Amy Huskins practices in the areas of finance, commercial real estate, creditors’ rights and many facets of financial institution representation, including, without limitation, capital markets and bankruptcy/restructuring.
Ms. Huskins represents financial institutions in connection with public and project finance transactions, matters involving CMBS transactions, lenders in connection with litigation, condemnation, foreclosure, restructuring, reorganization, loan sale, receivership and commercial real estate matters, owners/developers in the acquisition, holding and disposition of commercial real estate; secured creditors in loan workouts, foreclosures and the enforcement of creditors’ rights, economic development, leasing, land use and other business matters.
Ms. Huskins serves as the firm’s co-head relationship partner with one of the nation’s largest financial institutions, in which she monitors legal representation of the firm in connection with all facets of representation of and for the bank client, including, without limitation, business reorganization and restructuring, capital markets, public finance, structured finance, project finance, lending, litigation, taxation, intellectual property, employment, insurance services and brokerage projects and products, wealth management, trustee and estate services, bank operations, consumer lending and regulatory matters, information technology, corporate and securities, bankcard, e-business and merchant services.
Ms. Huskins also serves as the firm’s liaison with and is an active member of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREF-C) (formerly known as CMSA), including serving on the Portfolio Lenders and Special Servicer Forums, with emphasis on all aspects of CMBS transactions.
Ms. Huskins is a member of the firm’s finance group and represents underwriters, issuers and banks in connection with public and private activity, taxable and tax-exempt bond transactions. Ms. Huskins also has experience in project finance and credit enhancement transactions. She has experience in loan pool sales, sale/leasebacks, securitization/structured finance of government credit-lease projects, and the financing of alternative energy projects, including waste-to-energy and solar projects.
In her career, to date, Ms. Huskins has conducted more than 1,000 non-judicial Georgia foreclosures on behalf of various clients, together with associated restructurings, bankruptcies, and receiverships.
Ms. Huskins represents an Atlanta-based international Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) chain in various real estate and other matters, including sales, leases, condemnations, media agreements and intellectual property matters.
She previously served as outside real estate counsel for a developer of mixed-use, high-end developments with an emphasis on wellness, linked with a major national medical institution, the developments including medical office buildings, retail, sporting and other amenities, as well as senior housing, work force housing and luxury homes with developments in South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Texas.
She also has acted as Georgia transactional counsel for national life insurance companies for sale/acquisition/loans/creditors’ rights transactions. She has served as Georgia counsel to a money center bank in conduit/securitized loan transactions.
Ms. Huskins has considerable experience representing financial institutions in transactions with nonprofit organizations, in her position as lead counsel for a lender regarding commercial loans to non-profit organizations in more than 40 States. Ms. Huskins has been an approved title attorney for and title agent for substantially all major national title insurance companies.
- Represented Voxx International Corporation and a majority of its U.S. and foreign subsidiaries in a $155 million syndicated, secured, asset-based loan facility extended by Wells Fargo, Citibank, Key Bank and HSBC.
- Represented a national provider of post-secondary degrees regarding the handling of national lease-related documentation, including negotiating and drafting numerous commercial leases, amendments, subleases, subordination agreements, estoppels and termination agreements.
- Represented Koch Foods Incorporated in closing a $450 million loan transaction that involved 28 parcels of real estate in Ohio, Illinois, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi.
- Represented JCG Foods, an affiliate of Koch Foods, in winning an auction in connection with an $80 million sale under section 363 of the bankruptcy code, obtaining bankruptcy court approval of the sale and entering into an Asset Purchase Agreement.
- Represented a national bank as underwriter’s counsel in connection with due diligence on a series of three waste-to-energy projects in Georgia, each in the amount of $250,000,000, having an international issuer.
- Represented a national bank as underwriter’s counsel in connection with due diligence on a series of waste-to-energy landfill projects located in Georgia, Virginia and North Carolina totaling $30,000,000.
- Represented a nationally-recognized autism center in the defeasance of $17,500,000 in bonds through the sale of its Georgia headquarters to a large Atlanta-based children’s hospital.
- Represent an international Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) chain in connection with U.S. real estate holdings, including leases, sale/leasebacks, together with franchise, media and intellectual property matters, involving store locations throughout the nation.
Education : University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 1984
- Supreme Court of Georgia
- Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREF-C) Portfolio Lenders Forum and Special Servicers Forum
- Atlanta Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- State Bar of Georgia
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