Whether closing an acquisition of a large business, or providing legal counsel on day-to-day operations, Bob Dockery strives to provide clients with the highest possible level of legal service. His practice centers on corporate and securities law. Bob has represented clients in a number of securities transactions, including private placements and underwritten public offerings. He has also represented public and private purchasers and sellers in corporate and real estate acquisitions, and has advised borrowers in commercial finance transactions. Further, Bob has significant experience in advising clients regarding secured and unsecured corporate debt and real estate financings. Bob commonly advises companies and their boards of directors on periodic reporting compliance issues under securities laws and regulations, corporate governance issues and general corporate matters. His representative transaction experience includes:

  • Initial public offerings 
  • Follow-on public offerings of common stock and preferred stock 
  • Rule 144A offerings of senior notes and related transactions, including tender offers for outstanding senior notes 
  • Secured and unsecured commercial loan facilities, including syndicated and CMBS loans 
  • Joint venture formations and related acquisitions 
  • Special counsel to boards of directors or independent special committees in connection with public merger transactions

Selected transaction representations include the following:

  • a public hotel REIT in multiple Rule 144A offerings of secured and unsecured senior notes, including a recent offering of $475 million of unsecured senior notes, and related tender offers, including a recent tender offer for $525 million of outstanding secured senior notes
  • a public hotel REIT in registered public offerings of equity securities, including common stock and preferred stock, including a recent offering of $207 million of common stock
  • a public hotel REIT in multiple mortgage loan facilities aggregating more than $1 billion, including a recent amendment and restatement to its revolving credit facility to increase the amount of the facility to $400 million  
  • multiple clients in acquisitions and dispositions of hotels and related assets, including a private hotel company in its recent acquisition and financing of a portfolio of hotel properties
  • multiple clients in formations of joint ventures, including investment joint ventures with institutional investors, and related acquisitions, dispositions and financings of various real estate assets
  • a private entertainment company in its $2.4 billion strategic acquisition by another private company
  • a special committee of the board of directors of a public telecommunications company in its $1.5 billion merger transaction
  • a special committee of the board of directors of a public finance company in its $3.5 billion merger transaction
  • an unsecured creditors’ committee of a public shopping center REIT in connection with the public REIT’s bankruptcy
  • multiple public company clients in connection with their “going private” transactions to terminate their public company reporting obligations
  • a private investor in various investments, including an acquisition of a majority interest in a public entertainment company, a minority interest in a private oilfield services company and a controlling interest in a private restaurant company
  • a private fund in the acquisitions of a public restaurant company and a public grocery store company