NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--International law firm Proskauer announced today the arrival of partner Christopher O. Bell in the Firm’s Finance Group in the New York office.
“With his breadth of experience across the finance sector, particularly in the area of private equity finance, Chris is a fantastic addition to our team,” said Ron Franklin, co-head of Proskauer’s Finance Group.
Mr. Bell’s client base includes leading private equity sponsors, their portfolio companies and other borrowers. In addition, he represents key financial institutions in arranging and underwriting syndicated loans. His practice focuses on leveraged finance transactions, with an emphasis on debt commitments and credit facilities for leveraged acquisitions. He also advises borrowers on the ongoing compliance with their financing documentation and has worked on recapitalizations, refinancings and related transactions.
Mr. Bell received his J.D., cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law, where he was a member of the Fordham Law Review and Moot Court Board. He received his M.A. from New York University and his B.A., cum laude, from Harvard University.
Justin Breen, head of Proskauer’s Leveraged Finance practice added, “Chris has strong relationships in the finance community and significant experience representing key players in the market. Adding him to our team will enable us to continue to meet the growing needs of our clients and to service our increasing deal flow.”
Proskauer’s Finance Group focuses on a wide range of transactions across the debt markets. Its lawyers have remarkable breadth of expertise in acquisition finance, leveraged lending, fund finance, workouts and restructurings, investment grade and commercial lending, structured products and specialty financings. Over the past 12 months, the Firm has handled a string of mega-deals including advising Grifols in a $6.3 billion financing, Pacific Exploration & Production in its $5.5 billion restructuring, Henry Schein in a $1 billion refinancing of its existing private placement shelf facilities, and have closed nearly 30 fund finance transactions totaling approximately $4 billion in deal value.
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