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Proskauer Adds Montgomery to Multi-Tranche Finance Practice

November 26, 2014, 07:53 AM

Global law firm Proskauer announced Sandra Lee Montgomery has joined the Los Angeles office as a partner in its Finance Group. Her addition deepens the bench of Proskauer’s nationally recognized Multi-Tranche Finance Group and enhances the firm’s transactional capabilities on the West Coast.

Montgomery has significant experience in representing financial institutions, lenders and private equity funds in a wide array of commercial and corporate finance, asset-based lending, subordinated debt finance, secured and unsecured lending, and related workout transactions. She advises on the establishment of credit facilities for both public and private companies with a focus on acquisitions, recapitalizations, restructurings, refinancings, debtor-in-possession and other strategic financings.

“Sandra’s wealth of experience in complicated finance structures for alternative lenders such as BDCs, debt funds, insurance companies and CLO’s is a perfect fit for our Multi-Tranche Finance practice. She has spent a substantial amount of time in her practice representing alternative lenders in debt transactions up and down the capital structure, including, senior debt, unitranche, second lien and mezzanine facilities,” said Steven Ellis, partner in Proskauer’s Corporate Department and co-head of the Multi-Tranche Finance Group. “She is a talented finance lawyer and will be a great complement to our practice here in the States and in Europe. We are extremely excited to have her join our group.”

Montgomery is well-versed in Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code and other laws related to secured transactions. She also has handled numerous complex cross-border transactions involving Australia, Canada, the Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Singapore and the UK, among other countries.

Montgomery joins Proskauer from Bingham McCutchen. She was named an IFLR1000 2014 Rising Star in Banking and Finance, and one of Latin America’s 2014 Top 50 Female Lawyers in Banking and Finance by Latinvex. She is fluent in Portuguese and Korean, and also speaks French and Spanish.

Proskauer’s highly regarded Multi-Tranche Finance Group is a multi-disciplinary practice that specializes in representing providers of alternative forms of debt to support leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, refinancings, and strategic and distressed debt acquisitions. Lawyers in the group are cross-trained both in finance matters unique to junior capital investors and insolvency matters that affect the structuring and restructuring of these investments. The group also includes lawyers in tax, fund formation and private equity who focus on multi-tranche financing matters.

Proskauer is a global law firm recognized for its excellence both in practicing law and serving clients. We are trusted advisors to many of the world’s top companies, financial institutions, investment funds, not-for-profit institutions, governmental entities and other organizations across industries and borders. With 700+ lawyers in 13 offices and approximately 50 areas of practice, we have the capabilities, experience and creativity to guide our clients through their most important legal and business challenges.

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