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OVERVIEW

Jenni Tauzel
Partner

Dallas

2121 N. Pearl Street
Suite 700
Dallas, TX 75201

P 214-258-4145

F 214-258-4199

OVERVIEW

Jenni Tauzel
Partner

Dallas

2121 N. Pearl Street
Suite 700
Dallas, TX 75201

P 214-258-4145

F 214-258-4199

Through over a decade of practice, Jenni Tauzel has focused on leveraging her background in finance and accounting to the benefit of her clients. She represents public and private entities, primarily in the energy and professional services industries, with virtually all matters of capital raising, debt financing, commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing, and restructuring.

OVERVIEW

Through over a decade of practice, Jenni Tauzel has focused on leveraging her background in finance and accounting to the benefit of her clients. She represents public and private entities, primarily in the energy and professional services industries, with virtually all matters of capital raising, debt financing, commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing, and restructuring.

Jenni represents multiple investor groups, private equity founders, issuers, REITs, and a range of professionals with organization, formation, capitalization and reorganization issues.

She also has experience representing buyers and sellers in mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures of stock and assets. Her experience also includes representing lenders and borrowers in secured financing arrangements and alternative debt structures.

In addition, Jenni is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

Professional and Community Involvement

Member, Junior League of Dallas

Volunteer, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)

Director, Chi Omega Educational Corporation

Member, College of the State Bar of Texas

Alumna, T. Boone Pickens Leadership Institute

Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation

EXPERIENCE
EXPERIENCE

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Represented holding company and portfolio companies in energy, infrastructure and trucking industries in connection with commercial contracts, including real estate, vendor agreements and employment issues
  • Represented limited liability company in formation and operation of landfill and salt water disposal operations\Assisted in representation of private equity company in $2.1 billion acquisition of branded food company*
  • Assisted in representation of private equity company in $100 million acquisition of food services and private label company*
  • Assisted in representation of a private equity company in a $100 million acquisition of a beverage company*
  • Assisted in the $2 billion merger of two real estate corporations*
  • Represented owner of A/C components business in $11 million sale of assets*
  • Assisted in representation of international mechanical components company in stock and asset purchases ($100 million and $65 million)*
  • Represented private company bidding for the acquisition of $70 million in telecom equipment*
  • Represented oil and gas servicing business of $1 million dirt work and pad site prep company*
  • Represented commercial transportation company in reorganization and sale of company*
  • Represented travel company in $4.5 million sale of assets*
  • Represented target company in $10.5 million in reverse triangular merger with public merger*
  • Represented multiple dental professionals in formation of regulatory compliant dental service organization structures, including acquisitions of dental practices and related assets*
  • Represented closely held limited liability company and founders in $41 million sale of salt water disposal assets and leasehold interests to private equity portfolio group*
  • Represented aerospace consignment company in $1.2 million acquisition of airplane regeneration company*

Finance/Lending Work

  • Represented Fortune 500 airline company as borrower in a $450 million credit agreement for an airline terminal expansion project*
  • Represented lender as administrative agent in $250 million syndicated credit facility to manufacturing company*
  • Represented lender as administrative agent in $50 million syndicated revolving credit facility to quick service food chain*
  • Represented lender as administrative agent in closing of $2.5 billion syndicated credit facility for media/telecom conglomerate*
  • Represented lender as administrative agent in $250 million syndicated credit facility to professional services firm for reorganization and expansion*
  • Represented non-traditional lender in $1 million secured loan transaction*
  • Represented multiple lenders in syndicated credit facilities and single bank loans, including negotiation of credit agreements, security agreements and various ancillary documents for borrowers in various industries, including agriculture, manufacturing, professional services, telecom, and oil and gas*
  • Analyzed complex corporate transactions and structures underlying various credit facilities for lenders and syndicates, focusing on cash flow analysis and asset protection*

Public/Private Placements

  • Represented oil and gas company with fund formation and investment in drilling prospects
  • Represented lender in $12 million term loan and amendments for follow-on acquisition by borrower
  • Assisted in formation of $500 million private equity fund*
  • Assisted in initial public offering of master limited partnership units of $380 million for midstream energy company*
  • Assisted in a follow-on offering of limited partner interests of $93 million for midstream energy company*
  • Assisted in a public debt offering of $500 million for a Dallas-based energy company*
  • Assisted in the formation and private offering of $105 million for master limited partnership interests for a Dallas-based mid-stream energy company*
  • Represented oil and gas E&P company in $2 million private offering of membership interests*
  • Represented issuers on ’34 Act filings (Texas oil and gas MLP, public pipeline)*
  • Represented investor in $1.6 million private placement in connection with capital infusion and restructuring of holding company for salt water disposal well operations*
  • Represented issuer of $20 million EB-5 private placement*
  • Represented issuer in formation of $20 million private equity fund*
  • Represented private equity fund founder in formation of holding and operating companies, including negotiated private placement of securities*
  • Represented Maryland REIT in offering of $25 million new beneficial owner equity*
  • Represented founders in $20 million reorganization of private equity holdings and subsidiary structure*
  • Represented investor group in formation of $200 million joint venture arrangement for salt water disposal assets and pipeline in Permian Basin shale area*

General Corporate/Transactional Work

  • Represented Fortune 100 airline company in various agreements, including asset purchase agreements, vendor contracts for purchasing and human relations vendor management agreements*
  • Created long-term incentive plans for management teams, including management stock options and phantom stock awards*
  • Represented electrical components manufacturer in carrier services agreements with multiple service providers*
  • Represented closely held corporation in the formation of investor group for acquisition and financing of purchase for 144 acres of undeveloped real estate*
  • Represented seller in multiple dispositions of real property in Texas*
  • Assisted in reorganization of family limited partnership and closely held corporation*
  • Represented buyers and sellers with purchase and sale of multi-family residential properties, commercial real property and medical condominium*
  • Represented commercial loan servicing company in multiple foreclosure proceedings of multi-family residential properties*
  • Conducted estate planning for families and individuals, including drafting of trust agreements, with emphasis on family businesses*
  • Drafted Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and End User License Agreements for technology application companies*

*These matters occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.

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