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B. Troy  Villa
B. Troy  Villa

B. Troy Villa

Partner - Baton Rouge
Troy Villa practices extensively in the areas of business transactions and advisory services, traditional and non-traditional financing services, including advising clients in leveraged bank financing, mezzanine financing, private equity investments, venture capital and other high-yield credit facilities. Additionally, he has represented clients in various capacities in tax credit financing transactions involving New Markets Tax Credits and historic rehabilitation tax credits.

He also represents business clients and entrepreneurs in a wide variety of business transactions involving the purchase and sale of privately-held businesses, mergers, consolidations, reorganizations and other similar transactions. He has extensive experience in the structuring and negotiation of terms related to these types of transaction, and the drafting of related contracts and agreements. He has advised client with respect to both domestic and international transactions.

 

Education

Paul M. Hebert Law School, Louisiana State University, J.D., 1990 (Louisiana Law Review, Senior Editor)

Nicholls State University, B.S., 1986

Admissions

Admitted to practice: 1990, Louisiana State Courts, Eastern, Middle & Western Districts of Louisiana.

Professional Associations

Louisiana State Bar Association

Baton Rouge Bar Association

American Red Cross - Louisiana Capital Area Chapter (Board of Directors: 2008 and previously, 1998-2006, Chairman 2002-2003)

American Health Lawyers Association

Education's Next Horizon (Board of Directors)

Gulf Coast Housing Partnership (Board of Directors)

Former Academic Distinction Fund (Treasurer, Board of Directors)

Former Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic School Board (Director)

Honors and Awards

AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated.

Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Selected Lawyer of the Year, in Mergers and Acqisition Law in Baton Rouge by The Best Lawyers in America® 2013, 2015

Representative Matters

Represented financial buyer of industrial service company operating in Louisiana and Texas in $13 million buy-out.

Represented operator of cellular telephone network in Louisiana to national cellular carrier in $36 million transaction, which included various ancillary aspects for transition.

Represented seller of oil-field equipment business to global energy equipment manufacturer in $12 million transaction.

Represented owners of alternative fuels producer in sale of refinery to public company in $24 million transaction.

Represented owners of telecommunications business in South Louisiana in various financing transactions in excess of $40 million and ultimately in sale of business to private equity fund in $100 million transaction, including participation in obtaining regulatory approvals and/or letters of non-opposition from the Louisiana Public Service Commission.

Represented telecommunications business in South Louisiana in leveraged buyout of co-owner in $86 million transaction, including participation in obtaining regulatory approvals and/or letters of non-opposition from the Louisiana Public Service Commission.

Represented joint venture partner in sale of interest in national chemical business and assets to other joint venture partner in $85 million transaction.