Managing Credit in a Downturn

Presented by SBIA and Foley Hoag LLP




September 15, 2020 12:00PM–1:00PM

COVID-19 has disrupted businesses across the economy. How should lenders limit damage to their credit portfolios? What should fund managers expect their portfolio borrowers do to mitigate risk? Join us for a webinar to learn about the proactive steps you can take to prepare both lenders and borrowers for this challenging environment. Attorneys from Foley Hoag's Debt Finance and Bankruptcy & Restructuring practices will lead participants through an in depth discussion of workouts and restructurings and how to avoid mistakes and pitfalls throughout the process.

Alison Bauer, Partner, Bankruptcy & Restructuring
Alison focuses on U.S. and international business reorganizations, creditors’ rights, distressed acquisitions and financing in the context of court proceedings and out-of-court restructurings. Alison has represented debtors and creditors in chapter 7, 11 and 15 cases.

Thomas Draper, Partner, Co-Chair, Debt Finance Practice
Tom is one of the leading finance lawyers in New England, and represents a number of companies and private equity sponsors in a range of acquisition financing transactions, including asset-based credits and large syndicated term loans. He has considerable experience representing borrowers in a variety of debt transactions, from acquisition finance to bank credit facilities to high yield bonds. He also represents fund lenders in senior, second-lien and mezzanine loans.

Jennifer Audeh, Partner, Deputy Chair, Business Department
Jennifer focuses her practice on corporate finance and advises on corporate and transactional matters including: representing borrowers and lenders in secured and unsecured debt financings; representing companies and investors in private equity and venture capital financings; and representing buyers and targets in mergers and acquisitions. Her corporate work also extends to representing small business investment companies in connection with fund formation and licensing by U.S. Small Business Administration, portfolio transactions and regulatory compliance.