Anisa I. Abdullahi

Partner

Fax: 404.873.8535
Atlanta
171 17th Street NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30363

Biography

Anisa is a partner in the Real Estate and Commercial Lending practices and co-chair of the Financial Institutions industry team. She represents lenders and borrowers in connection with complex debt financings, loan workouts and Uniform Commercial Code issues.

With a reputation for understanding important business issues, Anisa handles syndicated and single lender senior credit facilities, secured and unsecured loans, asset-based loans, local and multi-state permanent real estate loans, construction loans, and land acquisition loans. Lenders rely on Anisa’s efficiency in loan workouts and servicers seek her help with commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS) loans. Clients, in particular payment processors, also look to Anisa to handle secured transaction and collateral matters under the Uniform Commercial Code.

Experience

  • Representation of an agent bank in connection with $500 million syndicated credit facility to an NFL franchise.

  • Representation of an agent bank in connection with a $70 million syndicated credit facility to a wholesale gas and oil distributor in South Carolina.

  • Representation of a skilled nursing facility operator based in Georgia in connection with a $145 million revolving asset-based credit facility.

  • Representation of a lender on a $20 million senior secured debt facility to a private equity firm in order to facilitate its leveraged buyout of a Florida-based manufacturer of luxury offshore fishing boats.

  • Representation of a lender in connection with the refinancing of a $24.5 million multi-credit facility to a convenience store operator.

  • Representation of a lender in connection with a $45 million revolving asset-based credit facility to a steel manufacturer in Illinois, where the proceeds were used to fund an ESOP sale transaction.

  • Representation of a lender in connection with an $18 million multi-credit facility to a fast casual restaurant based in Alabama.

  • Representation of a lender on a $32 million revolving asset-based credit facility to a manufacturer of kayaks, canoes, and related accessories.

  • Representation of a skilled nursing facility operator based in Kentucky in connection with a $60 million revolving asset-based credit facility.

  • Representation of an online sales brokerage company on a $65 million senior secured term loan facility from a private direct lender.

Credentials

  • University of Georgia School of Law, Juris Doctor
    • Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Team, 2004–2006
    • Gray’s Inn Moot Court Team, 2005–2006
    • Senior Articles Editor, Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • University of Georgia, Bachelor of Arts - Journalism,
    magna cum laude
  • State of Georgia 2006
    • American Bar Association
    • State Bar of Georgia—Section of Real Property Law, Executive Committee Member (2010-2016)
    • Commercial Finance Association

Recognition

  • IFLR1000 (Banking and Real Estate Law), 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America (Banking and Finance Law), 2021
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers, 2018-19
  • “On the Rise,” Daily Report, 2017
  • “Rising Star,” Georgia Super Lawyers, 2010-19

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