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Kenneth Chin counsels and represents lenders and borrowers in connection with corporate and financing transactions.
For almost 30 years, Mr. Chin has provided legal and transactional advice to a diverse group of clients, including many of the world’s leading commercial banks; investment banks; debt fund affiliates of major hedge funds and private equity firms; other alternative lenders; and borrowers, in large complex transactions such as leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, acquisitions, refinancings, debtor-in-possession financings, workouts and foreclosures. Mr. Chin’s work on behalf of these clients includes: secured credit facilities for cash flow loans, asset-based loans and reserve-based loans; bridge loan facilities; second lien facilities; high-yield bond offerings; convertible bond offerings; securitization facilities; insurance premium finance facilities; debtor-in-possession facilities; and mezzanine facilities.
Among his most notable work, Mr. Chin represented the agent and arranger in connection with a $1.5 billion credit facility to a financial institution and $1.1 billion in term and revolving loan facilities to a group of manufacturing companies. He also represented Alvogen and its affiliates in connection with approximately $900 million of credit facilities and Gener8 Maritime in connection with over $2 billion of vessel financings.
Mr. Chin is a fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers. Chambers USA has also recognized him in the areas of banking and finance, lauding him as a lawyer who, according to clients, is “very knowledgeable” and “very creative … in finding solutions,” and who “takes very good care of clients.” (Chambers USA 2014) In 2014, he was named one of 50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business by the Asian American Business Development Center.
-Secured Lending Subcommittee, Chairman
-Law Firm Advisory Board to The Working Group on Legal Opinions, Member
-Uniform Commercial Code Committee, Member