Junine K. Johnson Counsel

Junine's practice includes a broad range of syndicated finance, project finance and other debt finance transactions.

She represents and advises private equity sponsors, corporate borrowers and financial institutions in domestic and cross-border complex large-cap and middle-market bank financing transactions, including acquisition and leveraged buyout financings, asset-based lending, financing of energy and infrastructure projects, loan workouts, restructurings and debtor-in-possession and exit financings. In addition, Junine has experience representing underwriters, issuers/borrowers and collateral managers in loan securitization transactions, including collateralized loan obligations, leveraged loan warehouse facilities, asset backed securities and other structured lending products, and counseling such clients with respect to complex regulatory and commercial structuring matters such as risk retention and Volcker compliance.

Junine is actively involved in the firm’s pro bono program, regularly representing elderly and disadvantaged individuals in trusts and estates matters, lenders in microfinance transactions, as well as investors and other stakeholders in social impact investment initiatives. Junine has also represented a diverse array of other pro-bono clients, ranging from not-for-profit organizations in the context of general corporate governance and financing agreements to underrepresented children in the foster care system, on behalf of whom she has appeared in court proceedings relating to dependency, foster placement and parental rights.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Junine practiced for more than 11 years in large international law firms, beginning with more than eight years in the banking and finance practice of one such firm, followed by several years in the loan securitization practice of another.


Represented private equity sponsor in syndicated first and second lien credit facilities secured by collateral located in approximately 14 international jurisdictions incurred to finance its $1 billion acquisition of a global insurance claims adjuster.

Represented Fortune 500 global hotel operator in multiple refinancings of its $1.75 billion syndicated investment-grade, multi-currency, revolving senior credit facility. 

Represented a sovereign wealth fund and other members of an equity consortium in a $1.25 billion syndicated senior secured credit facility secured by collateral located in approximately 11 international jurisdictions incurred to finance their $2.2 billion acquisition of the music publishing business of a major record label, including its extensive song catalogue, which involved negotiations of joint venture and intellectual property administration agreements, and structuring of complex security arrangements dealing with copyrights and related intellectual property.

Represented Fortune 500 personal care product manufacturer in the refinancing of its $1 billion investment-grade, multi-currency, revolving credit facility.

Represented lead arranger in an approximately $280 million syndicated, multi-currency, senior secured credit facility for a global paper products manufacturer, secured by collateral located in approximately 12 international jurisdictions.

Represented lead arrangers and administrative agent in the structured financing of an acquisition by a pension plan of the middle-market loan portfolio of a major financial institution, representing the largest middle-market structured lending transaction to date.

  • Brooklyn Law School, JD, magna cum laude, Dean’s List, Associate Managing Editor, Brooklyn Law Review, 2004
  • Florida State University, BM, Voice Performance, Dean’s List, 1996
  • Contributor, "Asset Based Financing: Introduction to Secured Lending and Commercial Finance", Practicing Law Institute, 2005
  • North Carolina
  • New York
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