Donald A. Ensing


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  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, JD, Order of the Coif, Executive Articles Editor, Chicago-Kent Law Review, 1998
  • University of Michigan, BA, English Literature, 1994
  • Illinois

Member, Chicago Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association

Member, American Health Lawyers Association

MDA Chicago Muscle Team Steering Committee

Don is a member of the firm’s Board of Partners and national Recruiting Committee, and focuses his practice on debt finance transactions, energy sector transactions and general corporate law.

Within his debt finance practice, Don’s experience includes syndicated, secured and unsecured senior debt, acquisition financing, real estate financing, second lien loans, mezzanine debt and complex intercreditor issues, with significant experience in senior financing for companies in the health care and energy sectors.

Don also represents refining and midstream companies in the energy sector in a variety of different financing, operational and strategic matters. In addition, he represents companies in corporate transactions ranging from mergers and acquisitions and capital fundraising to strategic business alliances and general corporate governance issues.

Don served as law clerk to District Court Judge F.A. Little of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana from 1998 to 1999.

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Donald A Ensing
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Healthcare Finance

Represented Agent in multiple financings for private equity sponsor acquisitions of dental practice management companies, physical therapy practice management companies and other MSO/PC clinic structure models.

Represented Agent in multiple financings for private equity sponsor acquisitions of medical device, pharma and other healthcare sector companies.

Represented Agent in ABL financings for numerous large nursing home and SNF chains, including facilities with HUD Section 232 financing.

Represented lenders in multiple real estate financings for healthcare sector properties.

Energy Sector

Represented petroleum and refined product logistics company in widely syndicated acquisition and working capital facility.

Represented E&P company in syndicated backup bridge facility.

Represented refiner in long-term crude supply and off take agreement.

Represented refiner in negotiation of buy/sells, storage and netting agreements.

Represented petroleum marketing and logistics company in long-term strategic arrangements and joint ventures.

Middle Market Commercial Lending

Represented Agent in working capital financing for publicly traded consulting company.

Represented Agent in working capital financing for international catalog company.

Represent Agent in senior acquisition financing for numerous private equity sponsored acquisitions, including roll up of filtration distribution companies.

Representation of agent in working capital financing for NFL franchise.

Asset Based Lending

Represented Agent in ABL financing for frozen food distribution company.

Represented Agent in BL financing for household decorative products company.

Represented lender in ABL financing for drilling equipment distribution company.

Selected for inclusion in America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Named "Up and Coming," Banking and Finance, Illinois, Chambers USA, 2016

Named a "Recognized Practitioner" in America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Banking and Finance, Illinois, Chambers USA, 2015

Named to “Illinois Rising Stars,” Banking, Securities & Corporate Finance, Business/Corporate, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2008-2012

Moderator, "Balancing Company and Management Strategy vs. Appealing to Investors," 12th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference, February 18, 2015
Panelist, Delaware Corporate Law Update with Former Chief Justice Myron Steele, McGuireWoods Complimentary Presentation, January 14, 2015