property in Milam County, Texas to a global renewable energy developer, one for 2,011 acres and the other for 3,028 acres, to be used for solar energy conversion facilities that will collect, store, and transmit electric power.
  • Cimarron Energy acquires Hy-Bon/EDIJones Day advised Cimarron Energy, Inc., a portfolio company of Turnbridge Capital, LLC, in its acquisition of Hy-Bon/EDI, a market leader in vapor recovery and emissions control solutions for the oil and natural gas industries, from Regal Beloit Corporation.
  • Financial institution provides $255 million term loan secured by office campus in Austin, TexasJones Day represented a financial institution as administrative agent and lead lender in connection with a $255 million term loan secured by an office campus in Austin, Texas.
  • Cineworld Group completes asset monetization strategies in United States through cinema sale-leaseback transactionsJones Day advised UK headquartered, Cineworld Group PLC in connection with an asset monetization strategy in the United States involving a combined cash consideration of $556.3 million cinema sale-leaseback transactions to convert a substantial portion of Cineworld’s U.S. real estate holdings into cash to leverage its equity and optimize efficiency.
  • Credit Suisse acquires commercial property in Austin, TexasJones Day advised Credit Suisse in connection with the acquisition and financing of a commercial property in Austin, Texas.
  • The Nature Conservancy leases 2,938 square feet of office space at 3801 Kirby in Houston, TexasJones Day advised The Nature Conservancy in connection with the leasing of 2,938 square feet of office space at 3801 Kirby in Houston, Texas.
  • Additional Publications

    • 1993
      Withholding Consent to Alienate: If Your Landlord Is in a Bad Mood, Can He Prevent You from Alienating Your Lease? 43 Duke Law Journal 671
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