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Vinson & Elkins LLP

666 FIFTH AVENUE, 26TH FLOOR, NEW YORK, NY 10103-0040, USA
Tel:
Work +1 212 237 0000
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Fax +1 212 237 0100
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Austin, Beijing, Dallas, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston and 10 more

Brett Santoli

Tel:
Work +1 212 237 0266
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Vinson & Elkins LLP

Work Department

Finance

Position

Brett’s practice includes a wide array of secured and unsecured finance transactions. He represents both lenders and borrowers in a variety of complex domestic and cross-border financings, including syndicated revolving and term loan facilities, project financings, acquisition financings, asset-based facilities, work-outs, and debtor-in-possession and exit facilities. Brett represents domestic and international lenders and borrowers, including banks, private equity and hedge funds, insurance companies, and other financial institutions. He has represented borrowers and lenders in a wide array of sectors, including exploration and production, transportation and other infrastructure, electric generation, transmission, alternative fuels and renewables, LNG, pipelines, oilfield services, airlines, mining, shipping, agribusiness, gaming, insurance adjusting, broadcasting, publishing, sports, and food services.

Member

  • Member: American Bar Association

Education

Brett graduated from Colby College, B.A. in 1995, and Cornell University, J.D. in 1998. Admitted to New York Bar in 1999.


United States: Finance

Commercial lending

Within: Commercial lending

Vinson & Elkins LLP has an even mix of borrower and lender work, and is particularly experienced in energy-related financing, including upstream, downstream and midstream oil and gas, as well as renewables. Jointly led by Erec Winandy in Dallas and Brian Moss in Houston, the team is primarily based across its Texas offices, but also fields a strong team in New York, which includes acquisition finance expert David Wicklund. The firm is particularly noted for its relationships with major banks and direct lenders, including Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, and Citibank, to name a few. On the borrower side, the team advised Talos Energy on the financing of its $2.5bn merger with Stone Energy Corporation, and also acted for SandRidge Energy in the financing of its $746m merger with Bonanza Creek Energy. Other key partners include Brett Santoli in New York, Trevor Wommack in Houston, and Chris Dewar in Dallas.

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