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Buchalter

Matthew W. Kavanaugh

Matthew W. Kavanaugh

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Expertise

  • Commercial Finance

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

WSG Leadership

WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group
Member

Buchalter
California, U.S.A.

Profile

Matthew W. Kavanaugh focuses his practice on secured and unsecured lending, equipment leasing and financing, and financing of intellectual property, problem loan restructuring, workouts and liquidations. He has extensive experience in large syndicated, multi-national financings in various industries including aircraft, pharmaceutical, agricultural and software.

Mr. Kavanaugh is a current member of the LSTA (Loan Syndications and Trading Association) Working Group drafting a Model Unitranche AAL (Agreement Among Lenders). He was a frequent speaker on financing issues for the Equipment Leasing & Finance Association of America, the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the United Association of Equipment Leasing. He is a former Co-Chair of the Model IP Security Agreement Task Force and former Chair of the Intellectual Property Financing Subcommittee of the American Bar Association Commercial Financial Services Committee, and a past Co-Chair of the UCC Committee of the Business Law Section of the California State Bar Association and a past Chair of the Commercial Law Committee of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section of the Los Angeles County Bar. Mr. Kavanaugh was also a member of the Transportation Committee, the State Government Relations Committee, and the Products Liability Committee of the Equipment Leasing & Finance Association of America, and the Standards Committee of the United Association of Equipment Lessors. Mr. Kavanaugh is recognized by Chambers and Partners as a leader in the field of Banking & Finance.

Bar Admissions

  • California

Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, Davis
  • UCLA School of Law
Areas of Practice

Commercial Finance

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Represented bank clients in numerous agented, club and syndicated lending facilities, including representation of agents in ABL, cash flow, leveraged finance and structured finance transactions
  • Represented numerous senior bank and fund clients in intercreditor arrangements, including first lien/second lien transactions, split collateral transactions, and senior debt/mezzanine debt transactions
  • Represented bank client as lender in leverage lease, cross border helicopter fleet financing
  • Represented senior equity financier in leveraged lease financing of national program acquisition and installation of digital theatrical projectors
  • Represented several bank clients in winding down and disposition of collateral in distressed operating company loans
  • Represented several bank clients as lenders in disposition of collateral in distressed aircraft loans

Articles

  • Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: Main Street Lending Program: Federal Reserve Posts Amended Transaction Documents and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: Main Street Lending Program and Other Federal Reserve Emergency Lending Facilities Extended to December 31, 2020
  • Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: Main Street Lending Program Expanded to Include Nonprofit Organizations
  • Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: Federal Reserve Issues New Main Street Lending Program Guidance in Amended Frequently Asked Questions
  • Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: Federal Reserve’s Main Street Loan Program is Officially Launched; Buchalter Announces Main Street Lending Team
  • Buchalter Covid-19 Client Alert: Federal Reserve Expands Main Street Lending Program; Reduces Some Minimum Loan Amounts, Raises Maximum Loan Amounts, Extends Loan Term
  • Buchalter Client Alert COVID-19: New Guidance on Main Street Loan Program for Small and Medium Sized Businesses
  • Buchalter Client Alert COVID-19: Viral Issues for Commercial Finance Lenders and Borrowers


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