Sam G. Brinker


Represented a Nonprofit in its Acquisition of Multiple Properties

Client: American Eagle LifeCare Corporation

We represented American Eagle LifeCare Corporation, a nonprofit corporation that previously owned and operated several senior living facilities, in connection with the acquisition of 17 facilities in eight states. The acquisition was financed from the proceeds of several series of tax-exempt and taxable bonds issued by the Capital Trust Agency, a Florida issuer with the authority to issue bonds to finance projects in multiple jurisdictions. The acquisition presented numerous complicated issues that needed to be addressed, including regulatory, real estate, and business negotiation matters, along with the complexity of completing the acquisition across eight jurisdictions. The financing itself was highly-structured and sophisticated, comprising of 18 borrowing entities organized as an obligated group under a master trust indenture. The acquisition was the largest transaction completed by this client and positions American Eagle LifeCare Corporation to be a significant provider of senior living services in the future.

Negotiate Leases and Provisions for Beer, Wine and Spirit Clients

Client: Various clients

We represent a growing number of tenants in the beer, wine and spirits industry and negotiate on behalf of such industry tenants for critical industry-related provisions in leases of all sizes and with landlords.

Conducted Conservation Easement Law Research

We were involved significantly in conservation easement law research, analysis and summation, specifically regarding the highly debated area of amendments to conservation easements. We were also involved in the petition and negotiation for amendments to an existing conservation easement encompassing 1000+ acres of land in Montana and in the process of the creation of two new conservation easements comprised of more than 630 acres of land.

Counsel Client in Fee to Trust Application under the HEARTH ACT

We worked extensively on document origination and preparation for Tribal Trust Land leasing matters in Michigan. These included Tribal code review and analysis, ground lease drafting and negotiation, preparation of a retail sublease template, HEARTH ACT research and analysis, and inclusion of related provisions in leasing documents. We also created necessary development and documents to facilitate land and planning components.

Counseled Client During a Building Acquisition

We were counsel on the acquisition of an $8.5 million office building in Dayton, Ohio for a rapidly growing, privately-owned company that provides services across the United States.

Drafted Documents in Preparation for a Landlord’s Renovation

We drafted multiple leases, licenses and service agreements for the owner/landlord of a mixed-use building in the process of significant renovation.