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Carolyn B. Dobbins

Senior Counsel
Best Lawyers 2019
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  • J.D., with distinction, Emory University School of Law, Order of the Coif, Executive Articles Editor of the Emory Law Journal
  • M.B.A., Finance, Georgia State University
  • A.B., Chemistry, Duke University

Judicial Clerkships

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia



Carolyn Dobbins has over 25 years of experience in commercial and real estate financing transactions. Carolyn represents both borrowers and lenders in a wide range of such financings, including acquisition financing, secured and unsecured senior credit facilities, syndicated credit facilities, asset-based lending, structured financings, multi-state secured financings, commercial real estate loans, sale/leaseback transactions and debtor-in-possession financing. She has particular expertise in financing for the seniors housing industry.

Ms. Dobbins is recognized by Best Lawyers® for her work in securitization and structured finance law.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of a NYSE-listed seniors housing company in connection with numerous financings, including revolving credit and letter of credit facilities, acquisition financing for two separate multi-property multi-state portfolios, and various refinancings for multi-property multi-state portfolios
  • Representation of a NYSE-listed packaging products company in connection with its multi-currency senior credit facility, including financing for major acquisitions
  • Representation of an agricultural product company in connection with a syndicated asset-based borrowing credit facility and secured term loan facility
  • Representation of the tenant in restructuring of a REIT lease portfolio of seniors housing residences in connection with the landlord’s refinancing of such portfolio
  • Representation of various joint ventures of a NYSE-listed REIT in connection with financing for a multi-property, multi-state portfolio of assisted living residences
  • Representation of privately held owners and operators of a multi-state portfolio of skilled nursing facilities in connection with refinancing for such facilities
  • Representation of a consumer lending company in connection with its asset-based borrowing credit facility

Professional & Community Activities

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • American Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc. (approximately 20 years)

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized as a leading lawyer in The Best Lawyers in America® 

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