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J.D., cum laude, Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School, 1987

B.S., cum laude, Brigham Young University, 1984

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Nick Sorensen is a partner in the finance section of Porter Hedges. He represents parties to single-lender, club, and syndicated credit facilities in a wide range of financing transactions.  He also represents project participants in the development, financing, ownership and operation of energy and infrastructure projects, and parties in mergers and acquisitions.

Chambers USA and the Best Lawyers in America have both listed Mr. Sorensen among America's leading lawyers in banking and finance law.  He is also listed among industry leaders in Who’s Who Legal: Project Finance.

Representative Transactions

  • Represent health care company in a syndicated credit facility with a revolving credit facility and term loan.
  • Represent domestic asset based lender in a financing for a paper merchant and distributor of industrial paper products and cleaning chemicals.
  • Represent a domestic engineering, commissioning, and marine services company in a senior secured credit facility with a non-bank lender.
  • Represent regional domestic bank in financing the development of a warehouse, handling, and rail facility at the Port of Houston.
  • Represent foreign bank, and its leasing affiliate, as the administrative agent for a syndicate of lenders for the synthetic lease construction financing of the new headquarters complex for a Fortune 500 agribusiness company.
  • Representation of domestic lender in a financing to construct a dedicated pipeline for a gas-fired power plant.
  • Represent regional domestic bank as the administrative agent for a syndicate of lenders for the financing of a downstream service company.
  • Represent foreign bank, and its leasing affiliate, as the administrative agent for a syndicate of lenders for the synthetic lease construction financing of the new headquarters complex for a Fortune 500 energy company.
  • Represent regional domestic bank as the administrative agent for a group of lenders for the acquisition and construction related to the expansion of a domestic whisky distillery.
  • Represent foreign bank as the administrative agent for a syndicate of lenders for the development and construction of a gas storage facility.
  • Represent developer in its financing with a foreign bank as the administrative agent for a syndicate of lenders for the development of a gas storage facility.
  • Represent foreign bank as the administrative agent for a syndicate of lenders for the construction financing of refinery assets.
  • Represent domestic bank as the administrative agent for a syndicate of lenders for the construction of a bulk handling, deep water dock, and ship loading facility.
  • Represent Hong Kong based fund in secured financing for Australian public company.
  • Represent a midstream company in its financing with a domestic bank, as administrative agent, to finance the acquisition of midstream assets.
  • Represent regional domestic bank, as the administrative agent in a senior secured credit facility, to finance the acquisition of retail convenience stores.
  • Represent domestic bank as the administrative agent for a senior secured credit facility for a pipeline construction and energy services company.
  • Represent an exploration and development company in a senior credit facility with International Finance Corporation and a foreign bank, as administrative agent, to finance the development of oil and gas properties in Turkey.
  • Represent developer in the acquisition, development, and construction of a co-location and data storage facility.
  • Represent pipeline development and construction company in a sale of the company to a private equity group.
  • Represent asset based lender in senior credit facility to finance a sponsor group’s leveraged acquisition and roll-up of four energy service companies and negotiate intercreditor agreement the second-lien lender.
  • Represent asset based lender in senior secured credit facility to affiliated U.S. and Canadian borrowers in the oilfield service industry.

Representative Areas of Finance Experience

  • Asset-Based Lending
  • Acquisition Financing
  • Aircraft, Marine, and Transportation Financing
  • Debt Workouts and Restructuring
  • DIP Financing
  • Energy and Infrastructure Development
  • Ex-Im Bank Guaranteed Credit Facilities
  • Floor Plan Financing
  • Franchise Financing
  • Mezzanine and Second Lien Financing
  • Multi-Currency Financings
  • Project Finance
  • Real Estate Lending
  • Reserve Based Lending
  • Structured Finance
  • Synthetic Leasing
  • Swaps, Hedges and other Derivatives
  • Unitranche Lending

Representative Industries

  • Aircraft
  • Barges and Barge Services
  • Co-Location and Data Center Facilities
  • Construction and Development
  • Downstream Infrastructure
  • Energy and Infrastructure
  • Exploration and Development
  • Food Distribution
  • Gas Storage
  • Hospitality
  • Industrial Warehouses
  • Industry Consolidators
  • LNG and Liquefaction
  • Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Midstream Projects
  • Oilfield Service
  • Offshore Rigs and Processing Facilities
  • Petroleum Coke Handling Facilities
  • Pipeline and Terminals
  • Rail Transportation
  • Retail Convenience Stores
  • Shipping and Vessels
  • Ski Resorts
  • Steel Fabrication
  • Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Transportation
  • Vineyards
  • Waste Disposal

Representative Experience

Professional / Civic Affiliations

  • Boy Scouts of America, Tall Timbers District, Sam Houston Area Council, District Finance Vice - Chairman Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Clayton Library Friends, Past President

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