Lou Ann Brunenn

Lou Ann Brunenn

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Lou Ann Brunenn focuses her practice on structuring and documenting secured and unsecured credit facilities for financial institutions and corporate borrowers. She frequently represents lead arrangers and agents in a wide variety of large corporate and middle-market syndicated transactions, including cash flow and asset-based facilities, acquisition financings, sponsor-led financings, letter of credit facilities, and multi-currency facilities. Lou Ann’s finance practice ranges from middle-market club facilities to multi-billion dollar leveraged transactions. Her practice includes loan originations and the workout and restructure of distressed debt.

Lou Ann’s transactional experience extends across many industries, including television and radio broadcasting, telecommunications, media, manufacturing, insurance, restaurants, health care, transportation, and financial services.

Concentrations

  • Cash flow and asset based financings, acquisitions financings, sponsor-led financings, letter of credit facilities, multi-currency facilities, and first lien/second lien facilities
  • Structuring and negotiating facilities with multiple debt and lien priorities
  • Negotiating complex intercreditor arrangements and subordination agreements
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Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented the administrative agent in a cross-border $720 million multi-currency facility.
  • Represented the lead arranger and administrative agent in a secured $150 million financing for a funeral and cemetery services company.
  • Represented the lead arranger and administrative agent in a secured $2.9 billion acquisition financing for a media company.°
  • Represented the administrative agent in a $275 million multi-currency facility to co-borrowers domiciled in the United States, Canada, UK, and Australia.°
  • Represented the lead arranger and administrative agent in a secured $540 million facility to a radio broadcasting company.°
  • Represented the lead arranger and administrative agent in a secured $500 million facility to an industrial services company in the energy and petrochemicals sector.°
  • Represented the lead arranger and administrative agent in an unsecured $1 billion facility to a global consumer products company.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Brunenn prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Thomson Reuters, “Texas Rising Star,” 2004-2008
  • Board Member, Youth 180, Inc.
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, Texas Association of Bank Counsel

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., cum laude, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 1994
    • Leading Articles Editor, SMU Law Review Association
    • Order of the Coif
  • B.S., cum laude, Texas Christian University, 1991
Admissions
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas