Francis (Frank) R. Bradley III

Francis (Frank) R. Bradley III

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Francis (Frank) R. Bradley III has a wide-ranging transactional practice that counsels clients primarily engaged in banking and finance (oil and gas, merger and acquisition, construction, international, structured and project), energy, oil and gas, natural resources, and corporate transactions. Frank was recognized by Chambers USA Guide 2007-2016 for being "practical and commercially reasonable" and "is always careful to maintain the highest level of accuracy."

Frank advises both commercial lenders and corporate clients in financing transactions and private placement of debt instruments. He counsels on loan and credit restructurings and, when necessary, assists clients with reorganizations and workouts. His sector-specific work includes oil and gas financings, as well as international and cross-border transactions.

 

Concentrations

  • Financial institutions and banking
  • Energy, oil and gas, and natural resources
  • Corporate and securities

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Capabilities

Experience

Represented money center bank as agent for bank syndicate in connection with:

  • increase and renewal of $1.8 billion syndicated global secured credit facility for NYSE-listed large independent exploration and production company and its various subsidiaries, including a US Credit Agreement and Canadian Credit Agreement.
  • increase and renewal of $1.5 billion syndicated global credit facility for NYSE-listed large independent exploration and production company and its various subsidiaries, including a US Credit Agreement, Australian Credit Agreement and Canadian Credit Agreement.
  • $50 million secured credit facility for independent exploration and production company.
  • $1 billion global syndicated secured credit facility for NYSE-listed large independent exploration and production company and its various subsidiaries, including US Credit Agreement and Canadian Credit Agreement, used for acquisition financing.
  • $2.1 billion syndicated credit facility for NYSE-listed large independent exploration and production company.
  • $1.5 billion syndicated credit facility for NYSE-listed large independent exploration and production company.
  • $2.03 billion syndicated credit facility for private conglomerate.
  • $1.3 billion syndicated secured credit facility for NYSE-listed large independent exploration and production company used for acquisition financing.°
  • $1 billion syndicated credit facility for NYSE-listed large independent exploration and production Company in connection with acquisition.°
  • $1 billion syndicated credit facility for NYSE-listed large independent exploration and production Company in connection with acquisition.°
  • $750 million global syndicated credit facility for NYSE-listed large independent exploration and production company and various subsidiaries, including US Credit Agreement, Australian Credit Agreement and Canadian Credit Agreement.°
  • $700 million syndicated credit facility for private oil and gas producer.°
  • $300 million global syndicated secured credit facility for NYSE-listed mid-size independent exploration and production company and various subsidiaries, including US Credit Agreement and Canadian Credit Agreement.°
  • $75 million secured credit facility for private oil and gas producer.°
  • $50 million five-year Term Loan for natural gas utility.°
  • $40 million syndicated credit facility for private oil and gas producer.°

  • Represented a construction company in connection with $46 million secured credit facility with regional bank that was used to fund the creation of an ESOP and the subsequent purchase by the ESOP of construction company.
  • Represented a manufacturing conglomerate in connection with a $20 million secured credit facility agented by a regional lender that was used for funding of acquisition of a manufacturing company.
  • Represented foreign subsidiaries of an international oil field services company in connection with $600 million receivables purchase agreement agented by money center bank.
  • Represented a subsidiary of a Japanese trading company in connection with making available a $150 million credit facility for a subsidiary of NYSE-listed independent exploration and production company and subsequent acquisition of offshore oil and gas interests.
  • Represented an energy subsidiary of a large mutual insurance company and several of its subsidiaries in connection with substantially all of their legal work. This primarily consisted of advising the client on oil and gas acquisitions, direct oil and gas investments, investments in various energy investment funds, and the formation of various joint ventures and investment partnerships. Such work often involved the negotiation of purchase and sale agreements, partnership agreements, exploration agreements, JOAs, farmout agreements, pooling agreements, marketing agreements, and related documents.
    • Example engagements:

Represented in connection with 400 well carry and earning agreement (joint venture) with major oil and gas exploration company involving oil and gas assets located in Colorado.
Represented in connection with acquisition of working interests from independent exploration and production company in approximately 8000 acres of oil and gas assets in Oklahoma.
Represented in connection with acquisition of working interests from independent exploration and production company in approximately 13,000 acres of oil and gas assets located in Louisiana.
Represented in connection with participation agreement (joint venture) with independent exploration and production company for the development of oil and gas assets throughout the State of Kansas.
Represented in connection with $590 million sale of oil and gas assets in the Barnett shale to large independent exploration and production company.

  • Represented private oil and gas producer in connection with its formation, its initial bank financing, the negotiation of various ISDA Master Agreements, and its acquisition of $340 million oil and gas producing properties in South Louisiana.°
  • Represented NYSE-listed oilfield services company in connection with negotiation of $75 million secured revolving credit facility with a money center bank as agent.°
  • Represented private television station conglomerate in connection with acquisitions of numerous "low power" television stations and $30 million secured working capital and acquisition credit facility from a money center bank used to finance such acquisitions.°
  • Represented private medical device manufacturer in connection with various transactions, including $20 million secured revolving credit facility from a money center bank.°
  • Represented national/international real estate developer in connection with the negotiation and closing of construction loans for multiple office buildings in Texas and California with various lender syndicates.°
  • Represented energy investment fund in connection with the sale of oil and gas properties in West Virginia to newly formed master limited partnership.°

    °The above representations were handled by Mr. Bradley prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Banking and Finance Law, 2013-2015 and 2017
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Texas Super Lawyers, 2015-2016
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2007-2017
  • Listed, Euromoney’s Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in Energy Law, 2015
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Energy – Regulatory and Transactions, 2015
  • Member, Winning Team, ACG New York Champion’s Award, M&A Deal of the Year (over $200mm to $500mm) for Martin Resource Management Corporation ESOP, 2013
  • Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of "America’s Best Corporate Law Firms," 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
  • Listed, Houston Business Journal, "Who's Who in Energy," 2012-2013
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Texas Association of Bank Counsel
  • Sustaining Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Houston Law Center, 1992
    • Chief Publishing Editor, Houston Law Review
  • B.B.A., with honors, The University of Texas at Austin, 1989
Admissions
  • Texas