Wesley King is a partner in Frandzel’s transactional group. Mr. King represents commercial banks, private lenders, funds, and other financial companies in a wide variety of transactional matters, including real estate transactions and finance, commercial loan documentation, and other secured transactions. Mr. King focuses his practice on complex financial transactions and has successfully closed a range of such matters, including:
- Note finance transactions
- Asset-based lines of credit
- Leveraged buyouts
- Municipal bond offerings
- International loans
- Venture capital and technology financings
- Warehouse lines of credit, and other secured transactions
As an integral component of the firm’s transactional practice, Mr. King also advises, structures, negotiates, and documents loan restructurings, distressed debt workouts, and other business disputes with the goal of maximizing collections and avoiding costly litigation for his clients. Moreover, Mr. King has handled a wide variety of business and real estate matters, including purchase and sale agreements, company formation documentation, commercial leases, construction contracts, service agreements, and other business matters.
Before joining Frandzel, Mr. King practiced in public finance, facilities, and real estate transactions, and handled municipal bond and real estate litigation for public agencies. This past litigation experience informs Mr. King's transactional practice, making him a more comprehensive advisor and advocate for his clients. Prior to practicing law, Mr. King worked for several commercial real estate developers and an international hedge fund, giving him a keen insight into his clients' business needs.
Mr. King is also active in the greater Los Angeles legal community. In 2016, Mr. King served as President of the LGBTQ+ Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and served on the organization’s board of governors for 5 years. He remains active in the legal community, regularly speaks at local law schools, mentors law students, and participates in pro bono activities.
Secured Transactions & Commercial Loan Documentation
Real Estate Finance & Transactions
State Bar of California, 2011
United States District Court, Southern, Central, and Eastern Districts of California
Pepperdine University School of Law, Juris Doctor; Certificate in Entrepreneurship and the Law, Securities and Real Estate Concentration, 2011
California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, B.S., Business Administration, Finance Concentration; Minor, Real Property Development, 2008
MEMBERSHIP & ASSOCIATIONS
Los Angeles County Bar Association
San Fernando Valley Bar Association
National Association of Bond Lawyers
LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles
Represented the lender in a $6 million leveraged-ESOP transaction for a California-based construction company.
Represented the mortgage lender in a $100 million warehouse line of credit transaction.
Represented the purchaser in a $16 million private activity bond transaction for a private school.
Represented the lender in a $23 million leveraged buy-out and subsequent business acquisition for a national construction company.
Represented the lender in a $7 million construction financing transaction for mixed-use real estate development.
Represented the buyer in a $100 million office park transaction.
Represented the issuer in a $70 million municipal bond offering.
Represented a public school district in a $15 million solar power purchase agreement and site lease.
Represented a public school district in a $12 million lease-leaseback construction financing transaction.