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Brent E. Horstman

Partner
Los Angeles
T: 213.617.4107
F: 213.620.1398

Education

  • J.D., Columbia University, 2001
  • B.A., Yale University, 1998
  • California
Overview
Experience
Memberships

Brent E. Horstman is a partner and Co-Practice Group Leader in the Finance and Bankruptcy Practice Group in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Horstman practices commercial law with a specialty in real and personal property secured financings and workouts, representing lenders, corporate borrowers, and private equity sponsors. In particular, Mr. Horstman has extensive experience negotiating merger and acquisition financings. Mr. Horstman has worked on transactions involving numerous industries, including a significant number of transactions in the hotel, gaming and leisure industry and the entertainment industry.

Representative Transactions

Representation of private equity firm in connection with senior secured revolving and term loan facilities, the proceeds of which were used to take Playboy Enterprises, Inc. private.

Representation of private equity sponsor in connection with its acquisition of IT consulting and cloud computing systems business.

Representation of private equity sponsor in connection with its acquisition of shoring and construction equipment rental company.

Representation of private equity sponsor in connection with its debt and equity investments in a Caribbean digital cable television provider, which involved numerous cross-border collateral issues.

Representation of global financial software and services company in connection with revolving and term loan facilities to be used for corporate restructure and working capital needs.

Representation of administrative agent in connection with the financing of a leveraged buyout of a major food products company, involving in-transit inventory and collateral located in Canada and Puerto Rico.

Representation of administrative agent for syndicated senior financing, featuring revolving, term and delay draw term facilities, to a gaming company to finance the acquisition of several local casinos and working capital needs.

Representation of administrative agent for syndicated asset-based financing, featuring senior revolving and term facilities and a term b facility, to a pet products company to finance the acquisition of another pet products company and other working capital needs.

Representation of administrative agent for construction and FF&E financing to a Native American tribe for purposes of expanding the tribe's gaming facilities.

Representation of administrative agent for senior financing, featuring revolving and term loan facilities, and mezzanine financing for a satellite TV and high speed internet provider.

Representation of provider of letter of credit facility for major gaming company in connection with acquisition of London based gaming company.

Representation of provider of letter of credit facility serving as credit support for a municipal bond financing for a cancer research center.

Representation of private school in connection with a private placement of tax exempt bonds.

  • Member, Financial Lawyers Conference
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Key Sponsor, Commercial Finance Conference of California
  • Alumni Representative, Polytechnic School, Pasadena, California