Mark D. Silva

Mark Silva is a partner in Choate's Finance & Restructuring Group. He advises both financial institutions and corporate borrowers on all matters related to financings, including, international debt financings, debt work-outs and restructurings, asset–based credit facilities, second-lien and split-lien credit facilities, leveraged acquisitions, retail finance, multinational credit facilities and intercreditor arrangements. In particular, he has deep experience counseling clients through financings in the biotechnology, healthcare, life sciences, retail, manufacturing, and financial services industries.

Mr. Silva is recognized in Chambers USA and received a “40 Under 40 Award” by the Commercial Finance Association in 2016.

Practice Focus

Finance, Bankruptcy & Restructuring: international debt financings, debt work-outs and restructurings, asset–based credit facilities, second–lien and split-lien credit facilities, acquisition and retail finance, multinational credit facilities, and intercreditor arrangements.

Representative Engagements

  • Represented a leading international bank as agent, for a syndicate of lenders, in connection with a $4 billion multicurrency, cross-border senior secured credit facility to a specialty biopharmaceutical company in connection with a leverage acquisition of a public company.
  • Represented a leading international bank as administrative agent, for a syndicate of lenders, in connection with a $500 million unsecured senior credit facility to a health care technology company.
  • Represented a specialty financing company as lender in a $15 million senior secured loan facility in a sponsor-back acquisition of a retailer in a Section 363 sale out of bankruptcy.
  • Represented a leading international bank as lender in a $62.5 million senior cross-border senior secured loan facility to an online dietary supplements retailer.
  • Represented a specialty financing company as lender in a $30 million senior secured loan facility in a sponsor-back acquisition of a food wholesaler in a Section 363 sale out of bankruptcy.
  • Represented a leading international bank, as administrative agent for a syndicate of lenders, in a $250 million senior credit facility to a dental benefits company in connection with the closing of an anticipated strategic acquisition by the company.
  • Represented a leading international bank as administrative agent, for a syndicate of lenders, in connection with a $125 million senior secured credit facility to a privately held liquor wholesaler. 
  • Represented a leading international bank as administrative agent in a $150 million senior secured credit facility to a health care practice management company and certain of its affiliates, in connection with a sponsor-backed acquisition of a minority stake in a multi-specialty physicians practice group.
  • Represented a leading international bank as administrative agent in a $750 million multicurrency, cross border senior credit facility to public clinical research and development company and certain of its subsidiaries.
  • Represented a leading international bank as administrative agent in a $147.5 million senior secured multicurrency, cross-border credit facility to a surgical products manufacturer.
  • Represented a leading international bank as administrative agent in the refinancing of the existing credit facilities of a dental management service company pursuant to a $180 million senior secured credit facility.
  • Represented a health care holding company in a senior credit facility, consisting of a $30 million, four-year term loan and a $5 million revolving credit facility, the proceeds of which were used to repay the outstanding indebtedness of the company and to assist in financing future growth opportunities.

Education & Credentials

Boston College Law School
JD, 2005
State University of New York at Buffalo
BA, 2000

Admissions

Massachusetts