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Kevin P. LaTulip Jr.

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Kevin P. LaTulip is an experienced finance attorney helping financial institutions structure and close lending and leasing transactions including synthetic leases, capital leases, other structured-finance, C&I lending and commercial real estate.

Featured Experience

Represented an international bank affiliate as lessor, administrative agent, and mandated lead arranger on a $380 million syndicated synthetic lease financing for the construction of an energy company's new Texas headquarters.

Represented lessor on $245 million syndicated synthetic lease financing for construction of a new cruise ship terminal at Port Miami.

Represented a life insurance company affiliate in $270 million purchase of equity and railcar assets from affiliates of a major private equity fund.

Professional Biography

Overview

Mr. LaTulip has more than 16 years' experience working on a broad range of commercial finance transactions.

He has handled the life cycle of transactions, from structuring, documenting and negotiating a front end transaction through closing, post-closing modification and workout. Mr. LaTulip's clients appreciate his ability to work with their customers and third parties to facilitate closings and his desire to offer creative solutions rather than roadblocks. Focusing his practice on structured finance, including synthetic leasing, Mr. LaTulip handles transactions for diverse assets including raw land, retail stores, company headquarters buildings, aircraft and rail cars. He also counsels clients on real estate matters, portfolio acquisitions and the efficient workouts of special assets.

Representative Matters
  • Structured Finance – Including Synthetic Leasing

  • Represented an international bank affiliate as lessor, administrative agent, and mandated lead arranger on a $380 million syndicated synthetic lease financing for the construction of an energy company's new Texas headquarters.

  • Represented lessor on $330 million syndicated synthetic lease construction to permanent financing of energy company's new Texas headquarters building.

  • Represented an international bank affiliate, as administrative agent, collateral agent, joint lead arranger and a lender, in an $850 million syndicated communication satellite procurement financing facility.

  • Represented lessor on $50 million lease to a global aviation company involving acquisition and construction of FBO and maintenance facilities at a Los Angeles airport.

  • Represented an international bank affiliate in a $350 million capital lease financing of sand mines and related infrastructure in Texas and Wisconsin to a wholly owned subsidiary of a global oilfield services company.

  • Represented lessor on $245 million syndicated synthetic lease financing for construction of a new cruise ship terminal at Port Miami.

  • Represented an international bank affiliate, as administrative agent and lender, in a $33 million construction loan for a rehabilitation hospital in Henderson, Nevada.

  • Represented lessor on synthetic lease financing of 175 rail cars.

  • Represented lessor on more than $250 million in synthetic lease acquisition and construction financing for more than 125 retail sites nationwide over four years.

  • Real Estate and Portfolio Sales and Acquisitions

  • Represented a life insurance company affiliate in $270 million purchase of equity and railcar assets from affiliates of a major private equity fund.

  • Represented an operator of timeshare properties in $22 million sale of all equity in (and substantially all of the assets and real property of) a vacation property company in the Poconos, to affiliates of a major private equity fund.

  • Represented a super-regional bank in providing $9 million in financing to an affiliate of a major Washington, D.C.-based real estate developer in its acquisition of mixed-use commercial property in northeast Washington D.C.

  • Represented lender on $13 million bridge to permanent mortgage loan for a 62-unit residential building located in Washington, D.C.

  • Represented lender on $15 million construction loan for a high-end multi-family project in Washington, D.C.

  • Represented lender on $20 million acquisition and renovation loan for a multi-family property in a dynamic transitional neighborhood in Washington, D.C.

  • Represented lender on rehabilitation loan for a 39-unit residential building in Washington, D.C.

  • Special counsel to lender on purchase of credit facility involving loans to multiple nursing homes in Georgia.

  • Represented lender for restructuring and modification of $3 million credit facilities provided to Prince George's County, Maryland residential developer.

  • Represented lender on $3.5 million credit facilities for acquisition, construction and development loan for a waterfront residential complex in Kent County, Maryland.

  • Represented lender for restructuring and modification of $10 million aggregate credit facilities provided to Baltimore area printer.

Professional Honors & Activities

Firm Service

  • Co-chair – Recruiting Committee (Baltimore)
  • Co-chair – Specialty Lending Initiative (Financial Services Department)
  • Member – Billing Committee
  • Member – Associates Committee (Ober|Kaler)
  • Futures Task Force (One of six attorney members) (Ober|Kaler)

Professional Memberships

  • Member – American Bar Association
  • Member – Maryland State Bar Association
    • At-large Member, Section of Business Law, Section Council (2015 – 2016)

Community Service

Professional Background
  • Shareholder, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, Baltimore, Maryland (merged with Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver, P.C. in 2017)
  • Associate, Gebhardt & Smith, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Associate, Ober, Kaler, Grimes and Shriver, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Law Clerk, Maryland Office of the Attorney General, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Teacher, Chesapeake Bay Middle School, Pasadena, Maryland
  • Legal Assistant, Freedman, Levy, Kroll & Simonds, Washington, D.C.
  • Document Reviewer, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C.
Publications

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., with honors, 2001
    • Articles Editor – The Journal of Health Care Law & Policy
  • University of Maryland, B.A., Education and Teaching Certificate, summa cum laude, 1997
  • St. Mary's College of Maryland, B.A., Language and Literature, 1992

Admissions

  • Maryland
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

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