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Gregory Hall

Gregory R. Hall

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About

Greg Hall is a corporate and securities lawyer with more than 30 years of experience advising publicly-traded and privately-held clients across a range of industries.  His practice is focused on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, strategic transactions, securities offerings and other financings, going private transactions, restructurings, corporate governance and general corporate matters.

With a commitment to forging long-term relationships that have spanned decades with a myriad of sophisticated clients, Greg has facilitated more than 60 M&A transactions for a single client. With deals that are valued into the hundreds of millions of dollars, Greg guides clients from across the country and around the world through domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions; capital markets transactions, including public and private offerings of equity and debt securities; tender offers and exchange offers; domestic and international joint ventures; venture capital and private equity transactions; bank financings; and debt restructurings.

Greg has successfully negotiated and closed numerous initial public offerings (IPOs) and follow-on securities offerings for technology, manufacturing, airline and transportation, national retail chain and business services companies, as well as advises on high-yield and investment grade note offerings and private investment in public equity (PIPE) transactions for issuers. He has also closed M&A deals for a global transportation company, a national equipment rental company, an international manufacturing company and a national retail chain, among many others. Notably, Greg represents high-tech companies in acquiring and divesting related high-tech companies and subsidiaries.

Moreover, Greg has served as lead counsel to businesses involved in billions of dollars of restructuring transactions on behalf of airlines, gaming organizations and logistics companies. In addition, Greg advises on corporate, securities and business-related matters that impact corporate policy and strategy such as securities law disclosure and compliance, equity incentive plans and executive employment agreements. He has negotiated numerous employment agreements on behalf of CEOs and other executives, as well as represents both Delaware and Nevada corporations in implementing anti-takeover defenses.

Bar admissionsArizonaColorado
CourtsArizona Supreme CourtUnited States District Court for the District of Arizona

EXPERIENCE

Representative Clients
  • AMERCO (U-Haul International)
  • Amtech Systems
  • Axway
  • Dragados, S.A.
  • Inventure Foods
  • Mesa Air Group
  • Mobile Mini
  • Sunstate Equipment Co.
  • SuperShuttle International
  • Transdev North America
  • Transdev On Demand
  • Water Movers

Representative Transactions
Securities Offerings
  • Mesa Air Group US$125 million initial public offering of common stock
  • Mobile Mini US$200 million 144A note offering coupled with a tender offer and consent solicitation
  • Amerco US$300 million shelf offering
  • Numerous IPOs and follow-on securities offerings, including offerings for technology, manufacturing, airline and transportation, national retail chain and business services companies
  • Numerous high-yield and investment grade note offerings, ranging from US$100 million to US$300 million, including note offerings of mining, national retail chain, airline, equipment rental company and financial services companies
  • Numerous PIPE transactions for issuers, including transactions involving equipment rental, airline, software and other technology companies
Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Inventure Foods sale pursuant to a negotiated tender offer with Utz Quality Foods
  • Representation of Spanish conglomerate in its acquisition of a large US construction firm
  • Representation of a Canadian-based technology company in its acquisition of technology companies based in California and Arizona
  • Representation of an Australian-based company in its acquisition of a US-based company engaged in data center design and build processes
  • Representation of a US airline in its establishment of a joint venture in Hawaii
  • Numerous M&A transactions for a national transportation company
  • Numerous M&A transactions for a national equipment rental company
  • Numerous M&A transactions for an international manufacturing company
  • Representation of high tech companies in the acquisition and disposition of related high tech companies and subsidiaries
  • Numerous M&A transactions for a national retail chain
Restructuring Transactions

Gregory has played an active role on the corporate side of billions of dollars of restructuring transactions, including the following matters:

  • Lead corporate counsel to a US airline in its successful emergence from Chapter 11 proceedings
  • Restructuring of US$170 million of senior convertible notes for a regional airline (including successful tender offer and exchange offer transactions)
  • Restructuring of US$1.4 billion in debt for a Southwest-based airline
  • Representation of senior convertible notes for a public company in the gaming industry
  • Restructuring of approximately US$2.2 billion in debt for the largest trucking and self-storage business in North America (lead corporate counsel on US$500 million senior credit facility secured by US$2 billion in real estate and assets located throughout the US and Canada)
  • Restructuring of US$1 billion in debt for a nonprofit organization
  • Restructuring of US$1.2 billion in debt for a Canada-based drug store chain
Selected Other Matters
  • Lead counsel for a US-based equipment rental company in its sale of a minority interest to an Asia-based investor
  • Lead counsel for a US airline in the first ever joint venture in China between a US airline and a Chinese airline
  • Lead counsel for the world's largest auctioneer of classic cars in its sale of a minority interest to a private equity investor
  • Special Committee representation in a US$64 million going private transaction
  • Several billion dollars in credit facilities, including US$500 million senior secured credit facility for the largest trucking and self-storage company in North America
  • Leveraged recapitalization of a national equipment rental company
  • Leveraged recapitalization of the world's largest wholesale rental company
  • Numerous venture capital financings involving software, technology and business services companies
  • Negotiation of numerous employment agreements on behalf of CEOs and other executives, including the president of the Phoenix Suns
  • Implementation of anti-takeover defenses for Delaware and Nevada corporations
Education
  • J.D., University of Arizona James D. Rogers College of Law
    cum laude
  • B.S., University of Kansas
  • Harvard Business School Executive Education, DLA Piper Leadership Program

Awards

  • Best Lawyers – Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2020-22
  • The Guide to America's Leading Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyers
  • Southwest Super Lawyers, Securities and Corporate Finance
  • AZ Business Magazine – Top Lawyers List, Securities and Corporate Finance
  • The Legal 500 United States
    2019 - Recommended, Capital Markets: Equity Offerings – Advice to Managers
    2017 - Recommended, Capital Markets: Debt Offerings – Advice to Issuers
  • Chambers USA
    2021 - Band 2, Colorado Coroprate/M&A
    Chambers comments, "Greg Hall acts on local and nationwide mandates, advising on transactions within the food and transport sectors." Clients say, "He is a terrific and very experienced transactional lawyer, who is knowledgeable and results-oriented."
    2013-19 - Band 2, Arizona Corporate/M&A
    2012 - Band 3, Arizona Corporate/M&A

Bylines

  • Article, co-author "Corporation Law: Arizona" - A Q&A guide to corporation law in Arizona published by Practical Law Company, Inc. (November 2012)

Seminars

  • Panelist, UK Opportunities Post-EU Referendum
  • Speaker, 2013 BDO USA Leadership Conference on Trends in Corporate Governance
  • Speaker, Deloitte & Touché Capital Markets / IPO Workshop
  • Speaker, Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals
  • Speaker, Arizona State Bar Convention on Update on Changes in Securities Laws
  • Speaker, Arizona State Bar Convention on Securities Offering Reform
  • Panelist, Tech De Monterrey (Monterey Mexico) on doing business in the US
  • Panelist, ASU's W.P. Carey School Business Executive MBA Program addressing Chinese business leaders on accessing the US capital markets

Civic and Charitable

  • BBVA Compass Bank, Board of Advisors, April 2012 to January 2020
  • US Bank, Board of Advisors, March 2010 to April 2012

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Financial Executive International

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