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Christopher Butler

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Christopher concentrates his practice in financing transactions with an emphasis on acquisitions and highly leveraged financings. He represents borrowers and lenders in structuring secured and unsecured lending transactions, LBO and acquisition financings, first and second lien financings, subordinated debt transactions, mezzanine and other private issuances and DIP financings. Clients include financial sponsors Bain Capital, Centerbridge Partners, GTCR, Parthenon Capital, Summit Partners, Vestar Capital, Welsh Carson, Greenbriar Equity Partners, Centerview Partners, and portfolio companies and major corporations, including Molson Coors, Micro Focus, Infor, Simply Good Foods and Rivers Casinos.


Fordham University, J.D., 1988; University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1984.