Michelle R.Brown

Partner

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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

  • 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").
  • 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.
  • Mill Creek obtains construction financing for multifamily project in Denver, ColoradoJones Day advised Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC in connection with a construction loan to finance the development and construction of a 132-unit multifamily project located in Denver, Colorado.
  • Mill Creek to develop 205-unit multifamily project in Berkeley, CaliforniaJones Day advised Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC in connection with a construction loan to finance the development and construction of a 205-unit multifamily project with approximately 146,659 square feet of residential space and 14,500 square feet of retail space located in Berkeley, California.
  • Mill Creek to develop 319-unit multifamily project in Atlanta, GeorgiaJones Day advised Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC in connection with a construction loan to finance the development and construction of a 319-unit multifamily project located in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Mill Creek to develop 320-unit multifamily project in Atlanta, GeorgiaJones Day advised Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC in connection with a construction loan to finance the development and construction of a 320-unit multifamily project located in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Southern Power to sell minority interest in solar portfolio to Global Atlantic Financial Group for $1.175 billionJones Day is advising Southern Power Company in its $1.175 billion sale of a 33 percent minority interest in its solar portfolio to Global Atlantic Financial Group Limited.
  • Total, NOVA, Borealis form venture for U.S. Gulf Coast projectsJones Day advised Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, and affiliates of Austria’s Borealis AG and Canada’s NOVA Chemicals (both affiliates of the UAE’s Mubadala Investment Company) in the formation of a joint venture to build a $1.7 billion, 1 million ton per year ethane cracker in Port Arthur, Texas, acquisition of Total’s existing 400,000 ton per year two-line polyethylene plant in Bayport, Texas, and building of a new 625,000 ton per year Borstar PE plant at the Bayport site.
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