Bill Reavey - Opus Law Firm
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BillReavey

BILL REAVEY

SENIOR ATTORNEY
877-775-4564 ext.105

Bill Reavey’s primary practice areas include: acquisition, entitlement, development, financing, and construction of commercial real estate projects; commercial leasing; M&A transactions for non-public companies; raising growth capital for early stage companies; and cross-border transactions in Mexico. His representation of early stage companies includes representation of craft beer breweries on financing and regulatory matters, and negotiation of IP licenses in multiple industries. He has also been active in the financing, development and construction of tribal gaming projects, the acquisition of small defense contractors to be operated as tribally-owned SBA 8(a) corporations, and other tribal economic development opportunities. In addition to his tribal clients, he represents a wide variety of domestic and foreign entities doing business in the United States, Europe, India, and China.

 

After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in international affairs from the United States Air Force Academy, he earned an M.A. in international relations from Yale University. Following seven years on active duty with the U.S. Air Force, he received his J.D. from Yale Law School.

Mr. Reavey is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Anza-Borrego Foundation, a nonprofit land conservancy located in Borrego Springs, CA. In this role, he has been active in structuring biological mitigation transactions that promote the land conservation activities of the Foundation. He is also member of the American Bar Association. He has an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

 

REPRESENTATIVE TRANSACTIONS

  • Representation of large US SaaS company serving the fitness, wellness and beauty markets in drafting contracts to support its rapidly expanding global online business operations
  • Representation of craft breweries in early stage capital raising from private investors, arranging bank and equipment financing, and negotiating leases and distribution contracts, as well as in ABC and TTB regulatory matters; recent transaction included the acquisition of an iconic, local craft brewery with limited brewing capacity by a much larger craft brewery
  • Drafting Master Declaration of Restrictions and Maintenance and Easement Agreement for the Great Mall of the Bay Area and similar agreements for other large scale commercial projects
  • Negotiation of retail and restaurant leases for regional shopping centers, including Fashion Island (Newport Beach) and South Coast Plaza (Costa Mesa)
  • Sale to strategic buyer of stock in cloud service company providing platform for cloud business solutions for small businesses
  • Representation of private group in purchase of global commercial fitness equipment business of Nautilus, Inc., subsequent M&A transactions, and capital raising events
  • Representation of large family-owned agribusiness in purchase of 200 acres of farmland out of hotly contested Chapter 12 proceeding
  • Representation of local Indian tribes concerning financing and development of hotel and casino projects, leasing of a retail outlet center, development of renewable energy projects, and participation in the SBA’s 8(a) program
  • Negotiation of contracts for architectural services and construction contracts for numerous large mixed use projects, including a tribal casino and hotel project ($650 Million budget)
  • Representation of land conservancy on a pro bono basis in multiple biological mitigation transactions, including a 1,000+ acre transaction with the San Diego County Water Authority
  • Sale of a business unit owning a proprietary software application for enterprise project management (EPM) to Microsoft Corporation
  • $50.5 Million sale of real estate portfolio of AMEX-listed company to public REIT in three stage “auction” process
  • Acquisition of golf course in Orange County, California with upscale amenities. Transaction involved resolution of club membership issues
  • Representation of Japanese real estate investment company in build-to-suit lease with Sony Electronics Inc. for 400,000 sq. ft. warehouse
  • $22 Million sale/leaseback of 150,000 sq. ft. biotech laboratory facility to public REIT
  • $38 Million tax exempt bond financing of mixed-use (residential/commercial) condominium project in Long Beach, California
  • Leasing of a 650,000 sq. ft. high tech industrial park (San Diego County Tech Center) in San Diego, California
  • Development of a 650 acre, $100+ Million industrial park (Pomerado Business Park) in Poway, California
  • $82 Million acquisition of two high-rise office buildings in Irvine, California by Asian investors
  • Representation of Switzerland-based seller in an asset sale restructured as a stock sale using a Gibraltar-based intermediary
  • Representation of selling shareholders of a San Diego-based company that designs and markets skate-boarding gear
  • Represented selling shareholders of San Diego-based window manufacturer in $80 Million sale of stock to JELD-WEN, Inc.
  • Acquisition of $35 Million portfolio of self-storage properties in LBO transaction by management team
  • Acquisition of the assets of a U.S. manufacturer of airline passenger seats by U.S. subsidiary of French conglomerate
  • Licensing of technology for manufacturing device used to concentrate oxygen and nitrogen by French aerospace company
  • Acquisition of manufacturer of above-ground swimming pools by French conglomerate
  • Acquisition of U.S. subsidiary of UK manufacturer of inflatable boats by French conglomerate
  • Acquisition of 500+ acres of land for resort community on East Cape of Baja California Sur, north of San Jose del Cabo
  • Establishment of maquiladora in Tijuana, B.C., Mexico by a large United States medical device manufacturer, including negotiation of real estate purchase agreement, shelter operator contract and construction contracts