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United States: Finance

Commercial lending

Within: Commercial lending

Few firms know the middle market as well as’ the ‘incredibly responsive’ team at Winston & Strawn LLP, which provides ‘excellent legal support’. The firm handles borrower and lender work, and is particularly well regarded in the latter where it represents banks and alternative lenders. Recent highlights include advising Barings Finance on a $218m loan to finance PDI TA Holdings’ acquisition of Professional DataSolutions. Other key clients on the lender side include Wells Fargo, which the firm advised on a $325m asset-based loan to Quikrete Holdings. The firm also represented Angelo, Gordon & Co in connection with senior credit facilities supporting the acquisition of Native Marine Produce & Speciality Foods by RLI Equity Partners and SJ Partners. William Brewer, Mats Carlston, Patrick Hardiman (‘a business savvy gem with a true inside perspective of the industry that is rare for an external lawyer’), and Ronald Jacobson (‘who knows the industry inside out’) jointly head the well-regarded team.

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Structured finance: securitization

Within: Structured finance: securitization

Winston & Strawn LLP’s structured finance department is comprised of ‘real solution-providers’ who act as ‘business partners, rather than just lawyers’. The group has an active CLO practice and focuses on non-commoditized assets in the ABS space. In the LA office, Daniel Passage acted for Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank Securities on the securitization of PACE bonds originated under Renovate America’s HERO program. Peter Morgan advised Credit Suisse on a $350m ABS backed by equipment leases. On the CLO front, Jeffrey Stern and Chicago-based Patrick Hardiman act for collateral managers such as THL Credit Advisors and Crestline Denali Capital. Michael Mullins and David Galainena are additional contacts in the Chicago office. Russell Casper (also based in Chicago) Francisco Flores in Los Angeles were promoted to partner. Anthony Schouten joined Pryor Cashman LLP.

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