W. Kent Walker Jr. Partner

Kent, who has practiced as a syndicated finance attorney for over 25 years, concentrates his practice on corporate lending, particularly in large and middle market leveraged finance.

He has extensive experience in syndicated, club and bilateral debt financings and related capital raising transactions, managing all phases of complex credit facilities, from structuring and documentation to distribution and syndicate management. Kent’s clients appreciate his commercial and practical approach to the market, as someone who understands the needs of both lenders and borrowers and works to achieve a practical and workable result for all parties. Kent has represented the administrative agent and participant banks in a variety of matters across loan structures and products, including underwritings and best efforts transactions, pro rata and institutional loans, leveraged recapitalizations, acquisition financings and working capital facilities.

Experience

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.

  • Georgia
  • North Carolina

Selected for inclusion in America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Banking and Finance, North Carolina, Chambers USA, 2017-2019

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

  • Harvard Law School, JD, cum laude, 1993
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BSBA, with Highest Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, 1990

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

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