Tell us about your practice.
I represent sponsors and borrowers in traditional and non-traditional debt financings, with a focus on acquisition financings, REIT/real estate financings and financings for healthcare providers and operators.
What is an interesting trend happening right now related to your field of practice?
With interest rates rising, borrowers and sponsors are seeking to lock in credit facilities with longer tenors and lenders are increasingly requiring significant swap and other interest rate protections.
Why did you choose to pursue a career in the legal field?
I enjoy the complexity and the intellectual stimulation that comes with being a lawyer. Whenever you negotiate a debt deal, you’re required to step back and think about every type of transaction your client may want to do over the next couple years, as well as the regulatory, market-based and other issues your client could encounter, and you’re trying to pre-bake as much flexibility into a deal as possible (or the alternative, when you represent the creditor). I enjoy the big picture aspects of what we accomplish for our clients, which as every lawyer knows, ultimately boils down to a meticulous attention to all the details that make up that bigger picture.