Mr Stephen Boyko > Proskauer Rose LLP > Boston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Proskauer Rose LLP
BOSTON, MA 02110-2600
United States
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Stephen A. Boyko is the co-chair of Proskauer’s Corporate Department and co-head of The Private Credit and Finance Groups.

Steve’s primary focus is in finance transactions, particularly those involving private sources of capital. He represents one of the largest client rosters in the industry, including an array of specialty finance companies, private debt funds, business development companies (BDCs), CLOs, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, hedge funds, private equity investors and issuers in connection with leveraged buyouts, growth capital investments, acquisition financings, going-private transactions, management buyouts, as well as other finance-related transactions, including innovative, first-in-kind transactions across the U.S. and in the UK.

Steve has had extensive experience in intercreditor and interlender issues, secured creditor and bankruptcy rights, debt restructurings, and private equity investments. In the past 20 years, he has closed finance transactions with an aggregate value of approximately $75 billion. Steve actively represents over 50 clients in transactions that have ranged from $5 million to $1 billion.

Steve also has extensive capital markets experience, including the representation of issuers and underwriters in offerings of high-yield securities, debentures, medium-term notes, preferred stock, common stock and other structured securities.

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United States > Finance > Commercial lending

In recent years, Proskauer Rose LLP has cemented itself as a dominant force in the alternative lender market, and is now one of the most active firms with regards to representing private capital providers in the middle-market. The practice counts almost all of the major non-bank lenders in its client portfolio, frequently working with Owl Rock Capital Partners, Antares, Apollo and others on senior secured credit facilities. The group also has a history of innovation, having developed novel structures including upside-down unitranches and synthetic mezzanine loans , as well as migrating the bifurcated unitranche into the European market. Steven Ellis and Stephen Boyko co-lead the national team from Boston, though the department also has a presence in New York and Los Angeles. Boyko’s expertise includes representing sovereign wealth funds, private debt funds, and insurance companies, while advises more than 75 asset managers. New York partner Ron Franklin is the go-to practitioner  for fund finance.