Barry D. Drees

Of Counsel, Banking and Finance
Dallas
2021 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1600
Dallas, Texas 75201
t 214.999.4567 f 214.999.3567
bdrees@gardere.com

Barry Drees is a seasoned lawyer who handles financial and real estate matters on behalf of clients with a Texas connection in a wide range of industries. He has significant experience involving financial matters including:

  • Unsecured and secured lending
  • Public and private debt placements
  • Single and multi-lender loans
  • Syndicated credits
  • Participated credits
  • Secured credits relying significantly upon collateral, such as real estate, accounts receivable, inventory and equipment, and oil and gas

Barry has represented the following clients in major financings, such as revolving credit facilities, term facilities and senior secured notes facilities:

  • Southcross Energy LLC
  • Southcross Energy Partners LP
  • Brazos Sandy Creek Electric Cooperative Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Brazos Electric Power Cooperative Inc.
  • Brazos Electric Power Cooperative Inc.
  • Denton County Electric Cooperative Inc. (DBA CoServ Electric)
  • CoServ Gas Ltd.
  • Essilor of America Inc.
  • Foxworth Galbraith Lumber Co.
  • Texas Industries Inc.

In the real estate area, Barry concentrates on the acquisition, disposition, leasing and financing of existing and to-be-developed income-producing properties. He frequently serves as special Texas counsel in connection with corporate and real estate-related financing transactions, generally involving Texas business organizations law, Texas real estate and mortgage law, and the Texas Uniform Commercial Code, including the rendering of document-mandated closing opinions. He has also served as lender’s counsel for major national banks and other financial institutions.

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