Clinton J. Kuykendall
Clinton Kuykendall focuses his practice on finance, real estate and commercial lending transactions. Clinton represents financial institutions – including banks, credit companies and insurance companies – as lenders and individuals and corporate entities as borrowers in connection with numerous real estate, commercial and corporate lending transactions.
Clinton’s real estate practice has included representing both lenders and borrowers in construction, bridge and permanent financing transactions secured by a wide variety of properties, including office buildings, shopping centers, industrial property, medical office buildings and multi-family residential projects. In addition to representing lenders, Clinton has also represented borrowers in the same type of real estate transactions. The borrowers on such transactions have ranged from sophisticated, multi-state developers to small, individual borrowers seeking to invest newfound equity.
Clinton’s commercial lending practice has included representing both lenders and borrowers in a variety of complex financing structures, including lines of credit, acquisition term loans, equipment financing, working capital loans, growth capital loans and combinations of the foregoing. Such transactions have included both single-lender transactions and multi-lender transactions, drafting and negotiating subordination and intercreditor agreements with and between third-party lenders, and guiding clients through financing of mergers and acquisitions. Clinton has particular experience in asset-based financing transactions involving borrowers in the technology and life sciences industries. Clinton has also assisted clients seeking to acquire and expand operations through acquisition financing and operating lines of credit.
B.A., University of St. Thomas
J.D., SMU Dedman School of Law
- Corporate Counsel Symposium Editor, SMU Law Review Association
- Clinton received the highest score on the February 2017 Texas Bar Exam
- Garney Construction, $927 million project financing in connection with the Vista Ridge regional water supply project
- “North American Deal of the Year” – Project Finance International
- “North American Water Deal of the Year” – IJGlobal
- “Water Deal of the Year” – Global Water Intelligence
- Representation of numerous international, national and regional lenders in connection with construction and term loans for multi-family, office and industrial projects throughout the United States
- Representation of borrower of approximately $86,000,000 for the construction of 43-story luxury apartment tower in downtown Houston
- Representation of a lender of approximately $101,000,000 loan facilities in connection with acquisition of auto dealerships
- Representation of a lender of numerous loans in the aggregate of over $75,000,000 to technology and life science companies
- Representation of borrower in merger of its portfolio company and associated $325,000,000 loan facilities
- Representation of private equity client in Chapter 11 acquisition and restructuring of associated approximately $56,000,000 loan facilities