Mitchell M. Purvis

Mitchell M. Purvis

Partner | Atlanta Office
mpurvis@phrd.com
T: (404) 420-5520
F: (678) 533-7779
 

Practice Group

Services

Education

  • Davidson College - (B.A., 1974)
  • Vanderbilt University School of Law - (J.D., 1977) Patrick Wilson Scholar; Special Projects Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review, 1976-1977

Admitted to Practice

  • Georgia



About Mitch

Mitch Purvis is a senior partner in the firm's Commercial Finance and Corporate practice groups with over 37 years of practice experience. His commercial transaction practice concentrates on representing banks and other lending institutions in debt financings, including both single-lender and syndicated loan transactions. He has extensive experience in structuring, documenting and closing loans and business transactions of many types, including asset based, revolving and term credit facilities, for working capital, acquisitions, real estate and refinancings, second lien facilities, lease financing and bond issues, as well as loan workouts, restructurings and debtor-in-possession and exit financing.

Mitch's corporate practice involves counseling business entities of all sizes in mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, contracting and corporate governance matters. Among the industries in which his clients are involved are software development and distribution, consulting and professional services, construction, packaging, chemicals and other manufacturing and distribution.

Mitch has been a leader in bar work including as a past chair of the Corporate & Banking Law (now Business Law) Section of the State Bar of Georgia.  He has lectured extensively on business topics.

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Representative Engagements

  • Acted as agent's counsel in $1 billion revolving credit facility to manufacturer of modular buildings, including coordinating real estate collateral filings in numerous U.S. states and Canadian provinces
  • Represented national bank as agent's counsel in $250 million multi-lender revolving credit facility to manufacturer and importer of textile products
  • Represented agent in multiple financing rounds of $180 million syndicated revolving credit and letter of credit facility to firearms manufacturer, closing simultaneously with a subordinated notes offering
  • Acted as agent's counsel in $55 million revolving credit and letter of credit facilities to industrial components manufacturer
  • Represented U.S. agent and lender in $75 million credit facility for electronics distributor also involving Canadian facilities
  • Represented national bank as sole lender, and as agent and lender in subsequent syndicated refinancing, of $57 million secured credit facility for environmental services company
  • Reviewed loan documentation for participations by client banks as co-lenders in numerous credit facilities, ranging from $45 million to $1.6 billion, to borrowers in various industries
  • Represented sellers in multi-million dollar software development company, website, flexible manufacturing and other asset sale transactions, to strategic and financial buyers, including private equity groups
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Professional and Civic Involvement

  • Firm's Professional Development Partner
  • State Bar of Georgia (Secretary, 1979-1986 and Chairman, 1987-1989, Corporate Laws Committee, Corporate and Banking Law Section; Chairman, Corporate and Banking Law Section, 1991-1992)
  • American Bar Association (Member, Business Law Section)
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • National Alumni Council, Vanderbilt University School of Law (1999-2002)
  • Elder, Peachtree Presbyterian Church
  • Past Board Chair, LifeGate Counseling Center@Peachtree, Inc.
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Honors

  • Recognized as a leading Structured Finance practitioner by "Best Lawyers in America" (2008 - present)
  • Selected as a Georgia Super Lawyer by Law & Politics Media and Atlanta Magazine (2005, 2013-present)
  • Recognized as one of Georgia's "Top Rated Lawyers" by Martindale-Hubbell and ALM (2012)
  • Awarded "Distinguished Alumni Service Award," Davidson College
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Publications and Presentations

  • Chairman, "Corporate Practice" Seminar, sponsored by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education ("ICLE") in Georgia, Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia
  • Institute Chairman - Ninth Annual Corporate and Banking Law Institute, Sea Island, Georgia
  • "Joint Ventures and Alternative Delivery Systems"
  • "Recent Developments in Georgia Business Law"
  • "Business Organizations - Selection of the Proper Entity for Your Business Client" - Sponsored by ICLE
  • Moderator - Presenter at the Georgia Corporate Practice Seminar, sponsored by ICLE
  • "Status of a Georgia Control Share Acquisition Statute for Georgia"
  • "Recent Developments in Business Combination Statutes in Delaware and Georgia," sponsored by the Atlanta Bar Association
  • "Notes to Amendments" in Official Code of Georgia Annotated - Co-Authored comments on changes to Georgia's business law published prior to 1989
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