Sula R. Fiszman’s practice involves the representation of banking and other financial institutions and funds in connection with complex senior secured finance transactions, subordinated and second lien lending deals, workouts, restructurings, and bankruptcies. She manages high-profile transactions involving a broad range of industries, including media and communications, technology, restaurants and hospitality, food and beverage, convenience store and retail service station chains, and energy sector companies.
Sula regularly represents private equity funds, portfolio companies, and borrowers in connection with mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and their financing needs. She also works with lenders to funds or in connection with transactions supported by fund guaranties and fund capital commitments.
Sula has experience with complex cross-border structured finance and derivative deals. She has also represented multiple clients in the purchase and sale of loan portfolios.
She lectures frequently on commercial lending transactions, including the basic elements of financing transactions, loan agreements, and negotiating intercreditor and subordinated debt terms.
Representation of lead lender in connection with an asset based financiing arrangement to a technology company.
Representation of a major U.S. bank as arranger and lead lender in connection with the acquisition and secured financing of a large independent retail gasoline and convenience store chain operating on the west coast of the United States..
Representation of a major U.S. bank in connection with the acquisition of a portfolio of loans from a finance company.
Representation of a major U.S. bank as the administrative agent and lead lender in connection with multiple secured syndicated loans to a variety of restaurant operating companies and franchisees of national dining chains, including in connection with sponsor acquisitions and going private transactions.
Representation of the administrative agent in connection with the work out and bankruptcy of a pharmaceutical manufacturer.
Represented a major South African bank in connection with a $2 billion investment and forward sale transaction with a major U.S. financial institution.
Represented a publicly owned South African corporation that is a distributor of light equipment with an investment in a U.S. limited partnership and a forward sale transaction for the repurchase of that investment.
Represented bondholders of a silverware/flatware, dinnerware, drinkware, and kitchenware retailer in its restructuring.
Represented an administrative agent, lead arrangers, and lenders in connection with a $1.025 billion financing (with a $675 million accordion feature) of a public radio, television, and print media company in conjunction with a $350 million bond issuance.
Represented an administrative agent and lead lender in connection with a $200 million secured financing controlled by a borrowing base of an oil and gas trading company.
Harvard Law School, 1984, J.D., Cum Laude
University of Chicago, 1981, M.A.
University of Chicago, 1979, B.A., With Highest Honors
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
Awards and Affiliations
Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2012–2013)