Hazen H. Dempster

Partner

Atlanta
Business Phone: 404.885.3126
Business Fax: 404.962.6544

hazen.dempster@troutmansanders.com

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Hazen Dempster is a finance partner with extensive experience representing clients in a broad range of matters.

Representative Matters

Borrower Representation

  • Lead counsel to a network, communications and IT services provider in connection with a $175 million revolving credit facility.
  • Lead counsel to a global telecommunications company in connection with a $2.8 billion secured acquisition financing..
  • Lead counsel to a national snack food company in connection with a $1.13 billion acquisition financing.
  • Lead counsel to a multinational pulp, paper and forest products manufacturer on a $600 million asset-based credit agreement.
  • Lead counsel to a multinational producer of premium specialty papers and resin-based products in connection with a $1 billion acquisition financing.
  • Lead counsel to a privately-held fast food restaurant company in connection with a $350 million syndicated credit facility.
  • Lead counsel to a regional provider of fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure and services in connection with a $425 million syndicated secured revolving credit and term loan facilities.
  • Lead counsel to a regional provider of digital wireless communications services to consumers and businesses in connection with $500 million syndicated secured term loan facilities.
  • Lead counsel to a global communications technology company in connection with $2.2 billion syndicated secured revolving credit and term loan facility.
  • Lead counsel to a multi-national pulp and paper manufacturer in connection with $665 million syndicated secured revolving credit facility and $850 million secured high yield notes offering.
  • Lead counsel to a publicly-held farm equipment distributor and manufacturer in connection with a $1 billion acquisition revolving credit and term loan credit facility.
  • Lead counsel to a publicly-held multinational equipment manufacturer in connection with €200 million term loan facility.
  • Lead counsel to a regional fiber-based network service provider in connection with a $235 million revolving credit and term loan credit facility.
  • Lead counsel to a regional provider of digital wireless communications services in connection with a $500 million revolving credit and term loan credit facility.
  • Lead counsel to a regional cable and telephone operator in connection with $285 million syndicated first and second lien acquisition credit facilities.
  • Lead counsel to a publicly-held value added reseller of specialty technology products in connection with a $300 million syndicated revolving credit facility.
  • Lead Counsel to a publicly-held jewelry retail company in connection with a $665 million syndicated asset-base revolving credit facility.
  • Lead Counsel to a publicly-held jewelry retail company in connection with an $80 million term loan financing.
  • Lead counsel to a publicly-held multinational equipment manufacturer in connection with $300 million syndicated revolving credit facility.
  • Lead counsel to natural gas pipeline operator in connection with a $45 million syndicated credit facility.
  • Lead counsel to a privately-held chemical company in connection with a $675 million syndicated revolving credit facility.
  • Lead counsel to a publicly-held national car hauling trucking firm in connection with $315 million combined first and second lien secured debtor in possession and exit financing credit facilities.
  • Lead counsel to a publicly-held farm equipment distributor and manufacturer in connection with $750 million syndicated revolving credit and term loan facility, secured by domestic, European and South American assets, and a $100 million bridge loan facility.
  • Lead counsel to a publicly-held manufacturing company in connection with the securitization of approximately $162 million in insurance receivables arising out of the payment of asbestos liability claims.
  • Lead counsel to a publicly-held farm equipment distributor and manufacturer in connection with the amendment of US and Canadian receivables securitization facilities to provide for the sale of aged receivables to an affiliate.
  • Lead counsel to a privately-held company in connection with a $100 million credit facility for the purchase for the purchase of defaulted consumer receivables.
  • Lead counsel to a publicly-held national movie theater chain in connection with $300 million secured syndicated credit facilities in connection with the company’s emergence from bankruptcy.
  • Lead counsel to a major energy company in a $160 million project finance facility, financing two gas-fired cogeneration facilities located in New Jersey, the proceeds of which enabled the company to emerge from bankruptcy.
  • Lead counsel to owner of bankrupt co-generation facility located in Mobile, Alabama in connection with securing the indemnity obligations of the project entity to the owner prior to the turnover of the equity of the project entity to the bond holders as a part of the bankruptcy reorganization plan.
  • Lead Counsel to a national bakery company in connection with a $380 million syndicated secured credit facility.
  • Lead Counsel to a large media company in the negotiation of a $250 million securitization of advertising and cable receivables.
  • Lead Counsel for major broadcasting company in the negotiation of a $1.5 billion syndicated bank credit facility.
  • Lead Counsel to a major broadcasting company in the negotiation of the first leveraged lease of satellite transponders utilizing foreign sales corporation tax benefits.

Lender Representation

  • Lead Counsel to major national bank in connection with a $40 million letter of credit facility to secure an investor’s equity contribution obligations to a Fluvanna, Virginia power project.
  • Counsel to major national bank in connection with $110 million syndicated multi-currency term loan and revolving credit facilities to a steel forging company to finance its acquisition of French and Belgian forging operations.
  • Lead Counsel to major national bank, as agent bank, in connection with $150 million syndicated term loan and revolving credit facility to a national photofinishing and camera retail chain.
  • Lead Counsel to a subsidiary of a major foreign bank in connection with acquisition financing of an information technology services “roll-up” company.
  • Lead Counsel to a small business investment corporation subsidiary of a major foreign bank in connection with the debt and equity financing of the acquisition of a restaurant chain.
  • Lead Counsel to an international bank affiliate in a $125 million syndicated revolving credit and term loan facility to ophthalmology practice management “roll-up” company and subsequent workout restructuring.
  • Lead Counsel to an international bank affiliate in a $35 million syndicatable revolving credit and term loan facility to ophthalmology practice management “roll-up” company and subsequent workout restructuring.
  • Lead Counsel to a subsidiary of a major foreign bank in connection with acquisition financing of a temporary employee company.
  • Counsel to a major national bank, as agent bank, in connection with $85 million secured syndicated credit facility extended to a publicly traded real estate investment trust.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member, UCC Committee of the Corporate and Banking Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia
  • Member, Legal Opinion Committee of the Corporate and Banking Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia
  • Member, Revised Article 9 Committee of the State Bar of Georgia

Rankings and Recognition

  • Recognized as one of America's Leading Lawyers for Banking and Financial Law by Chambers USA (2004-2016).
  • Achieved Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards.
  • Selected as a Super Lawyer in Banking and Financial by Law & Politics and Atlanta Magazine (2004-2016).
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in Financial Institutions and Transactions Law (2005-2006), Financial Institutions Law (2006, 2009-2010), Banking and Finance Law (2005-2017), Securitization Structured Finance Law (2008-2017) and Corporate Law (2009-2017).
  • Named a BTI Client Service All-Star in 2007.

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP, 1991-present
  • Associate, Troutman Sanders LLP, 1986-1991
  • Associate, Hansell & Post, 1983-1986

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Education

  • University of Virginia, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1983
  • University of Virginia, B.A., with high distinctions, 1980

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia