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Justin Sabin's practice focuses on commercial financing transactions, commercial workouts, and business bankruptcies.  Mr. Sabin regularly represents clients in negotiating and documenting complex loan origination and refinancing transactions, including commercial loans, receivables-based loans, asset-based loans, and real estate loans.  He also regularly represents clients in all aspects of commercial restructuring and bankruptcy matters, including non-bankruptcy business workouts, asset sales, Chapter 11 bankruptcy administration and reorganization, liquidation, creditors’ rights, and distressed financing issues.

Mr. Sabin also focuses on the emerging field of cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies.

In law school, Mr. Sabin served as senior managing editor of the Arizona Law Review and was a member of the University of Arizona College of Law National Moot Court Team.

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Southwest Super Lawyers - Rising Stars, 2014-2017
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Professional Affiliations

    • American Bankruptcy Institute
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Representative Experience

  • Represented administrative agent in connection with a $195 million senior secured credit facility for a publicly traded cable and telecom company
  • Represented administrative agent in connection with a $21.5 million senior secured credit facility supporting the acquisition of a portfolio company by a private equity fund
  • Represented seller in M&A transaction involving sale of operating manufacturing company
  • Represented administrative agent in connection with a $20 million senior secured credit facility supporting the acquisition of a portfolio company by a private equity fund
  • Represented purchaser in M&A transaction involving acquisition of independent advertising agency assets and operations
  • Represented lender in connection with a $184 million term loan to finance the acquisition of a retail shopping center located in Maricopa County, Arizona
  • Represented administrative agent in connection with an $82.5 million senior secured credit facility supporting the acquisition of a portfolio company by a private equity fund
  • Represented lender in connection with a $7.25 million term loan to finance the acquisition of a hotel located in Maricopa County, Arizona
  • Represented lender in connection with a $6.5 million term loan to finance the acquisition of a retail shopping center located in Los Angeles County, California
  • Represented lender in connection with the restructuring of existing loan facilities to add a $12.7 million construction tranche to finance the construction of apartment buildings located in Clark County, Nevada
  • Represented administrative agent in connection with a $9.5 million senior secured credit facility supporting the acquisition of a portfolio company by a private equity fund
  • Represented administrative agent in connection with a $15 million senior secured credit facility supporting the acquisition of a portfolio company by a private equity fund
  • Represented lender in connection with multiple secured credit facilities totaling more than $12.5 million made to entities operating hospitals and medical practices in Arizona and Nevada
  • Represented foreign bank lender in connection with the negotiation and documentation of the foreign borrower’s pledge of equity in its operating U.S. subsidiary and the grant of security interests in the subsidiary’s assets as collateral for a €5 million secured term loan
  • Represented lender in connection with the restructuring of multiple credit facilities totaling more than $119 million in debt secured by real property located in Arizona, Nevada, and Rhode Island
  • Represented lender in connection with the restructuring of multiple credit facilities totaling more than $8.2 million in debt secured by various assets, including aircraft collateral, and subsequent refinancing of the credit facilities
  • Represented lender in connection with the restructuring of a 10-facility secured lending relationship totaling more than $21 million in debt involving equipment collateral and real property located in California
  • Represented lender in connection with the restructuring of a 7-facility lending relationship totaling more than $12.7 million in debt involving equipment collateral and real property located in California
  • Represented lender in connection with the restructuring of more than $14 million in secured debt of hospital entities implemented through a consensual chapter 11 plan confirmed in Arizona bankruptcy court
  • Represented lender in Arizona chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings of a debtor operating a chain of grocery stores through and including the successful sale of the lender’s debt
  • Represented lender in Arizona chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings of a debtor operating a hospitality property located in Pima County, Arizona
  • Represented lender in multiple Nevada chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings of related debtors operating commercial and hospitality properties located in Clark County, Nevada, and represented lender in related appeals at the 9th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Represented lender in Arizona chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings of a debtor operating a dairy farm located in Maricopa County, Arizona, and represented lender in related appeals to the 9th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel and related proceedings involving guarantors of the debt
  • Represented chapter 11 trustee appointed in multiple Arizona chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings of debtors operating a large chain of fast food restaurants across multiple states through a section 363 sale of the estates’ assets
  • Represented chapter 7 trustee appointed in Oregon chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings of a bank holding company as special litigation counsel to the trustee regarding tax refund disputes

Publications

  • "Handy List of Basic Issues to Consider for the Transactional Workout," Bryan Cave Bankruptcy and Restructuring Blog, February 2, 2017; co-authored with Bryce Suzuki
  • "Are Those Taxes Owing On Your Late-Filed Tax Return Dischargeable? Maybe, But You Better Be In The Right Circuit." Bryan Cave Bankruptcy and Restructuring Blog, July 25, 2016; co-authored with Bryce Suzuki
  • "Bitcoin After Brexit: Safe Haven or Harbinger of Future Distress?," Bryan Cave Bankruptcy and Restructuring Blog, June 27, 2016; co-authored with Bryce Suzuki
  • "Click to Appeal: Recent Second Circuit Court Decision A Cautionary Tale Regarding Electronically Filed Notices of Appeal," Bryan Cave Bankruptcy and Restructuring Blog, November 18, 2015; co-authored with Bryce Suzuki
  • "Ninth Circuit Holds Twombly/Iqbal "Plausibility" Standard Does Not Apply to Denials," Bryan Cave Bankruptcy and Restructuring Blog, December 23, 2014; co-authored with Bryce Suzuki
  • Client Alert: "Federal Anti-Trust Laws: A New Tool to Prohibit Pre-Petition Coordination Among Creditors," July 14, 2014; co-authored with Bradley Purcell and Jamila Willis
  • Client Alert: "Seventh Circuit Bankruptcy Decision Is a Victory for Trademark Licensees," July 20, 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • "Overview and Enforceability of Intercreditor Arrangements," American Bankruptcy Institute Webinar, February 2017
  • "Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Beyond: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Emerging Crypto-Technologies," Bryan Cave Arizona In-House Counsel CLE Seminar, June 2016
  • "Bitcoin, Digital Currency, and Blockchain Technology," Association of Corporate Counsel, Arizona Chapter, February 2016
  • "Distressed M&A," Association of Corporate Counsel, Arizona Chapter, February 2015