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  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Bar Association
  • American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Commercial Finance Association

EDUCATION

  • Villanova University School of Law, JD, cum laude
  • Pennsylvania State University, BA, with distinction
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Lawrence F. Flick II

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CO-CHAIR, FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY TEAM

Lawrence Flick has built a national reputation as a leading attorney in the area of general business and corporate law. He represents some of the nation’s largest financial institutions and private equity funds and serves clients in areas such as:

  • commercial lending and asset-based financing
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • securitizations and structured finance
  • leveraged lease transactions
  • reorganizations

    He has built a national reputation as a leading attorney in the area of general business and corporate law. 
—Chambers USA

Chambers USA has ranked Mr. Flick as a leader in the area of banking and finance law. In the 2015 Chambers USA edition, a client stated, "He is probably the best transaction-oriented, businessperson's attorney that I know." Chambers has also noted that clients find him to be "really knowledgeable" and that he "gets in and finishes the deal." He is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Banking and Finance Law and Equipment Finance Law in Philadelphia.

Mr. Flick is a frequent author and lecturer on topics of interest to the banking and finance community. Additionally, he is often called upon by the media for comment in international, national, and general news publications regarding relevant industry topics.


REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Representation of a group of multi-strategy investment funds as "first-out" lenders in RadioShack's $585 million refinancing as well as its $285 million DIP financing
  • Representation of equipment lessor in $275 million asset based working capital facility
  • Representation of agent in $230 million syndicated credit facility to support a sponsor’s acquisitions of two separate leading global equipment manufacturers
  • Representation of agent and bank group in prepetition restructuring and in bankruptcy of Hussey Copper and its affiliates including debtor-in-possession financing and successful 363 sale resulting in repayment in full of all bank group obligations
  • Representation of agent in $40 million revolving credit and $120 million term loan in connection with a sponsor’s acquisition of a leading high mix manufacturer of electronics
  • Representation of second lien term loan Lender providing $30 million of a $62 million unitranche facility to support a private equity sponsor’s acquisition of a leading manufacturer of laminated metal, paper and film products
  • Representation of sponsor and its portfolio company, a leading manufacturer of battery chargers, in a $52 million leveraged re-cap
  • Regular outside counsel to a national specialty finance corporation for asset based and leveraged cash flow lending transactions
  • Primary outside counsel for publicly held financial services company handling mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions including, debt and equity transactions in the aggregate of $4 billion  
  • Chrysalis Capital Partners in the $185 million sale of Central Lewmar a leading distributor of fine paper products to International Paper 
  • An affiliate of Goldman Sachs & Co. in $100 million preferred equity investment and participation in an acquisition and working capital facility for a leading regional operator of dialysis centers
  • Representation of agent in a $42 million syndicated second lien loan with a $6 million delayed draw feature in connection with a private equity sponsor’s acquisition of a leading international automotive parts manufacturer with operations in the US, Europe, Brazil and China
  • An affiliate of Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the $65 million recapitalization and acquisition financing for a processor of medical radioisotopes and operator of nuclear pharmacies
  • Petro Steel International L.P., a U.S. based distributor of specialty offshore grade steel plates in a $50 million sale of substantially all of its assets to Edgen Murray Corporation, a global distributor of high performance carbon and alloy steel products affiliated with Jeffries Capital Partners
  • An international leasing company in a $280 million acquisition of a small ticket leasing business
  • Counsel to a public company in restructuring and refinancing its senior bank debt and in the sale of several non-core U.S. and European subsidiaries
  • Versa Capital as agent and arranger of an $85 million debtor-in-possession financing and as initial plan proponent in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of Shapes/Arch Holdings, LLC and its businesses, Aluminum Shapes LLC, Delair LLC, Ultra Hardware LLC and Accu-Weld LLC

COMMUNITY SERVICE & AFFILIATIONS

Mr. Flick serves on the Board of Governors of the Commercial Finance Association's Education Foundation, of which he is also an instructor of their professional development programs. In 2010, he was honored by CFA with its Harry H. Chen Memorial Instructor Award of Excellence for his outstanding contributions to CFA’s education programs.



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