Nick Sorensen 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.

Among the areas of finance in which Nick regularly represents clients are the following:

  • 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
  • Automotive Dealerships
  • Barges and Barge Services
  • Claims Administration and Settlements
  • Co-Location and Data Center Facilities
  • Construction and Development
  • Downstream Infrastructure
  • Energy and Infrastructure
  • Enterprise Marketing
  • Exploration and Development
  • Food Distribution
  • Franchise
  • 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

Honors & Recognitions

Leading Lawyer, Banking and Finance Law, Chambers USA

Listed, Banking and Finance Law, Best Lawyers in America

Listed, Who’s Who Legal: Project Finance

  • Chambers 2019

Credentials

Education

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

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

Admissions

Texas

Experience

Nick Sorensen’s representations have included the following:

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

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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