Michael S. Goldman

Partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Michael S. Goldman

Michael S. Goldman

Partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

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Michael S. Goldman is Head of the Firm’s Banking and Credit Practice, and has been described as someone who “truly loves his craft – a fantastic all-round lawyer” (Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2018 edition). His practice includes complex syndicated loan transactions, acquisition and leveraged finance, asset-based lending and securities offerings for both U.S. and international clients.

Mr. Goldman has been repeatedly recognized as one of the country’s leading practitioners in banking and finance by, among others, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business from 2003 through 2018; Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business from 2001 through 2018; The Legal 500 from 2007 through 2018; IFLR1000 from 2010 through 2019; The Best Lawyers in America from 2007 through 2019; and The International Who’s Who of Banking Lawyers. He is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences, including participating in various panels hosted by The Loan Syndications and Trading Association, Inc. Mr. Goldman has authored several “Expert View” articles in Practical Law The Journal and recently co-authored “Speaking a Common Language,” a comparative analysis of the LSTA and Loan Market Association’s forms of revolving credit agreement for the LMA News. His work developing liability management structures in the leveraged loan market was also featured in the Financial Times U.S. Innovative Lawyers 2011 report.

Recent transactions include representing:

* The Walt Disney Company in connection with US$35.7 billion of committed bridge financing to back its pending acquisition of 21st Century Fox.

* The agent and arranger in US$765 million of first lien and second lien credit facilities made available to an affiliate of KKR to finance its acquisition of The Bay Club.

* Brunswick in US$800 million of credit facilities obtained to finance its acquisition of Power Products’ Global Marine & Mobile business.

* The agent and arranger of US$570 million of senior secured first lien credit facilities and a US$225 million senior secured second lien term loan facility made available to MedPlast to finance its acquisition of Integer Holdings’ advanced surgical and orthopedics products business.

* The agents and arrangers of US$355 million of senior secured credit facilities provided to an affiliate of Silver Lake Partners to finance its acquisition of Weld North Education LLC.

* Time Warner, Inc. in connection with its sale to AT&T and a US$2 billion term loan facility.

* The agent and arranger of approximately US$5.15 billion of senior secured term loans made available to TransDigm Inc.

* The agents and arrangers of a US$750 million term loan facility and US$2.8 billion of domestic and multicurrency revolving credit facilities provided to CBRE Group, Inc.

* Grupo Lala, S.A.B. de C.V. in connection with a US$1.3 billion Mexican Peso-denominated bridge loan facility provided to finance its acquisition of Vigor Alimentos S.A.

* The agent and arranger of a US$3.5 billion five-year revolving credit facility provided to Express Scripts Holding Company.

* The agent and arranger of US$620 million of first lien and second lien credit facilities provided to an affiliate of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice to finance its acquisition of Carestream’s dental digital business.

* The agents and arrangers of US$680 million of senior secured credit facilities provided to U.S. TelePacific Corp.

* Olin Corporation in connection with a US$1.375 billion term loan facility and a US$600 million revolving credit facility.

* The agents and arrangers of US$605 million of senior secured term loan facilities and a US$75 million ABL revolving credit facility provided to an affiliate of Lone Star Capital to finance its acquisition of New Arclin U.S. Holding Corp.

* The agents and arrangers of a US$400 million senior secured term loan facility and a US$450 million senior secured revolving credit facility provided to Terex Corporation.

* The agents and arrangers of a US$1.38 billion bridge credit facility provided to Arch Capital Group Ltd. to finance the acquisition of United Guaranty Corporation by Arch Capital Group.

* The agent and arranger of a US$1.97 billion U.S. term loan facility and a €250 million European term loan facility provided to Reynolds Group Holdings Limited.

* The agent and arranger of a US$440 million senior secured revolving credit facility provided to BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation.

* Olin Corporation in connection with the financing for its Reverse Morris Trust acquisition of The Dow Chemical Company’s chlorine products business.

* The agents and arrangers of US$3.2 billion of credit facilities provided to an affiliate of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to finance its US$12 billion acquisition of GE’s Antares Capital business.

* The agents and arrangers of US$2.8 billion of bridge credit facilities provided to Terex Corporation and Konecranes Plc to finance their originally proposed merger.

* The agents and arrangers of US$12 billion of credit facilities provided to Zimmer Holdings, Inc. to finance its acquisition of Biomet, Inc.

* The agents and arrangers of a US$600 million senior secured credit facility provided to Lineage Logistics, LLC to finance its acquisition of Millard Refrigerated Services, Inc.

* The agents and arrangers of US$2.835 billion and €460 million of senior secured credit facilities for Bausch & Lomb Incorporated and Bausch & Lomb B.V.

* The agents and arrangers of a US$14 billion bridge loan commitment and subsequent permanent financing facilities to finance Express Scripts, Inc.’s merger with Medco Health Solutions, Inc.

* Numerous agent banks, lenders and borrowers in connection with loan buybacks, debt exchanges, restructurings and other liability management transactions.

Mr. Goldman was born in New York, New York. He received a B.A. cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984 and a J.D. cum laude from Fordham University School of Law in 1987, where he was a member of the Law Review. Mr. Goldman joined Cravath in 1987, and from 1989 to 1991 practiced in the Firm’s London office. He became a partner in 1995.

Mr. Goldman may be reached by phone at +1-212-474-1929 or by email at mgoldman@cravath.com.

Mr. Goldman is admitted only in New York.

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Education
JD, cum laude
Class of 1987

Fordham University School of Law (commonly known as Fordham Law or Fordham Law School) is a part of Fordham University in the United States. The School is located in the Borough of Manhattan in New York City, and is one of eight ABA-approved law schools in that city.

BA, cum laude
Class of 1984

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

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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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The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of New York. NYSBA was founded in 1877 with the stated goal to cultivate the science of jurisprudence; to promote reform in the law; to facilitate the administration of justice, and to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill, and courtesy in the legal profession. Its first President was David B. Hill. Among the reforms in the legislation signed into law creating the association was the removal of the restrictions on the admission of women to the practice of law. In 1896, NYSBA proposed the first global means for settling disputes among nations, what is now called the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

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1987 - Current

Cravath, Swaine & Moore provides legal services in various industries such as: broadcasting, media and entertainment, consumer products, energy, financial institutions, healthcare, industrial and chemicals, professional services, real estate, retail, technology, telecommunications, and transportation. The company was founded in 1819 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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