Bobbi  Acord Noland

Bobbi Acord Noland

Partner | Atlanta Office
ban@phrd.com
T: (404) 420-5537
F: (404) 522-8409
 

Practice Group(s)

Services

Education

  • Wake Forest University - (J.D., cum laude, 1989)Phi Beta Kappa; Corpus Juris Secundum Awards in Torts and Contracts; Editor-in-Chief, Wake Forest Law Review, 1989
  • Wake Forest University - (B.A., Politics, summa cum laude, with honors in politics, 1986)

Admitted to Practice

  • Georgia


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About Bobbi

For more than 29 years, Bobbi Acord Noland has been engaged in structuring, documenting, negotiating and closing secured loan transactions for financial institutions, including complex syndicated credit facilities. Bobbi also has experience in structuring and closing international financial transactions involving both secured facilities and receivables purchase facilities. In connection with the representation of the firm’s lending clients, she also has been involved in various workouts and restructurings of financing transactions.

 

Bobbi is a Fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers. She also has been recognized as one of the foremost banking lawyers in Georgia by Chambers USA in Banking and Finance, a leading Banking practitioner by The Best Lawyers in America and one of Georgia's "Top Rated Lawyers" by Martindale-Hubbell and ALM. She has been selected as a Georgia Super Lawyer for more than a decade and in 2008 was named one of the top 50 Georgia Women Super Lawyers. In 2017, Bobbi was recognized in The Secured Lender as one of the top 50 Women in Commercial Finance.

 

Bobbi has served as an adjunct professor at Emory University Law School in Atlanta. In addition, Bobbi serves on the Firm’s Compensation Committee and is the Commercial Finance team leader. She also is the past Chair of the Business Law Section and the UCC Committee of the Georgia State Bar and the Business and Finance Section of the Atlanta Bar. Bobbi is a 1986 graduate of Wake Forest University and was Phi Beta Kappa. She graduated from Wake Forest Law School in 1989 and was Editor-in-Chief of the Wake Forest Law Review.

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Representative Engagements

  • Represented administrative agent and lender in $1,000,000,000 senior secured syndicated credit facility to modular homes manufacturer
  • Represented administrative agent and lender in $650,000,000 senior secured credit facility to steel manufacturer
  • Represented administrative agent and lender in $425,000,000 senior secured syndicated credit facility to steel processor and manufacturer
  • Represented administrative agent and lender in $400,000,000 senior secured syndicated credit facility to tire and automobile accessories retailer
  • Represented administrative agent and lender in $260,000,000 senior secured syndicated revolving credit facility to custom food service distributor
  • Represented administrative agent and lender in $150,000,000 senior secured syndicated credit facility to manufacturer and supplier of carpets and other floor coverings
  • Represented administrative agent and lender in $100,000,000 international senior secured credit facility to office products distributor
  • Represented administrative agent and lender in $100,000,000 senior secured syndicated credit facility to finance company
  • Represented administrative agent and lender in $60,000,000 senior secured syndicated credit facility to furniture manufacturer and distributor
  • Represented administrative agent and lender in $60,000,000 senior secured syndicated credit facility to specialty retailer of home décor
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Professional and Civic Involvement

  • UCC Committee, State Bar of Georgia, Former Chair and Committee Member (2008-2013)
  • Chair (2015-2016), Vice Chair (2014-2015), and Secretary (2012-2013) of the Business Law Section of the Georgia State Bar
  • Atlanta Bar, Board, Business and Finance Section, Former Chair and Board Member (2007-2013)
  • Former Co-Chair, ABA Subcommittee on Loan Documentation (2007-2010)
  • President, Wake Forest Law Alumni Council and National Law Fund Chairperson for Wake Forest Law School (2004)
  • Wake Forest University Presidential Search Committee (2004-2005)
  • Wake Forest Law Alumni Council (1993-2010) and Board of Visitors (2013-present)
  • Parker Hudson Rainer & Dobbs LLP Executive Committee and Compensation Committee
  • Adjunct Professor, Emory Law School (Spring 2013 and Spring 2014)
  • Turnaround Management Association, Board Member (2011-present)
  • National Co-Chair, CFA Education Foundation 2017 Campaign
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Honors

  • Selected by Best Lawyers in America as the 2018 Lawyer of the Year in Georgia in the practice area of Banking and Finance Law
  • Recognized by The Secured Lender as one of the 50 Women in Commercial Finance (2017)
  • Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business (Banking and Finance)
  • The Best Lawyers in America (Banking and Finance)
  • Georgia Super Lawyer
  • Fellow, American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Recognized as one of Georgia's "Top Rated Lawyers" by Martindale-Hubbell and ALM (2012)
  • Top 50 Georgia Women Super Lawyers (2008)
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Publications and Presentations

  • Presenter, "Syndicated Credit Agreements - Current Issues and Best Practices", UNC Banking Law Institute (March 2017)
  • Presenter, "Cross-Border Lending: Key Distinctions Between Canada and United States", Georgia Secured Lending Seminar (February 2017)
  • Contributor, "Internationalisation of Asset-Based Lending," Financier Worldwide, TalkingPoint (April 2016)
  • Presenter and Panel Member "Issues for ABL Commitment Letters in Acquisition Financing: Be Careful What You Wish For!," Commercial Finance Association's Annual Convention (November 2013)
  • Chair and Moderator, Georgia ICLE Secured Lending Seminar (February 2011 and February 2012)

  • Chair, Moderator and Presenter "Non-Uniform Collateral: Issues for the Unwary Secured Lender," Georgia ICLE Secured Lending Seminar (February 2010)

  • Presenter and Panel Member, "Security Interests Outside of the UCC," ALI-ABA Commercial Banking and Lending Law Seminar (January 2010)

  • Author and Presenter, "Perfection and Priority Issues: Documented Vessels, Aircraft and Automobiles," Georgia ICLE Secured Lending Seminar (February 2009)

  • Author and Presenter, "Perfection, Priority and Enforcement: Documented Vessels, Aircraft and Automobiles," ALI-ABA Commercial Banking and Lending Law Seminar (January 2009)

  • Contributor, "Second Lien Loans in Today's Markets," Financier Worldwide (December 2008)

  • Author and Presenter, "Certain Non-UCC and UCC "Gotchas" for the Unwary Secured Lender," Section of ABA Business Law Meeting (April 2008)

  • Author and Presenter, "Real Estate Issues from the Senior Secured Lender's Perspective," Secured Lending Seminar (February 2008)

  • Author, Presenter and Panel Moderator, "Default and Enforcement Under Revised Article 9," Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code in Georgia Seminar (December 2005)

  • Author, Presenter and Panel Moderator, "What Practitioners Need to Know," Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code in Georgia Seminar (February 2005)

  • Author, Presenter and Panel Moderator, "Default and Enforcement Under Revised Article 9," Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code in Georgia Seminar (February 2004)

  • Author, Presenter and Panel Moderator, "Default and Enforcement Under Revised Article 9, " Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code in Georgia Seminar (February 2003)

  • Author and Presenter, "Revised UCC Article 9 Secured Transactions," Recent UCC Developments Seminar (July 2002)

  • Presenter, "Enforcement of Security Interests Under Revised Article 9," Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code in Georgia Seminar (February 2002)

  • Author and Presenter, "Starting the Process—Initiating the Loan" and "Lender Liability—What it is and How to Mitigate the Risk," Structuring the Commercial Loan in Georgia Seminar (October 2001)

  • Author and Presenter, "Enforcement of Security Interests Under Revised Article 9," Community Banker’s Association of Georgia (May 2001)

  • Presenter, "Selected Bankruptcy Issues for Secured Lenders" and "Lender Liability Pitfalls," Commercial Lending in Georgia Seminar (July 2000)

  • Panel Participant and Presenter, "Intellectual Property Issues in Secured Transactions," ABA Section of Business Law 2000 Spring Meeting (March 2000)

  • Author and Presenter, "Loan Proposals, Term Sheets and Commitment Letters, " Secured Lending Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (November 1999)

  • Author and Presenter, "The Law of Letters of Credit—Effect of Recent Cases and Proposed Changes to Article 9," Secured Lending Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (November 1998)

  • Author and Presenter, "The Why and How of Multi-Lender Agreements," Asset Based Lending Seminar (October 1998)

  • Author and Presenter, "The Why and How of Multi-Lender Agreements," Asset Based Lending Seminar (June 1998)

  • Author and Presenter, "Structuring Issues in Multiple Party Financings," Secured Lending Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (November 1997)

  • Co-Author: "Commitment Letters: Uses and Pitfalls," The Journal of Commercial Lending (July 1993)

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