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Christopher J. Dewar
Christopher J. Dewar
Partner — Finance
Partner — Finance

Christopher J. Dewar

Christopher J. Dewar
Dallas

Trammell Crow Center
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 3900
Dallas, TX 75201

My goal is to focus on what is important and to be collaborative and constructive. When a deal closes, I want our clients to feel both that their interests were vigorously represented and that we got them across the finish line as painlessly as possible for all involved.
Christopher J. Dewar

Cris Dewar represents banks, alternative/direct lenders and corporate and private equity-backed borrowers in loan transactions in a variety of sectors with a particular focus on the energy industry.

Cris has deep experience advising on a wide range of commercial lending transactions, including reserve-based lending, asset-based lending, mezzanine and unitranche financings, institutional term loans, second-lien financings, underwritten acquisition financings, restructurings and workouts, debtor-in-possession and exit facilities, and complex intercreditor arrangements.

Cris is known for being practical, efficient and highly responsive to his clients and for being a leader in the field of energy financing. He is the recipient of multiple accolades from such sources as Chambers USA, Legal 500 U.S., and The Best Lawyers in America. Clients quoted by Chambers called Cris “commercially minded, always available and a creative legal mind.”

Experience Highlights

  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in a $450 million revolving credit facility to Rice Midstream Partners LP

  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in a $1.2 billion reserve-based revolving credit facility to Eagle Rock Energy Partners, L.P.

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. in a $565 million reserve-based revolving credit facility and term loan to an E&P company

  • Bank of America, N.A. in a $2 billion secured reserve-based revolving credit facility to Memorial Resource Development Corp.

  • MoneyGram International, Inc. in a $1.63 billion senior secured revolving and term loan facility to a public company with international operations engaged in the money transfer business

  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in a $1.2 billion reserve-based revolving credit facility to Eagle Rock Energy Partners, L.P.

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. in a $565 million reserve-based revolving credit facility and term loan to an E&P company

  • Bank of America, N.A. in a $2 billion secured reserve-based revolving credit facility to Memorial Resource Development Corp.

  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in a $1.5 billion revolving credit facility to Atlas Resource Partners, L.P.

  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in a $1.5 billion syndicated senior secured credit facility to Rice Energy, Inc. in connection with its initial public offering

  • Wells Fargo Energy Capital, Inc. in a $300 million second lien term loan facility to an oil and gas exploration and production company

  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in a revolving credit facility to an owner of royalty and mineral interests

  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in a $450 million revolving credit facility to Rice Midstream Partners LP

  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in a $300 million senior secured revolving credit facility to a private oilfield services company

  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in an $800 million revolving credit facility to Atlas Pipeline Partners

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. in a $75 million revolving credit facility to The Container Store, Inc.

  • Administrative agent in a $75 million asset-based revolving credit facility to an oil and gas refinery

  • BI-LO, LLC, a regional grocery store chain, in a $125 million debtor-in-possession revolving credit facility

  • A private equity fund in a $20 million revolving, asset-based lending credit facility, a term loan facility, a capital expenditure facility, and the issuance of $13 million senior subordinated notes in connection with the acquisition of a food manufacturing company

  • MoneyGram International, Inc. in a $1.63 billion senior secured revolving and term loan facility to a public company with international operations engaged in the money transfer business

  • A provider of occupational health care services in connection with a $330 million syndicated term loan facility, $75 million revolving credit facility, and $155 million second-lien term loan facility

Credentials

  • Harvard University, J.D., 2005
  • Miami University, B.S. magna cum laude, 2002
  • Chambers USA, Banking & Finance Law (Texas), 2017–2019; “Up and Coming,” 2017 and 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), Banking & Finance Law, 2017–2020
  • Legal 500 U.S., Commercial Lending, 2019
  • Member: Dallas Bar Association; Dallas Young Lawyers Association; Young Professionals in Finance
  • Texas