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Brandon M. Hill

Biography

Brandon M. Hill's practice focuses on the representation of lenders, borrowers and investors in interim, permanent, tax-exempt bond, reserve-based, construction and other types of financing transactions, whether secured or unsecured. His public finance practice includes serving as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel and bank's counsel in tax-exempt financings for municipalities and non-profit entities including school districts, cities, counties, universities, water districts, hospitals and others. Mr. Hill has extensive experience representing clients in connection with loans secured by or involving real property, including office, multi-family, retail, oil and gas properties, and other commercial projects. His experience also includes representing lenders in foreclosure proceedings and loan servicers in all phases of loan servicing, including loan modifications, loan assumptions, loan sales and REO sales.

Mr. Hill also represents lenders, purchasers and sellers in connection with real property transfers, including preparation and negotiation of purchase and sale agreements, loan documents and conveyance instruments and review of title documents, surveys and various other due diligence reports and materials.

Experience and highlights
  • Representation of state and national banks in various secured and unsecured lending transactions
  • Participated in financings for the City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, Tarrant County Hospital District, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the Fort Worth Independent School District and a number of other state and political subdivisions
  • Representation of owner and developer of a 18,000+ acre master-planned international trade and logistics center and mixed use development with regard to construction and permanent financing of industrial, office, multi-family and retail projects
  • Representation of various oil and gas exploration and production companies in multimillion dollar reserve-based financing
  • Representation of special-purpose entity borrower formed by a global private equity firm in $400 million financing to facilitate co-investments in portfolio companies owned by private equity investors
  • Representation of investor/owner in the acquisition, financing and redevelopment of senior living facilities throughout the United States
  • Representation of university in issuance of higher education revenue bonds, including $120 million to finance football stadium renovation, $100 million to finance new instructional building, residence hall and other renovations, $50 million to finance basketball arena renovation and $40 million to finance new residence hall and other educational facilities
  • Representation of real estate fund in $91 million acquisition and financing of hotel properties in Washington, D.C.
  • Representation of national bank in tax-exempt construction loans to non-profit organizations
  • Representation of special servicer in loan work-outs, loan dispositions, foreclosures and dispositions of REO properties throughout the United States including, among various others, disposition of 22-property multi-family portfolio in Hartford, Connecticut, and portfolio of large multi-family complexes in San Francisco, California
  • Representation of owner/developer in $113 million loan for construction of over 310,000sf of data center buildings in Plano, Texas
  • Representation of real estate fund in $130 million capital call bridge facility
  • Representation of mining and manufacturing company in $120 million credit facility
  • Representation of owner/developer in $540 million credit facility for 3,500+ acre resort and residential community in southwestern United States
Affiliations and honors
  • Texas Association of Bank Counsel
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Texas A&M University College of Agriculture Development Council
  • Kliff Kingsbury Foundation, Board Member
  • Boys and Girls Club of Arlington, Board Member
  • Leadership Arlington, Board Member
  • City of Arlington Planning & Zoning Commission, Commissioner, 2010-2014
  • Young Men for Arlington, President, 2010-2011
  • United Way of Tarrant County Young Leaders Society, Executive Committee, 2007-2010
  • Texas Student Leadership Forum on Faith and Values, Planning Committee
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Real Estate Section
  • Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
  • Fort Worth Farm & Ranch Club
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star by Thomson Reuters, published in Texas Monthly magazine, 2010-2012, 2017-2018
  • Named a Top Attorney in Banking and Financial Law by 360 West magazine, 2017, 2018
  • Selected as Top Attorney by Fort Worth, Texas magazine, 2008-2017
  • 40 under 40 honoree, Fort Worth Business Press, 2016

 

Education
  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2006 
    • Texas Tech Law Review; Staff Member, Volume 37; Articles Editor, Volume 38
    • Order of the Coif
    • Order of Barristers
    • Texas Bank Lawyer, Editorial Board
    • Class President, 2003-2006
  • Texas A&M University, B.S., summa cum laude, 2003
    • Brown-Rudder Outstanding Student Award
    • Buck Weirus Spirit Award
    • Gathright Scholar
Admissions
  • State Bar of Texas, 2006
Brandon Hill named 2016 40 under 40 Honoree by Fort Worth Business