Mr Jeffrey M Katz > Dechert LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Dechert LLP
Three Bryant Park, 1095 Avenue of the Americas
NEW YORK, NY 10036-6797
United States
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Work Department

Corporate

Career

Jeffrey M. Katz advises agents, lenders, borrowers and equity sponsors on a wide range of domestic and cross-border leveraged finance transactions. Mr. Katz has extensive experience in private financings, including secured and unsecured credits, workouts, recapitalizations, acquisition financings, debtor-in-possession financings, cross-border transactions and intercreditor issues, as well as asset-based and cash-flow based lending transactions and an array of structured financings.

Education

Columbia University, B.A., 1985, summa cum laude, selected for and completed Columbia’s Accelerated Interdisciplinary Legal Education Program; Columbia Law School, J.D., 1985, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Joseph L. Wiener Scholar

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Commercial lending

Dechert LLP has a strong bench of ‘very diligent and detail-oriented professionals, who are responsive and constructive‘ to borrowers and lenders on all layers of the capital structure. In relation to its experience in corporate acquisition financings, the firm’s ‘market knowledge is unsurpassed in middle market lending‘, which clients feel is ‘invaluable in negotiating covenants‘. The team also has good experience in fund finance, and regularly counsels direct lenders on their investments. Recently it advised consumer packaging company Crown Holdings on the financing for its $3.9bn acquisition of Signode Industrial Group Holdings from the Carlyle Group. Other highlights included representing Differential Brands Group, on the financing for its $1.4bn purchase agreement with Hong Kong’s Global Brands Group Holding, to acquire a significant part of its North American licensing business. Practice head Scott M Zimmerman is ‘a star‘, who ‘combines true market knowledge with practicality and sound advice‘. Other key figures include highly rated fund finance expert Jay R Alicandri, the ‘outstanding‘ Jeffrey M Katz, and Sarah B Gelb, who is based in the firm’s Philadelphia office.