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Sidley Adds Partner to Global Finance Practice in Chicago

February 22, 2018, 07:02 AM

Sidley Austin announced that James Snyder has joined the firm in Chicago as a partner in its Global Finance practice. He was formerly a partner at Winston & Strawn LLP. Snyder is focused on commercial finance matters, including corporate lending transactions, acquisition finance, specialty lending and other complex investments.

Snyder has considerable experience representing both banks and alternative lenders in senior secured and unsecured credit facilities, first-out last-out, unitranche and other one-stop financings, first and second lien transactions, mezzanine and subordinated financings, and cash flow and asset-based transactions. He has counseled both lenders and borrowers in connection with debtor-in-possession financings, bankruptcy exit facilities, workouts and restructurings. Mr. Snyder also has advised private equity firms as well as public and private corporations in debt financings and general corporate matters.

“Jamie has substantial experience advising middle market and large-cap companies across the credit spectrum, and we are pleased to welcome him to the firm,” said Craig Griffith, member of Sidley’s Executive Committee and its Global Finance practice. “He will be a key resource in guiding our clients, particularly those in the traditional banking and alternative lending spaces, through transactions within the changing global finance market.”

Snyder’s arrival follows that of Andrew Cardonick, another Global Finance partner who recently joined the firm in Chicago.

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