Education

Washington University in St. Louis, M.B.A., 2001

Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 1996

Ohio University, B.A., History/Political Science, 1993

Admitted

Illinois, 1996

Memberships

Public Interest Law Initiative 

  • Board of Directors

Mark O’Meara is a partner in the firm’s Banking and Financial Services Department and a member of the Commercial Lending Group. Mark’s practice focuses on representing banks and other financial institutions in structuring and documenting secured and unsecured transactions. His experience includes asset-based lending, cash-flow lending, project financing, acquisition financing, and cross-boarder financings. In addition, Mark has experience representing banks and other financial institutions in loan restructuring and workout transactions.

Mark is also the firm’s Pro Bono Partner and manages the volunteer efforts of Chapman attorneys.

Representative Transactions

  • Counsel to agent bank on a $105 million syndicated, unsecured letter of credit facility to a poultry company
  • Counsel to agent bank on a $135 million syndicated, secured credit facility in connection with an acquisition of a specialty food maker
  • Counsel to first lien agent bank and second lien agent bank on $115 million syndicated, secured credit facility in connection with an acquisition of a software company
  • Counsel to agent bank in a workout of the senior debt to a candle company
  • Counsel to Lender on a $300 million unsecured revolving credit facility to a family of hedge funds with both foreign and domestic borrowers
  • Counsel to lender on a $30 million unsecured credit facility to a sugar processor and distributor
  • Counsel to agent bank on a $325 million syndicated credit facility to a grain elevator for working capital purposes with a first lien on the working capital assets and a second lien on the real estate
  • Counsel to agent bank on a $225 million syndicated, unsecured credit facility to a grocery store chain
  • Counsel to agent bank on a $350 million, syndicated, secured credit facility to a poultry company for working capital and construction financing purposes
  • Counsel to bank on a $23.5 million secured credit facility to a grower and processor of onions and other crops
  • Counsel to agent bank on a $125 million secured credit facility to a financial services holding company
  • Counsel to agent on a $450 million secured credit facility to a broker dealer