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In Brief: A Digest of Agribusiness Finance Projects

Client Success
  • Represented lead lender in $110 million credit facility to agricultural borrower.
  • Advised a national agricultural lender in an $18.5 million credit facility to a farmer and agricultural supplier.
  • Represented national agricultural lending company in the development of form documents for the origination of term, revolving, equipment, livestock, seed, construction and letter of credit facilities.
  • Counseled life insurance company in the origination and servicing of its $2 billion agricultural loan portfolio secured by properties located in more than 30 states.
  • Represented life insurance company in the origination of a $10 million mortgage loan to an open-ended investment fund secured by a 7,000-acre irrigated and leased cotton farm in Georgia.
  • Advised a borrower in the food and food-product supply chain in connection with its large-cap syndicated credit facilities totaling more than $300 million.
  • Represented a public ethanol company in arranging a $125 million credit facility from Farm Credit System lenders and a $38 million bridge loan facility supported by letters of credit.
  • Represented lead commercial lender, administrative agent and collateral agent in connection with $250 million syndicated financing for the construction and expansion of a renewable energy plant.
  • Counseled Triumph Foods, a consortium of several leading Midwestern pork producers, as it opened a $150 million corporate headquarters and processing facility. Funded in part by a multifaceted $36 million incentive package of Chapter 100, tax increment financing and infrastructure bonds.
  • Successfully defended a class action lawsuit against a farm credit entity seeking to rescind $50 million worth of oil and gas interests reserved in the resale of foreclosed farm property.
  • Obtained a ruling from the Supreme Court of Illinois that the direct notice provisions of the Food Security Act with respect to perfecting liens require strict compliance, not substantial compliance.