Anthony C. Cianciotti

Counsel

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Practices
Industries
Education
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1991
  • Boston College, BS, Management, summa cum laude, 1988
Admissions
  • Georgia
  • New York
Affiliations

Member, Business Law Section, Georgia State Bar

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

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

Anthony represents banks and other financial institutions in single-lender and syndicated commercial debt financing, including revolving and term asset-based credit facilities. His representation frequently includes advising clients and structuring credit agreements to allow for the financing of inventory manufactured outside the United States during the time period that the inventory is in-transit from the foreign location to the United States. His specific industry experience includes, among other areas, manufacturing, distribution, retail, industrial equipment, information technology and records management.

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

Anthony’s experience also includes more than six years as a litigation attorney. Anthony 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.

Anthony is involved in various civic and other activities. He is currently an adjunct professor at Emory University Law School teaching at the Law School’s Center for Transactional Law and Practice. He also served previously as Vice-Chair of the School Governance Council for Barnwell Elementary School, which is part of the Fulton County, Georgia charter school system.

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Represented lender in $14 million secured revolving credit and $1.5 million term loan facilities to regional trucking company.

Acted as counsel to lender in $5 million secured revolving credit facility to on-line retailer of women’s apparel.

Represented lender in $475 million revolving credit and term loan facilities extended to distributor of construction and mining equipment, engines and industrial gas turbines.

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

Represented lender in $10 million secured revolving credit facility to manufacturer of polyester fibers for use in the automotive, filtration, furniture, and geo-textile industries.

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 $7 million secured revolving credit facility to designer, importer and distributor of surfboards and stand-up paddleboards.

Acted as counsel to lender in $7 million secured revolving credit facility to purchaser and processor of agricultural commodities.

Represented lender in $15 million secured revolving credit facility extended to regional shoe retailer.

Acted as counsel to lender in $6 million revolving credit and $14 million term loan facilities to manufacturer of specialty windows.

Represented agent and lender in $145 million syndicated credit facility extended to manufacturer and distributor of activewear separates.

Acted as counsel to lender in $38 million revolving credit facility extended to importer and distributor of specialized chemical products for use in water treatment, petroleum and industrial applications, including the financing of in-transit inventory.

Represented 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.

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.

Author, "Lending Against Consigned Inventory: Making it Work for Both the Borrower and Lender," ABF Journal, January-February 2016
Co-author, "Avoiding Lender Liability: When Words and Actions Matter," The Secured Lender, December 2015
Author, "Asset Based Lending and In-Transit Inventory Finance: Understanding the Rights of the Unpaid Seller," The Secured Lender, April 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