Brett P. GarverPartner
Brett Garver is a Partner of the firm and serves as Chair of its Secured Lending Practice Group. Mr. Garver concentrates his practice in the area of corporate law and finance. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, commercial securities work, corporate and commercial matters including corporate formation and structuring, corporate transactions, and negotiating and documenting commercial contracts and real estate and real estate finance transactions.
Mr. Garver represents commercial banks, asset-based lenders and other financial institutions. His experience includes the structuring, negotiation and documentation of secured and unsecured financings, senior and subordinated loans, syndicated credit facilities and other financing arrangements, including multifaceted facilities combining revolving credit and term loan facilities, letter of credit transactions, mortgage loans, and interest rate swap transactions. He has extensive experience documenting credit facilities to and for middle market borrowers in the construction, health care, not-for-profit, general service and garment industries.
In addition, he also represents underwriters, placement agents and borrowers in connection with tax-exempt public finance transactions. Mr. Garver has also been actively involved in the negotiation and restructuring of several large commercial transactions both in and out of the bankruptcy area.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Garver was a corporate associate with Katten Muchin & Rosenman in New York City.
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. 1999
Brandeis University, B.A. 1996 cum laude
Mr. Garver is admitted to practice in New York.
Mr. Garver is a member of the American, Nassau County and New York Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys.
Represented one of the largest electrical contractors in the United States in a $150,000,000 sale to a Private Equity Fund in a merger transaction including cash and preferred stock considerations.
Represented a large Private Equity Fund in the restructuring of the equity and in excess of $150,000,000 in mezzanine indebtedness of one its portfolio companies.
Acted as lead counsel to a multinational injection molded plastics manufacturer with operations in Mexico, Poland and the United States in an approximately $40,000,000 sale to a European manufacturer.