Isaac Neill represents bank and non-bank lenders, lead arrangers and administrative agents in connection with debt financing transactions, including secured and unsecured, cash flow and asset based, senior and subordinated, pro rata and institutional, investment grade and middle market, syndicated, club and bilateral lending transactions across a wide variety of industries.

Overview

In addition to partnering with lenders, administrative agents and their clients to structure and close tailored debt financing solutions, Isaac advises on out-of-court debt restructurings and related corporate and securities law matters as they arise in the context of such financings. Isaac also has experience representing corporate borrowers in lending transactions and representing underwriters, placement agents and issuers in connection with bond finance and related derivative transactions.

Isaac’s lender-side debt finance experience covers a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, medical equipment, technology, financial services, insurance, media and broadcasting, higher education, defense and security, aerospace and aviation, energy, government contracting, restaurant franchising, retail and consumer products, utilities operation and contracting, agriculture and farming, senior care, convenience store operation, and transportation and logistics.

Prior to joining the firm, Isaac practiced with a large international law firm based in New York City.

Representative Experience

  • Represented the left lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with the structuring, syndication and refinancing of a multi-tranche, multi-currency unsecured revolving credit facility, for the benefit of a privately-held international media and financial services company, in an aggregate committed amount in excess of $1,450,000,000 (or foreign currency equivalent) in addition to a $500,000,000 revolving accordion facility
  • Represented the left lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with the structuring, syndication and refinancing of senior secured credit facilities, including a revolving credit facility and certain delayed and concurrent term loan facilities, for the benefit of a privately-held international industrial components manufacturer based in the Midwest, in an aggregate original principal or committed amount of $1,300,000,000
  • Represented the direct lender in connection with the structuring and institutional placement of senior credit facilities, including certain term loan and bridge loan facilities, secured on a split-lien basis with a bank-provided asset-backed revolving credit facility, for the benefit of a private equity-sponsored digital media and advertising company to finance a concurrent leveraged acquisition, in an aggregate principal amount of $250,000,000 (including post-closing increases in the aggregate term loan facilities amount to finance strategic add-on acquisitions)
  • Represented the left lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with the syndication, refinancing, restructuring and collateralization of senior credit facilities, including a revolving credit facility and certain delayed and concurrent term loan facilities, for the benefit of a publicly-traded aviation and aerospace components manufacturer in an aggregate original principal or committed amount in excess of $1,200,000,000, including advising on out-of-court debt restructuring in response to distressed market conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Represented the left lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with the structuring and institutional syndication of a senior term loan facility, for the benefit of a publicly-traded international electronics manufacturer, in an aggregate original principal amount of $250,000,000
  • Represented the left lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with the structuring, syndication and refinancing of senior secured credit facilities, including certain U.S. dollar- and foreign currency-denominated revolving credit facilities, a foreign credit instrument facility and a concurrent term loan facility, for the benefit of a publicly-traded international industrial equipment and components manufacturer based in the Southeast, in an aggregate original principal or committed amount of $750,000,000, including advising on related corporate matters
  • Represented the left lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with the structuring and syndication of senior secured credit facilities, including a revolving credit facility and a term loan facility, for the benefit of a private equity-sponsored insurance and financial services company to finance a concurrent leveraged acquisition, in an aggregate original principal or committed amount of $135,000,000, including negotiation and documentation of related subordination and intercreditor arrangements with junior creditors
  • Represented the left lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with the structuring, syndication and refinancing of an unsecured revolving credit facility, for the benefit of an energy utility company to provide statutory liquidity, in an aggregate committed amount of $550,000,000
  • Represented the left lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with the structuring and syndication of real estate-secured senior credit facilities, including a revolving credit facility and a term loan facility, for the benefit of a privately-held national beverage manufacturer in an aggregate original principal or committed amount in excess of $540,000,000, including advising on related corporate and consumer regulatory matters
  • Represented the bank lender in connection with the structuring of senior secured credit facilities, including an asset-backed revolving credit facility and a term loan facility, for the benefit of a paper products manufacturer in an aggregate original principal or committed amount in excess of $18,000,000
  • Advised institutional investor and direct lender in connection with the structuring and marketing of foreign direct credit investment fund operations
  • Represented the left lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with the structuring, syndication and refinancing of senior secured credit facilities, including a revolving credit facility and a term loan facility, for the benefit of a publicly-traded transportation and parking logistics company in an aggregate original principal or committed amount of $550,000,000
  • Represented the left lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with the structuring and syndication of senior secured credit facilities, including a revolving credit facility and a term loan facility, for the benefit of a private equity-sponsored state utilities contractor to finance a concurrent leveraged acquisition, in an aggregate original principal or committed amount of $70,000,000, including negotiation of related subordination and intercreditor arrangements with rollover shareholders
  • Represented the left lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with the structuring and syndication of senior secured credit facilities, including a revolving credit facility and certain term loan facilities provided to separate affiliated borrowers, for the benefit of a privately-held higher education services provider in an aggregate original principal or committed amount of $150,000,000
  • Represented the direct lender in connection with the structuring and institutional placement of a senior term loan facility, secured on a split-lien basis with a bank-provided asset-backed revolving credit facility, for the benefit of a private equity-sponsored national trucking and logistics company to finance a concurrent leveraged acquisition, in an aggregate original principal amount of $85,000,000, including advising on related corporate matters
  • Represented publicly-traded company operating in the defense and security industries, as borrower, in connection with the negotiation of credit facilities, including a senior revolving credit facility and a subordinated term loan facility, in an aggregate original principal or committed amount of $250,000,000
  • Represented the left lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with the structuring and syndication of senior secured credit facilities, including a revolving credit facility and certain delayed and concurrent term loan facilities, for the benefit of a privately-held national restaurant franchise operator in an aggregate original principal or committed amount in excess of $50,000,000
  • Represented the left lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with the structuring, syndication and refinancing of leasehold real estate-secured senior credit facilities, including a revolving credit facility and a term loan facility, for the benefit of a privately-held aviation and fixed-base operator services company in an aggregate original principal or committed amount of $515,000,000, including advising on related corporate and aviation regulatory matters
  • Represented the left lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with the structuring, syndication and refinancing of senior secured credit facilities, including a revolving credit facility and a term loan facility, for the benefit of a private equity-sponsored security components manufacturer in an aggregate original principal or committed amount in excess of $85,000,000, including advising on out-of-court debt restructuring in response to distressed market conditions
  • Represented the bank lender in connection with the restructuring and refinancing of a multi-tranche revolving credit facility, for the benefit of a nationally renowned Napa Valley winery, in an aggregate committed amount of $165,000,000, including advising on related corporate and alcoholic beverage regulatory matters
  • Advised the direct lender in connection with the out-of-court debt restructuring of certain senior and subordinated credit facilities for the benefit of distressed portfolio companies, including the terms and conditions of waivers of continuing events of default and restrictions regarding the exercise of remedies under applicable debt documentation
  • Represented the bank lender in connection with the structuring of a real estate secured, conditional-draw term loan facility, for the benefit of a senior living facility operator, in an aggregate original principal or committed amount in excess of $21,000,000
  • Represented the left lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with the restructuring and collateralization of senior credit facilities, including a revolving credit facility and a term loan facility, for the benefit of a privately-held outdoor grill manufacturer in response to distressed market conditions, in an aggregate original principal or committed amount of $1,150,000,000
  • Represented the bank lender in connection with the structuring of senior secured credit facilities, including a revolving credit facility and certain delayed and concurrent term loan facilities, for the benefit of a privately-held regulated investment advisor based in the Southeast to finance strategic acquisitions, in an aggregate original principal or committed amount of $33,000,000
  • Represented the left lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with the structuring, syndication and refinancing of senior secured credit facilities, including certain acquisition and working capital revolving credit facilities and a term loan facility, for the benefit of a national medical equipment supplier to finance a balance sheet recapitalization, in an aggregate original principal or committed amount of $425,000,000
  • Represented the bank lender in connection with the structuring of an unsecured, asset-backed revolving credit facility, for the benefit of a large international law firm, in an aggregate committed amount of $10,000,000
  • Represented the left lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with the structuring and syndication of senior secured credit facilities, including a revolving credit facility and a term loan facility, for the benefit of a publicly-traded insurance and financial services company in an aggregate original principal or committed amount of $125,000,000, including advising on related corporate and insurance regulatory matters
  • Represented the left lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with the structuring and syndication of senior secured credit facilities, including a revolving credit facility and a term loan facility, for the benefit of a privately-held medical services contractor to finance strategic acquisitions, in an aggregate original principal or committed amount in excess of $29,000,000, including negotiation and documentation of related subordination and intercreditor arrangements with mezzanine lenders
  • Represented the bank lender in connection with the structuring of senior secured credit facilities, including a revolving credit facility and a term loan facility, for the benefit of a security products manufacturer in an aggregate original principal or committed amount in excess of $38,000,000
  • Represented the bank lender in connection with the structuring of senior secured credit facilities, including a revolving credit facility and a term loan facility, for the benefit of a private equity-sponsored transportation and logistics company to finance a concurrent leveraged acquisition, in an aggregate original principal or committed amount of $32,500,000
  • Represented the left lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with the structuring and syndication of senior real estate-secured credit facilities, including a revolving credit facility and a term loan facility, for the benefit of a regional gasoline and convenience store operator in the Midwest to finance a concurrent leveraged growth acquisition, in an aggregate original principal or committed amount of $50,000,000, including advising on related corporate and environmental regulatory issues
  • Represented the left lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with the structuring and syndication of senior secured credit facilities, including a revolving credit facility and certain concurrent and incremental term loan facilities, for the benefit of a privately-held state-licensed physician practice in an aggregate original principal or committed amount of $53,000,000
  • Represented foreign commercial bank issuer and affiliated investment bank in connection with the structuring and execution of bond exchange offers and other balance sheet liability management transactions, including the structuring and issuance of Basel Tier 2 regulatory “bail in” capital instruments in an aggregate original principal amount in excess of $7,000,000,000*
  • Represented foreign commercial bank issuer and affiliated investment bank in connection with the structuring and issuance of fixed- and floating-rate benchmark bonds in an aggregate original principal amount in excess of $5,000,000,000*
  • Represented domestic and foreign commercial bank issuers and affiliated investment banks in connection with the issuance, underwriting and placement of multi-billion dollar annual notional issuance volumes of retail medium-term notes with structured exposures to equities, commodities, currencies, funds and interest rates, including advising on the development of internal policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory requirements*
  • Represented investment banks and institutional investors in drafting and negotiating securities lending and repurchase documentation, prime brokerage customer account and related margin lending documentation, and trade documentation for over-the-counter swap transactions*
  • Represented domestic and foreign commercial bank issuers and affiliated investment banks in connection with the structuring, offering, listing and maintenance of certain structured debt and derivative products, including over-the-counter swaps linked to proprietary algorithmic indices, synthetic exchangeable 144A and Reg S securities and exchange-traded notes linked to volatility indices*

* Includes experience prior to joining the firm

Affiliations

Affiliations

  • The American 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

  • New York, 2016
  • North Carolina, 2020
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