Felix Dowsley focuses his practice on structuring complex debt transactions. In 30 years of practice, Felix has developed deep knowledge of the debt market and understands what is “market” for deal terms from both the lender and borrower perspective. In the last three years alone, he has negotiated approximately $4.2 billion in debt transactions for public companies, regional and national lenders, and large corporate and middle market borrowers.
Felix’s practice spans many industries, including real estate investment trusts (REITs), healthcare, energy, hospitality, professional sports, government contracting, manufacturing, logistics, wholesale/retail and restaurants and includes assisting clients with:
Felix is known for his practical and goal-oriented approach to helping clients navigate an ever-changing and increasingly competitive business environment. In addition to his commercial finance and real estate work, he also collaborates with the firm’s Corporate & Securities Practice Group on deals that involve complex financing issues.
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We represented Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRL) in its investment in Denver-based Punch Bowl Social, an award-wining experiential food and beverage concept.
Represented Pace Payment Systems, Inc. in its sale to i3 Verticals, Inc. for $52.7 million
Represented Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EGL) in its $1.3 billion debt refinancing
Represented a professional sports team in the increase and extension of its syndicated secured credit facility to $101 million with Regions Bank as administrative agent
Served as primary outside counsel to the NHL’s Nashville Predators since 2010.
Represented River Associates Investments in its acquisition of GAHH, LLC
Represented Diversicare in the $8.75 million acquisition of a skilled nursing home facility in Selma, Alabama, from a local owner/operator
Represented River Associates in its acquisition of a tech focused parking solution company
Represented Engility Holdings, Inc. in its exchange of 8.875% Senior Notes due 2024
Represented CHS in its $2.2 billion secured notes offering
Chambers USA — Banking & Finance (2010-2019); Real Estate (2003-2010)
Best Lawyers® — Nashville Banking and Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2020); Nashville Project Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2018); Nashville Commercial Transactions/UCC Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2017, 2014); Nashville Securitization and Structured Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2014); Nashville Commercial Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2013)
The Best Lawyers in America© — Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Finance Law; Commercial Transactions/UCC Law; Project Finance Law; Public Finance Law; Real Estate Law; Securitization and Structured Finance Law (2003-2020)
Lawdragon 3000 Leading Lawyers in America
Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006-2010, 2014-2018)
Nashville Business Journal “Best of the Bar” (2011-2012)
Nashville Post “Nashville’s 101 Top Lawyers” (2011)
Nashville Post “In Charge” (2012-2013)
Tennessee Law Review — Member (1983-1984)