Education

University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1987

Western Michigan University, B.S., 1984

Admitted

Illinois

California

Memberships

American Bar Association

American College of Investment Counsel

Community

Lambda Legal sponsor

Edgewood Center for Children and Families volunteer

Dave McMullen is a partner in the Corporate Finance Department with a focus in the areas of private placements, lending, leasing, equipment finance, project finance and sports finance. He has been practicing law with Chapman and Cutler LLP since his graduation from law school in 1987.

Dave has extensive experience in representing insurance companies, banks, leasing companies, finance companies, pension funds and other financial institutions in a wide variety of private placement, lending, equipment finance, leasing, and other financial transactions. His experience ranges from single lender unsecured loans to complicated multi party secured transactions. Dave has extensive experience in domestic and cross-border private placements and in acting as equity and debt counsel in U.S. and cross border leveraged lease, single investor true lease, synthetic lease financings (including 97-10 construction financings) and capital lease financings of a broad range of assets, including railroad rolling stock, aircraft, vessels, machinery, equipment, office buildings, warehouses, retail stores, manufacturing plants, process plants, cogeneration facilities, power plants, and other industrial facilities. Dave also has experience in representing institutional investors in mezzanine and private equity financings, project financings, sports-related financings and real estate financings.

Representative Transactions

  • Representation of lenders in a $200 million private placement of senior unsecured notes of an Australian company.
  • Representation of lessors in a $75 million lease financing of undivided interests in an ethanol production facility in Kansas.
  • Representation of lenders in a $300 million private placement of senior unsecured notes for a French company.
  • Representation of investors in connection with a $100 million financing of a rocket launch pad.
  • Representation of lenders in a secured loan financing of the fixtures, furniture and equipment to be located in a new $2.5 million resort being constructed in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Representation of lenders in a $500 million private placement of senior unsecured notes for a Dutch company.
  • Representation of lenders in a $500 million private placement of senior unsecured notes for a company located in the United Kingdom.
  • Representation of investors in a $250 million lease financing of manufacturing production equipment.
  • Representation of lenders in a $250 million private placement of senior unsecured notes for a UAE company backed by a French guarantor.
  • Representation of investors in a $160 million lease financing of liquid gas storage tanks.
  • Representation of lenders in a $750 million private placement of senior unsecured notes for a company located in the Republic of Ireland.
  • Representation of investors in connection with a $55 million financing of a basketball arena for an NBA basketball team. The collateral package included a lien on the arena and a collateral assignment of the NBA franchise, various national and local television and radio contracts, various licensing agreements regarding the sale of merchandise, and related arena ticket and concessions sales.
  • Representation of an underwriter in connection with a $500 million Rule 144A lease financing of undivided interests in an ethylene cracker facility in Canada.
  • Representation of investors in a $170 million private placement of senior unsecured notes for an Australian company.
  • Representation of lenders in a $250 million private placement of senior unsecured notes for a Danish company.
  • Representation of lessor in sale of corporate aircraft leased to a technology company.
  • Representation of U.S. investors in a $60 million cross-border financing of an NBA franchise for a former NBA team. The collateral package included a collateral assignment of the NBA franchise, various national and local television and radio contracts, various licensing agreements regarding the sale of merchandise, the arena lease and related ticket and concession sales.
  • Representation of investors in a $180 million synthetic lease (97-10) construction financing of a combined cycle power generating facility for a utility.
  • Representation of equity investors in a single investor true lease financing of railcars.
  • Representation of lenders in a $60 million private placement of senior unsecured notes for a Swiss company.
  • Representation of lenders in a $250 million capital lease financing of furniture, fixture and equipment for one of the country’s largest casino operators.
  • Representation of investors in a $400 million synthetic lease (97-10) construction financing of an ethylene cracker facility in The Netherlands.
  • Representation of lenders in a $75 million secured loan financing of a refinery located in Virginia.
  • Representation of lessor in a $50 million lease financing of barges.
  • Representation of lessor in a synthetic lease of corporate aircraft to a Canadian printing company.
  • Representation of investors in a $400 million U.S. lease to service contract financing of an ethylene cracker facility in The Netherlands.
  • Representation of lenders in a private placement of senior notes secured by an office building and related equipment.
  • Representation of investors in a $200 million synthetic lease financing of a corporate headquarters building.
  • Representation of investors in a $150 million conditional sale financing of railcars to be used in Canada.
  • Representation of a lessor in a single investor true lease of a helicopter.
  • Representation of investors in a $350 million synthetic lease financing of semiconductor manufacturing equipment.
  • Representation of investors in a project financing of three geothermal projects located in the United States.
  • Representation of lenders in a leveraged lease financing of an oil fired generating facility.
  • Representation of investors in a $15 million private placement of senior notes for a Caribbean company.
  • Representation of lessee in a $60 million single investor true lease of a tissue manufacturing facility.
  • Representation of leasing company in lease portfolio disposition.
  • Representation of lessors in various middle market leasing transactions.

Presentations

Various presentations on finance for I.I.R., Euromoney and the Equipment Leasing Association