With more than 40 years of finance experience, Chris Molen serves as a trusted advisor to national banks, private equity firms, hedge funds and corporate borrowers on secured and unsecured lending transactions.
Chris represents agents, lenders and borrowers across industries in syndicated and bilateral finance transactions, including working capital lines of credit and leveraged buyouts. Chris has particular experience with transactions for the healthcare, pharmaceuticals, media, communications, technology, retail and manufacturing industries. He also advises clients concerning debt restructurings, workouts and bankruptcy matters.
The types of leveraged finance transactions that Chris handles include asset-based loans, cash-flow loans, acquisition financing, venture financing, second-lien transactions, mezzanine debt financing, and debtor-in-possession financings. Such transactions include the financing of private equity-backed, closely held and publicly traded companies.
His work has earned him recognition for corporate, banking and finance law in numerous prestigious legal publications, including The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, Corporate Counsel, Who’s Who Legal: Georgia, Georgia Best Lawyers magazine and in Georgia Super Lawyers.
Representation of a debt and equity investment firm in its $54 million loan to a California-based eye care company.
Representation of a national bank in an Amendment and Restatement of a $325 million term loan and a $25 million revolver to a healthcare technology company.
Representation of a national bank in a $175 million term loan and a $5 million revolving loan to a large pharmaceutical services firm.
Representation of an American multinational investment bank and services company in a $165 million term loan and a $35 million revolving loan to a government contract vendor of technology services.
Representation of a national bank in a $150 million revolving loan, alongside an $850 million floor plan loan to a large trucking company.
Representation of an American multinational investment bank and financial services company in a $25 million revolving loan, alongside a $70 million term loan to the leading manufacturer of air rifles and BB guns. Transaction involved cross-border assets in Spain, Luxembourg, UK and Mexico.
Representation of an American multinational investment bank and financial services company in a $65 million revolving loan, alongside a $60 million term loan to makers of kayaks and other outdoor recreational items, including both US and Canadian tranches and collateral.
Representation of an American multinational investment bank and financial services company on a $45 million revolving loan, alongside a $65 million term loan to a manufacturer of residential and commercial agricultural products.
Representation of a specialty finance investor in a $43 million loan (revolver, term loan A and term loan B) to a technology firm.
Representation of the credit arm of a Miami, Florida-based private equity and alternative assets investment firm in a $20 million term loan to a telecom industry company.
Representation of a debt and equity capital fund in a $67 million term loan and $5 million revolving loan to a healthcare treatment center business.
Representation of a non-regulated independent asset-based lender in a $22 million loan to a newspaper publishing company.
Past President, Association for Corporate Growth, Atlanta Chapter
Member, Commercial Finance Association
Member, Turnaround Management Association
Selected for inclusion as a "Leading Lawyer" in Banking and Finance, Georgia, Chambers USA, 2004–2019
Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Banking and Finance Law and Corporate Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2003–2020
Named to “Super Lawyers,” Banking, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2004–2011, 2015–2016
Named a “Top Lawyer,” Corporate Counsel magazine
Named to “Who’s Who Legal: Georgia”