Katherine Reynolds Lazdowski

Kate Lazdowski, a principal in Choate’s Finance and Restructuring Practice Group, helps financial institutions, corporate borrowers, and private equity sponsors to successfully complete a variety of complex financial transactions, including secured and unsecured lending transactions, acquisition financings, working capital and other senior credit facilities, and second-lien and mezzanine debt financings. With a deep understanding of the industries in which her clients are active in lending – principally retail, manufacturing, and consumer products – Kate advises on sophisticated asset-based financings, cash flow financing, and syndicated debt financings, both domestically and cross-border.

Kate’s clients include Wells Fargo Bank, Bank of America, Citizens Bank, U.S. Bank, and PNC Bank.

Representative Engagements

  • Agent in connection with $260 million syndicated asset-based revolving credit facility to national cold storage and logistics company used to fund the acquisition of a strategic business, refinance indebtedness and to support working capital and future acquisitions.
  • Agent in $400 million working capital and acquisition facility ($225 million term loan and $175 million revolving facility) for ESOP-owned designer and manufacturer of specialty metal cutting products.
  • Citizens Bank in connection with $150 million senior secured credit facility to Steven Madden and its subsidiaries used for general corporate purposes.
  • Various transactions representing institutional investors as debt lenders in connection with the acquisition of companies, including manufacturing companies and consulting companies.
  • U.S. Bank in connection with credit facility used by Minnesota United Football Club to construct a new stadium in St. Paul.
  • Truist Bank, as agent, in connection with delayed draw term loan facility required to construct a new baseball stadium for the Texas Rangers.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Member, Turnaround Management Association Northeast Board of Directors
  • Member of the Women’s Bar Association

Education & Credentials

University of Connecticut School of Law
JD, 2010
College of the Holy Cross
BA, 2004, cum laude



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