Shah M. Nizami counsels leading financial institutions, including multinational banks and direct lenders, and corporate borrowers that are involved in US domestic and international commercial finance transactions. He focuses on syndicated debt financings (both secured and unsecured facilities), multinational credit facilities, asset-based financings, and domestic and international debt workouts and restructurings. Shah has experience counseling clients on financing transactions in an array of industries, including technology, retail & ecommerce, transportation, healthcare, and manufacturing, among others.
Shah also currently serves as a member of the 40-lawyer Morgan Lewis COVID-19 Loan Program Task Force, working on a cross-practice team to advise clients and colleagues on all aspects of COVID-19 related federal loan programs, especially the Paycheck Protection Program and Main Street Lending Program.
Administrative agent in a $1.5 billion senior secured credit facility to a wholesale grocery supply company in the United States, serving about 14,000 stores across 15 states
Administrative agent in a $1.2 billion asset-based acquisition financing to a publicly traded global tech company that focuses on business-to-business and IT capabilities for enterprises
Lender in amending a $350 million senior secured credit facility to a retailer of unique home furnishings
Administrative agent in a $100 million senior secured asset-based revolving credit facility to a company providing freight forwarding and customs brokerage services
Administrative agent in a $60 million syndicated senior secured, asset-based revolving credit facility to providers of refrigerant products and services that are primarily used in commercial air conditioning, industrial processing, and refrigeration systems for customers across various industries
Administrative agent in a $45 million credit facility, consisting of a $10 million revolving credit facility and a $35 million term loan facility to a leading asset-light transportation and supply chain solutions provider
Administrative agent in a $45 million senior secured revolving credit and term loan facility for a leading provider of web-based information systems used to create health insurance marketplaces and expenses and a provider of web-based shopping and enrollment systems for consumers of Medicare health plans and systems used to compare name-brand pharmaceuticals with therapeutic alternatives
Administrative agent in a $42.5 million secured, cash flow credit facility to a provider of 3D visualization and development software for the engineering technology industry
Administrative agent in a $27.5 million senior secured credit facility provided to a portfolio of analytical instrument companies focused in the food, agriculture, and environmental sectors, credit enhanced by European foreign subsidiaries
Agent and lender in a $21 million senior secured loan facility and a subsequent $45 million refinancing of the senior secured loan to an online marketing, transaction, and communications solutions for a network of club, resort, and community clients in its acquisition by a Boston-based venture capital firm
Lender in a $20 million credit facility consisting of a $2 million revolver and an $18 million term loan to a company that helps telecom companies leverage mobile media through its content discovery program to drive greater consumer engagement and boost advertising revenues
Lender holding $17.5 million of a $37.5 million senior secured loan facility (consisting of a first-out term loan A, first-out term loan B, and first-out revolver) to a technology company specializing in time and attendance solutions built specifically for small and midsize companies
Administrative agent in a $17.5 million senior secured asset-based term loan facility to a high-end men's fashion designer
Agent in a $17 million revolving credit and term loan facility for a provider of innovative solutions for gas and water analysis in the field of process control, safety and optimization
Suffolk University Law School, 2011, J.D., Magna Cum Laude
University of Massachusetts, 2007, B.S.
District of Columbia
Awards and Affiliations
Rising Star, Boston, Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2017, 2018, 2020)