Kent's practice focuses primarily on corporate lending, including syndicated, club and bilateral debt financings and related capital raising transactions.
He has extensive experience in all phases of complex credit facilities, from structuring and documentation to distribution and syndicate management. His experience encompasses cash-flow, leveraged recapitalization, asset-based, and acquisition financings, as well as first lien and second lien and mezzanine financings, and includes transactions ranging from large corporate lending to middle market and commercial lending. Kent has represented the administrative agent and participant banks in a variety of leveraged and investment grade syndicated, club and single-bank loan transactions.
Kent was a Morehead Scholar and a member of the business school honor society Beta Gamma Sigma at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta.
Representation of agents and participants in syndicated, club and bilateral senior secured and unsecured credit facilities.
Representation in acquisition financings for both strategic and financial buyers in the technology, healthcare, manufacturing, and fishing industries.
Representation in multinational, multicurrency credit facilities for an international home improvement company and a worldwide manufacturing concern.
Representation in credit facilities provided for special dividends and leveraged recapitalizations.
Representation in credit facilities for media and telecommunications companies such as broadcast, cable, and wireless telephony providers in connection with their operations and network build-outs.
Selected for inclusion in America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Banking and Finance, North Carolina, Chambers USA, 2017-2018
Named to "40 Under 40," Charlotte Business Journal, 2004
Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Banking and Finance Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2009-2019
Board Member, North Carolina CAST Theatre Company, 2013-Present
Member; Past Chair, Outreach Commission; Vestry Member, 2007-2009, Christ Episcopal Church
Volunteer, Urban Ministry Center