Hamid R. Namazie Partner

Hamid is Managing Partner of the firm's Los Angeles - Downtown office. He concentrates his practice on representing a wide range of clients, including banks, institutional lenders, commercial finance companies, hedge funds providing asset-based loans, senior-secured loans, second-lien and subordinated loans and loans to solar and renewable energy developers.

Hamid has particular experience in complex intercreditor issues, debtor-in-possession financing, workouts, cross-border and multi-currency lending structures, widely syndicated loan transactions, and exit financing. He also has experience handling secured loan facilities extended to borrowers who are in the business of providing financing to consumers, as well as the Truth-in-Lending and similar local law issues involved in such transactions. Hamid practiced previously for a full-service law firm based in Los Angeles, California and is a frequent speaker on the Southern California chapter of the Commercial Finance Association’s events.

Experience

Represented agent bank in $200 million secured credit facility to SolarCity Corporation who is a developer of photovoltaic panel systems for commercial, military and residential applications.

Represented agent bank in $880 million secured credit facility to Conn’s Inc. and its subsidiaries who is a retailer of electronic consumer goods.  Transaction included negotiation of complex intercreditor agreement with institutional second-lien lender and securitization trustee.

Represented agent bank in $160 million secured credit facility to a regional department store chain specializing in selling consumer products on installment sales contracts and store credit cards. Represented agent bank in $55 million secured credit facility to finance private equity sponsor’s acquisition of developer of software used for training IT professionals.

Represented agent bank in $65 million senior secured asset-based credit facility extended to a leader in the designing, developing, manufacturing, marketing, selling and licensing of flash memory technology in connection with the company’s exit from a Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding.

Represented agent bank in $130 million secured credit facility to America’s Car-Mart, Inc. which is a regional used car dealership network.

Represented agent bank in $35 million secured credit facility to finance private equity sponsor’s acquisition of developer of software used for management of intellectual property portfolio.

Represented agent bank in $65 million secured credit facility to North American subsidiaries of international paper distribution conglomerate, which included cross-border tax issues, multi-currency issues, as well as negotiation of intercreditor agreement with various international lenders providing financing to the conglomerate.

Represented bank in $28 million secured credit facility to finance private equity sponsor’s acquisition of food products distributor, which included negotiation of intercreditor agreement with secured mezzanine lender.

  • California
  • Persian
  • Loyola Law School Los Angeles, JD, 1998
  • University of California Los Angeles, BA, History, 1995

Selected for inclusion in America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Banking and Finance, California, Chambers USA, 2016-2018

Named "Up and Coming" in America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Banking and Finance, California, Chambers USA, 2015

  • Panelist, "Issues for ABL Commitment Letters in Acquisition Financing: Be Careful What you Wish For!," Commercial Finance Association Conference, November 15, 2013
  • Moderator, "The Impact of Asset Valuation on Credit Decisions," Commercial Finance Association of California, October 2, 2013
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