Focusing primarily on finance, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructuring, Michael J. Pedrick represents borrowers in financing transactions and corporate clients in strategic acquisitions and internal restructuring. He handles a wide range of finance matters, including syndicated credits with institutional lenders, leveraged acquisition and asset-based financings, and senior and mezzanine venture financings. Michael counsels clients in the use of limited recourse and bankruptcy-remote financing vehicles. He also handles financing issues in restructurings, workouts, and bankruptcies.
He is exceptional, he understands our business needs and is very good at negotiating.
He does a great job of understanding his clients and explaining why something may or may not work.
Michael advises lenders in providing term and warehouse facilities and counsels institutional lenders in aircraft and equipment leasing fields. He handles structuring credits among nontraditional lenders in connection with strategic arrangements between the parties.
In his mergers and acquisitions practice, Michael focuses on acquisitions and dispositions of private companies. He has handled transactions ranging in value from $5 million to $925 million in the aerospace and defense, medical device, textile, and grocery industries, among others. He also has used Chapter 11 proceedings to accomplish acquisitions, and frequently represents non-US corporations in acquisitions and dispositions in the US.
Michael assists clients in internal restructurings, addressing both corporate organization and limitations of liability issues.
Michael has practiced law with Morgan Lewis since 1988.
Walker & Dunlop, LLC, a significant nationwide mortgage loan originator, with the establishment of various warehousing and repo facilities
Walker & Dunlop, Inc. with the establishment of a Term Loan facility with Wells Fargo Bank
Linx Partners in the financing of the acquisition of Alternative Distribution Systems Logistics Company, Inc., and the financing of the acquisition of Reconstruction Experts, Inc.
Unitek Global Services in the establishment of a DIP Loan and Security Agreement with Wilmington Trust as agent on behalf of various lenders, including its prior ABL and term lenders, and with the establishment of exit facilities upon its plan confirmation and exit from bankruptcy
Harron Communications, L.P. and its subsidiaries with its revolving credit and term loan facility
DBi Services in the establishment of a senior credit facility with Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company and in conjunction with issuing senior subordinated notes to a variety of institutional investors
The Reinvestment Fund, a not-for-profit community development financial institution, with credit facilities from Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, TD Bank, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Reinvestment Fund with the establishment of a CDFI Fund Bond Loan Agreement with a long-term debt facility established by the Treasury Department under the CDFI Fund
Fanatics, Inc. with a term loan and revolving credit facility and the amendment and restatement of such credit facility and the issuance of subordinated debt
RueLaLa, Inc. with the establishment of a secured term Loan and revolving credit facility
Western Institutional Review Board, Inc. and various subsidiaries with the amendment of its senior credit facility in connection with the acquisition of ePharma Solutions LLC
Creative Co-Op Inc. and its parent company, Regent Holding Company, LLC, a portfolio company of Eureka Capital, with the amendment of its existing credit facility to allow for the acquisition of Bloomingsville AV.
A multinational corporate client in internal multiple restructurings and spinoffs of divisions
University of Virginia, 1981, B.A.
University of Virginia School of Law, 1985, J.D.
Awards and Affiliations
Lawyer of the Year, Banking and Finance Law, Philadelphia, The Best Lawyers in America (2023)
Recognized, Banking and Finance Law, Philadelphia, The Best Lawyers in America (2022–2024)
Ranked, Banking & Finance, Philadelphia & Surrounds, Chambers USA (2019, 2022, 2023)
Ranked, Banking & Finance, Pennsylvania, Chambers USA (2006–2021)
Listed, Acritas Star Lawyer (2017)
Director, British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia (BABCPHL)