T. John Lin

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  • T. John Lin
  • Phone: +1 713 402 3912
    Fax: +1 713 513 5782

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    1330 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 800
    Houston, TX 77056-3166
    USA

T. John Lin practices in the area of corporate law with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities regulation and capital markets. His experience includes public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, representation of companies in the purchase and sale of assets and securities, securities law compliance and corporate governance matters. Mr. Lin is a 2002 graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law and a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.

Representative Matters

  • Represented Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE: PWR) in negotiating and documenting a $2.2 billion bridge financing commitment in support of its acquisition of Blattner Holding Company, a privately held Minnesota company providing engineering and construction services to utility and renewable energy developers for wind, solar and energy storage projects.

  • Represented an international public energy services company and its U.S. subsidiary based in Houston in the negotiation and documentation of an amended and restated $75 million senior secured revolving credit facility. Converted the credit facility from a single-lender facility to a $75 million syndicated credit agreement, extended its maturity, added a swingline loan facility and restructured the financial covenants and certain other provisions. Certain of the borrower's international affiliates guaranteed the obligations under the facility.
  • Represented a public company in negotiating and documenting its Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement with a syndicate of lenders, increasing the capacity under the senior secured revolving credit facility from $1.3 billion to $1.8 billion. The entire amount of the facility may be used for loans and letters of credit in certain non-U.S. currencies.
  • Represented Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE: PWR) in the sale of five subsidiaries comprising its fiber optic licensing operations to Houston-based Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE: CCI) for $1 billion in cash.
  • Represented a public provider of offshore contract drilling services in negotiating and documenting a commercial paper program whereby the company may issue up to $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount outstanding at any one time of unsecured, short-term commercial paper notes pursuant to the private placement exemption in Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933.
  • Represented a public international energy services company and its U.S. subsidiary in Houston in the negotiation and documentation of a $50 million secured revolving credit facility.
  • Represented public energy services company in the negotiation and documentation of an amendment to its credit agreement pursuant to which its credit facility was amended to: increase the lenders' aggregate commitment by $500 million; provide for an extension of the maturity date; provide the company the option, subject to the conditions specified in its credit agreement, to increase the revolving commitments by up to an additional $500 million from time to time, upon receipt of additional commitments from new or existing lenders; and provide that the company may request up to two additional one-year extensions of the maturity date.
  • Represented a service company in the energy industry in repelling a shareholder's threatened class action arising out of a description in the client's proxy statement of its stock option plan.
  • Represented an engineering and construction firm in its securities acquisition of a company providing geotechnical and geological engineering services for the power transmission, mining, transportation, and water resources sectors. Assisted client with the post-closing merger of acquired company into a subsidiary.
  • Represented a public provider of offshore contract drilling services in the $1 billion public offering of its senior notes.
  • Represented a public infrastructure services provider in negotiating and documenting an amended and restated credit agreement with a syndicate of lenders led by Bank of America, N.A., increasing the capacity under the senior secured revolving credit facility from $700 million to $1.325 billion, adding certain U.S. and foreign subsidiaries as co-borrowers and providing for up to $400 million in loans in certain non-U.S. currencies.
  • Represented a public infrastructure services provider in its acquisition (through a subsidiary) of a company which provides pipe handling, logistics, inventory, transportation and management services to the pipeline construction industry.
  • Represented affiliates of American Energy Partners, LP in a private equity-backed equity investment of approximately $1.7 billion, including a subordinated debt investment of $450 million. The investment proceeds will be used to acquire and develop energy assets.
  • Represented a public infrastructure services provider in its acquisition of a private construction company for cash and restricted stock.
  • Represented Main Street Capital Corporation in providing $40.5 million of financing, consisting of $38 million in senior, secured term debt and a $2.5 million direct equity investment.
  • Represented Quanta Services in reaching a definitive agreement to sell its telecommunications subsidiaries to Dycom Industries, Inc. for approximately $275 million.
  • Represented Viking International Resources in the sale of its stock and certain assets to two separate buyers. Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation purchased 100% of Viking's stock for $106.7 million and Magnum Hunter Resources preferred stock. GreenHunter Water, LLC purchased one salt water well, along with the stock of two Viking subsidiaries, one of which owned another disposal well, for $2 million in GreenHunter preferred stock.
  • Represented a provider of offshore contract drilling services in a $750 million financing transaction with a syndicate of banks.
  • Represented a U.S. subsidiary of a European public energy services company in a joint venture transaction valued in excess of $50 million to build and operate drill systems.
  • Represented a leading provider of specialized contracting services in connection with its $50 million strategic acquisition of certain assets of a geotechnical exploration and construction company based in Spokane, Wash.
  • Represented American Infrastructure MLP Fund L.P. (AIM), a California-based private equity firm, in its acquisition of a controlling interest in the Quik-Way Group. Quik-Way owns and operates more than 110 gas and convenience stores in Texas. As part of the transaction, AIM made an equity capital contribution and arranged for a new $100 million credit facility with a major commercial bank.
  • Represented a Dutch public company that provides geotechnical, survey and geosciences services to the energy industry worldwide, in its acquisition of all of the outstanding capital stock a geophysics company for an undisclosed sum.
  • Closed on behalf of a public infrastructure services provider a $700 million amended and restated credit agreement, including a $300 million accordion feature, with a syndicate of banks.
  • Represented the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of The Meridian Resource Corp. in restructuring the compensation of executive management.
  • Represented three undisclosed private sellers in connection with three transactions involving the divestiture of $114 million in assets to CRH plc.

Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 2002
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1998

Professional Activities

  • Asian American Bar Association of Houston
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • The Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies

Selected Publications