Syndicated Finance

With more than 90 lawyers in offices across the U.S. and in London, McGuireWoods has one of the largest finance practices in the U.S. and is recognized as one of the nation’s pre-eminent law firms for syndicated finance and general corporate lending transactions. McGuireWoods consistently ranks among the top five global law firms in syndicated loans by volume and deal count in reputable, benchmarking league tables published by in Refinitiv. In 2019, for the second consecutive year, McGuireWoods ranked No. 1 worldwide for advising lenders in syndicated loans and No. 2 in proceeds. The firm ranked No. 2 in deal count and No. 5 in proceeds for representing lenders in U.S. syndicated loans.

McGuireWoods has also earned top five rankings for representing lead banks and borrowers in leveraged loans in league tables published by the market intelligence service Debtwire and was named a 2018 “Banking Practice Group of the Year” for advising national banks in multibillion-dollar financings and deals by Law360. U.S News-Best Lawyers named McGuireWoods Law Firm of the Year for banking and finance law in 2020’s “Best Law Firms,” the fourth time the firm earned the honor. These rankings and recognitions demonstrate the firm’s commitment to client service and quality counsel, no matter the size or nature of the financing transaction.

McGuireWoods represents each of the top 10 U.S. banks ranked by assets and has handled domestic and cross-border commitments exceeding $100 billion in each of the past eight years. The firm regularly serves as lead counsel to major global financial institutions, lead arrangers, administrative agents and other borrower and issuers in complex, billion-dollar financings, and are equally prepared to help regional banks, funds and other lending clients handle middle market, mission-critical deals efficiently and cost-effectively. Members of our syndicated finance team have experience across the spectrum of credit profiles, including investment grade, leveraged, middle market and troubled credit profiles, and in a full range of structures, including the following:

  • Senior syndicated credit facilities
  • Multicurrency and multinational transactions
  • Leveraged buyouts, dividend recapitalization and acquisition financings
  • Financial sponsor financings
  • Bridge facilities
  • Mezzanine and first lien/second lien financings
  • Letter of credit support facilities
  • Bilateral financings

McGuireWoods’ syndicated finance team includes lawyers practicing in key financial markets and commercial centers, including Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, San Francisco and London. In working with lenders and borrowers across a broad spectrum of industries, firm lawyers have developed industry-specific best practices and standard forms and documents to better serve firm clients. McGuireWoods has also represented clients in transactions and negotiations with nearly all of the top private equity firms in the United States.

To further enhance the services we provide clients, we draw on the experience of lawyers throughout the firm to support our work for debt capital clients in areas such as creditors’ rights, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, securities, tax, real estate, litigation, insurance, environmental law and employee benefits.

Strategically Located in Key Financial Markets &
Commercial Centers Around the World

90+ Lawyers Across 13 Offices

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