Timothy W. Bratcher

Timothy W. Bratcher

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Timothy W. Bratcher focuses his practice on domestic and international lending and financial transactions, including asset-based and cash flow lending, accounts receivable financing secured and unsecured commercial loans, equipment leasing, and loan syndications and participations.

Tim has over 20 years of experience representing banks and other credit providers in structuring, negotiating and closing most forms of credit arrangements on both syndicated and single-lender platforms, including traditional asset-based lending, secured and unsecured cash flow transactions, and receivables financings (including recourse and non-recourse factoring, invoice discounting, and true-sale transactions). Many of these transactions involve acquisitions, second lien, mezzanine, and secured and unsecured subordinated debt, multicurrency, and cross-border components. Tim is experienced in many industries, including the manufacturing, technology, wholesale and distribution, transportation, and energy sectors. He has also represented public and private companies as borrowers and has experience in equipment leasing, export-import financings, letter of credit facilities, loan participations and lender finance.

Concentrations

  • Banking and finance
  • Lending
  • Borrower, workouts, Chapter 11 debtor representations
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Capabilities

Experiencia

  • Represented a large national banking association in a $1.95 billion, widely syndicated, asset-based credit facility in favor of a public national food distribution company.
  • Represented a large national banking association in a $1.3 billion, widely syndicated, asset-based credit facility in favor of a public construction materials distribution company.
  • Represented a large national banking association in an $850 million, syndicated, asset-based credit facility in favor of a plastics manufacturing and distribution portfolio company.
  • Represented a cooperatively-owned medical billing and records company in a $1.2 billion, widely syndicated revolving and term loan credit facility.
  • Represented a large national banking association in a $750 million, syndicated asset-based credit facility in favor of a public construction equipment distributor.
  • Represented a large national banking association in a $1.3 billion, widely syndicated asset-based credit facility in favor of a privately owned national liquor distribution company, along with a series of related and affiliated revolving and term loan credit facilities totaling more than $300 million.
  • Represented a sponsor-owned non-bank agricultural lending company in a $350 million, syndicated asset-based, lender financing credit facility and a $150 million, syndicated, unsecured term loan financing.
  • Represented a large national banking association in a $150 million, syndicated asset-based credit facility in favor of a privately owned staffing company.
  • Represented a large national banking association in a $550 million, syndicated asset-based credit facility in favor of a sponsor-owned specialty and performance materials manufacturer and distributor.
  • Represented a large regional bank in a $40 million asset-based, acquisition financing in favor of a sponsor-owned waste materials handling company associated with coal powered energy plants.
  • Represented a large national banking association in a $111 million secured revolving and equipment financing term loan facility in favor of a sponsor-owned tourist transportation company.
  • Represented a large national banking association in a $75 million secured revolving credit facility in favor of a family office owned furniture manufacturer and retailer.
  • Represented a non-bank finance company in a $15 million asset-based, acquisition financing in favor of a sponsor-owned sports shoe retailer.
  • Represented a large national banking association in a $900 million, syndicated, unsecured revolving credit facility in favor of a privately held construction equipment distributor.
  • Represented a regional bank in a $250 million, syndicated, secured revolving credit facility in favor of a lift truck manufacturer and dealer.
  • Represented a regional bank in a $300 million, syndicated, secured revolving credit facility in favor of a lift truck leasing company.
  • Represented a large national banking association in a $50 million, syndicated, unsecured revolving credit facility in favor of a public national shoe retailer.
  • Represented a large, non-bank financing company in a $340 million secured revolving and term loan credit facility in favor of a privately owned health care real estate company and its corresponding operating companies.°
  • Represented a large national banking association in a $305 million secured revolving credit facility in favor of a sponsor-owned data center company.°
  • Represented a national banking association in a $150 million foreign-insured trade receivables facility through a wholly owned special purpose vehicle for a broadband communications semiconductor solutions company.°

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

  • U.S. Army and Army Reserve, 1986-1993

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Banking and Finance Law, 2020
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2014-2019
  • Listed, Acritas Stars™ Independently Rated Lawyers, “Star Lawyers,” 2019
  • Listed, IFLR1000, "Highly Recognized Practitioner - Banking (Georgia)," 2018
  • Former Chairman, Childkind, Inc., Board of Directors

Credentials

Educación
  • J.D., with honors, University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, 1996
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Louisville, 1993
Admitida para practicar como abogado en
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
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