James Hans Guterman


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  • The University of North Carolina School of Law, JD, with Honors, Order of the Coif, Editor in Chief, North Carolina Law Review, 1978
  • Vassar College, AB, with Honors, 1974
  • Florida
  • North Carolina

Member, North Carolina Bar Association

Member, Mecklenburg County Bar, North Carolina's 26th Judicial District

Member, Primary Markets Committee of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association

Jim has extensive experience in complex taxable and tax-exempt debt capital and corporate finance transactions across a range of industry groups, including healthcare, retail, business services, media and entertainment, sports and consumer products. His practice focuses on domestic and multicurrency syndicated loans, leveraged acquisitions, and leveraged recapitalizations and restructurings.

Jim has decades of experience serving as lead arranger, administrative agent and lender's counsel in United States domestic and cross-border syndicated, club and bilateral credit facilities. He is a member of the Primary Markets Committee of Loan Syndications and Trading Association, and has extensive experience counseling leading market participants on drafting and policy matters. As counsel to the firm, Jim provides consulting support to the firm's debt finance lawyers.

Jim was a law clerk for the honorable James B. McMillan of the U.S. District Court of the Western District of North Carolina.

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James Hans Guterman
T: +1 704 343 2007F: +1 704 444 8735201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

Representation of Administrative Agent and syndicate of financial institutions in billion dollar cross-border acquisition of worldwide office equipment business.

Representation of Administrative Agents and syndicates of financial institutions in 2 billion dollar, multi-tranche acquisition and tender refinancing of diversified industrial enterprise.

Representation of Administrative Agent and syndicate of Lenders in leveraged recapitalization of national construction equipment concern.

Representation of financial institutions as credit support providers in numerous tax-exempt and other structured transactions.

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Banking and Finance Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2010-2017