Brett Santoli > Vinson & Elkins LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Vinson & Elkins LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10103-0040
United States
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Brett Santoli represents borrowers and lenders in complex domestic and cross-border financings in an array of industries. In the energy space, he advises upstream and midstream oil and gas companies, power generation and transmissions businesses and oilfield services firms. He has also structured deals involving maritime firms, restaurant franchises, airlines, mining companies, agribusiness firms, gaming companies, insurance firms, broadcasters, publishers and sports businesses. In addition to his U.S.-based work, he has handled numerous matters in Europe and South America.

With more than 20 years of experience, Brett is a veteran of project finance, general syndicated finance, acquisition finance, private placements, asset-based facilities, work-outs and debtor-in-possession and exit facilities; but, much of his practice revolves around bespoke solutions, specially tailored for clients facing exceptionally challenging or unprecedented circumstances.

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United States > Finance > Commercial lending

Vinson & Elkins LLP has a strong position within the Texas market, though its work in the debt finance space is felt across the US. Given the group’s location, it is unsurprising that the energy sector is an area of particular focus; in addition to assisting commercial banks lending to actors in the sector, the firms also represents upstream, midstream, and downstream energy companies in major syndicated financings. Brian Moss  and Erec Winandy co-lead the national team from Houston and Dallas respectively and are both experienced in  acquisition and leveraged finance as well as asset-based and reserve-based lending. Outside of Texas, the group has a New York presence which includes David Wicklund  and Brett Santoli .