• Kenneth Chin counsels and represents lenders and borrowers in connection with corporate and financing transactions. For more than 30 years, Ken 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 financings, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, acquisitions, refinancings, debtor-in-possession financings, workouts and foreclosures.

    Ken’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, Ken 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.

    Ken is an elected member of the American Law Institute. He is also a regent and fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers. Chambers USA has 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.

    Experience

    • Represented RBC Capital Markets, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Barclays Bank PLC and BMO Capital Markets Corp. as lead arrangers; Royal Bank of Canada, Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch, Barclays Bank PLC, Bank of Montreal and Chain Bridge Opportunistic Funding, LLC as initial lenders; and Royal Bank of Canada as administrative agent and collateral agent in connection with a committed financing – which includes a $50 million revolving credit facility, a $320 million first-lien term loan facility and a $130 million second-lien term loan facility – for the acquisition of Cambium Learning Group, Inc. by Veritas Capital and its affiliates.

    • Represented Goldman Sachs Bank USA, Barclays Bank PLC, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Goldman Sachs Bank USA in connection with a committed financing – which includes a $75 million revolving credit facility, a $600 million first-lien term loan facility and a $175 million second-lien term loan facility – for the acquisition of GE Healthcare’s Value-Based Care Division by Veritas Capital and its affiliates.

    • Advised Ten-X, a leading online real estate marketplace, in a recapitalization transaction with private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners.

    • Represented BMO Capital Markets in connection with a $150 million incremental loan to Lannett Company Inc.

    • Represented a global commercial bank in documenting a ¥15 billion loan to a retailer in Japan.

    • Represented a global commercial bank in connection with term loan facilities of $50 million and $150 million for 1940 Act-registered investment companies.

    • Represented a global commercial bank as the agent in connection with a credit facility to a group of manufacturing companies of between $125 million and $1.1 billion.

    • Represented a global commercial bank as the agent and lender in a $400 million loan facility secured by collateralized loan obligations to an originator of middle-market loans.

    • Represented a global commercial bank as the agent and lender in a $450 million loan facility secured by collateralized loan obligations to a portfolio manager.

    • Represented a global commercial bank as the agent and lender in a $200 million loan facility secured by collateralized loan obligations to an originator of middle-market loans.

    • Represented Alvogen Lux Holdings, a generic pharmaceutical company headquartered in Iceland, in connection with $800 million in credit facilities.

    • Represented TD Bank N.A. in a secured revolving credit line of $25 million to a purchasing alliance for hospitals, hospital networks and other health care organizations, indirectly secured by restricted publicly traded stock and related rights held by the borrower and certain guarantors.

    • Represented Gener8 Maritime Inc., a leading U.S.-based provider of international seaborne crude oil transportation services, in connection with approximately $2.07 billion of term loans in the largest-ever series of tanker financings, including a $581 million term loan credit facility, a $963.7 million multiple-draw term loan credit facility and modifications to a $138 million term loan credit facility, as well as a $391.3 million multiple-draw term loan credit facility.

    • Represented NXT Capital in connection with a five-year, $260 million senior secured term loan facility.

    • Represented APCO Holdings Inc., a portfolio company of Stone Point Capital, in acquiring the business of GWC Warranty, a company in the business of writing vehicle service contracts, for approximately $120 million, and, to fund the acquisition, represented Automobile Protection Corporation-APCO, a subsidiary of APCO Holdings, in refinancing its existing credit facility to $150 million.

    Credentials

    Education

    • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1986
      • Managing Editor, Harvard Journal of Legislation
    • A.B., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Columbia University, 1983

    Bar Admissions

    • New Jersey, 1988
    • New York, 1988
    • Massachusetts (inactive), 1986

    Professional Affiliations

    • The American Law Institute, Member
    • American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, Fellow, Regent and Chair of Nominating Committee
    • Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, Past Chairman of the Board of Directors
    • American Bar Association
      • Secured Transactions Subcommittee, former Chairman
      • Law Firm Advisory Board to The Working Group on Legal Opinions, Member
      • Uniform Commercial Code Committee, Member
    • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
    • New York State Bar Association
    • New York City Bar Association
    • Asian American Bar Association of New York

    Languages

    • Cantonese
    • Mandarin
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