Willkie Adds Finance Partner Sarah Gelb in New York

January 4, 2022

New York, NY (January 4, 2022) --- Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP today announced the addition of Sarah B. Gelb, who has joined the Firm as a partner in the Finance Practice. She is based in Willkie’s New York office. Sarah was previously a partner at Dechert LLP.

“Sarah is highly-regarded with significant experience advising on complex financing transactions, and we are thrilled to welcome her to the Firm,” said Viktor Okasmaa, Co-Chair of the Firm’s Finance Practice Group. “Her sophisticated market knowledge and versatility will be great complements to our transactional practices. We look forward to working with Sarah to help support her clients and further expand her client relationships, and we believe they will find our platform to be a great fit.”

Sarah’s practice focuses on a wide range of domestic and cross-border financing transactions, including secured financing and loan transactions, acquisition financing, recapitalizations, debt restructurings and debt offerings in private and public markets. She has a diverse and expansive client base, regularly advising public and private companies, private equity and other financial sponsors and their portfolio companies, as well as financial institutions, business development companies, private debt funds and other providers of senior, mezzanine and subordinated capital.

Sarah commented: “Willkie’s elite corporate platform is a great fit for my practice. I look forward to working with my new colleagues to provide our clients with the best legal advice and client service.”

Willkie’s global finance department complements the Firm’s private equity, M&A, restructuring, capital markets, structured finance, real estate and tax groups to provide clients with the complete array of tools needed to achieve their goals. We advise borrowers, direct lenders, lending institutions and other traditional and non-traditional capital providers in a wide variety of transactions, including private equity and acquisition (LBO) financings; bridge financings; cross-border financings; unitranche, second lien and mezzanine financings; term and revolving credit facilities; DIP and bankruptcy exit loans; restructurings; high yield, investment grade and convertible notes; institutional private placements; real estate financings; and project financings. Our finance team is recognized by a number of leading third-party organizations in the United States and Europe, including Chambers, Legal 500 and IFLR1000.

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