Isaac K. Neill represents bank and non-bank lenders, lead arrangers, underwriters, administrative agents and corporate borrowers and issuers in connection with the structuring, documentation and negotiation of debt financing transactions, with an emphasis on senior lending transactions.

Overview

Isaac’s senior lending practice encompasses secured and unsecured, middle market and investment grade, pro rata and institutional, cash flow and asset based, multi-currency and cross-border, syndicated, club and bilateral working capital financings and balance sheet recapitalizations, leveraged sponsor acquisition and equity investment financings and bridge, distressed and debtor-in-possession financings, with an emphasis on the representation of bank and non-bank capital providers in such matters.

Isaac also has significant experience structuring, documenting and negotiating public and private senior and convertible bond financings, private equity co-investments and subordinated and mezzanine loan and bond financings, including lien and debt subordination terms among creditors. As they arise in the context of such financings, Isaac also advises on out-of-court debt restructurings, liability management transactions and related corporate, securities and derivatives law matters.

Isaac’s debt financing experience ranges across a wide variety of industries, including healthcare and medical equipment, technology and life sciences, manufacturing, financial services and insurance, consumer products, government contracting and defense, energy and utilities, agriculture, media and broadcasting, aerospace and aviation, higher education and non-profits, restaurant franchising, senior care and transportation and logistics.

Representative Experience

  • Represented the lead arranger and administrative agent in the structuring, syndication and extension of multi-currency, working capital revolving credit facilities for the benefit of an investment grade international media and financial services company in an aggregate amount in excess of $2,000,000,000 (or foreign currency equivalent)
  • Represented the lead arranger and administrative agent in the structuring and syndication of a $900,000,000 revolving credit facility for the benefit of a nationally renowned non-profit university, which financing was the first ever documented 5-year syndicated revolving credit facility for a non-profit university in the United States
  • Represented the direct lender and placement agent in the structuring and placement of split-lien senior institutional term loan facilities for the benefit of a digital media and advertising company to finance a leveraged private equity sponsor acquisition in an aggregate amount in excess of $280,000,000
  • Represented the lead arranger and administrative agent in the syndication and subsequent restructuring of senior revolving credit and term loan facilities for the benefit of a public issuer aerospace specialized components manufacturer in an aggregate amount of $2,150,000,000, including documentation of initial collateralization and out-of-court debt restructuring in response to distressed market conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Advised direct lender on out-of-court restructurings of senior and subordinated secured credit facilities for the benefit of distressed middle market portfolio companies, including defending against potential ‘uptiering’ strategies and related liability management transactions
  • Represented the lead arranger and administrative agent in the structuring, syndication and subsequent refinancing of multi-currency revolving credit, foreign credit instrument and delayed and concurrent term loan facilities for the benefit of a public issuer manufacturer of advanced industrial equipment in an aggregate amount in excess of $1,200,000,000 (or foreign currency equivalent), including advising on subsequent spin-off transactions and related corporate restructuring
  • Represented the lead arranger and administrative agent in the structuring and placement of specific collateral-secured senior revolving credit and term loan facilities for the benefit of a technology-based risk management services provider to finance a leveraged sponsor equity investment in an aggregate amount of $107,000,000, including negotiation of subordination and intercreditor arrangements with separate providers of an existing special purpose senior revolving credit facility and new mezzanine capital
  • Represented commercial bank issuer and affiliated investment bank in the structuring, issuance and placement of fixed- and floating-rate benchmark bonds in an aggregate amount in excess of $5,000,000,000, convertible “bail in” regulatory capital instruments in an aggregate amount in excess of $7,000,000,000, and retail medium-term notes with structured exposures to equities, commodities, currencies, funds, proprietary indices and interest rates

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Affiliations

Affiliations

  • The American Bar Association 
  • North Carolina Bar Association

Education

J.D., Stanford Law School, 2014; Articles Editor, Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance

B.A., The University of Chicago, 2010; Phi Beta Kappa, with honors

Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2020
  • New York, 2016
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