Penny is an accomplished lawyer with nearly 15 years of experience representing financial institutions in a broad range of lending transactions.
Penny focuses her practice on debt financing and secured transactions, including origination of asset-based and acquisition financing, leveraged finance, mezzanine finance and other lending transactions. She also handles the structuring and documenting of large syndicated transactions. Secured lenders as well as companies in the security alarm, medical alert, and other industries with a recurring revenue model, rely on Penny’s vast experience.
Penny also advises domestic and international banking clients and investment firms in the areas of microfinance and impact investing. She has particular experience with commodities financing.
Penny’s leadership roles include chairing the McGuireWoods Pittsburgh Women’s Leadership Forum as well as serving on the planning committee for the firm’s Women in Private Equity & Finance initiative.
Represented lender in a senior financing for a borrower in the personal emergency response services industry.
Represented Agent in a secured revolving credit facility for a borrower in the security alarm industry.
Represented lender in a financing for a borrower in the home security alarm industry.Middle Market Commercial Lending
Represented Agent for a borrower in the steel and foundry industry.
Represented lender in an acquisition financing to a borrower in the food products industry.
Represented lender in an acquisition financing to a borrower in the public safety industry.Impact Investing
Represented an investment fund in a note offering in the renewable energy sector.
Represented an investment fund in a microfinance loan program.Asset Based Lending
Represented Agent for a borrower in the wire and cable, communications and security industry.
Represented an urgent care center in an ABL financing.
Represented a lumber company in an ABL financing.
Member, Pittsburgh Chapter, Association for Corporate Growth
Member, Allegheny County Bar Association
Member, Business Law and International Law Sections, American Bar Association
Member, United Way Women’s Executive Leadership Council
Member, Board of Directors, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
Member, Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network
Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Banking and Finance Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2018-2019
Named to "Pennsylvania Rising Stars," Business/Corporate; Banking, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2008
McGuireWoods Authors Explain Growth of Women in Private Equity in Law360
February 12, 2019
McGuireWoods Advises Tiger Peak Capital In Acquiring Voice Comm Majority Interest
September 17, 2018
McGuireWoods Honored as Top 3 Firm in FT’s North America Innovative Lawyers Report
December 13, 2017