McGuireWoods Boosts Debt Finance, Private Equity Capabilities With Dayan Rosen

L.A. Partner to Work Closely With Emerging Manager, Independent Sponsor Programs

May 11, 2023

Dayan Rosen, a skilled deal lawyer with experience advising lenders and private equity clients in acquisition financings, has joined McGuireWoods as a partner in downtown Los Angeles.

Rosen represents financial institutions, private equity firms and portfolio companies in leveraged finance and other transactions, including acquisition financings, middle-market debt financings, syndicated lending, asset-based lending, and cash flow-based debt financings.

Rosen joins McGuireWoods’ debt finance practice and will work closely with the firm’s private equity team and its emerging manager and independent sponsor programs. He comes to McGuireWoods after building a successful debt finance practice at a regional law firm headquartered in Southern California. He previously practiced at two Am Law 100 firms and served as a director in the legal department of UBS Investment Bank in Tokyo.

“Dayan’s record of success is matched by his passion for helping clients make connections and get deals done,” said Richard W. Viola, deputy managing partner of McGuireWoods’ corporate practice.

The firm will host its international Emerging Manager Conference May 16-17, 2023, in Dallas with over 700 emerging managers and limited partners across different strategies.

Rosen is the fourth partner to join McGuireWoods’ debt finance practice this year, following the arrivals of Jon Mooney in Pittsburgh, Alan Holliday in London and Jeff Goldfarb in New York.

“Dayan’s reputation as a trusted, business-savvy adviser to lenders and private equity clients makes him a perfect fit for our team,” said Kevin McGinnis, chair of the firm’s Debt Finance Department.  

Added Hamid Namazie, managing partner of McGuireWoods’ downtown Los Angeles office: “Dayan’s wealth of experience and market knowledge will benefit our clients immensely.”

McGuireWoods has one of the largest finance practices in the United States, representing each of the top 10 U.S. banks ranked by assets. The firm consistently ranks among the top U.S. law firms for deal count and dollar volume in lending league tables published by Refinitiv, Bloomberg and Debtwire.

“McGuireWoods has a top debt finance practice and an innovative private equity team known for client service excellence,” Rosen said. “I look forward to collaborating with this world-class team and introducing my clients to the firm’s powerful platform.”