Mezzanine & Junior Capital

John Ventola, Kevin Simard, Lyman Bullard, Jim Kane, Andy Hickey
Pete Palladino, Doug Gooding

Blue Chip Clients   

Avante Mezzanine Partners
Babson Capital (MassMutual)
Brookside Mezzanine
Falcon Strategic Partners
GA Capital
HarbourVest Partners
Pathlight Capital
PNC Erieview Capital
Phoenix Life
Salus Capital Partners
The Hartford
Wellington Financial


Mezzanine & Junior CapitalĀ 

Comprehensive Practice

Longstanding practice in full range of mezzanine and junior capital financing transactions:

  • Equity co-investments
  • Equity kickers & warrants
  • Mezzanine
  • Multi-layer financings
  • Preferred/common equity
  • Uni-tranche financings
  • Second lien


Decades of experience (including restructuring/insolvency) and sensitivity to dynamic relationships among financing parties/portfolio companies/equity sponsors enable us to know “what’s market” and to anticipate and efficiently resolve issues.  And, having negotiated intercreditor agreements with most national and regional banks and senior lenders, we can simplify documentation process and increase certainty of timely closing.

Unified Deal Teams

Each deal team member oversees both equity and debt aspects of financing, giving us ability to negotiate all aspects of transaction in coordinated and efficient manner.

National Reach

Financial transactions throughout North America. 

Bench Strength

Multi-disciplinary team of over 25 lawyers, including experts in:

  • Capital markets
  • Insolvency/restructuring
  • Intellectual property
  • Licensing
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Real estate 
  • Tax

Industry Expertise

  • Consumer
  • Distribution
  • E-Commerce
  • Education (for profit)
  • Energy
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Media/publishing
  • Retail
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Transportation

Leading US Law Firm

One of nation’s leading law firms for over a century.

What Others Say about Choate's Finance Capabilities

  • “Getting the deal done quickly and timely with attorneys who understand what’s worthwhile and what isn’t.”  Major Multinational Financial Services Institution
  • “I think of [Choate as] entrepreneurial.  Not stuck in the box.  Willing to try new things.”  One of the World's Largest Financial Institutions
  • “An assembly of very practical and reasonable attorneys who can handle everything – you can’t go wrong with them … they offer their clients a real partnership and have fantastic industry expertise.”  Chambers USA

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