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Marion Giliberti Barish represents lenders and borrowers in financing transactions relating to mutual funds, hedge funds, and other private equity funds. Marion also represents entities in connection with structured finance transactions, including the use of various types of derivatives, and advises entities in connection with debt trading, both with respect to par and distressed debt trades. Her practice includes the representation of hedge funds, investment advisers, private equity sponsors, banks, surety companies, insurance companies, finance companies, and other financial institutions as well as corporate, limited liability company, partnership, and other types of borrowers in connection with a wide variety of financing transactions.
Marion has represented both borrowers and financial institutions in connection with the financing of mutual funds, hedge funds, venture funds, and other investment vehicles and has advised clients with respect to par and distressed debt trading, both in the United States as well as foreign jurisdictions. In addition, she has experience in cross-border financing transactions and has represented financial institutions in many international secured financing transactions. Marion also represents lenders and borrowers in a large variety of areas, including investment management, technology and energy. She represents various financial institutions in providing DIP facilities, including surety facilities, and is knowledgeable in domestic and international acquisition financing, leveraged recapitalizations, asset-based transactions, real estate–based financings, and tender offer financings.
Marion’s recent matters have involved the representation of hedge funds in connection with obtaining financing and transactions involving other credit products as well as the representation of certain lenders and other credit providers in providing financing and structured products to mutual funds and hedge funds. Other recent matters include representing private equity funds and private and public companies in connection with acquisitions and recapitalizations and for working capital purposes as well as the representation of certain financial institutions providing DIP financings to debtors. Marion has represented mutual funds, private equity funds and venture funds in connection with their financing needs as well as other borrowers in connection with working capital lines, acquisition financings, mezzanine financing, “Term B” financing, DIP financings, recapitalizations and leveraged transactions, including leveraged buyouts.
Marion is an adjunct professor at Suffolk University School of Law, where she teaches a bank finance practicum. Before joining Morgan Lewis, Marion was a partner in the investment management practice of another international law firm.
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Asset Management, Law360 (2017)
Recommended, The Legal 500 US (2016)
Boston University, 1987, Bachelor of Arts
Boston University, 1987, Bachelor of Science
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1990, Juris Doctor