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William Schoenholz

William Schoenholz



  • Commercial Finance

WSG Practice Industries


California, U.S.A.

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William Schoenholz has extensive experience in complex domestic and international financing transactions, representing banks, commercial finance companies, funds and other institutional investors. He has structured, negotiated, and documented a wide variety of financing arrangements ranging from acquisition financing (including leverage buyouts and the financing of tender offers), bridge financing, and working capital financing. These transactions typically involve multi-facility secured credit arrangements that often include multiple borrowers and cross-border elements. Mr. Schoenholz also has considerable experience representing agents in syndicated and club loan transactions and in negotiating and documenting various inter-creditor arrangements. In addition to Mr. Schoenholz’s “front-end” practice, he often represents lenders in workouts and forbearance arrangements. In this connection, he has substantial experience in the enforcement of secured creditor remedies under the Uniform Commercial Code.

Mr. Schoenholz is a Board member of the Financial Lawyers Conference and a member of the Business Law Section of the California State Bar. He is recognized by Chambers USA as a leader in the field of Bank & Finance since 2009 and is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell.

He actively supports a number of non-profit organizations and charities. Annually, Mr. Schoenholz participates in several golf tournaments and maintains a single-digit handicap.


Bar Admissions

  • California


  • USC Gould School of Law
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
Areas of Practice

Commercial Finance

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Represented Snak Club and New Century Snacks in its investment by Insignia Capital
  • Counsel for agent in syndicated $400 million credit facility
  • Counsel for agent in club tender-offer financing
  • Counsel for lender in acquisition of corporation with international subsidiaries
  • Counsel for first lien lender in negotiation of intercreditor agreement
  • Counsel for lender in forbearance and liquidation agreements
  • Counsel for lender in foreclosures sales under Article 9 of UCC


  • LIBOR Administrator Announces Wind-down Dates for Publication of LIBOR Index Data; Federal Bank Regulators Announce that Banks Should Cease Using LIBOR in New Contracts by December 31, 2021
  • Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: Expert Advice for New Phases for Lenders and Borrowers on PPP and MSLP Loans: PPP Loan Forgiveness and SBA PPP-MSLP Loan Reviews
  • Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: NEW DEADLINES – Main Street Lending Program: Federal Reserve Announces Last Day for Lender MSLP Participation Purchase Submissions is December 14; Lenders Will Require Borrower MSLP Loan Applications to be Completed Several Days Prior
  • Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: Federal Reserve Issues New Main Street Lending Program FAQs Regarding Restrictions on Underlying Credit Facilities for MSELF Loans; Co-Borrower Requirements; Obtaining Information About Core Rights Acts; and Requiring Disclosure of LIBOR Reset Information when Selling Loan Participations to the Main Street SPV
  • Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: Federal Reserve Announces Main Street Lending Program Will Accept Multi-Borrower Loans and Issues New FAQs Outlining Requirements; Announces Acceptance of Non-Profit Borrower Loans; Alters Standards for Lenders When Evaluating Borrowers; and Provides Guidance on Insider Loans and Compensation Treatment
  • 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: Why am I Thinking About Forbearance?

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