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

Vinson & Elkins LLP
The Grace Building
1114 Avenue of the Americas, 32nd Floor
New York 10036
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.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Commercial lending

Under the leadership of Dallas-based Erec Winandy and Houston’s Brian Moss, Vinson & Elkins LLP‘s ‘top notch legal talent’ focuses heavily on financing transactions in the energy sector, advising, individual and syndicates of banks as lenders and energy companies as borrowers on the structuring of secured loans or revolving credit facilities. The practice also advises energy sector clients on a range of acquisition finance structures, including leveraged buyout and mezzanine financing deals. Also in Houston, James Longhofer is sought after by predominantly energy industry clients seeking assistance with obtaining mezzanine financing and syndicated credit structures. In New York, Brett Santoli and Tzvi Werzberger advise a range of sectors, including energy, mining and transport clients on project finance loans and asset-based credit structures. Dallas’ Christopher Dewar is another name to note for reserve and asset-based lending.