- J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2007, with high honors
- B.S., Boston University School of Management, 2004, cum laude
- State of New York
- State of California
Mr. D'Amour is a partner in the Finance and Bankruptcy Practice Group in the firm's Orange County and New York offices.
Areas of Practice
Mr. D'Amour's practice focuses on representing clients in connection with financing transactions, restructurings and bankruptcies.
Mr. D'Amour is also an active member of Sheppard Mullin's hospitality team, and has experience negotiating hotel management agreements, SNDAs, license agreements and related commercial agreements.
Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, Mr. D'Amour was a participant in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Summer Honors Program.
Representative Corporate Finance and Lending transactions:
Regularly represent institutional lenders in connection with the financing of office, retail, residential and hospitality projects.
Represented hotel company in refinancing of a Denver hotel.
Represented Broder Bros., Co. in connection with acquisition financing for its acquisition of Imprints Wholesale, Inc.
Represented Broder Bros., Co. in connection with acquisition financing for its acquisition of Ash City Worldwide.
Represented Kratos Defense and Security Solutions, Inc. in its $85 million acquisition financing for the purchase of Haverstick Consulting, Inc.
Represented boutique hotel chain in secured lending transactions, negotiation of hotel management agreements, construction and pre-opening agreements.
Represented pension fund in mezzanine finance lending to developers of tract-housing projects in Arizona.
Represented purchaser of approximately $1B participation interest in a pool of loans secured by hotel properties.
Representative Bankruptcy and Restructuring matters:
Represented a major hotel company in connection with portfolios of distressed properties, including managed and franchised hotels involved in foreclosures, receiverships and bankruptcies.
Represented a major tax credit syndicator, the general partner of a debtor in a chapter 11 proceeding involving a bond-financed low-income multifamily apartment complex.
Represented a major indenture trustee in the Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. bankruptcy proceedings, analyzing and unwinding hundreds of swap, derivatives, mortgage-backed securities and other structured transactions.
Represented commercial bank in restructuring of $75 million dollar equipment leasing transaction.
Represented Goodrich Corporation in ATA and Frontier Airlines chapter 11 proceedings.