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Jeffrey S. Chavkin

Partner

, Bryan Cave LLP
New York

Tel

1 212 541 1261

Fax

1 212 904 0501
jschavkin@bryancave.com
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Jeffrey S. Chavkin

Partner


New York



1290 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10104-3300

Phone:

1 212 541 1261

Fax:

1 212 904 0501

email:

jschavkin@bryancave.com

Jeffrey Chavkin practices in the areas of lender and borrower representation, corporate finance and commercial law.  His experience includes the structuring, negotiation, documentation and administration of a broad spectrum of syndicated and non-syndicated credit transactions involving both domestic and foreign companies in a wide variety of industries.  These transactions include secured and unsecured loans, acquisition credits, loans to private equity sponsored portfolio companies, multi-currency facilities, senior and subordinated credit facilities including net capital subordinated loans to broker dealers, asset based loan facilities, loans to mutual funds and closed end funds, real estate loans including construction facilities and letter of credit facilities.  Mr. Chavkin also represents commercial banks when acting in a corporate trust capacity, including as trustee, paying agent, depositary and escrow agent as well as issuers in connection with debt issued under Indentures. His experience also extends to federal and state bank regulatory issues and the special legal needs in extending credit to regulated industries.

Mr. Chavkin served as Deputy Leader of Bryan Cave’s Banking, Business and Public Finance Client Service Group from 2000 through 2006 and as its Leader from 2006 to 2009.

Jeffrey Chavkin practices in the areas of lender and borrower representation, corporate finance and commercial law.  His experience includes the structuring, negotiation, documentation and administration of a broad spectrum of syndicated and non-syndicated credit transactions involving both domestic and foreign companies in a wide variety of industries.  These transactions include secured and unsecured loans, acquisition credits, loans to private equity sponsored portfolio companies, multi-currency facilities, senior and subordinated credit facilities including net capital subordinated loans to broker dealers, asset based loan facilities, loans to mutual funds and closed end funds, real estate loans including construction facilities and letter of credit facilities.  Mr. Chavkin also represents commercial banks when acting in a corporate trust capacity, including as trustee, paying agent, depositary and escrow agent as well as issuers in connection with debt issued under Indentures. His experience also extends to federal and state bank regulatory issues and the special legal needs in extending credit to regulated industries.

Mr. Chavkin served as Deputy Leader of Bryan Cave’s Banking, Business and Public Finance Client Service Group from 2000 through 2006 and as its Leader from 2006 to 2009.

Select Representations

  • Representation of Belkin International, Inc. in connection with its $150 million asset based US and UK credit facilities which supported the acquisition of the Linksys business of Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Representation of U.S. Bank National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a $30 million senior unsecured credit facility for a joint venture of Duke Energy Corporation and American Transmission Company LLC.
  • Representation of Brown Shoe Company, Inc. in connection with the amendment and restatement of its $380 million senior secured asset based credit facility and an increase thereof to $530 million to enable Brown Shoe to consummate the acquisition of American Sporting Goods Corporation and The Basketball Marketing Group, Inc. as well as in connection with its subsequent sales of such companies.
  • Representation of Brown Shoe Company, Inc. in connection with its issuance of $200 million of senior unsecured notes due 2019.
  • Representation of a private equity fund in connection with the senior and mezzanine financing for the acquisition of a portfolio company.
  • Representation of Terex Corporation in connection with a $1.2 billion secured credit facility to back its tender offer for all of the shares of Demag Cranes, a German corporation. The credit facility included a U.S. Dollar Term Loan, a Euro Term Loan and a multicurrency Revolving Credit Facility.
  • Representation of a bank in connection with a sale of a $1 billion portfolio of troubled time share loans and the seller financing therefor.
  • Representation of U.S. Bank National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a $49 million senior secured credit facility for a portfolio company of a private equity fund.
  • Representation of U.S. Bank National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a $200 million senior unsecured credit facility for Basin Electric Cooperative Corporation.
  • Representation of The Bank of Nova Scotia, as administrative agent, in connection with a $110 million senior unsecured credit facility for Monongahela Power Company.
  • Representation of Terex Corporation in connection with financing issues related to the sale of one of its businesses to Bucyrus International, Inc. for $1.3 billion.
  • Representation of the Special Servicer in the then largest real estate bankruptcy in history serving as a team leader in connection with the restructuring of property level debt.
  • Representation of The Bank of New York Mellon in connection with a $300 million senior secured credit facility for Macquarie Bank Limited.
  • Representation of a privately held Canadian company in connection with a complex cross border acquisition and financing.
  • Representation of The Bank of New York Mellon in connection with several subordinated broker deal loans.
  • Representation of U.S. Bank National Association in connection with a variety of credit facilities in which it is a participating lender and/or joint lead arranger.

Bar and Court Admissions

New York, 1976

Education

New York University, LL.M., 1981

Boston University, J.D., 1975

Tufts University, B.A., 1972

Education

  • New York University, LL.M., 1981
  • Boston University, J.D., 1975
  • Tufts University, B.A., 1972

Admissions

  • New York, 1976