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Julia Taylor Rejoins Dentons as Real Estate Partner in Kansas City
Dentons, the global law firm, today announced that Julia Taylor has rejoined the Firm as a partner in the Real Estate practice. In her role, Taylor will clients on a broad range of real estate matters including acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, development, multifamily, construction and financing of retail, office and industrial properties.
Bar Association President Laura Gibson joins Dentons to head Houston Labor and Employment team
The global law firm Dentons today named Houston Bar Association (HBA) president Laura Gibson as partner in the Firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice.
Launch of the South African Marine Research and Exploration Forum
On 29 January 2016, the Department of Science and Technology and the Offshore Petroleum Association of South Africa signed a memorandum of understanding in terms of which the South African Marine Research and Exploration Forum (SAMREF) was established.
Policing Your Trademark — How Far Is Far Enough?
Trademark owners and practitioners must tread a fine line between overly aggressive “bullying” and lax enforcement efforts that may result in consumer confusion, lost profits and goodwill, and claims of abandonment.
TSX and TSXV join regulators in accommodating rights offerings
The rights offering exemption has historically been an underutilized means of raising capital for public issuers. This exemption from the requirement to file a prospectus allows issuers a method of financing whereby existing security holders of the issuer are given the opportunity to acquire additional securities at a discount from the market price.
Starting your career as a student at Dentons exposes you to a world of experience and opportunities
With 125+ locations in 50+ countries, Dentons is home to top-tier talent that is found at the intersection of geography, industry knowledge and substantive legal experience. Working with Dentons, you will have the opportunity to learn from the best lawyers in the industry at the largest law firm in the world.
Global franchising partners contribute to award-winning book
Dentons' global franchising team have contributed to 'The Franchise Book' (Aranzadi /Thomson Reuters), a newly published book providing a multidisciplinary study of franchising as a business model of the century, while offering the reader an account of the experiences of some of the most important franchises.
Dentons US Chief Innovation Officer joins the Economic Innovation Group's Policy Council
The global law firm Dentons announced today that John Fernandez, US Chief Innovation Officer and Global Chair of NextLaw Labs, joined the Economic Innovation Group’s (EIG) newly created Policy Council, an external advisory group comprised of leading experts and practitioners for the think tank based in Washington, DC.
Dentons ranked in the top 100 by Stonewall in their Top 100 Employers 2016
Dentons is pleased to announce that the Firm has been ranked 97 in the Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2016, which ranks employers that are the highest performing organisations in Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index 2016.
Thomas Vandiver practices in various area of finance including public and municipal finance, banking, affordable housing, real estate law and corporate finance transactions. Tom is the head of Dentons' legacy US Public Finance practice and has more than 34 years of experience structuring and implementing tax-exempt bond and other finance transactions. He has also structured project financings involving energy tax credits, including photovoltaic/solar energy projects in which municipalities and school districts were the energy off takers. In the public finance area, Tom has served as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, counsel to financial institutions as private placement investors and lenders, issuer's and borrower's counsel and counsel to credit enhancers and trustees in hundreds of financing transactions involving billions of dollars of tax-exempt and taxable bonds, notes and other obligations, as well as other conventional financings.
Tom also regularly counsels clients in connection with complex derivative transactions. These matters have provided financings for several hundred affordable housing projects throughout the country, for state and local governments, health care systems, senior living and retirement facilities, colleges, universities and private secondary schools, cultural institutions, manufacturing facilities, sports facilities, hotels and many other facilities, including for tribal borrowers. Tom is one of the leading lawyers in California for affordable housing transactions. In this area, he represents many of the major banks and financial institutions that provide financing and tax credit equity financing for these projects, having led his team through more than a hundred such projects in just the past three years. In addition, Tom regularly represents tax credit investors in Low Income Housing Tax Credit transactions and New Markets Tax Credit transactions. He has worked extensively on restructuring troubled financings, including restructuring of tax-exempt bonds. This experience has included a successful major restructuring of the financing and derivative contracts for a medical school and a university covering allied health services and nursing in South Central Los Angeles. Tom also led a team that had responsibility for the US$2 billion in bonds at airports around the US for United Airlines when Dentons represented the creditor's committee in that bankruptcy.
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