Michael W. Kaufman represents lenders and borrowers across numerous industries, including manufacturing, media, food service, retail and telecommunications. He has over 15 years of experience assisting clients with a range of financing matters. His practice involves all aspects of secured and unsecured bank, mezzanine, and other senior and subordinated lending. Michael represents borrowers, banks, funds and other lenders. He guides clients through the complexities of subordination and intercreditor arrangements, the negotiation of financial covenants and the perfection of collateral.
As part of his transactional finance practice, Michael also represents Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs) in connection with mezzanine lending transactions. In this capacity, he counsels his clients not only on the intercreditor matters inherent in any mezzanine financing, but also on the regulatory restrictions on the structure, pricing and other terms applicable to SBICs.
Michael represents private equity clients in connection with the financing of acquisitions across a range of industries. He coordinates closely with the firm’s mergers and acquisitions attorneys to ensure that the lending arrangements are in hand when a deal is set to close. He also advises private equity clients in connection with the refinancing of indebtedness of portfolio companies.
As a subset of his practice, Michael represents financial institutions in connection with loans to individuals, or their investment vehicles, secured by fine art, hedge fund interests and other assets. He has assisted his clients with credit facilities secured by artworks of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jackson Pollock and others.
Represented mezzanine lenders in connection with debt financings of a manufacturer of branded and private label specialty medical products, an independent battery distributor, a manufacturer of water treatment chemicals, a designer and manufacturer of advanced drilling machinery, a provider of linen services, a radio company, a medical research company and a digital promotions agency
Represented banks in connection with the extensions of senior secured credit facilities to a leading chain of spas and salons and a leading managed hosting and cloud provider
Representation of financial institutions in connection with loans secured by fine art
Represented a private equity firm in connection with the financing of the acquisition of a packaging adhesives company
Represented a leading provider of backup, disaster recovery and intelligent business continuity solutions in connection with the financing of an acquisition
Represented a group of investors led by a private equity firm in financing the acquisition of a provider of materials-based solutions for handling, processing, marking and packaging high-value technology and medical components