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Susan is a partner in Reed Smith’s Los Angeles office and is a member of the firm’s Financial Industry Group.
She has extensive experience representing major banks, financial institutions, private equity funds and hedge funds in corporate lending transactions. She frequently advises clients in connection with syndicated credit facilities, leveraged acquisition financings, cross border loans, asset-based loans, investment grade credit facilities, debtor-in-possession credit facilities, and real estate financings. She also has significant expertise in subordinated debt transactions, mezzanine debt, second-lien loans, interest rate swaps and other derivatives transactions.
This post was written by Svetlana Attestatova, a member of Reed Smith's financial industry practice group, addressing several intellectual property issues that have come up in our deals recently. Sometimes we get rather technical questions, and this post...
It's now been several months since Dodd-Frank was enacted, and the regulators have been busy. There have been several proposed rules sent out for comment, and various agencies have produced studies, reports and final rules. All this activity would be too much for most of us to...
By now many of you will have heard about the recent decisions in the TOUSA (pdf) bankruptcy case. There are several other write-ups out there that cover the many important elements of this case in detail, but here I wanted to just say a few words...
First, let's get one thing clear. A fraudulent conveyance, despite its name, doesn't necessarily involve fraud, and it certainly doesn't involve driving goods across the state in a wagon pulled by horses. Source: public-domain.zorger.com OK, now that we...
This post, by my colleague Svetlana Attestatova, follows up on our last post on this topic. Last time, we pointed out that it's often the case that a borrower can certify that it's not in default (and can borrow money) if the quarter has not yet ended and there is still...