Edinger Associates

Brook A. Edinger, Founder and Partner

Mr. Edinger represents U.S. and international clients, handling all aspects and sizes of deals, including negotiating, documenting, coordinating due diligence for and closing U.S. and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, finance, and joint-venture transactions.

Mr. Edinger also advises debtor and creditor clients on workout, insolvency, and reorganization matters, as well as structuring, formation, and governance matters, including duties of directors and officers.

In addition, Mr. Edinger serves as outside general counsel to a number of small and medium-sized enterprises. After living in Istanbul for two years, Mr. Edinger has established a broad network of contacts in finance, business, and law in Southern Europe and Central Asia, particularly in Turkey, and he regularly arranges and staffs all aspects of deals, from identifying counterparties and professionals, initial discussions, and term sheets, to diligence, documentation, and consummation.

Prior to founding Edinger Associates PLLC, Mr. Edinger was a partner for seven years and an associate for six years at Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, DC.

Representative Experience:

  • Counsel for Emmis Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: EMMS) in its acquisition of radio stations WBLS and WLIB, both licensed to New York, New York, for $131 million
  • Counsel for Franchise Services of North America Inc. (TSXV: FSN) in its acquisition and financing of Advantage Rent-A-Car from Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.
  • Counsel for real-estate investment firm in restructuring of senior secured debt facility, including elimination of unlimited guaranties
  • Counsel for 22-station regional radio broadcast group in corporate/transactional and FCC regulatory matters, including station purchase and sale deals, and Chapter 11 bankruptcy and restructuring
  • Counsel on multiple distress, debt, and equity investment purchase and restructuring deals
  • Counsel for multiple media companies in purchase and sale of broadcast and wireless towers and transmission sites
  • Counsel for publicly traded media and technology company in sale of multiple radio stations
  • Counsel for Latin American telecommunications company in the purchase and sale of an undersea cable interest and telecommunications business with operations in Argentina, Colombia and Panama, among other countries
  • Counsel for publicly traded global media and technology company, including acquisition of a radio station network in Bulgaria
  • Counsel for satellite company in financing and acquisition of ABS-1 satellite from Lockheed Martin and Intersputnik
  • Counsel for publicly traded global media and technology company in sale of 16 TV stations for $1.24 billion to seven separate buyers

Practice Areas:

  • Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring
  • Business and Finance
  • Real-Estate Transactions
  • Telecommunications, Media, and Technology
  • Vertical Real-Estate (Telecommunications Towers)

Bar Admissions:

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Education:

  • JD, William & Mary School of Law (1994)
  • BA, with Highest Honors, College of William & Mary (1991)

Clerkships:

  • Law Clerk for the Hon. Ross W. Krumm, Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Virginia (1994-1995)

Professional Associations:

  • American Bar Association, Sections of Business Law, Communications Law, and International Law
  • Federal Communications Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar, Corporation, Finance, and Securities Law Section

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