Kate Weinstein regularly advises financial institutions in connection with structuring and documenting financing transactions. She has extensive experience representing first and second lien lenders, mezzanine lenders, and equity sponsors and borrowers in a diverse range of debt financings. Her area of focus includes acquisition, recapitalization and other leveraged financings, cash flow and asset-based financings, first lien, second lien, mezzanine and unitranche financings (including first-out, last-out financings), debtor-in-possession and exit financings, and workouts, restructurings, and bankruptcies.
Kate is a co-managing partner of Morgan Lewis’s New York office. Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, she was a partner in another international law firm, where she served as the co-managing partner of the firm’s New York office.
Representation of agent under $65 million senior secured “unitranche” credit facilities for Blacksmith Brands, used to finance the acquisition of various over-the-counter consumer healthcare (including Efferdent, Ludens and Pedia Care). The equity sponsor was Charlesbank Equity Fund VII.
Representation of agent under $71.5 million senior subordinated loan facility for Univita Health Inc., used to refinance outstanding debt and to finance an add-on acquisition. The equity sponsor was Genstar Capital Partners.
Representation of agent under (i) a $59 million senior secured “unitranche” credit facility that financed the acquisition of Campus Management Corp. by Leeds Equity Partners IV and (ii) a $12 million senior secured add-on acquisition term loan
Representation of agent under a $50 million first lien credit facility that financed the acquisition of Restaurants Unlimited Inc. and Pacific Coast Restaurants Inc., and in connection with workout and restructuring of borrowers’ indebtedness thereunder
Representation of noteholders in connection with restructuring approximately $1 billion of unsecured private placement notes of Allied Capital Corporation into $841 million of secured notes
Representation of lead mezzanine investors under a $110 million senior subordinated term loan that financed the acquisition of equity interests of SRAM Holdings LLC by Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking Partners IV LP and coinvestors
Representation of lead mezzanine investor under $18.4 million senior subordinated term loan that financed the acquisition of Papa Murphys International Inc. by Lee Equity
Representation of lead mezzanine investor under $13.5 million senior subordinated term loan that financed the acquisition of Wingstop Restaurants Inc. by Roark Capital Group
Representation of agent under pre-petition, debtor-in-possession and exit financing arrangements with Holley Performance Products Inc.
Representation of agent under $100 million asset-based lending credit facility with Stream Global Services, a global provider of sales, customer service and technical support. Transaction closed contemporaneously with (i) purchase by Stream of eTelecare Global Solutions and its subsidiaries and (ii) issuance of $200 million in senior secured notes.
Representation of lender under a $100 million first lien credit facility in connection with workout and restructuring of Borrowers’ indebtedness
Fordham University School of Law, 1997, J.D., cum laude
Brown University, 1991, A.B.
US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
US District Court for the Southern District of New York