Education

Cornell Law School
JD, 1980

Union College
BS, 1976

Admissions

Massachusetts

Connecticut

James R. Kane

Partner

t 617-248-4069   f 617-248-4000

Jim Kane was named in The Legal 500 for mergers and acquisitions in the Northeast US.

Practice Focus

Finance: senior and subordinated debt, convertible notes, warrants; credit tenant loan transactions; large corporate and middle market acquisition financings, recapitalizations and working capital arrangements (secured and unsecured and committed and discretionary facilities); structured finance; asset based financings; representing the originating-agent bank and participants in agented and syndicated loans in both sponsored and non-sponsored transactions; representing sponsors and their portfolio companies in financings; private placements of debt and equity securities in both senior and subordinated investments.

Private Equity:  acquisition financing involving both single loan and structured arrangements.

Representative Engagements

  • Represent Agent in $400 million syndicated transaction for international diversified manufacturing company.
  • Represent Agent in $100 million syndicated multicurrency transaction for corporation with international operations including subfacility for borrowing in France.
  • Represent Agent in $225 million syndicated loan to financial services company.
  • Represent Agent in $300 million syndicated loan sponsored transaction to company with operations in the United States and Canada.
  • Represent Agent in $200 million asset based loan to public company operating chain of pet supply stores.
  • Represent Agent in $50 million term loan in shared collateral structure with revolving loan lenders.
  • Represent private equity portfolio company which manufactures medical devices in $108.5 million loan.
  • Represent Agent in $110 million syndicated asset based loan to building supply company.
  • Represent Agent in $125 million syndicated loan sponsored transaction to company in personal emergency response business with subordinated debt.
  • Represent Agent in $120 million syndicated loan to radio broadcast company.
  • Represent Agent in $90 million loan to portfolio company of private equity fund which company manufactured and leased special testing equipment.
  • Represent Agent in $80 million asset based loan to company in business of canning foods.
  • Represent private equity portfolio company in medical services industry in $90 million senior loan and $30 million subordinated loan.
  • Represent Agent in $200 million syndicated asset-based loan transaction to company which operates chain of stores selling building products.
  • Represent portfolio company of private equity fund in $100 million first and second lien financing for borrower’s operations in US and Europe.
  • Represent portfolio company of private equity fund in $110 million first and second lien financing in telecommunications industry.
  • Represent private equity funds in capital call lines from $22.5 million to $100 million.
  • Represent Agent in multicurrency financing for borrower manufacturing company with operations in US and England.
  • Represent insurance companies in mezzanine financing $10 million -
    $60 million both secured and unsecured to finance acquisitions.
  • Represent portfolio company of private equity fund in loans to portfolio companies in media and publishing businesses in amounts from $25 million - $150 million.

Presentations and Publications

Mr. Kane has served as an instructor at Boston University’s Metropolitan College.

Professional and Community Involvement

Mr. Kane is a member of the American Bar Association and the Boston Bar Association. 

 

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