Education

New York Law School, J.D., 1998

Seton Hall University, B.S., 1995

Admitted

New York

New Jersey

Memberships

American Bankruptcy Institute

American Bar Association

Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys

Commercial Finance Association

Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA)

Nick Whitney is a partner in the Banking and Financial Services Department of Chapman and Cutler LLP's New York office. Nick has a broad range of experience representing lenders in senior secured, first lien and second lien loan transactions, first-out/last-out financings and unitranche facilities, unsecured transactions and subordinated loan transactions. Nick handles a wide variety of middle-market lending transactions for both non-investment grade and investment grade companies. He represents banks, investment banks, business development corporations, hedge funds and other financial institutions in connection with direct origination, as well as investments in the secondary market and in “club” transactions. He regularly advises lenders in connection with acquisition financings, cash-flow and asset based transactions and special situations. Nick also has substantial experience with reorganizations and workouts, including representing lenders in connection with debtor-in-possession facilities and Chapter 11 exit facilities.

Representative Transactions

  • Represented a life sciences hedge fund in connection with a cancer treatment development company
  • Represented a borrower in connection with an acquisition financing of a plastics company
  • Represented a prominent hedge fund in connection with a $450 million syndicated term loan provided to an iron ore mining company
  • Represented a hedge fund in connection with a $37.5 million Senior Secured term loan to a coal mining company
  • Represent business development company in connection with a $25 million revolving credit to a customer experience management company
  • Represent a business development company in connection with an approximately $200 million unitranche financing provided to a software company
  • Represented a lender in connection with a $35 million mezzanine loan made to a wireless cell tower operator
  • Represented a business development company in connection with a $350 million unitranche financing to a company in the year books and graduation products industry
  • Represented a business development company in connection with a $107 million unitranche facility
  • Represented a business development company in connection with a $72 million facility to a data analysis company
  • Represented a hedge fund in connection with a $14 million mezzanine loan to an apartment complex development
  • Represented Midwest casino and horse racing track company as borrower in connection with a $655 million syndicated first lien and second lien transaction*
  • Represented a lender in connection with a senior secured credit facility provided to a wireless tower company in an amount up to $75 million*
  • Represented a lender in connection with a senior secured credit facility provided to a cell tower company in an amount up to $150 million*
  • Represented a major investment bank in connection with $82 million of senior secured syndicated credit facilities provided to the investment bank in connection with the investment bank’s leveraged buy-out of a Mexican cinema company*

    Nick's prior experience includes the representation of clients in these matters

Publications

Presentations

  • The 3rd Global Distressed Debt Investor Forum
  • Distressed & Turnaround Investment Conference