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

  • Wells Fargo provides $498.45 million loan secured by nine multifamily residential properties in Colorado, Georgia, North Carolina, Oregon, and TexasJones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a $498.45 million loan secured by nine multifamily residential properties in Colorado, Georgia, North Carolina, Oregon, and Texas.
  • The Wright Group sells Medical City Green Oaks Hospital campus in Dallas, TexasJones Day advised The Wright Group in connection with the sale of the Medical City Green Oaks Hospital campus in Dallas, Texas, to an affiliate of Healthpeak Properties, Inc.
  • Westwood Residential obtains financing relating to Austin Waters Apartments in Austin, TexasJones Day represented Westwood Residential Companies in connection with loans of $32.7 million to its affiliates from CBRE Capital Markets, Inc. (Freddie Mac) relating to Austin Waters Apartments in Austin, Texas.
  • The Real Estate Council Community Fund provides financing to Resource Center of Dallas for acquisition of land in Dallas, Texas for development of 84-unit senior housingJones Day represented The Real Estate Council Community Fund, a community development financial institution, in connection with a construction loan by The Real Estate Council Community Fund to the Resource Center of Dallas, Inc., a local non-profit organization, for the acquisition of several parcels of land located in Dallas, Texas and the development of an 84-unit senior housing development serving the LGBTQ+ senior community.
  • The Real Estate Council Community Fund provides financing to The Kessler School for acquisition of campusJones Day represented The Real Estate Council Community Fund, a community development financial institution, in connection with a loan by The Real Estate Council Community Fund to The Kessler School, Inc., a local non-profit organization, for the acquisition of a campus for The Kessler School.
  • Asbury Automotive acquires Park Place Dealerships for $735 millionJones Day advised Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., one of the largest automotive retail and service companies in the U.S., in the acquisition of certain assets of Park Place Dealerships, one of the country's largest and most prominent luxury dealer groups, for $685 million of goodwill and approximately $50 million for parts, fixed assets, and leaseholds, excluding vehicle inventory.
  • SPC at the Star sells sports performance business to national operatorJones Day advised SPC at the Star, LLC in connection with the sale of its sports performance, training and fitness business to a national operator of sports performance centers.
  • 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.
  • Wright Group sold Shadin Avionics to Gardner Standard LLCJones Day advised The Wright Group in the sale of Shadin, L.P., d/b/a Shadin Avionics, a global leader in aviation electronics (avionic) integration and data management solutions, to Gardner Standard LLC.
  • 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.
  • 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").
  • 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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