Retail Finance

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

Blue Chip Clients  

Bank of America
GA Capital
NewAlliance Commercial Finance
RBS Citizens
Sovereign Bank
Webster Business Credit
Wells Fargo Capital Finance


Retail Finance

Experts in Retail Finance    

Represent leading financial institutions in all aspects of financing transactions with local, regional, national and international retailers, including structuring and documentation of transactions, intercreditor matters, workouts and restructurings, and insolvency proceedings.

Transaction Powerhouse    

Syndicated facilities, club transactions, and single-lender deals for senior credit facilities (both revolving and term credit facilities), term loans and subordinated and mezzanine loans with commitments in excess of $20 billion.

Complex Transactions    

Highly experienced in complex retail finance transactions:

  • $340 million senior secured credit facility for catalog and online sporting goods retailer.
  • $300 million senior secured revolving credit facility for national auto parts chain.
  • $120 million senior secured revolving credit facility for publicly-held variety store chain.
  • $115 million senior secured credit facility for Canadian- and US-based jewelry retailer.
  • $100 million term loan for publicly-held home appliance retailer.
  • $80 million syndicated credit facility for consumer goods company.
  • $55 million debtor-in-possession term loan credit facility to national book store chain.
  • $35 million working capital financing for outdoor sports retail and mail-order business.
  • $20 million senior secured revolving credit facility for fashion accessories retailer.
  • $13 million sub-debt acquisition financing on behalf of consumer products company.
  • $12.5 million senior secured revolving credit facility for national women’s apparel chain.
  • $12 million mezzanine financing for bicycle manufacturer and retailer.

Preeminent Bankruptcy & Restructuring Practice    

Cover all areas of retail company restructurings, workouts, distressed asset and debt acquisitions and insolvency proceedings, including cash collateral matters, debtor-in-possession financing, Section 363 sales and the chapter 11 plan process.

Bench Strength    

Over 25 lawyers representing major financial institutions in complex transactions.  Lawyers consistently receive recognition for excellence in their fields, including Best Lawyers in America; Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business; The Legal 500 United States; and World’s Leading Lawyers.  Nationally recognized as one of the leading practices of its kind by US News & World Report.

National/International Reach    

Retail transactions across the US and in 27 foreign countries.

Leading US Law Firm  

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


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