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Susan L. Welsh

Partner

Education

University of Illinois College of Law, J.D.
  • magna cum laude
University of Michigan, B.A.
  • with distinction

Prior Employment

  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Partner, 2009-2013; Associate, 2005-2009
  • Foley & Lardner LLP, Associate, 2001-2005
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Paralegal, 1995-1998

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan

Association for Corporate Growth, Detroit Chapter

Michigan Women in Finance

Overview
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Overview

Ms. Welsh is a corporate attorney with experience representing private equity groups and other private and public companies in connection with financing transactions, including the structuring, negotiation and documentation of secured, unsecured, senior, mezzanine and subordinated debt transactions, acquisition financings and loan restructurings.

  • Experience representing clients in a diverse range of industries, including energy, health care, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, food services, transportation, restaurants, hospitality, communication, technology, education and other services
  • Serves as a member of the firm's Committee on Women Attorney Initiatives

Experience

  • Represented manufacturing company in connection with $59,000,000 secured credit facility
  • Assisted manufacturing company in connection with $24,000,000 secured credit facility and $11,000,000 subordinated loan
  • Counseled client in connection with $63,500,000 secured credit facility
  • Represented private equity group in connection with $126,000,000 secured acquisition credit facilities for a restaurant chain
  • Represented private equity group in connection with $58,000,000 secured acquisition credit facilities for an equipment distributor and a related $17,000,000 unsecured mezzanine debt facility
  • Counseled client in connection with $500,000,000 issuance of secured bonds
  • Assisted private equity group in connection with $53,000,000 secured acquisition credit facilities for a group of radio stations and a related $19,250,000 unsecured mezzanine debt facility
  • Represented private equity group in connection with $22,000,000 secured acquisition credit facilities for a food manufacturer
  • Counseled medical products manufacturer in connection with $93,000,000 secured credit facilities and a related $32,000,000 unsecured mezzanine debt facility
  • Represented industrial equipment manufacturer in connection with amending and restating $90,000,000 secured credit facilities
  • Represented retail chain with a refinancing consisting of $40,000,000 first-lien asset-based credit facilities and a related $41,000,000 second-lien term loan
  • Represented pharmaceutical company in connection with $1,500,000,000 revolving credit facility
  • Assisted food manufacturer in connection with amending and restating $135,000,000 secured revolving credit and term loan facilities
  • Represented clothing manufacturer in connection with $37,000,000 first-lien asset-based credit facilities and a related $6,000,000 second-lien term loan
  • Counseled technology company in connection with $655,000,000 credit facility
  • Represented a client with respect to $3,000,000,000 exit facility in connection with its emergence from Chapter 11
  • Represented lender with respect to $103,000,000 debtor-in-possession credit facility to a manufacturer
  • Assisted transportation company with respect to restructuring of its credit card processing arrangements and customer loyalty programs

Community

Joffrey Ballet of Chicago

  • Auxiliary Board

University of Illinois Alumni Association

Alumni Association of the University of Michigan

News & Resources

Press Releases

Honors

  • Illinois Super Lawyers, Recognized as a Rising Star, 2009