Our finance lawyers are thought leaders in the profession and are consistently recognized by trade publications. We are active with the Loan Syndications and Trading Association and speak regularly at trade and bar associations, including the American Bar Association, Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, Secured Finance Network, Practising Law Institute, American Bankruptcy Institute, American College of Investment Counsel, and International Insolvency Institute.
Our teams around the world represent lenders, borrowers, life insurers, and debt investors in all types of debt transactions; syndicated, club, and bilateral facilities; leveraged and investment-grade financings; cash flow and asset-based financings; first- and second-lien financings; senior-secured and unsecured mezzanine financings; and front-end financings, as well as bankruptcies, workouts, restructurings, and debtor-in-possession financings. Our commercial work includes syndicated lending, leveraged and investment-grade financings, cash flow and asset-based financings, private note placements, and multicurrency and cross-border financings. Our middle-market acquisition and leveraged finance team represents major lenders and arrangers in first- and second-lien financings, senior secured and unsecured mezzanine financings, and first-out/last-out financings.
We represent institutional investors in the domestic and cross-border private placement markets and advise institutional purchasers on US and non-US secured and unsecured debt securities in transactions involving complex corporate ownership structures, payment provisions, covenant structures, intercreditor arrangements, and credit support from affiliated and third-party entities. We also represent indenture and collateral trustees in these matters. With an extensive global reach, we have closed transactions with issuers and obligors in more than 25 countries from our offices in New York, Boston, Hartford, Houston, Los Angeles, and London.
Our deep understanding of institutional private placement transactions in both conventional and complex contexts guides our advice to investors on agented and direct institutional private placements, particularly in financings related to projects and infrastructure, sports, real estate investment trusts (REITs), educational institutions, and public housing; cross-border transactions; mezzanine/private equity investments; restructurings; private-public partnerships; amendments and modifications to existing transactions; and direct lender financings.
We advise clients on international banking and finance transactions, derivatives, private placements, debt and equity securities offerings, restructurings, and litigation in all corners of the globe. We focus on creating value and efficiency for our clients while operating as integrated teams to help clients create high-quality deals at a fast pace. Our experience in virtually all types of financings worldwide enables us to design new and adaptable deal structures. We provide customized guidance for each transaction, working to incorporate new ideas and go beyond the current market standard.
Our bankruptcy and restructuring lawyers provide strategic, creative solutions to address issues arising from troubled investments and loans worldwide. We are a full-service restructuring practice with teams dedicated to traditional restructurings, documentation throughout transactions, and, when necessary, insolvency litigation. With lawyers in offices across the United States, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, we have handled restructuring and insolvency matters for clients in more than 90 countries.
Our lawyers provide the advocacy, experience, and deep bench to meet or exceed our clients’ needs. Our experience spans a wide range of assignments and client constituencies, including ad hoc noteholder groups, institutional investors, debtors, creditors’ committees, acquirers, high-yield and distressed debt investors, insurance companies, banks, trustees, administrators, liquidators, boards of directors, shareholders, senior and junior debt holders, governments, and international agencies. We advise creditors and debtors throughout the capital structure to optimize outcomes in out-of-court restructurings, international insolvencies, and US bankruptcy proceedings.