Cory Feldman

Practices

Education and Clerkships

J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2009, cum laude; SMU Law Review

B.S., Communications Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 2006, Minor in Business Foundations; with highest honors

Admissions

Texas, 2009

Profile

Cory Feldman has represented lenders and borrowers in connection with structuring, negotiating and documenting financing transactions, including a variety of real estate-secured financings, syndicated credit facilities, merger and acquisition financings, and unsecured investment grade facilities.

Cory advises lenders and borrowers in connection with construction loans and permanent real estate-secured loans. Cory also represents individual banks as well as lead agents and arrangers in syndicated credit transactions. She also represents private equity sponsors in leveraged financings to acquire or recapitalize their portfolio companies. Cory has worked on billions of dollars of credit facilities to REITs, real estate investment funds, and insurance companies.

Cory is involved in the community including as a member of the Dallas Bar Association, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Business Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, Women’s Finance Exchange, Ben-Gurion Society, Cardozo Society, and Mustang Mentor Exchange. Cory also served as secretary and treasurer of the Texas Business Law Foundation. The foundation sponsors Texas legislation that advances business law and solves problems, monitors state legislative and administrative proposals of interest to foundation members, endorses or opposes those proposals and serves as a source of advice and consultation to the legislative, judicial and executive branches of Texas government.

Professional Recognition

  • Included in Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, for Banking in 2015-2017.
  • Outstanding Attorney Under 40 Cardozo Society Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, 2014.

Rising Stars

Super Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Lawyers Featured in Texas Rising Stars 2017

Haynes and Boone lawyers once again maintained a strong showing in the recently released Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars directory, with 41 lawyers selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition.

Selected Client Representations

  • Representation of lenders and borrowers in connection with over 50 real estate acquisition financings and constructions loans with respect to industrial warehouses, hotels, and office buildings in multiple states, including subsequent transfers of projects or ownership interests therein.
  • Representation of lead agent in documenting and closing $800 million worth of revolving credit facilities to an investment grade insurance company and its affiliates.
  • Representation of a private equity firm in its acquisition of a wine distribution business and related acquisition financing of $188.35 million revolving credit and term loan facility.
  • Representation of lead agent in documenting and closing a $500 million revolving credit facility to an investment grade insurance company and its affiliate.
  • Representation of lead agent in connection with a $150 million revolving credit facility provided to a lodging real estate investment trust and its operating partnership secured by equity interests in certain subsidiaries.
  • Representation of lead agent in documenting and closing multicurrency liquidity credit facilities aggregating more than $3 billion to a credit card company.
  • Representation of lead agent in documenting and closing a $150 million revolving credit facility to a publicly-traded real estate investment trust focused on investing opportunistically in the hospitality industry.
  • Representation of a private equity firm in its acquisition of a fineblanked and stamped metal components business and related acquisition financing of $125 million revolving credit and term loan facility.
  • Representation of a private equity firm in its acquisition of a business involved in the manufacture and sale of plastic containers for greenhouse and nursery growers and related acquisition financing of $72 million revolving credit and term loan facility.
  • Representation of South African fishing company in its acquisition of a fish processing business and related acquisition financing of $161.75 million revolving credit and term loan facility.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “Special Issues in Real Estate Loans: Bad Boy Guaranty Agreements and High Volatility Commercial Real Estate Requirements,” speaker, presented as in-house CLE, February 8, 2017.
  • “Day in the Life of a Transactional Attorney,” panelist, Southern Methodist University, February 22, 2016.
  • “Real Estate Secured Lending,” speaker, presented to Bank of America, September 30, 2015.
  • “Credit Agreements 101,” speaker, presented to Bank of America, May 7, 2014.
  • “The 2010 Amendments to UCC Article 9,” speaker, presented as in-house CLE, June 13, 2013.

Professional and Community Activities

  • Past Treasurer and Secretary, Texas Business Law Foundation
  • Business Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Women’s Finance Exchange
  • Ben-Gurion Society
  • Cardozo Society
  • Mustang Mentor Exchange

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