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Locke Lord LLP

Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for

Expertise in public finance, with a particularly high profile in bond counsel work. Noted for longstanding experience in matters concerning healthcare, education, and state and municipal government agencies. Demonstrates skill in debt finance work on behalf of clients such as investment funds and banks. Notable expertise in term loan and revolving credit facilities. Increasingly active in acting for entities such as asset managers and unregulated finance companies in leveraged deals.

Strengths

Sources report: "They really understand asset-based lenders and ABL, so they offer great counsel."

One interviewee enthuses that the firm "makes in-house consultation simple and efficient."

Another says: "They are excellent at municipal finance matters and they are very well respected in the state."

Work highlights

Advised Lamar Advertising on $2.35 billion worth of refinancing transactions through its subsidiary Lamar Media Corp.

Acted as bond counsel to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts during a variety of transactions, including separate general obligation bond issuances valued at $400 million and $425 million.

Notable practitioners

David Ruediger has considerable experience in the banking and finance space, regularly representing financial institutions, funds and equity sponsors in a broad range of transactions and large-scale financings.
"He is responsive, knowledgeable and good at identifying potential issues and recommendations for strategy."

Jennifer Capasso Mendonça handles a broad range of bond facilities for state governments and nonprofit entities. She has expertise spanning revenue bonds, industrial development bonds and housing bonds.
"She is a very good lawyer and detail-oriented."

Richard Manley handles taxable and tax-exempt bond issuances for municipalities and for the underwriting investment banks.
"He is extremely knowledgeable, experienced and always responsive." "He is very personable."

Stephanie Massey acts as bond, underwriter's and borrower's counsel in connection with financings for government entities and in conduit issuer transactions for nonprofit organizations.
"She is an excellent lawyer who is very easy to work with." "She is a thoughtful lawyer."

Walter St. Onge often acts as bond counsel to underwriters in financings by state and local governments and other public bodies. He is particularly well known for his work counseling nonprofit educational institutions.
"He is one of the top attorneys in the state." "He is terrific." "He is very well respected among his clients and other lawyers."

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Overview

Locke Lord has a large and sophisticated Debt Finance Practice that actively serves clients throughout the world.‎ We represent clients in all parts of the commercial lending and finance industry, including ‎banks, ‎specialty finance firms, investment funds, SBIC funds, insurance companies, private ‎equity investors, and ‎portfolio companies.‎ We also work closely with our colleagues in other practice areas, such as corporate, M&A, tax and insolvency/restructuring to manage transactions in an efficient manner and customize strategies to meet our clients’ business objectives.

Our lawyers are actively engaged in a variety of financings, including:

  • National and international syndicated credit facilities (mid-cap, large-cap and investment grade)
  • Mezzanine, second lien and “unitranche” financings
  • High-yield and convertible debt issuances
  • Asset-based financings
  • DIP and exit financings
  • Tax-exempt financings
  • Master limited partnership (MLP) financings
  • Energy financings
  • Structured financings
  • Multicurrency financings
  • Highly leveraged transactions

Banking & Finance

Locke Lord LLP

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Location

111 Huntington Avenue

Boston

Massachusetts

USA

MA 02199-7613

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Ranked Lawyers

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.

Massachusetts

Banking & Finance


David L Ruediger
Band 2

Public Finance


Jennifer Capasso Mendonça
Band 2
Richard Manley
Band 3
Stephanie H. Massey
Band 2
Walter St. Onge
Band 1