Carlos P. Villota

Carlos P. Villota’s practice focuses on corporate debt matters, with an emphasis on domestic and international lending, debt-restructuring, syndicated loan purchases and sales, public financings and other finance transactions.
Practice & Background

Mr. Villota represents corporations, investment funds, banks, trustees and other financial institutions in connection with secured and unsecured credit facilities, note purchase agreements, private placements and restructuring transactions. In addition, he represents trustees in connection with bond offerings and banks and investment funds in relation to the purchase and sale of syndicated loans. Mr. Villota is currently a member of the Dallas office’s diversity committee.

Mr. Villota received his B.S. in biology in 1983 from Barry University and his M.B.A. summa cum laude in 1994 from the University of West Florida, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Phi. He received his J.D. with honors in 1997 from the University of Florida Levin School of Law, where he was a member of the Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy from 1996 to 1997.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Villota was an officer and pilot in the U.S. Navy from 1986 to 1994. He received numerous commendations, including the Navy Commendation Medal for outstanding service during Operation Desert Storm. Mr. Villota is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is fluent in Spanish.
Representative Matters

Mr. Villota’s recent engagements include:

a $350 million secured credit facility for a domestic energy company
representing an Argentine gaming company in connection with a $250 million note issuance through a Medium Term Note Programme
representing a media company in the restructuring of a $235 million secured credit facility
a $1.3 billion secured credit facility and a $200 million offering of senior subordinated notes for an international motion picture exhibitor
secured, unsecured and subordinated financing for numerous investment fund portfolio companies
representing the trustee on an $400 million 144A offering for a public energy company
financing for acquisition of London based music catalogues for an entertainment company
financing of acquisition of Aruban time share resort
representing numerous purchasers and sellers of syndicated debt under LSTA based documentation.

Community Involvement

Mr. Villota is involved in numerous community and charitable activities including St. Rita Catholic church and School, Sisters of Charity and numerous pro bono matters.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Capital Markets, 2) Corporate, 3) Corporate Restructuring, 4) Finance and 5) North America
Law School University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., 1997
Education University of West Florida, M.B.A., 1994 ;Barry University, B.S., 1983
Bar Member / Association Texas State Bar Associations
Most recent firm Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP
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