Shanna B. Davar
Associate

In the game of chess, there are a variety of strategies to choose and moves to make. I bring a similar mindset to negotiating and structuring complex financing transactions. By always thinking two steps ahead, I can help clients resolve difficult issues proactively, minimize their risks, and reach the best possible outcome in every transaction.

Shanna Davar focuses her practice on helping financial institutions and private lenders structure a wide variety of commercial financing transactions spanning a number of industries. Her broad experience includes acquisition financings, mezzanine financings, syndicated and non-syndicated transactions, and secured and unsecured commercial transactions. Shanna also handles transactions involving equity and asset acquisitions, equipment financing, working capital lines of credit, and real estate acquisition, construction, and renovation loans.

Clients rely on Shanna to guide them through every aspect of the commercial lending process: from identifying their transaction goals and advising on potential risks, to drafting and negotiating documentation. She also helps lenders resolve issues in distressed loan scenarios, including workouts, restructurings, and property foreclosures.

Outside the office, Shanna enjoys giving back to the community. Her volunteer work has included serving as a guardian ad litem through Child Advocates and providing assistance to the Georgetown Law Juvenile Justice Clinic where she represented minors charged with delinquent acts.

Representative Experience
  • Represented a financial institution acting as administrative agent in connection with $75,000,000 in revolving line of credit and term credit facilities to finance, among other things, a working capital line for a borrower in the semiconductor industry
  • Represented a financial institution acting as administrative agent in connection with $61,000,000 in revolving line of credit and term credit facilities to finance, among other things, the construction and renovation of tenant build-out improvements for fine dining restaurants
  • Represented a financial institution acting as administrative agent in connection with $30,000,000 in revolving line of credit and term credit facilities to finance, among other things, equipment and capital expenditures lines for a borrower in the industrial sand industry
  • Represented a financial institution acting as administrative agent in connection with $34,500,000 in revolving line of credit and term credit facilities to finance equity and real property acquisitions
  • Represented a financial institution acting as administrative agent in connection with $39,000,000 in revolving line of credit and term credit facilities to finance, among other things, equipment and working capital lines for an oil & gas infrastructure resource company
  • Represented a financial institution acting as administrative agent in connection with $21,000,000 in revolving line of credit and term credit facilities to finance asset acquisitions
  • Represented a financial institution acting as administrative agent in connection with a term credit facility pursuant to the Main Street Lending Program
  • Represented a financial institution in connection with a term credit facility pursuant to the Main Street Lending Program
  • Represented a financial institution in connection with a $15,000,000 construction loan facility
  • Represented a financial institution in a real estate foreclosure sale held in Tarrant County, Texas
  • Represented a financial institution in a real estate foreclosure sale held in Harris County, Texas
Honors
  • Named a Houstonia Magazine Top Lawyer in Houston (2019 - 2020)
Organizational Involvement
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
Education
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center (2013)
  • B.B.A., The University of Texas at Austin (2006)
Bar Admissions
  • Texas (2015)
  • District of Columbia (2014)
  • Illinois (2013)
When I Feel Most At Home
  • Participating in a local improvisational performance troupe
  • Playing and coaching sports, particularly tennis and basketball