Audrey M. Chang

Audrey M. Chang

Associate

Audrey M. Chang focuses her practice on corporate transactions, including commercial financings, mergers and acquisitions, oil and gas transactions, and other general corporate matters. She assists both commercial lenders and corporate clients in financing transactions, and has represented purchasers and sellers in acquisition transactions, both primarily in the energy industry. Additionally, Audrey is experienced in representing institutional lenders in real estate construction and development loan transactions, low-income housing tax credit transactions, and  corporate trusts in structured finance transactions.

Prior to joining the firm, Audrey worked for the Texas Senate, as Capitol and committee staff, as well as for the Texas House of Representatives, as legislative director, allowing her to gain insight into the workings of state government.

Concentration

  • Corporate and securities
  • Financing institutions
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Global energy and infrastructure
  • Energy, oil and gas, and natural resources
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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 U.S. Credit Agreement and Canadian Credit Agreement.
  • Represented mezzanine lenders in connection with oil and gas production-based mezzanine financing.
  • Represented master fund lender in connection with the workout of exploration and development loans secured by oil and gas properties.
  • Represented construction company in connection with $46 million secured credit facility with regional bank, which was used to fund the creation of an ESOP and the subsequent purchase by the ESOP of a construction company.
  • Represented Texas’ largest non-profit hospital system in general corporate matters for parent entity and various subsidiaries.
  • Represented institutional lender in financing for the acquisition and development of geothermal leases in California.
  • Represented institutional lender transactions relating to construction and permanent loans for low-income housing tax credit properties in several states, including Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Oklahoma.º
  • Represented institutional lender in acquisition and construction loans with national drug-store chain in several states, including Texas, Louisiana, Maine and New York.º
  • Represented oilfield services company in the refinancing of a $225 million senior secured credit facility, and of a $750 million senior secured credit facility.º
  • Represented corporate trustees, custodians and portfolio administrators in connection with structured finance transactions and derivative debt products, which included collateralized loan obligations, collateralized debt obligations, and swap agreements.º
  • Represented midstream energy company in the sale of 50% of its equity interest and the creation of a new joint venture.
  • Represented real estate investment firm in $127 million all-asset purchase of a national homebuilder corporation and in the creation and capitalization of
  • a newly formed joint venture company.
  • Represented oilfield tubular goods distribution company in connection with the review and negotiation of operational contracts.
  • Represented Seller in $60 million equity interest sale of oilfield tubular goods distribution company.
  • Represented construction company in connection with the creation of an ESOP and the subsequent purchase by the ESOP of construction company.
  • Represented Texas’ largest non-profit hospital system in general corporate matters for parent entity and various subsidiaries.
  • Represented tenants and landlords in the preparation and review of various commercial lease agreements. º
  • Assisted in representation of international oilfield services company in due diligence lease review in anticipation of a corporate acquisition. 
  • Assisted in representation of a corporate client with real estate aspects of its acquisition of interest in a coal-fired power plant, which assistance included the review of real estate due diligence for 19 separate easement tracts and the identification of potential problems with unlocated easements. º
  • Represented institutional lender in connection with acquisition, construction and permanent loans, including review of title and survey. º

ºThe above representations were handled by Ms. Chang Prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Texas Super Lawyers "Rising Stars," 2010, 2013 and 2015-2017
  • Recipient, "DiversityFirst™ Award," Texas Diversity Council, 2014
  • Listed, Lawyers of Color LLCs Inaugural "Hot List," 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
  • Honoree, Women Looking Ahead News magazine, "Law and Justice" Award, 2011-2012
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Asian American Bar Association of Houston
    • Chair of Board, 2012-2013
    • President, 2011
    • President-Elect, 2010
  • Member, Asian American Bar Foundation
    • Board of Trustees, 2011-2013
  • Member, Greater Houston Partnership
    • Asia, Australia and Oceania Regional Trade Market
  • Member, Houston Bar Association
  • Member, Mayor’s International Trade and Development Council-Asia/Australia, City of Houston
  • Member, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
    •  Vice-Chair, Asian Pacific Islander Interest Section, 2010
  • Member, Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Steering Committee, Texas Minority Attorney Program (Houston), State Bar of Texas
  • Host Committee, Texas Minority Counsel Program - Houston Reception
  • Board of Directors, Chinese Community Center, Houston, TX

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., with honors, The University of Texas School of Law, 2006
    • Member, Texas International Law Journal
    • President, Asian Law Students Association
  • B.A., Liberal Arts, French, with highest honors, The University of Texas at Austin, 2002
    • Phi Beta Kappa
Admissions
  • Texas
Languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French