Jeffrey M. Goldfarb

Partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Jeffrey M. Goldfarb

Jeffrey M. Goldfarb

Partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Biography

Jeffrey M. Goldfarb- Partner
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Jeffrey M. Goldfarb is a partner in the Corporate and Financial Services Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York. Mr. Goldfarb practices in the firm’s Banking/Debt Finance Practice Group, specializing in corporate finance. He represents borrowers, issuers and lenders in a wide array of financings, including acquisition financings in support of leveraged buyouts, bridge financings, debtor-in-possession and exit financings, first-lien/second-lien financings, mezzanine financings, asset-based lending, high-yield bonds, and workouts and restructurings of existing financings.

Selected Professional and Business Activities

Mr. Goldfarb is a member of the Advisory Board for Law360's section on Corporate Finance. He is a member of the Section of Business Law of the American Bar Association and a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Mr. Goldfarb’s article (co-written with partners William Hiller and Michael Zinder) "The New Normal in Acquisition Finance Commitments" was published in Law 360 (Bankruptcy Law; Finance Law) on August 27, 2010.

Selected Significant Matters

Mr. Goldfarb has acted as counsel to:

MedAssets, Inc. in connection with the $785 million senior credit and bridge facilities financing its acquisition of The Broadlane Group

A consortium of equity sponsors in connection with a $7.1 billion bank and bridge financing for its previously proposed acquisition of Penn National Gaming

The lead arranger in connection with a $1.67 billion bridge commitment to Host Marriott, L.P. supporting its acquisition of 38 hotels from Starwood Hotels and Resorts

WRM America Holding, LLC, and Aquiline Capital Partners LLC in connection with acquisition financing and bridge financing for WRM’s acquisition of the flood insurance business of Fidelity National Financial

A group of debtor-in-possession lenders in connection with its successful $3.25 billion credit bid for Delphi Corporation and over $1 billion in post-emergence financing for Delphi

Silver Point Finance LLC as Agent and Lender under a $68.75 million second-lien term loan exit facility to Muzak LLC, facilitating post-emergence ownership of Muzak by a group of pre-petition creditors led by Silver Point

The administrative agent and lenders in connection with second-lien exit financing of RHI Entertainment, Inc.

Centerbridge Capital Partners, L.P. and Lantern Asset Management in connection with the acquisition financing of the resort finance business of GMAC Commercial Finance LLC, a subsidiary of Ally Financial Inc.

Green Tree Credit Solutions LLC in connection with over $800 million in senior secured credit facilities

PlayPower, Inc., in its successful out-of-court restructuring and amended and restated credit facilities

Angiotech Pharmaceuticals in its Chapter 15 cross-border insolvency, debtor-in-possession credit facility and exit facilities

Warburg Pincus and its portfolio companies in connection with multiple acquisition financings, bridge financings and refinancings

EnviroSolutions, Inc., in connection with its $30 million debtor-in-possession credit facility and its $115 million exit credit facilities, facilitating post-emergence ownership of the equity of EnviroSolutions by its pre-petition senior lenders

Journal Register Company in connection with its $255 million senior secured exit facilities, including first-lien and second-lien term loans and an asset-based revolving credit facility, which facilitated debt-for-equity exchange by the senior lender group

RathGibson, Inc. in connection with pre-petition work-out and restructuring matters as well as its $80 million debtor-in-possession credit facilities, which included a roll-up of its pre-petition credit facilities

Greatwide Logistics Services, Inc. in connection with its $73.6 million debtor-in-possession credit facility and subsequent 363 sale

Werner Holding Co. (DE), Inc., in connection with its $99 million debtor-in-possession credit facility

Affiliates of Insight Venture Partners in the financing of acquisitions of eCommerce Industries, Inc. and Syncsort Incorporated

Buckingham Capital in the financing of its leveraged buyouts of the Automation Division of Remmele Engineering, CPAC, Inc./The Fuller Brush Company, Isochem Inc. (VanDeMark Chemical) and refinancings of acquisition facilities for Trantech Radiator Products

A leading privately held port operator in connection with its hybrid project finance/cash flow finance senior secured credit facilities



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Education

2001, Columbia University School of Law, J.D.
1997, Harvard University, A.B.


Bar Admissions
New York, 2002

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Education
JD
Class of 2001

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

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Class of 1997

The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere is the Harvard Corporation, known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards; the other is the Board of Overseers. Following are the members of the Harvard Corporation.

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Member, Business Law Section
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Current

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students. The organization was founded in 1870 and it is headquartered in New York, NY.

Career History
Partner
Current

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP provides legal services in corporate and securities law matters, litigation, business reorganization and restructuring, real estate, tax, intellectual property, executive compensation & employee benefits, and trusts & estates. It also provides mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy, and intellectual property legal services. Willkie Farr & Gallagher was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Victory Capital Holdings, Inc. purchases Usaa Asset Management Co. from USAA, Inc.

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CBRE Group, Inc. purchases FacilitySource, Inc. from Warburg Pincus LLC

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GI Partners purchases Togetherwork Holdings LLC from Aquiline Capital Partners LLC

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