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honors + affiliations

Member, Women’s Bar Association

Noted in The Legal 500 for Corporate Restructuring (2007)

Citations of Excellence in Bankruptcy Law and Commercial Law, Hofstra University School of Law

Former Articles Editor, Hofstra Law Review

bar admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
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Sandra J. Vrejan
Partner


Email: svrejan@morganlewis.com
Boston
225 Franklin Street, 16th Floor
Boston, MA 02110-4104
Phone: 617.341.7750
Fax: 617.341.7701

Sandra J. Vrejan is a partner in Morgan Lewis’s Business and Finance Practice. Ms. Vrejan represents lenders and borrowers in a broad range of domestic and international commercial finance transactions, secured and unsecured transactions, and financial restructurings.

Ms. Vrejan serves a diverse client base, including lending and financial institutions, investment funds, borrowers, emerging growth, and public and private companies across a range of industries. Her representative activities include syndicated leveraged transactions in both asset-based and cash flow contexts, transactions involving multiple tiers of debt capitalization, intercreditor arrangements, debtor-in-possession and exit financing arrangements, acquisition financings, and representation of lenders in workouts and bankruptcy cases.

Ms. Vrejan also has been cited by President Bill Clinton for her pro bono accomplishments in political asylum cases.

Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Ms. Vrejan was a partner in the banking and leveraged finance group of an international law firm.

After graduating from law school, Ms. Vrejan clerked for Judge James B. Haines, Jr. of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maine. She received her J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law in 1995 and her B.A. from Boston University in 1990. Ms. Vrejan is fluent in French, Spanish, and English.

Ms. Vrejan is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New York and before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Selected Representations

Note: This list includes engagements completed prior to joining Morgan Lewis.

Front-End Representations:

  • Counsel to an administrative agent and co-lead arranger in connection with the $180 million acquisition finance of a national Southwestern casual dining restaurant company.
  • Counsel to a leading national financial institution as syndicate agent and arranger in various financings to the largest franchisee of various national restaurant groups, including through the acquisition financing of a public franchisee of restaurant chains.
  • Counsel to an administrative agent and joint-lead arranger in connection with a $400 million loan to a leading casual dining restaurant companies.
  • Counsel to a leading lending institution as co-collateral agent and lender in a $4.1 billion secured financing to one of the nation's leading broadline retailers.
  • Counsel to syndicate agent and lender in a cross-border $135 million financing to a jewelry retailer.
  • Counsel to syndicate agent and lender in a $75 million financing to an HVAC component manufacturer including an EXIM Bank guaranty component recognized as EXIM Bank's largest transaction at the time.
  • Counsel to syndicate agent and lender in $83 million financing for the private acquisition of a national restaurant chain.
  • Counsel to syndicate agent and lender in $85 million financing for the private acquisition of an East Coast–based restaurant chain.
  • Counsel to syndicate agent and lender in $70 million financing to an auto parts manufacturer.
  • Counsel to a leading financial services company in connection with a $38 million acquisition financing provided to an information management software company, for the acquisition an eDiscovery solutions provider.
  • Counsel to a specialty technology and life sciences industry finance company in numerous financing arrangements and the related workout of loans to high tech and bio tech companies.
  • Counsel to a global financial services firm in various loans to hedge fund managers.
  • Counsel to a global financial services provider in a loan to an investment manager.
  • Counsel to a leading national financial institution as syndicate agent and lender in a $750 million financing to a solid waste services company.
  • Counsel to a leading national financial institution as syndicate agent and lender to a U.S.-based nonhazardous waste collection, transportation, and disposal company in a cross-border transaction with a nonhazardous solid waste management company in Canada, valued at $1.1 billion CDN.

Restructurings:

  • Counsel to the retail finance division of a leading lending institution as syndicate agent and lender in the bankruptcy and $125 million debtor in possession financing of a regional independent department store chain.
  • Counsel to the retail finance division of a leading lending institution as syndicate agent and lender in the $175 million exit financing of a privately held family apparel retailer.
  • Counsel to the retail finance division of a leading lending institution as syndicate agent and lender in the bankruptcy and $175 million debtor in possession financing of a privately held family apparel retailer.
  • Counsel to the retail finance division of a leading lending institution as syndicate agent and lender in a $200 million financing to a mall-based specialty toy retailer and in the workout and bankruptcy of a mall-based specialty toy retailer.
  • Counsel to the retail finance division of a leading lending institution as syndicate agent and lender in the workout, cross-border bankruptcy and cross-border $115 million debtor in possession financing of a home furnishings retailer.
  • Counsel to the retail finance division of a leading lending institution as co-collateral agent and lender in a $250 million debtor in possession financing to a regional department store and in financing arrangements provided to Section 363 purchaser of all or substantially all of the assets of the department store.
  • Counsel to the retail finance division of a leading lending institution and a provider of senior secured loans as co-documentation agent, joint lead arranger and Steering Committee member in the $1.6 billion debtor in possession financing and contemplated exit arrangements of a global supplier for the automotive, computing, communications, energy, and consumer accessories markets.
  • Counsel to a leading lending institution as co-collateral agent and lender in a $150 million cross-border debtor-in-possession financing to a premium retailer of outdoor equipment in a cross-border multiple currency financing arrangement provided to Section 363 purchaser of all, or substantially all of, the assets of the retailer.
  • Counsel to the retail finance division of a leading lending institution as syndicate agent and lender in the workout, bankruptcy, and $60 million debtor-in-possession financing of a specialty consumer electronics retailer.
  • Counsel to a syndicate agent and lender in the $145 million financing and workout and bankruptcy of a furniture retailer.
  • Counsel to a wholesale commercial bank as syndicate agent and lender in private workout and restructuring of a $90 million facility to a high-tech applications company.
  • Counsel to syndicate agent and lender in the workout, bankruptcy, and $100 million debtor-in-possession financing of a specialty department store.
  • Counsel to syndicate agent and lender in the workout, bankruptcy, and $155 million financing of an electronics component manufacturer. 
  • Counsel to syndicate agent and lenders in the workout, bankruptcy, and $50 million debtor-in-possession financing of a telecommunications services reseller.

education

  • Hofstra University School of Law, 1995, J.D.
  • Boston University, 1990, B.A.