Anna M. Virene
Partner

Clients retain me because they know I take a business-focused approach to accomplish their goals and protect their interests. It’s not just about closing the deal for my clients – it’s also about identifying and resolving issues efficiently and building long-term relationships between all parties involved.  

With clients ranging from regional and national financial institutions to private lenders, Anna Virene focuses her practice on structuring and negotiating a variety of secured and unsecured commercial lending transactions across a myriad of industries, including loans to operating companies, energy sector lending, equity and asset acquisition financing, bridge-to-call loan facilities, Ex-Im Bank (Export-Import Bank of the United States) financing, loans to not-for-profit institutions, railcar financing, floor plan financing, equipment financing, and acquisition, construction, and renovation real estate loans. Her experience includes representation of lenders in bilateral facilities, as well as administrative agents and syndicate bank lenders in syndicated credit facilities.  Anna also represents lenders in troubled debt workouts, restructurings, and real and personal property foreclosures. 

As Leader of the firm’s Banking & Finance Practice Group, Anna oversees a high-caliber team of lawyers capable of protecting clients and achieving their goals through the commercial lending process, from the preparation and negotiation of loan documents and amendments to exercising rights and remedies thereunder. 

Representative Experience
  • Represented a financial institution acting as administrative agent in connection with a $200,000,000 unsecured revolving line of credit.
  • Represented a financial institution acting as administrative agent in connection with a $140,000,000 revolving line of credit.
  • Represented a financial institution acting as administrative agent in connection with $80,000,000 in revolving line of credit and term facilities for the acquisition of equity in a number of energy servicing companies.
  • Represented a financial institution acting as administrative agent in connection with a $40,000,000 revolving line of credit facility.
  • Represented a financial institution acting as administrative agent in connection with a $31,150,000 construction loan facility.
  • Represented financial institutions in various credit transactions (both bilateral and syndicated transactions) ranging in loan sizes from $1,000,000 to $40,000,000.
  • Represented a financial institution in a real estate foreclosure sale held in Harris County, Texas.
  • Represented a lender in a real estate foreclosure sale held in Tarrant County, Texas.
  • Represented a lender in a personal property foreclosure sale of inventory.
     
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Judicial Internships
  • Texas First Court of Appeals, Justice Laura Higley, Summer 2004
  • Texas Supreme Court, Justice Dale Wainwright, Summer 2004
  • United States Magistrate Judge Marcia Crone, Summer 2003
Organizational Involvement
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
Education
  • J.D., summa cum laude with honors, Texas Tech University School of Law, Order of the Coif, Texas Tech Law Review Articles Editor (2005)
  • B.A., The University of Texas at Austin (2001)
Bar Admission
  • Texas (2005)