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Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
United States

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Michael S. Goldman is Head of Cravath’s Banking and Credit practice, and has been described by peers and clients as someone who “sees and understands everything” and “truly loves his craft – a fantastic all‑round lawyer” (Chambers Global). His practice includes complex syndicated loan transactions, acquisition and leveraged finance, asset‑based lending and securities offerings for both U.S. and international clients.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Commercial lending

(Hall of Fame)

Michael GoldmanCravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP‘s lender-side practice is strong in the New York market, advising major banks as lead arrangers and administrative agents in a variety of complex, high value leveraged transactions. Tatiana Lapushchik  is a prolific dealmaker, and assists lending banks with transactions relating to sectors including energy, technology and retail. In addition to its representation of banks, the group also has a strong borrower-side practice, which frequently handles multicurrency mandates; managing partner George Zobitz ‘s representation of Viatris Inc. in its $4bn revolving credit facility and ¥40bn term loan facility was a undoubted highlight in 2021. Michael Goldman heads up the practice and has vast experience in all types of debt financing transactions, as does practice lead Stephen Kessing , who works with a range of corporate borrowers in addition to banks. Matthew Kelly was promoted to partner in January 2021.