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What the team is known for

Go-to practice with a strong bench, acting for high-profile corporate borrowers as well as major financial institutions. Recognized for its strengths in syndicated loan transactions and highly esteemed for its strength on cross-border transactions. Fields experienced attorneys with expertise across bridge financings, investment-grade loans and multicurrency facilities.

Strengths

Clients note: "The team has top-quality expertise in everything - for loans, bonds, restructuring and cross-border work."

Sources say: "They are good listeners who know what is important," adding: "Their counsel and associates are very strong and easy to work with."

"They are great at giving legal advice," reports a client; "they provide premium and excellent advice."

Work highlights

Advised Golub Capital as lead arranger in its incremental financings for two US dollar-denominated unitranche facilities totaling $2 billion each.

Notable practitioners

Alfred Xue is noted for his strength in handling asset-based financing for both traditional and direct lenders.
"He is very good; commercial and easy to deal with." "He is brilliant - he's extremely creative and always on top of things."

Christopher Plaut displays capabilities across a breadth of debt financings. He is particularly noted for his strength in leveraged transactions.

Daniel Seale comes particularly recommended for his lender-side practice, with clients including both banks and private equity funds. He often assists clients with acquisition financings.
"He is a good, smart lawyer and a nice guy."

Jane Summers possesses noteworthy transactional experience in asset-based lending and acquisition financing.
"She is a good seasoned attorney in the space." "She is very friendly and good at networking."

Joshua Tinkelman receives plaudits for his representation of investment funds and other borrowers in acquisition financings.
"He is extremely knowledgeable, very patient with our questions and drives us to very good outcomes." "He is an extremely nice character who is easy to talk to and level with."

Melissa Alwang impresses sources with her strong ability to act for Wall Street banks in commercial financings. She has a wealth of experience working with international banks on cross-border deals.
"She is knowledgeable about the law and negotiates well."

Michèle Penzer impresses bank-side clients with her expert knowledge of both syndicated and single-lender transactions.
"She is a true veteran, knows everyone everywhere and can really connect the pieces." "She is a stalwart of the industry."

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Banking & Finance

Latham & Watkins LLP

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1271 Avenue of the Americas

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New York

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NY 10020

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

New York

Banking & Finance


Alfred Xue
Up and Coming
Christopher R Plaut
Band 4
Daniel Seale
Band 3
Jane Summers
Band 4
Joshua A. Tinkelman
Band 4
Melissa Alwang
Band 4

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