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Gregory Ruback

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Gregory Ruback is a partner in DLA Piper’s Finance group who focuses on leveraged lending transactions. Gregory has extensive experience representing private equity firms, hedge funds, public and private companies, banks, BDCs, alternative lenders and other financial institutions in domestic and international bilateral, club and syndicated financings. He has substantial experience with acquisition financings, financings of recapitalizations, bridge and takeout financings, multiple lien credit facilities, mezzanine facilities, unitranche financings, asset-based lending and other financings. He also has significant experience with workout and restructuring matters. Gregory's experience extends across a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, media, telecommunications, biotech, energy, healthcare, gaming,  insurance and technology; and has represented clients in the course of transactions involving loan parties and/or assets located in a number of foreign jurisdictions, including Europe, Asia, Central America and South America.


JD, Fordham University School of Law; BS, Babson College

United States: Finance

Commercial lending

Within: Commercial lending

DLA Piper LLP (US) attracts praise for ‘delivering incredible value; the firm goes to herculean efforts to help meet what might be considered unreasonable timeframes to close a loan’. The firm advises borrowers and lenders from its offices in New York, Chicago, San Diego, Houston and Washington DC; the lender side of the group has established a strong niche advising on loans to the technology and life sciences sector, with San Diego-based partners Troy Zander (‘second to none’) and the ‘incredibly responsive, knowledgeable and reasonableMatt Schwartz especially active on this front. In a key lender mandate, the firm advised MUFG Union Bank as agent and lender on $1.3bn of loans to ResMed, some of which pertained to the company’s acquisition of Brightree. Other key lender clients include Citibank, On Deck Capital, Oxford Finance and Goldman Sachs. On the borrower side, the firm advised DPH Acquisition on over $300m-worth of financing for its buyout of Dunn Paper Holdings. Jamie Knox and Gregory Ruback (who attracts praise for his ‘responsive, deep legal expertise paired with an ability to relate to business priorities’) are highlighted for their borrower-side expertise.

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