Steven M Ellis
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Steven M. Ellis is the Chairman of Proskauer. He is a partner in Proskauer's Corporate Department, co-head of The Private Credit Group and a long-serving member of the Executive Committee.
With one of the largest client rosters in the industry, Steve represents an array of secured lenders, second lien lenders, debt funds and private equity funds in all types of transactions from recapitalizations to acquisitions. He specializes in private credit financing transactions, including innovative, first-in-kind structures.
Steve actively represents more than 75 asset managers. He advises lenders investing in private companies across the U.S. and Europe in transactions ranging from multimillion to multibillion dollar deals.
Steve spends a substantial amount of time negotiating financing and acquisition transactions and focusing on various debt facilities, including: working capital loans; subordinated debt; second lien loans; intercreditor issues and distressed debt facilities related to IPOs; recapitalizations; mergers and acquisitions; and private equity and going-private transactions.
Steven Ellis is experienced at representing alternative lenders, advising across a wide range of financings. He also serves as the firm's chairman.
"He can run any of our direct lending cases in his sleep and he also has a business acumen; that's a unique combination. He's a wonderful individual, very down-to-earth, practical, incredibly smart, and always completely on point with his advice." "He has a good reputation in the market and is pervasive in the direct lending market."