Anisa I. Abdullahi

Partner

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

Biography

Anisa is a partner and co-chair of the Real Estate practice, a member of the Commercial Lending practice, 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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