Anthony C. Cianciotti Senior Counsel

Anthony counsels banks, other commercial lenders and borrowers on asset-based and other secured loans for companies in a wide array of industries. Clients rely on Anthony’s judgment to help navigate complex issues and find practical solutions to move transactions forward.

His representation spans a variety of commercial lending transactions, including revolving lines of credit and term loans for working capital, equipment, and acquisition financing.  Anthony frequently advises clients in structuring credit agreements to allow for the financing of inventory manufactured outside the United States during the time period that it is in-transit to the United States.  He has also helped develop supply chain finance programs for clients.  His specific industry experience includes manufacturing, distribution, retail, industrial equipment, and technology.

Anthony brings significant business insight to his practice.  Before joining McGuireWoods, Anthony served as Vice President-Legal Counsel at First Capital, an asset-based lender providing secured lending solutions to mid-market businesses.  He helped facilitate the expansion of First Capital’s in-transit lending program and guided transactions from the initial proposal letter stage through closing, working closely with underwriters and credit committee personnel.

Anthony’s experience also includes more than six years as a litigation attorney.  He understands the litigation process, the associated costs, and the types of contract issues that give rise to potential legal actions -- all of which he leverages in a manner that best serves his clients.

Outside of the office, Anthony served as an adjunct professor at Emory University Law School teaching at the Law School’s Center for Transactional Law and Practice.  He previously was Vice-Chair of the School Governance Council for Barnwell Elementary School, which is part of the Fulton County, Georgia charter school system.

Experience

Represented lender in $26 million revolving credit and equipment and real estate term loans to beef processor.

Acted as counsel to agent and lender in $150 million syndicated revolving credit facility to importer and distributor of seafood.

Represented borrower in $75 million revolving credit facility to purchaser and distributor of food commodities.

Acted as counsel to lender in $12 million asset-based revolving credit loan to manufacturer of commercial uniforms for the law enforcement and service industries.

Represented borrower in $26 million revolving credit and term loan facility to designer, manufacturer and marketer of personal consumer products.

Acted as counsel to agent and lender in $40 million multi-draw term loan to technology company connecting home owners with home services fulfillment service providers.

Represented private equity company in $23 million acquisition financing in connection with purchase of national school uniform provider.

Acted as counsel to agent and lender in $70 million syndicated revolving credit facility extended to distributor of personal protective equipment for industrial and commercial use, including the financing of in-transit inventory.

Represented borrower in $90 million revolving credit facility to drilling company in the oil and gas industry.

Acted as counsel to lender in $18 million secured revolving credit facility to importer and distributor of seafood products, including the financing of in-transit inventory.

Represented lender in $30 million secured revolving credit facility extended to service provider in the oil and gas industry.

Acted as counsel to lender in $60 million revolving credit facility to domestic manufacturer of special-purpose steel pipe, including the financing of inventory in-transit from both domestic and foreign steel suppliers.

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1991
  • Boston College, BS, Management, summa cum laude, 1988

Member, Business Law Section, Georgia State Bar

Elected Representative, School Governance Council, Barnwell Elementary School, 2014–2016

Parent Representative, Local School Council, Johns Creek High School, 2011-2013

  • Co-Lecturer, "Avoiding Lender Liability: When Words and Actions Matter," Secured Lending CLE, Business Law Section, State Bar of Georgia, February 2016
  • Lecturer, "Professionalism in Practice: Observations of an In-House Attorney," Secured Lending CLE, Business Law Section, State Bar of Georgia, February 2015
  • Lecturer, "Financing Trademarked Inventory: Considerations for the Asset-Based Lender," Secured Lending CLE, Business Law Section, State Bar of Georgia, February 2014
  • Lecturer, "Proposed Amendments to Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code in Georgia," Secured Lending CLE, Business Law Section, State Bar of Georgia, February 2013
  • Georgia
  • North Carolina
  • New York

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Banking and Finance Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2019

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