Michelle R.Brown

Partner

Dallas + 1.214.969.3673

For 20 years, Michelle Brown has represented public and private equity companies and real estate developers in real estate transactions. Her practice focuses on real estate finance and acquisitions and dispositions of office and retail buildings, multifamily projects, hotels, restaurants, and grocery stores located throughout the United States. Michelle frequently represents Firm clients in the real estate aspects of M&A transactions, project development, and finance transactions for energy industry participants, particularly in oil and gas and energy-related infrastructure. She also has significant experience in multistate portfolio transactions, distressed asset transactions, and loan assumptions.

Representative transactions include 80 construction and term loan financings in excess of $3.2 billion dollars for a multifamily developer over the last several years; the disposition by Chevron of its refining, distribution, and retail assets in Hawaii; the real estate aspects for the RadioShack bankruptcy and related dispositions; the acquisition of 3.2 million square feet of office space in Chicago by Behringer Harvard Funds; Morgan Stanley's $1.5 billion buyout of Town & Country Trust; and the acquisition and financing of multiple hotel portfolios. Michelle also has represented Alon USA Energy, Chevron, J. C. Penney, J.F. Lehman, Marathon Petroleum, Mill Creek Residential Trust, and Morgan Stanley.

Michelle is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas Bar Association, The Real Estate Council, Commercial Real Estate Women, and the Women's Leadership Council of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. In 2005, she was selected as a "Texas Rising Star Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics and Texas Monthly.

Experiencia

  • CITGO completes $1.125 billion Senior Secured Notes offeringJones Day represented CITGO Petroleum Corporation, a North American refiner of complex crudes and producer of high-value petrochemicals, in connection with a Rule 144A offering of $1.125 billion aggregate principal amount of 7.00% Senior Secured Notes due 2025.
  • Mill Creek obtains construction financing for development of 429-unit multifamily project in Shenandoah, TexasJones Day represented Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC in connection with a construction loan to finance the development and construction of a 429-unit multifamily project in Shenandoah, Texas.
  • Direct lender provides $100 million senior secured credit facility to upstream oil and gas companyJones Day represented a direct lender in connection with a $100 million senior secured credit facility provided to an upstream oil and gas company.
  • Mill Creek obtains construction financing for development of 334-unit multifamily project in New Rochelle, New YorkJones Day represented Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC in connection with a construction loan to finance the development and construction of a 334-unit multifamily project, consisting of 301 market units and 33 affordable units, in New Rochelle, New York.
  • Mill Creek obtains construction financing for multifamily project in Orlando, FloridaJones Day advised Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC in connection with a construction loan to finance the development and construction of a 292-unit multifamily project (with approximately 10,000 square feet of retail space) located in Orlando, Florida.
  • Mill Creek obtains construction financing for multifamily project in Redmond, WashingtonJones Day advised Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC in connection with a construction loan to finance the development and construction of a 233-unit multifamily project (with approximately 4,700 square feet of retail space) located in Redmond, Washington.
  • Mill Creek obtains construction financing for mixed-use project, including retail space and 339 multifamily units in Houston, TexasJones Day represented Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC in connection with a construction loan to finance the development and construction of a 5-story mixed-used project, including 339 multifamily units and 4,000 sq. ft. of upscale ground-floor retail space in Houston, Texas.
  • Mill Creek refinances mixed-use project located in Los Angeles, CaliforniaJones Day represented Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC in connection with a senior and mezzanine term loan to refinance a mixed-use project (with 371 multifamily units and approximately 317,000 square feet of residential space) located in 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").
  • 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.
  • Mill Creek receives financing for development of multifamily project in Tampa, FloridaJones Day advised Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC in connection with a construction loan to finance the development and construction of a 353-unit multifamily project (with approximately 12,800 square feet of retail space) located in Tampa, Florida.
  • Mill Creek to develop 24 story, 350-unit multifamily project in Fort Lauderdale, FloridaJones Day advised Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC in connection with a construction loan to finance the development and construction of a 24 story, 350-unit multifamily project located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  • Mill Creek acquires apartment portfolio in Everett, WashingtonJones Day advised Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC in its acquisition and financing of a commuter-friendly apartment portfolio in Everett, Washington, located 20 miles north of Seattle's Central Business District.
  • Mill Creek obtains construction financing for mixed-use development in Oakland, CaliforniaJones Day advised Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC in connection with a construction loan to finance the development and construction of a mixed-used project, including 173 multifamily units and 1,700 sq. ft. of upscale ground-floor retail space in Oakland, California.
  • Mill Creek obtains financing for development and construction of 248-unit multifamily project in Marshfield, MassachusettsJones Day advised Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC in connection with a construction loan to finance the development and construction of a 248-unit multifamily project located in Marshfield, Massachusetts.
  • Mill Creek obtains permanent financing for multifamily project in Miami, FloridaJones Day advised Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC in connection with a permanent loan to refinance a construction loan related to a 422-unit high-rise multifamily community located in Miami, Florida.
  • Sempra Energy sells subsidiary to ArcLight Capital PartnersJones Day advised Sempra Energy in the sale of a Sempra subsidiary to ArcLight Capital Partners for $328 million in cash, subject to adjustments for working capital.
  • Mill Creek obtains construction financing for 366-unit multifamily project in San Diego, CaliforniaJones Day advised Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC in connection with a construction loan to finance the development and construction of a 366-unit multifamily project located in San Diego, California.
  • Investment banking and securities firm provides $110 million initial and delayed draw secured term loans supporting upstream oil and gas companyJones Day represented the administrative agent in connection with $110 million initial and delayed draw secured term loans supporting an upstream oil and gas company.
  • Mill Creek obtains construction financing for multifamily project in San Francisco, CaliforniaJones Day advised Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC in connection with a construction loan to finance the development and construction of a 180-unit multifamily project located in San Francisco, California.
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