Michelle Kesner is a partner in Chapman’s Banking and Financial Services Department and is a member of the Commercial Lending Practice Group. Michelle's practice focuses on advising banks and other financial institutions in documenting and structuring credit transactions, including asset-based financings, cash flow loans, cross-border secured transactions and multi-currency credit facilities, with a focus on acquisition financing and sponsor finance. Michelle also has extensive experience in representing lenders in secured and unsecured credit facilities to private equity funds and their portfolio companies. Michelle has considerable experience negotiating various types of debt and equity structures, including first lien/second lien financings, last-out and unitranche facilities, and mezzanine financings.

Prior to joining the firm, Michelle was an associate at the New York office of the Boston-based law firm of Goodwin Procter, LLP.


University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2010

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Duke University, B.S., Political Science, summa cum laude, 2007


New York


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