Profile

Jason Coutant practices in the areas of Banking and Finance and Corporate and Securities.  He assists banks and other financial institutions in structuring and documenting credit facilities and has developed expertise in the following categories and industries: commercial & industrial, real estate and real estate construction, Native American (including gaming), oil and gas, and healthcare. He also assists companies ranging from privately held businesses to large publicly traded companies with a variety of matters, including business formation and planning, public and private offerings of securities, SEC compliance and acquisitions and dispositions.

Other Activities and Interests

Volunteering at the Tulsa Boys Home

Snow skiing

Relaxing with family and friends on Skiatook Lake

Experience

Banking and Finance

Acted as lead counsel in negotiating loan documentation for the following credit facilities:

$110 million secured revolving credit facility to owner/operator of skilled nursing homes

$13 million advancing term loan to finance construction of a charter school in Texas

Construction financing of apartment complexes to be built in Texas, Oklahoma and Tennessee (total financings of $81 million)

$60 million advancing term loan for the construction of a Native American gaming facility located in Northeastern Oklahoma

$33 million term loan for the construction of Native American gaming facilities located in Southern Oklahoma

$10 million term loan to Native American tribe to finance construction of governmental purpose buildings

$86 million syndicated advancing term loans to Native American tribe to finance construction of hospitals and medical buildings

$110 million secured syndicated revolving loan facility to owner and operator of fast food venues located in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri

Advised Nasdaq listed public company on its $200 million senior secured revolving credit facility

Regularly represents borrowers in connection with local counsel legal opinions requested by lenders

Corporate and Securities

Business Formation and Organization
Represents angel funds, venture capitalists and private and public companies with organizational documents such as bylaws and operating agreements

Advises clients on buy-out and transfer mechanisms to be built into organizational documents that may be advisable to suit a client's specific needs

Represents multiple clients that use "Series" limited liability companies to facilitate their organizational structure and investment strategy.

Capital Markets and Securities Offerings

Handled numerous Regulation D and Rule 144A unregistered private offerings of securities for clients ranging from small business owners to large companies

Assisted with registered offerings of debt and equity, including exchange offers of registered securities for unregistered securities

Mergers and Acquisitions
Represented public purchaser on $80 million acquisition from foreign owned public seller providing maintenance and capital construction services to power generation, integrated iron and steel, and industrial process facilities

Represented investors in restaurants located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Wichita, Kansas

Represented investors in a hydroponic lettuce farm located in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area

Represented public purchaser on $8 million asset acquisition from private seller providing industrial cleaning services

Represented private seller on $7 million disposition of uniform rental and service business

Represented private seller on $50 million disposition of a company in the business of designing, manufacturing, selling and servicing downhole gauges, sensors and related equipment for the oil and gas industry

Represented private seller on $17 million disposition of a mud logging company

Represented investors in a technology company providing law enforcement (police) with rapid electronic ticketing capabilities

Honors & Leadership

Honors & Recognitions

Super Lawyers, Oklahoma Rising Star 2009 and 2011-2014

Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rated

Texas International Law Review Articles and Notes Editor, 2004 - 2005

Community & Professional

Oklahoma Bar Association

Education

University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors, 2005

Oklahoma State University, B.S., Accounting, magna cum laude, 2002

Admissions

  • Oklahoma - 2005
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