With more than 85 lawyers practicing in offices across the U.S. and in London, McGuireWoods is recognized as one of the nation’s pre-eminent law firms in syndicated finance and general corporate lending. Year over year, we rank among the top 10 U.S. firms in syndicated loans by volume of credit exposure and number of deals in Loan Pricing Corp.’s Law Firm League Tables, including a No. 1 ranking in number of deals for 2015. In 2017, McGuireWoods ranked fourth in number of deals with 182 and seventh in overall dollar volume with over $123.6 billion for its representation of lead arrangers and bookrunners in syndicated debt financings in the United States.
These rankings demonstrate our commitment to client service and quality counsel, no matter the size or nature of the financing transaction. We regularly represent large, multinational financial institution clients in complex, billion-dollar financings, and are equally prepared to help regional banks, funds and other lending clients handle middle market, mission-critical deals efficiently and cost-effectively.
Our team includes debt finance lawyers in key financial markets and commercial centers, including Charlotte, Chicago, New York, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and London. Members of our team have successfully represented clients in negotiations with nearly all of the top private equity firms in the United States. We regularly serve as lead counsel to major global financial institutions, lead arrangers, administrative agents, and other borrowers and issuers across the spectrum of credit profiles, including investment grade, leveraged, middle market and troubled credit profiles, and in a full range of structures, including the following:
- Senior syndicated credit facilities
- Multicurrency and multinational transactions
- Leveraged buyouts, dividend recapitalization and acquisition financings
- Bridge facilities
- Mezzanine and first lien/second lien financings
- Letter of credit support facilities
- Real estate capital markets and real estate syndicated financings
- Bilateral financings
To further enhance the services we provide clients, we draw on the experience of lawyers throughout the firm to support our work for debt capital clients in areas such as creditors’ rights, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, securities, tax, real estate, litigation, insurance, environmental law and employee benefits.