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Morgan Bale

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP


Partner in Weil’s Banking & Finance Practice. Represents banks and other financial institutions in domestic and cross-border lending transactions, with a focus on acquisition and other event-driven high-grade financings. Also very experienced in leveraged cash-flow and asset-based financings, restructurings, and debtor-in-possession and exit financings. Representative clients include Bank of America, Barclays, Citi, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley.


York University (BA, 1989); College of Law, York (CPE, 1992); College of Law, York (LSF, 1993); University of Virginia (LLM, 2002). Admitted to the New York Bar and a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales.

United States: Finance

Commercial lending

Within: Commercial lending

Under the leadership of global finance head Daniel Dokos, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP attracts praise for its ‘first-class service and execution’, and for its strong international network. Dokos leads a ‘knowledgeable, responsive and highly effective’ team of experienced lawyers, including US banking and finance head Douglas Urquhart; Morgan Bale, Danek Freeman and the newly promoted Heather Viets, who are highly active on the lender side; and Alsison Liff, Andrew Yoon, Damian Ridealgh, Courtney Marcus and the ‘knowledgeable, practical and efficientAndrew Colao, who are recommended for their advice to borrowers. Highlights included advising JAB Holding on a $6.4bn loan to finance the $13.9bn take-private of coffee company Keurig Green Mountain, advising Barclays and the other joint lead arrangers on the $500m financing of JAB Beech’s acquisition of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, and assisting Goldman Sachs with an $8bn bridge loan to Great Plains Energy to finance its takeover of Westar Energy.

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