John S. Zarbock

John S. Zarbock

Salt Lake City, UT

About John

John Zarbock is an associate in Stoel Rives’ Corporate group in its Salt Lake City office. He has experience in all stages of financing transactions for clients, including venture capital and private equity financings, debt financings, recapitalizations, and restructurings. John also advises companies in a wide range of M&A and general corporate matters. Since coming to Salt Lake, his practice has been focused on providing corporate legal counsel to technology, life sciences, software and internet-based companies, and emerging businesses.

Before joining Stoel Rives, John was an associate in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

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Experience gained prior to joining Stoel Rives LLP

  • Represented EXCO Resources, Inc. on its recapitalization consisting of $300 million second lien secured notes, a $683 million third lien term loan and amendments to existing first lien asset based revolver and second lien term loans.
  • Represented Blackstone Energy Partners and Sanchez Energy Corporation on their 50/50 partnership, definitive purchase agreement and related financing to acquire Anadarko Petroleum Corporation’s working interest in approximately 318,000 gross operated acres in the Western Eagle Ford for approximately $2.3 billion.
  • Represented Alta Marcellus Development, LLC in connection with financing its $1.24 billion acquisition of assets from Anadarko Petroleum Corp., consisting of an asset-based revolver and second lien notes.
  • Represented GSO Capital Partners LP on its first lien credit facility for Warren Resources, consisting of the issuance of first lien loans in the amount of $150 million to refinance existing debt and provide for working capital needs.
  • Provided counsel for financings for companies exiting from Chapter 11, including Sabine Oil & Gas in obtaining a $200 million reserve-based revolving credit facility and $150 million term loan facility and a private oilfield services company in obtaining a $50 million asset-based revolving facility and $70 million term loan facility.
  • Counseled a private equity portfolio company on a $150 million superpriority term loan facility in connection with its IPO.
  • Counseled a private company specializing in equipment rental and safety services in the oil and gas industry in connection with its recapitalization consisting of a $110 million term loan, a $25 million asset-based revolver and a corporate reorganization.
  • Represented national banks and financial institutions in planning and documentation of construction and real property acquisition loans.
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