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Anthony J. Barwick

Partner
+1.919.743.7340
Fax +1.919.516.2130
Mr. Barwick regularly assists clients in successfully structuring, negotiating and completing a wide variety of complex transactional matters. His experience includes advising financial institutions and corporate clients in multiple industries related to their financings, joint ventures and complex real estate acquisitions and dispositions. He has represented various lenders and borrowers with asset based, non-asset based and commercial real estate credit facilities and through the present time in completing a variety of credit workouts and restructurings for various national and regional financial institution clients. In addition to significant financial transactions experience, his client representation includes corporate counseling and related transactional work for the completion of joint ventures for the firm's hotel, healthcare, publicly traded REIT and other clients.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Barwick practiced with a national Atlanta law firm where he had a specialized focus in financing matters.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Association for Corporate Growth - Raleigh/Durham Chapter (ACG)
  • Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA)
  • Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CRE Finance Council)
  • Urban Land Institute – Member, Prior Young Leader Partnership Forum Chair (ULI)

Speaking Engagements

  • "From Apartheid to Democracy in South Africa," UNC-CH Symposium Director, 2000
Financial Transactions experience
  • Representation of an administrative agent in connection with a $100,000,000 first lien revolving credit facility to a media broadcast company, the proceeds of which were used for refinancing of existing debt, working capital and various related company investments.
  • Representation of an administrative agent in connection with a $150,000,000 first lien revolving credit facility to a developer and operator of wireless communications towers, the proceeds of which were used to finance a series of acquisitions of targeted assets for consolidation into the borrower’s operations.
  • Representation of various financial institution clients in connection with multiple note sales and distressed real estate asset transactions totaling approximately $650,000,000 in assets secured by a variety of property types including industrial warehouse, office, hotel and residential subdivision developments.
  • Representation of a borrower that provides multi-gallon purified bottled water, self-service refill water and water dispensers sold through major retailers throughout the United States and Canada in connection with its $35,000,000 first lien financing for a working capital and term loan credit facility.
  • Represented a national banking association, as lender, in connection with a $10,000,000 asset based revolving credit facility secured by a first lien on the company’s borrowing base of eligible accounts receivable and inventory.
  • Represented a regional banking institution, as lender, in connection with a $17,000,000 borrowing base inventory and equipment financing to a rental car company with operations in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida secured by a first lien on motor vehicles and related proceeds funded to be funded by the line of credit.
Selected Joint Venture and Strategic Alliance experience
  • Representation of a hotel development and management company in connection with the acquisition, joint venture formation and over $500,000,000 in financings for a series of Hilton and Marriott branded hotel projects located in District of Columbia, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, New Jersey, New York and North Carolina.
  • Representation of a North Carolina based agricultural product supplier and service provider in connection with its joint venture alliance with an international manufacturer for the establishment of domestic and international processing plants and in connection with its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of an industry competitor.
Selected Real Estate Asset experience
  • Representation of a hotel development and management company in connection with the $330,000,000 sale of a portfolio of hotels to a sovereign wealth fund and the client’s negotiations of a series of long term management agreements for the pool assets to be entered upon completion of the sale.
  • Representation of a non-profit healthcare provider in connection with various assemblages and development of land for expansion of ambulatory care centers and medical office building projects located in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina.
  • Representation of a publicly traded national REIT in connection with the acquisition, joint venture formation and financing of approximately 180 acres of land as well as the construction of a 628,997 square footage retail center anchored by 3 main anchors, located in Birmingham, Alabama.