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Monica Carroll represents lenders and borrowers in diverse financing transactions. She has extensive experience in negotiating and documenting single lender and syndicated commercial loan transactions, including asset-based lending transactions, leveraged loans and real estate finance transactions. She has significant experience in handling transactions involving clients in the healthcare and wholesale diamond industries.

Ms. Carroll is also a member of the firm’s Art Law Team and has handled numerous loans secured by portfolios of art works and collectibles.

Professional Affiliations

    • American Bar Association – Section of Business Law
    • Chicago Bar Association
    • Chicago Bar Association
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Representative Experience

  • Representation of Agent in $67 million club deal for owner of fuel stations/convenience stores, consisting of $20 million revolver, $35 million in construction/acquisition bridge loans and $12 million in term loans.
  • Representation of lender in connection with $13 million mortgage loan to finance refurbishment of boutique hotel in California.
  • Representation of lender in connection with $4.5 million term loan to owner/lessor of portfolio of multi-family residential properties.
  • Representation of one of the world’s largest diamantaires in connection with a unique inventory securitization involving the sale of $175 million in secured notes and companion $150 million receivables securitization, secured by inventories located in 20 countries worldwide.
  • Representation of borrower, a manufacturer/distributor of nutritional supplements, in connection with $15 million asset-based revolver to finance working capital.
  • Representation of target company (a manufacturer/distributor of portable construction heating equipment) and private equity firm acquirer in connection with acquisition financing consisting of $11 million of senior secured debt ($5 million revolver and $6 million term loan) and related $9 million subordinated note purchase facility.
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Monica Carroll represents corporate borrowers and institutional lending clients with respect to secured and unsecured financing transactions, including drafting and/or negotiating loan agreements, security agreements, guarantees and letters of credit.

Ms. Carroll handles significant corporate transactions for a diverse client base ranging from multinational corporations to individual entrepreneurs. She has experience assisting and counseling in-house counsel and management of business clients ranging from major, publicly traded companies to small, entrepreneurial businesses with significant experience in handling transactions involving clients in the health care industry. Her practice includes mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and all types of equity investments in companies, including complex joint ventures.

Select Representations

  • Representation of joint venture member in connection with a $90 million sale of secured notes to construct a new tertiary care hospital
  • Representation of physician-hospital joint venture in negotiating and documenting construction and equipment financing
  • Representation of national developer/manager of ambulatory surgery centers and specialty hospitals in negotiating construction and/or equipment financing arrangements on a multistate basis
  • Representation of a finance subsidiary of a telecommunications company and start-up consumer finance unit of public utility, providing regulatory guidance and assistance in operating on a multistate basis

Bar and Court Admissions

Illinois, 1979

Education

Harvard University, J.D., cum laude, 1979

University of Illinois, B.A., 1974

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Professional Affiliations

    • American Bar Association – Section of Business Law
    • Chicago Bar Association
    • Chicago Bar Association
Read More

Representative Experience

  • Representation of Agent in $67 million club deal for owner of fuel stations/convenience stores, consisting of $20 million revolver, $35 million in construction/acquisition bridge loans and $12 million in term loans.
  • Representation of lender in connection with $13 million mortgage loan to finance refurbishment of boutique hotel in California.
  • Representation of lender in connection with $4.5 million term loan to owner/lessor of portfolio of multi-family residential properties.
  • Representation of one of the world’s largest diamantaires in connection with a unique inventory securitization involving the sale of $175 million in secured notes and companion $150 million receivables securitization, secured by inventories located in 20 countries worldwide.
  • Representation of borrower, a manufacturer/distributor of nutritional supplements, in connection with $15 million asset-based revolver to finance working capital.
  • Representation of target company (a manufacturer/distributor of portable construction heating equipment) and private equity firm acquirer in connection with acquisition financing consisting of $11 million of senior secured debt ($5 million revolver and $6 million term loan) and related $9 million subordinated note purchase facility.