Overview

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 Co-Pro Bono Partner and manages the volunteer efforts of Chapman attorneys.

Representative Matters

  • 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

Memberships

Public Interest Law Initiative 

  • Board of Directors

Admitted

Illinois, 1996

Education

Washington University Olin School of Business, M.B.A., 2001

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

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

Notable Engagements

We have always been focused on finance.

  • 1913
    TS Chapman partners with Henry Cutler to form Chapman and Cutler
  • 1st
    Chapman's first client in 1913 is still a client of the firm today
  • 22
    Diverse financial practices serving regional, national, and global clients
  • 6
    Offices across the country and in key US financial centers

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