Brett H. Todd

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

United States
T:+1 214 855 8053
United States
T:+1 214 855 8053
Brett H. Todd

Brett H. Todd



Brett H. Todd has been a partner in the Dallas office since 2002. Brett has substantial experience representing sponsors and investors in complex partnership, limited liability company and joint venture transactions, including all stages from formation to dissolution (with a special focus in the last few years on restructurings). Brett also has represented both borrowers and lenders in all types of financing transactions, including senior secured and unsecured lending transactions, mezzanine and bridge financings, leveraged acquisition financings, real estate and energy joint venture financings, cash flow and asset-based lending, loan restructurings and workouts and debtor-in-possession financings. Taken together with his extensive experience in mergers and acquisition transactions, Brett brings a "360 degree" approach to any complex business transaction.

Professional experience

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JD, with honors, the University of Kentucky College of Law, 1994
BA, magna cum laude, Centre College, 1989

Brett graduated magna cum laude from Centre College. Graduating with honors from law school, he was a member of the Order of the Coif and associate editor of the Kentucky Law Journal.

He was admitted to practice law in Texas 1994.

  • Texas State Bar

Joint Ventures:

  • Negotiation of complex partnerships in connection with dozens of private equity acquisitions
  • Represented a real estate development company in connection with its recent $1 billion joint venture transaction with a New York hedge fund
  • Negotiated a joint venture between an investor group and a sponsor in order to make investments in Latin America
  • Negotiated a joint venture between investors, certain quasi-governmental entities and the operator of amusement parks relating to the development of additional U.S. locations
  • Represented the operator of storage terminals in a series of joint ventures with third party facility owners
  • Representation of an investor group in connection with its investment with the sponsor of a fund making investments in mid-stream pipeline assets
  • Representation of a local real estate investor in connection with a series of real estate operating partnerships with 3rd party management groups

Corporate Finance and Debt Restructuring:

  • Negotiated a $150 million syndicated debtor-in-possession facility for a manufacturing company
  • Represented a Spanish-language television network in connection with all aspects of its U.S. senior and mezzanine loan negotiations, including complex intercreditor negotiations; successfully closed on related acquisition and add-on loan facilities
  • Represented a cross-border debtor in a matter involving a U.S. manufacturing client setting up a joint venture and related lending facility for new operations in Mexico and Brazil
  • Represented a U.S. energy company in numerous pipeline and terminal acquisitions and related acquisition financing transactions
  • Represented the agent bank in connection with the workout of a $200 million senior secured lending facility with a manufacturing company
  • Represented the agent bank in the negotiation of a $900 million senior unsecured loan facility to a telecommunications company
  • Negotiated a senior secured credit facility on behalf of a lender relating to a manufacturing and energy services company with locations in the United States and Canada; involved the negotiation of intercreditor and subordination agreements with several series of noteholders
  • Structured, negotiated and closed on over $500 million of loans from various lenders to a real estate development client
  • Represented several private equity clients in financings relating to their portfolio company acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions:

  • Recently represented a real estate investment company in connection with numerous spin-off transactions
  • Worked on the disposition of an environmental products company for a private equity client
  • Negotiated numerous acquisitions for various private equity clients of the firm
  • Represented a buyer in a recent 363 bankruptcy acquisition of a manufacturing company
  • Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2011 – 2021
  • Best Lawyers - Banking and Finance Law, Best Lawyers, 2022 - 2024
  • Best Lawyers - Corporate Law, Best Lawyers, 2022 - 2024
  • The State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Corporate Counsel Section of the Dallas Bar Association, Past Chair
  • American Bar Association
  • Junior Achievement of Dallas/Dallas Business Hall of Fame, Event and Fundraising Committee
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Fundraising Chair