David Hight is a partner at Ice Miller and is based in the DuPage County, Ill., office. David concentrates his practice in commercial lending, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, and real estate transactions.

David has substantial experience structuring, documenting and concluding financing transactions for both lenders and borrowers in a wide range of industries. He frequently represents clients in revolving and term loans, acquisition financing, asset-based lending, mezzanine financing and syndicated loans, both secured and unsecured. He regularly advises lenders and borrowers in loan workouts  as well.
In addition, business clients rely on David's advice on general corporate matters, business planning and in mergers and acquisitions. He has experience working with borrowers and lenders on industrial development revenue bonds and charitable organization bond issues, and represents business clients in a variety of real estate transactions including purchases and sales, financing and construction lending.

David joined Ice Miller in 2007.
Representative Clients
Representative Transactions

Representative Clients

  • Vistex, Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
  • First Midwest Bank
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • The Northern Trust Company
  • BMO Harris Bank
  • Symmetry, Inc.
  • Richards Wilcox, Inc.
Representative Transactions
  • Structured, negotiated and closed, on behalf of a Chicago area bank, a series of secured loans and taxable bonds in excess of $30 million involving over 20 parcels of real estate and over 25 related entities.
  • Served as local counsel for a group of European banks in the secured financing of a major wind farm project in Illinois.
  • Represented a publicly traded Midwestern medical device company in senior and mezzanine financing.
  • Advised a major national bank on workouts of troubled projects financed by tax-exempt bond transactions.
  • Assisted an international financial institution in restructuring the debt of a multifaceted service business with over 20 parcels of real estate in four states.
  • Counsel to technology company in multiple acquisitions and financing transactions, including  dividend recapitalization.
  • Frequently assists private equity firms in the acquisition of portfolio companies and related financing.
  • Represented Fortune 500 consumer products company in its sale of a division as a part of a major corporate restructuring, including negotiation of a long-term distribution agreement with the buyer.
  • Assisted an international financial institution in restructuring the debt of a multifaceted service business with over 20 parcels of real estate in four states.
  • Participated in a series of loans and revenue bond transactions by a leading global bank involving approximately $100 million.
  • Served as lead attorney for a Chicago-based college for the acquisition, bond financing, construction and rehabilitation of property for educational facilities.
  • Led a team in an approximately $75 million merger of a California software developer in the financial services area to a Fortune 500 strategic buyer, using pooling of interests accounting.
  • Represented a multinational manufacturer in negotiating and concluding a long-term supply agreement with, and the subsequent acquisition of, a co-packing entity.
  • Represented a private multinational consumer products company in the acquisition of brands from a public company.
  • Negotiated and concluded long-term contracts for a Fortune 500 consumer products company to consolidate its purchases of energy and paper products for use in its North American operations.
  • Advised a private equity investor in the acquisition of a California gourmet cookie company.
  • Served as primary real estate counsel for a major Midwest utility.
Firm Publications
Published In
  • 4/12/2012 - Wind Energy Projects Move Ahead in Illinois, But Face Headwinds
  • 5/14/13 - Global Issues Impact Local Banks, Daily Herald Business Ledger
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