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Kenneth Chin counsels and represents lenders and borrowers in connection with corporate and financing transactions.

For more than 25 years, Mr. Chin has provided legal and transactional advice to a diverse group of clients, including commercial banks, corporate borrowers and lenders, distressed debt funds, entrepreneurs, equipment manufacturers, finance companies, hedge funds, individuals, insurance company lenders, investment banks, merchant banks, private banks and private equity sponsors. Mr. Chin’s work on behalf of these clients includes acquisition financings, acquisition agreements, aircraft financing and leasing, asset securitizations, bank syndicated credit agreements, bankruptcy liquidations and reorganizations, capital call bridge financings, competitive bid option credit facilities, convertible debt financings, debtor-in-possession financings, distressed debt purchases and sales, engineering and supply agreements, equipment financing and leasing, equity investments, foreclosures, insurance company note agreements, insurance premium financings, letters of credit, leveraged buy-outs, leveraged leasing, mezzanine financings, mortgage warehouse lending, multicurrency credit facilities, municipal bond financings, participations and assignments, private bank financings, project financings, second lien financings, secured transactions, shareholder agreements, subordinated debt financings, and workouts.

Among his most notable work, Mr. Chin represents multinational commercial banking and financial services companies in numerous transactions, most recently including as the agent and lender in a $400 million loan facility secured by collateralized loan obligations to an originator of middle-market loans, a $450 million loan facility secured by CLOs to a portfolio manager, a $200 loan facility secured by CLOs to a portfolio manager, and a $200 million loan facility secured by CLOs to another originator of middle-market loans. He also represented the agent in connection with credit facilities to a group of manufacturing companies for loans aggregating $125 million and $1.1 billion.

Mr. Chin is a fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers. In 2014, he was named one of 50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business by the Asian American Business Development Center. Chambers USA has also recognized him as a leading practitioner in 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)

J.D., Harvard Law School, 1986
-Managing Editor, Harvard Journal of Legislation
A.B., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Columbia University, 1983
New Jersey, 1988
New York, 1988
Massachusetts (inactive), 1986
    -Fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers
    -Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business, Asian American Business Development Center (2014)
    -Chambers USA (2014-2015)
    -New York Super Lawyers (2008, 2011-2014)
    -Best Lawyers (2010-2016)
    -Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, Chairman of the Board of Directors
    -American Bar Association

        -Secured Lending Subcommittee, Chairman

        -Law Firm Advisory Board to The Working Group on Legal Opinions, Member

        -Uniform Commercial Code Committee, Member

    -New York State Bar Association
    -New York City Bar Association
    -Asian American Bar Association of New York