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Marisa A. Sotomayor is a partner in the Banking and Institutional Finance practice and is based in the Firm's New York office. Marisa concentrates her practice in debt financings and other corporate finance matters. She regularly represents banks, alternative lenders and private credit providers, non-traditional lenders and private equity sponsors, and corporate borrowers in a wide range of large-cap and middle-market transactions, including leveraged cash flow and asset-based credits, acquisition financings, syndicated transactions, club and bilateral deals, unitranche loans, cross-border loans, first and second lien loans, refinancings, and dividend recapitalizations. Marisa has significant experience in restructurings, intercreditor matters, and syndicated project financings.

Marisa was named a top lawyer for Banking & Finance in Chambers USA. In its most recent guide, Chambers stated Marisa excels in handling debt financings and syndicated transactions, with clients noting that "she's a great resource…she has broad knowledge and she's experienced." Marisa was also recently recognized by New York Law Journal as a 2020 Rising Star as one of the region's most promising lawyers 40 and younger, as well as Law360 as a Rising Star in its annual list of lawyers under 40 whose legal accomplishments transcend their age. Additionally, Marisa was awarded the 2021 Emerging Leaders Award by the M&A Advisor.

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Credentials

J.D., Fordham University School of Law

M.P.A., SUNY at Albany

B.A., SUNY at Albany

New York

Spanish

Recognized as a leading Banking and Finance lawyer in New York


Chambers USA, 2022

Named Emerging Leader in Finance


M&A Advisor, 2021

Named Rising Star


New York Law Journal, 2020

Named Rising Star in Banking


Law360, 2019

Named Rising Star


Women's Bond Club, 2018

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Recognition

Recognized as a leading Banking and Finance lawyer in New York


Chambers USA, 2022

Named Emerging Leader in Finance


M&A Advisor, 2021

Named Rising Star


New York Law Journal, 2020

Named Rising Star in Banking


Law360, 2019

Named Rising Star


Women's Bond Club, 2018

News

In the News · Source: The Daily Docket, IJGlobal, Attorney at Law Magazine, Bloomberg Law, Global Restructuring Review, The Deal, SFNet, Canadian Lawyer, New York Law Journal and The National Law Journal

August 11, 2022
Finance partner Marisa Sotomayor joins the firm’s Corporate, Finance and Investments practice group in New York

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Represented leading commercial bank as sole lead arranger and bookrunner with respect to the financing of a public company’s redemption of its preferred stock. The financing consisted of a $90 million senior secured credit facility.

Represented bulge bracket investment bank with respect to a $1.050 billion term loan facility for Xperi Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: XPER) in connection with the merger of Xperi Corporation and TiVo Corporation.

Represented EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) in the cross-border refinancing and reorganization of the capital structure of Globalstar, Inc. (NYSE American: GSAT). The refinancing included a new second lien facility consisting of a term loan facility in the aggregate principal amount of approximately $190 million plus common stock warrants.

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Represented leading commercial bank as sole lead arranger and bookrunner with respect to the financing of a public company’s redemption of its preferred stock. The financing consisted of a $90 million senior secured credit facility.

Represented bulge bracket investment bank with respect to a $1.050 billion term loan facility for Xperi Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: XPER) in connection with the merger of Xperi Corporation and TiVo Corporation.

Represented EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) in the cross-border refinancing and reorganization of the capital structure of Globalstar, Inc. (NYSE American: GSAT). The refinancing included a new second lien facility consisting of a term loan facility in the aggregate principal amount of approximately $190 million plus common stock warrants.

Represented leading private credit provider as arranger and sole lender in connection with $100 million privately placed incremental financings with respect to add-on acquisition under an existing $300 million syndicated facility.

Representation of leading private credit provider and leading commercial bank as lead arrangers for $370 million credit facilities to support the acquisition of The Atlas Group, a maker of complex assemblies for commercial, military, and business aircraft, by AE Industrial Partners.

Represented bulge bracket investment bank with respect to a $150 million debtor-in-possession asset-based revolving credit facility and $100 million debtor-in-possession term loan credit facility, in each case, in connection with the voluntary petition for relief filed under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code by Mattress Firm, Inc. and certain of its affiliates.

Represented leading international banks in connection with $5.145 billion in term loan and asset-based revolving credit facilities for Bass Pro Group, LLC’s acquisition of Cabela’s Incorporated.

Represented bulge bracket investment bank with respect to various investments in preferred equity.

News

In the News · Source: The Daily Docket, IJGlobal, Attorney at Law Magazine, Bloomberg Law, Global Restructuring Review, The Deal, SFNet, Canadian Lawyer, New York Law Journal and The National Law Journal

August 11, 2022
Finance partner Marisa Sotomayor joins the firm’s Corporate, Finance and Investments practice group in New York

View all

Matters

Represented leading commercial bank as sole lead arranger and bookrunner with respect to the financing of a public company’s redemption of its preferred stock. The financing consisted of a $90 million senior secured credit facility.

Represented bulge bracket investment bank with respect to a $1.050 billion term loan facility for Xperi Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: XPER) in connection with the merger of Xperi Corporation and TiVo Corporation.

Represented EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) in the cross-border refinancing and reorganization of the capital structure of Globalstar, Inc. (NYSE American: GSAT). The refinancing included a new second lien facility consisting of a term loan facility in the aggregate principal amount of approximately $190 million plus common stock warrants.

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Represented leading commercial bank as sole lead arranger and bookrunner with respect to the financing of a public company’s redemption of its preferred stock. The financing consisted of a $90 million senior secured credit facility.

Represented bulge bracket investment bank with respect to a $1.050 billion term loan facility for Xperi Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: XPER) in connection with the merger of Xperi Corporation and TiVo Corporation.

Represented EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) in the cross-border refinancing and reorganization of the capital structure of Globalstar, Inc. (NYSE American: GSAT). The refinancing included a new second lien facility consisting of a term loan facility in the aggregate principal amount of approximately $190 million plus common stock warrants.

Represented leading private credit provider as arranger and sole lender in connection with $100 million privately placed incremental financings with respect to add-on acquisition under an existing $300 million syndicated facility.

Representation of leading private credit provider and leading commercial bank as lead arrangers for $370 million credit facilities to support the acquisition of The Atlas Group, a maker of complex assemblies for commercial, military, and business aircraft, by AE Industrial Partners.

Represented bulge bracket investment bank with respect to a $150 million debtor-in-possession asset-based revolving credit facility and $100 million debtor-in-possession term loan credit facility, in each case, in connection with the voluntary petition for relief filed under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code by Mattress Firm, Inc. and certain of its affiliates.

Represented leading international banks in connection with $5.145 billion in term loan and asset-based revolving credit facilities for Bass Pro Group, LLC’s acquisition of Cabela’s Incorporated.

Represented bulge bracket investment bank with respect to various investments in preferred equity.

News

In the News · Source: The Daily Docket, IJGlobal, Attorney at Law Magazine, Bloomberg Law, Global Restructuring Review, The Deal, SFNet, Canadian Lawyer, New York Law Journal and The National Law Journal

August 11, 2022
Finance partner Marisa Sotomayor joins the firm’s Corporate, Finance and Investments practice group in New York

View all

Credentials

J.D., Fordham University School of Law

M.P.A., SUNY at Albany

B.A., SUNY at Albany

New York

Spanish

Recognized as a leading Banking and Finance lawyer in New York


Chambers USA, 2022

Named Emerging Leader in Finance


M&A Advisor, 2021

Named Rising Star


New York Law Journal, 2020

Named Rising Star in Banking


Law360, 2019

Named Rising Star


Women's Bond Club, 2018

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Recognition

Recognized as a leading Banking and Finance lawyer in New York


Chambers USA, 2022

Named Emerging Leader in Finance


M&A Advisor, 2021

Named Rising Star


New York Law Journal, 2020

Named Rising Star in Banking


Law360, 2019

Named Rising Star


Women's Bond Club, 2018