Winston & Strawn's corporate lending group has substantial experience in a broad range of lending transactions covering all segments of the debt markets.
Our clients include leading domestic and international financial institutions that provide senior, subordinated, secured (first or second lien), and unsecured loans; institutional investors that regularly participate in the senior debt market; equity sponsors; and borrowers. In assisting our lending clients, our attorneys handle:
- individual and agented transactions
- commercial paper back-up facilities
- leveraged cash-flow loans
- fully secured asset-based loans
- single bank and syndicated transactions
- cross-border and multicurrency facilities
- senior and subordinated facilities
- first and second lien transactions
- mezzanine loans
- tender offer and other acquisition financings
- letter of credit facilities
- special purpose loans
Underlying credit structures have consisted of a variety of asset-based loans and cash-flow loans, covering a broad range of collateral, including broadcast properties, patents, trademarks, motor vehicles, aircraft, railcars, railcar leases, personal property leases, and other chattel paper and tangible assets located throughout the world.
Rankings and Recognitions: Reuters Loan Pricing Corporation's syndicated lending league tables illustrate the depth and scope of Winston & Strawn's corporate lending practice. The syndicated lending transactions closed by Winston & Strawn in 2011 ranked in the top 15 in several major categories in the LPC league tables by number and volume of deals closed.
Additional advantages that Winston & Strawn offers to its corporate lending clients include:
Market Knowledge: Winston & Strawn's deep involvement in the lender/debt finance industry and our extensive cross-market and cross-industry experience keeps us current with market developments and enhances our ability to be innovators.
Bench Strength: We have a large corporate lending practice group with a deep bench of talented lawyers available to negotiate and document credit arrangements.
Related Practice Area Support: We can assemble teams of highly skilled attorneys in related practice areas, such as real estate, tax, environmental, and employee benefits. Winston & Strawn attorneys in these and other practice areas regularly assist in corporate lending transactions and, therefore, understand the needs of the firm's lending clients.
Geographic Reach: With offices in 15 key domestic and international business centers, we are well-prepared to handle our clients' global needs.