Eric L. Burk

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Practices
Industries
Education
  • West Virginia University College of Law, JD, Order of the Coif, 1997
  • Clemson University, BS, Financial Management, 1991
Admissions
  • North Carolina
Affiliations

Member, Loan Syndications and Trading Association

Member, Business Law Section, American Bar Association

Member, Business Law Section, North Carolina Bar Association

Former Board Member, Junior Achievement of Union County

Eric concentrates his practice in the corporate lending area, with an additional focus on leveraged finance. He has extensive experience representing financial institutions in syndicated credit facilities, including cross-border financings, acquisition financings (involving strategic buyers and private equity firms), first lien and second lien loan transactions and asset based transactions. He has served as counsel to the administrative agent and lead arranger in syndicated credit facilities for companies in a wide variety of industry sectors, including consumer and retail, media and telecommunications, technology, manufacturing, industrial and energy and power. His experience covers several market sectors, ranging from investment grade to leverage to middle market. He regularly serves as lead counsel to several of the firm’s financial institution clients, including Wells Fargo and Bank of America.

Eric is a frequent speaker for finance associations and financial institution clients on a range of topics, including commitment document trends, current issues in syndicated finance and model credit agreement provisions.

While earning his law degree from West Virginia University School of Law, Eric was a member of the Moot Court Board. 
 

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Eric L Burk
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T: +1 704 373 8969F: +1 704 444 8826201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

Representation of the lead arranger and administrative agent in $540 million senior secured revolving and term loan credit facilities to a public staffing company for the acquisition of a private company.

Representation of the lead arranger and administrative agent in $325 million senior secured revolving and term loan credit facilities to a U.S. public company in connection with the cross-border acquisition of a Canadian listed company.

Representation of the lead arranger and administrative agent in a $150 million senior secured revolving credit facility to a global industrial manufacturing company in connection with the cross-border acquisition of a UK company.

Representation of the lead arranger and administrative agent in a $250 million first lien and second lien credit facilities to finance the acquisition of a cosmetics company by a top-tier financial sponsor.

Representation of the lead arranger and administrative agent in a $785 million revolving credit facility for an owner and operator of correctional facilities.

Representation of the lead arranger and administrative agent in a $500 million senior secured revolving credit facility for a global provider of membership and leisure services to the vacation industry.

Representation of the lead arranger and administrative agent in a $265 million U.S. and Canadian senior unsecured revolving credit facilities for a chemical manufacturing company.

Selected for inclusion as a "Leading Lawyer," Commercial Lending: Advice To Lenders, North Carolina, Legal 500 US, 2017

Selected for inclusion in America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Banking and Finance, North Carolina, Chambers USA, 2016-2017