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Chris Buchanan is a partner in King & Spalding's Finance practice and resident in our Charlotte office. Chris is active in King & Spalding’s leveraged finance, transportation finance, asset-based lending, leasing and structured product financing, syndicated lending and supply chain finance practices.

Chris represents banks and other financial institutions, lenders and lessors in leveraged finance, syndicated and single-lender transactions and other secured and unsecured lending transactions as well as representing companies as borrowers or lessees in transactions. He has significant experience representing clients in facilities and claims involving Export-Import Bank of the United States as well as foreign export credit agencies.

As a speaker, Chris has presented on numerous topics, including synthetic leases, aircraft finance, U.S. citizenship in aircraft ownership and export finance facilities.  In addition to his traditional pro bono work, his interest in business and economics has led him to co-found and participate in the Mecklenburg County Bar’s Pro Bono for Nonprofits. Chris also works and coordinates with Queen City Forward, a local social entrepreneur accelerator program

Chris earned bachelor's degrees in economics and philosophy in 1993 from Rhodes College, where he was a Bellingrath Scholar. He received his law degree cum laude in 1998 from Wake Forest University, where he was Symposium Editor of the Wake Forest Law Review and Order of the Coif.

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Credentials

J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, cum laude, Order of the Coif

B.A., Economics, Rhodes College, Dean's List

North Carolina

Mecklenburg County Bar (1998)

Matters

Represented the lead arranger and administrative agent in $250 million senior secured railcar financing facility.

Represented a financial sponsor portfolio company that provides intermodal equipment, chassis and containers in a $1.3 billion asset-based loan.

Represented the purchaser in acquisition of a railcar and locomotive portfolio containing over 75,000 units of equipment.

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Represented the lead arranger and administrative agent in $250 million senior secured railcar financing facility.

Represented a financial sponsor portfolio company that provides intermodal equipment, chassis and containers in a $1.3 billion asset-based loan.

Represented the purchaser in acquisition of a railcar and locomotive portfolio containing over 75,000 units of equipment.

Represented the lender group in $200 million helicopter financing, including assets in four foreign jurisdictions.

Represented the lead arranger and administrative agent in a $30 million split-lien, asset-based loan facility secured by assets in the U. S. and Canada with an Export-Import Bank working capital sub-facility that was closed along with a $33 million real estate term loan facility.

Matters

Represented the lead arranger and administrative agent in $250 million senior secured railcar financing facility.

Represented a financial sponsor portfolio company that provides intermodal equipment, chassis and containers in a $1.3 billion asset-based loan.

Represented the purchaser in acquisition of a railcar and locomotive portfolio containing over 75,000 units of equipment.

See more
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Matters

Represented the lead arranger and administrative agent in $250 million senior secured railcar financing facility.

Represented a financial sponsor portfolio company that provides intermodal equipment, chassis and containers in a $1.3 billion asset-based loan.

Represented the purchaser in acquisition of a railcar and locomotive portfolio containing over 75,000 units of equipment.

Represented the lender group in $200 million helicopter financing, including assets in four foreign jurisdictions.

Represented the lead arranger and administrative agent in a $30 million split-lien, asset-based loan facility secured by assets in the U. S. and Canada with an Export-Import Bank working capital sub-facility that was closed along with a $33 million real estate term loan facility.

Credentials

J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, cum laude, Order of the Coif

B.A., Economics, Rhodes College, Dean's List

North Carolina

Mecklenburg County Bar (1998)