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Lon M. Singer

Lon M. Singer
Partner / Banking & Finance
New York Office
212-789-3110
212-719-0140 fax
lsinger@riemerlaw.com

Lon focuses on asset-based finance and other commercial finance transactions. He has extensive experience structuring, documenting and negotiating secured and unsecured revolving credit and term loan financings. These credit facilities include syndicated loans, unitranche facilities, second-lien, mezzanine and subordinated facilities, domestic and cross-border transactions, working capital and acquisition financings (including 363 purchases), debtor-in-possession and exit financings, and other financing arrangements, such as trade finance, receivables purchases and structured finance. The transactions Lon has closed for lead-lender Agents in syndicated facilities and for individual lenders, have involved complex collateral types both domestically and in foreign jurisdictions. The borrowers' businesses have spanned a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, retail, oil and gas, metals and minerals, chemicals, aviation, agricultural products and agribusiness, healthcare, telecommunications, automotive parts, and consumer goods. Prior to joining Riemer & Braunstein, Lon was a partner in the banking and finance department of Otterbourg P.C.

Representative Transactions

  • Representation of the agent and lead lender in a $200 million senior secured revolving credit facility in favor of a national clothing retailer
  • Representation of the agent and lead lender in connection with the $670 million secured revolving credit and term loan facility in favor of the US operating companies of a Middle East-based oil refining and distribution leader, including complex perfection rules and regulatory issues
  • Representation of the agent and lead lender in a $75 million senior secured revolving credit facility in favor of a prominent furniture importer/manufacturer owned by a leading private equity firm
  • Representation of the agent and lead lender in connection with a $700 million senior secured revolving credit facility for the acquisition of the metals (principally brass and copper) business of a US-based global conglomerate by a special situations group, including intercreditor arrangements with respect to a first lien term loan on certain fixed assets, and extensive commodity hedging arrangements and mechanics
  • Representation of lender in $10 million pre-export financing of Argentine agribusiness commodity exporter
  • Representation of a hedge fund in connection with the financing arranged for it by another hedge fund, in connection with the client's purchase of an equity interest in a business unit of one of the world's largest telecommunications companies
  • Representation of the agent and lead lender in connection with a $75 million revolving credit facility in favor of a domestic manufacturer of industrial batteries
  • Representation of the DIP agent and lead lender in connection with the Section 364 debtor-in-possession financing of a leading bicycle manufacturer and importer, including the negotiation of its recapitalization and proposed asset dispositions, noteholder debt, and the rights of licensors and employees
  • Representation of the agent and lead lender in connection with the secured, asset-based financing of the acquisition by a private equity firm of a famous athletic footwear brand, involving international collateral, global trademarks and copyrights, and worldwide intellectual property licenses

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Professional Engagements

Guest Lecturer, Fordham University School of Law, Contract Drafting and Negotiations

Affiliations

American Bar Association
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Commercial Finance Association
Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys

Admissions

State of New York

Education

Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1986
Edmund G. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, B.S.F.S., 1982