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OVERVIEW

David A. Hall
Of Counsel

Grand Rapids

171 Monroe Avenue N.W.
Suite 1000
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2694

Chicago

One N. Wacker Drive
Suite 4400
Chicago, IL 60606-2833

Detroit Metro

3000 Town Center
Suite 2440
Southfield, MI 48075

P 616-742-3954

F 616-742-3999

OVERVIEW

David A. Hall
Of Counsel

Grand Rapids

171 Monroe Avenue N.W.
Suite 1000
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2694

Chicago

One N. Wacker Drive
Suite 4400
Chicago, IL 60606-2833

Detroit Metro

3000 Town Center
Suite 2440
Southfield, MI 48075

P 616-742-3954

F 616-742-3999

Knowledgeable, pragmatic and responsive, David Hall focuses his practice in the areas of corporate finance, and business reorganization and restructuring. Having worked on numerous large and complex debt financing and restructuring transactions over the course of his career, David understands the challenges that businesses, financial institutions and their leaders encounter in virtually all matters of commercial lending, restructuring, workout and turnaround.

Knowledgeable, pragmatic and responsive, David Hall focuses his practice in the areas of corporate finance, and business reorganization and restructuring. Having worked on numerous large and complex debt financing and restructuring transactions over the course of his career, David understands the challenges that businesses, financial institutions and their leaders encounter in virtually all matters of commercial lending, restructuring, workout and turnaround.

OVERVIEW

Knowledgeable, pragmatic and responsive, David Hall focuses his practice in the areas of corporate finance, and business reorganization and restructuring. Having worked on numerous large and complex debt financing and restructuring transactions over the course of his career, David understands the challenges that businesses, financial institutions and their leaders encounter in virtually all matters of commercial lending, restructuring, workout and turnaround.

With an approach that is concentrated on achieving business goals and objectives, David has vast experience successfully guiding business leaders through difficult negotiations in complex transactions, in and out of court, while managing business and legal risk. As an attentive trusted advisor, David assists clients in structuring, negotiating and documenting credit facilities for borrowers and lenders, and developing and implementing strategies to improve business operations, monetize assets and restructure debt.  

David’s financing experience includes commercial financing, real estate and construction financing, acquisition and mezzanine financing, and state and municipal finance, including tax-exempt bond issuances. His restructuring experience includes receiverships, out-of-court restructuring transactions, turnarounds, and complex workouts across a wide variety of sectors, having represented debtors, secured creditors, asset purchasers and other parties in interest in some of the largest Chapter 11 bankruptcies in the country and the City of Detroit’s historic Chapter 9 proceedings.  

Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, David honed his strengths working for two of the largest international Am-100 law firms in the country, and serving as deputy general counsel to the Governor of Illinois in the Office of Management and Budget.    

Professional and Community Involvement

Member, Economic Club of Grand Rapids

Member, Turnaround Management Association (TMA)

Member, TMA West Michigan Chapter

Member, Association for Corporate Growth Planning Committee

Member, American Bankruptcy Institute

Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers

Member, National Association of Federal Equity Receivers (NAFER) International Committee

Member, Chicago Bar Association

Adjunct faculty member, The John Marshall Law School

Volunteer, East Grand Rapids Schools Foundation

Volunteer, Michigan Trails & Greenways Coalition

Volunteer, West Michigan Land Conservancy Land Protection Committee

Experience

Finance

  • Represented an American commercial bank, as administrative agent and lender, in connection with $44,000,000 senior secured revolving and term loan credit facility to high volume precision machining component part supplier to Tier 1 automotive parts suppliers Represented a U.S. bank in connection with $50,000,000 loan to high value machining and manufacturing solutions company
  • Represented one of the largest banks in the U.S. and certain of its affiliates in various tax-exempt healthcare bond financings throughout Midwest
  • Represented one of the largest banks in the U.S. in connection with documentation of revolving facility to producer of state of the art foam products for retail, distribution, and professional sales
  • Represented a regional bank in connection with real estate construction loan to West Michigan condominium and apartment development project
  • Represented tier two automotive supplier and its domestic and Mexican subsidiaries in connection with $130,000,000 senior secured term and revolving credit facility 
  • Represented tier two automotive supplier in negotiation and documentation of multi-lender $97,000,000 term and revolving credit facility
  • Represented national trucking and logistics company in connection with negotiation and documentation of $75,000,000 term and revolving credit agreement
  • Represented oil field services company in connection with a $70 million senior secured term and revolving facility

Bankruptcy

  • Represented the City of Detroit in negotiation, documentation and approval of $120 million post-petition bond financing in the City’s chapter 9 bankruptcy proceedings
  • Represented the City of Detroit in successful tender offer of approximately $1.47 billion of Detroit Water and Sewerage Department revenue bonds
  • Represented Jefferies & Company as administrative agent and lender in connection with New LightSquared LLC, $3.1 billion junior lien bankruptcy exit facility
  • Represented Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. and certain of its affiliates in connection with documentation and approval of $692 million debtor-in-possession financing package
  • Represented American Apparel, Inc. in connection with $90 million debtor-in-possession credit facility and $120 million exit facility
  • Represented RadioShack Corporation in connection with $285 million debtor-in-possession credit facility
  • Represented an ad hoc committee of secured term loan lenders in connection with the chapter 11 cases of Southcross Holdings LP and its affiliated debtors, which resulted in the restructuring of approximately $566 million of secured term loan debt
  • Represented Penton Business Media Holdings, Inc. in its chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings
  • Represented Meridian Automotive Systems in its chapter 11 proceedings
  • Represented Boscov’s Department Stores in its chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings

*These matters occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.

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