Guy Guinn is a co-chair of the global Debt Finance Practice of the Financial Services Practice Group. With more than 30 years of debt finance experience, Guy provides balanced judgment and technical guidance to financing and restructuring engagements for national and international financial institutions and corporate clients.

    Guy has represented these clients on all aspects of structuring domestic and cross-border asset-based financings, as well as leveraged commercial and real estate financings, mezzanine financings and note placements and related restructurings, workouts, and debtor-in-possession and exit financings. These engagements have involved a broad range of industries, including chemicals, aviation, aggregates, agricultural business, energy, international supply chain, technology manufacturing, construction products, real estate development and consumer products. Reflecting on the credit crisis and downturn, Guy’s depth of experience has been sought by a variety of clients for a diverse range of syndicate financing issues, as well as debt restructuring and repurchase transactions.

    Guy is an active member of the American and Ohio State Bar Associations, including as past chair of the ABA’s Business Law Section Joint Subcommittee on Domestic and International Business Transactions and the Ohio State Bar Association’s Opinion and Loan Documentation Subcommittee. He has served on the ABA Business Law Section Task Force on Deposit Account Control Agreements and Task Force on Model Second Lien Intercreditor Agreements. Guy is consistently recognized as one of America’s Leading Lawyers in Chambers USA. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America each year since 1995, including being named Cleveland Best Lawyers Banking Lawyer of the Year, and has been recognized as an Ohio Super Lawyer since 2005.

    Guy was also recently named to the Advisory Board of the Commercial Finance Association’s Education Foundation.

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    • Representing a privately held construction product manufacturer for US$425 million secured financing and related US$100 million secured note placement in connection with its US$800 million equity and debt recapitalization.
    • Representing KeyBank National Association, as lead agent, in connection with amending and restating a US$135 million facility for cross border, multijurisdictional secured financing, including secured Borrowers in three EU jurisdictions.
    • Representing PNC, National Association, as lead agent, in amending and restating US$100 million secured revolving credit facility in connection with a refinancing of US$100 million unsecured public notes with secured US$125 million private notes in a split collateral pool transaction.
    • Representing Tokio Marine HCC Insurance Holdings Inc., the US-based global subsidiary holding company of the Tokio Marine Corporation, in US$1.25 billion syndicated senior revolving credit and term loan facilities.
    • Representing NextEra Energy Resources, LLC in a US$1.2 billion non-amortizing Term Loan B facilities for its power generation plants in Forney and Lamar, Texas.
    • Representing KeyBank NA, as lead agent, in the restructuring of US$85 million asset-based secured financing in connection with recapitalization of a borrower.
    • Representing US Bank National Association, as collateral agent, in connection with structuring collateral agent arrangements and collateral packages for holders of US$800 million senior secured bank debt and private note placements.
    • Representing a private energy trading company in connection with the refinancing of its US$150 million financing revolving credit facility.
    • Representing KeyBank National Association, as lead agent, in connection with the US$125 million secured acquisition financing for sponsor’s portfolio company acquisition of an international manufacturing company with operations in China, Europe and the Cayman Islands.
    • Representing the lead agent in connection with a US$100 million asset-based, syndicated credit facility in conjunction with a US$200 million syndicated term loan facility for a retail products company.
    • Representing a public chemical company in connection with its US$2.8 billion acquisition financing consisting of senior revolving credit facilities, interim bridge facility and securitization facilities.
    • Representing the lead agent in connection with a US$150 million asset-based, cross-border, syndicated credit facility in conjunction with a split collateral pool.
    • Representing a natural gas remarketer in connection with a US$155 million secured credit financing.
    • Representing the lead agent in connection with the restructuring of a syndicated US$70 million senior credit facility for a sponsor-owned technology/chemical manufacturing company.
    • Representing a syndicate agent in connection with a US$475 million secured syndicated credit facility for an aggregates company.
    • Representing a syndicate agent in connection with a US$80 million multicurrency, multijurisdictional secured credit facility for a private equity fund purchase of a technology company.
    • Representing US-based subsidiaries of a Europe-based manufacturing company in a US$250 million trade receivables securitization.
    • Representing the lead agent in connection with a US$150 million multicurrency, cross-border syndicated secured facility for an industrial component manufacturer.


    • University of Michigan, J.D., cum laude
    • Duke University, B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa


    • Texas
    • New York
    • Ohio


    • U.S. Ct. of App., Sixth Circuit
    • U.S. Tax Court
    • Recognized in Chambers USA 2018 in: Ohio - Banking & Finance in Band 1
    • Recognized in Chambers USA 2017 Edition for: Ohio - Banking & Finance in Band 1
    • Recommended in Chambers USA 2016 Edition for Banking & Finance in Ohio

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