Jeffrey M. Goldfarb
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, N.Y. 10019-6099, U.S.A.
Jeffrey M. Goldfarb is a partner in the Corporate and Financial Services Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York. Mr. Goldfarb practices in the firm’s Banking/Debt Finance Practice Group, specializing in corporate finance. He represents borrowers, issuers and lenders in a wide array of financings, including acquisition financings in support of leveraged buyouts, bridge financings, debtor-in-possession and exit financings, first-lien/second-lien financings, mezzanine financings, asset-based lending, high-yield bonds, and workouts and restructurings of existing financings.
Selected Professional and Business Activities
Mr. Goldfarb is a member of the Advisory Board for Law360's section on Corporate Finance. He is a member of the Section of Business Law of the American Bar Association and a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
Mr. Goldfarb’s article (co-written with partners William Hiller and Michael Zinder) "The New Normal in Acquisition Finance Commitments" was published in Law 360 (Bankruptcy Law; Finance Law) on August 27, 2010.
Selected Significant Matters
Mr. Goldfarb has acted as counsel to:
MedAssets, Inc. in connection with the $785 million senior credit and bridge facilities financing its acquisition of The Broadlane Group
A consortium of equity sponsors in connection with a $7.1 billion bank and bridge financing for its previously proposed acquisition of Penn National Gaming
The lead arranger in connection with a $1.67 billion bridge commitment to Host Marriott, L.P. supporting its acquisition of 38 hotels from Starwood Hotels and Resorts
WRM America Holding, LLC, and Aquiline Capital Partners LLC in connection with acquisition financing and bridge financing for WRM’s acquisition of the flood insurance business of Fidelity National Financial
A group of debtor-in-possession lenders in connection with its successful $3.25 billion credit bid for Delphi Corporation and over $1 billion in post-emergence financing for Delphi
Silver Point Finance LLC as Agent and Lender under a $68.75 million second-lien term loan exit facility to Muzak LLC, facilitating post-emergence ownership of Muzak by a group of pre-petition creditors led by Silver Point
The administrative agent and lenders in connection with second-lien exit financing of RHI Entertainment, Inc.
Centerbridge Capital Partners, L.P. and Lantern Asset Management in connection with the acquisition financing of the resort finance business of GMAC Commercial Finance LLC, a subsidiary of Ally Financial Inc.
Green Tree Credit Solutions LLC in connection with over $800 million in senior secured credit facilities
PlayPower, Inc., in its successful out-of-court restructuring and amended and restated credit facilities
Angiotech Pharmaceuticals in its Chapter 15 cross-border insolvency, debtor-in-possession credit facility and exit facilities
Warburg Pincus and its portfolio companies in connection with multiple acquisition financings, bridge financings and refinancings
EnviroSolutions, Inc., in connection with its $30 million debtor-in-possession credit facility and its $115 million exit credit facilities, facilitating post-emergence ownership of the equity of EnviroSolutions by its pre-petition senior lenders
Journal Register Company in connection with its $255 million senior secured exit facilities, including first-lien and second-lien term loans and an asset-based revolving credit facility, which facilitated debt-for-equity exchange by the senior lender group
RathGibson, Inc. in connection with pre-petition work-out and restructuring matters as well as its $80 million debtor-in-possession credit facilities, which included a roll-up of its pre-petition credit facilities
Greatwide Logistics Services, Inc. in connection with its $73.6 million debtor-in-possession credit facility and subsequent 363 sale
Werner Holding Co. (DE), Inc., in connection with its $99 million debtor-in-possession credit facility
Affiliates of Insight Venture Partners in the financing of acquisitions of eCommerce Industries, Inc. and Syncsort Incorporated
Buckingham Capital in the financing of its leveraged buyouts of the Automation Division of Remmele Engineering, CPAC, Inc./The Fuller Brush Company, Isochem Inc. (VanDeMark Chemical) and refinancings of acquisition facilities for Trantech Radiator Products
A leading privately held port operator in connection with its hybrid project finance/cash flow finance senior secured credit facilities
2001, Columbia University School of Law, J.D.
1997, Harvard University, A.B.
New York, 2002