Edinger Associates

Deal List

* Includes transactions completed at other law firms.

Representative clients and transactions include the following:

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Emmis Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: EMMS) acquisition of radio stations WBLS and WLIB, both licensed to New York, New York, for $131 million
  • Franchise Services of North America’s acquisition of Advantage Rent-A-Car from Hertz
  • SagamoreHill Broadcasting’s sale of Montgomery television stations for $18 million
  • Sainte Partners’ sale of California television stations for $8 million to Bonten Media
  • Red Wolf Broadcasting’s acquisition of three FM translator stations
  • Grace Broadcasting’s sale of Nashville radio station for $1.825 million
  • Radio One’s purchase and sale of multiple radio stations, including $137.5 million sale of Los Angeles station to Bonneville International
  • Emmis Communications’ sale of 16 TV stations for $1.24 billion to seven separate buyers
  • Clear Channel Communications’ $5 billion simultaneous sale and exchange transactions with two dozen broadcast groups
  • Clear Channel Communications’ divestiture of over 450 radio stations in multiple transactions
  • Black Crow Media Group’s $55 million and $50 million secured syndicated debt facilities, and $35 million equity investment
  • Asia Broadcast Satellite’s financing and acquisition of ABS-1 satellite from Lockheed Martin and Intersputnik; equity financing from Citibank Venture Capital International; and debt financing from Asia Debt Management
  • Four Points Media Group’s acquisition of seven TV stations for $185 million from CBS
  • Private company’s sale of restaurant group for $1.5 million

Tower Deals

  • Sainte Partners’ sale of towers to Grain Communications
  • Sainte Partners’ sale of towers to American Tower
  • Horizon Tower’s sale of towers and multi-site backhaul network to American Tower
  • Horizon Tower’s purchase of multi-site backhaul network
  • Black Crow’s sale and leaseback of multiple broadcast tower sites to Global Towers
  • Power Tower’s sale of towers to Global Towers
  • Quest For Life’s sale of towers to Global Towers
  • Roberts Tower Company’s sale of municipal tower sites to AP Wireless

Finance and Equity Transactions

  • Counsel to mortgage acquisition investment fund for senior secured loan, collateral custodial arrangement, and related transactions
  • Franchise Services of North America’s equity and debt financing with Macquarie Capital
  • Regional Anheuser Busch distributor’s renewal of $30 million line of credit
  • Negotiation of multi-property media transaction in Turkey for global media company
  • SkyOnline’s acquisition from bankruptcy, and subsequent partial sale, of undersea cable interest and telecommunications business of Teleglobe, serving Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico, and Panama
  • Emmis Communications’ acquisition of a national radio-station network in Bulgaria
  • Clear Channel’s over $500 million in senior, subordinated, and project-level financing
  • Private equity firm’s multimillion dollar investment in national technology company
  • Lead transactional counsel for numerous media and other companies in equity and debt facilities ranging in size from $5 million to several hundred million
  • STPCS/SOL Communications’ $108 million debt and equity financing for construction, development, and operation of digital communications network
  • Lead transactional counsel for major elder-care company in connection with various entity and transactional matters, including: facility sales, closures, and spinoffs; $225 million senior subordinated-credit facility; $10 million senior secured credit facility; $15 million A/R facility

Bankruptcy and Workout 1

  • Black Crow Media Group’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy and workout negotiations including acquisition by Southern Stone Communications of GE Capital’s senior secured position for $20 million
  • Peak Broadcasting’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy and workout negotiations
  • Real estate investment firm’s mediation and restructuring of $5 million senior secured debt facility
  • National bank’s settlement discussions with broadcaster for security interests in media assets
  • Real estate investment firm’s mediation of $7 million senior secured debt facility
  • Counsel for CEO of university in settlement negotiations with employer
  • Real estate investment firm’s restructuring of $13 million senior secured debt facility

General Counsel

Edinger Associates acts as outside general counsel for many companies, including:

  • Global finance house specializing in arranging and originating international project, transaction, and trade finance
  • Sponsor of commercial real-estate investment trusts with over $400 million in assets under management
  • Multi-station television broadcast group
  • Software technology company with operations in all 50 states
  • Education consulting company
  • Major insurance brokerage firm
  • Asset manager for owners of international branded hotels
  • Secured real estate lender with over $100 million in assets
  • Mid-market radio station and tower owner

Real Estate

  • Investee counsel in over $750 million in real-estate joint-venture financing
  • Lead transactional counsel for multiple years for real-estate company with average of $300 million in land acquisitions annually

Hospitality

  • Advice in connection with development and ownership of St Regis Monarch Beach
  • Negotiation of brand agreements with Hilton, Marriott, Kimpton and Hyatt
  • Advice in connection with development of new branded hotels in Mexico City, New York and Oregon
  • General counsel to international hospitality asset management company
  • General counsel to restaurant catering and consulting company in Orange County, California
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    1 Edinger Associates acts as special counsel for corporate, transactional, and regulatory matters for entities in bankruptcy, and not as debtor’s counsel.