Laura Hoag focuses her practice on US and international financings, debt restructurings and commercial business transactions.

    Laura advises national and international financial institutions and corporate clients in connection with a variety of credit facilities. Her experience includes the negotiation, documentation and management of secured and unsecured loan transactions including private equity sponsor transactions, bilateral and syndicated credit facilities, multi-currency and international lending facilities, split-collateral pool transactions, asset-based lending facilities, bridge financings, mezzanine financings and private note offerings. She also has experience in restructurings and out-of-court loan workouts.

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    • Representing a publicly traded global pipe manufacturing company in a financing transaction comprised of a multi-currency syndicated revolving facility of up to US$700 million, a US$12 million revolving facility for an international joint venture and the issuance of US$175 million senior secured private placement notes.
    • Representing the lead agent in a US$380 million syndicated senior secured multi-currency revolving credit facility, including cross-border components in Sweden, Mexico, the Netherlands, Mauritius and Brazil. 
    • Counseling the nation’s largest Verizon-exclusive cellular specialist in a US$365 million syndicated secured acquisition financing facility.
    • Representing the lead agent in a US$250 million syndicated asset-based lending facility to an equipment lessor.
    • Advising an international juice and food products manufacturer in its syndicated US$314 million revolving credit and term loan facility.
    • Leading the US team in counseling an international financial institution as agent and lender in a cross-border syndicated £250 million asset-based loan facilities agreement.
    • Representing an international wholesale grocery vendor and distributor in connection with its US$175 million asset-based revolving credit facility.
    • Representing a sponsor and certain of its portfolio companies in connection with various structured finance transactions.
    • Counseling the lead agent in a multi-currency US$215 million secured syndicated acquisition finance facility for a metal extrusions company to refinance its existing debt in the US, the Netherlands, Switzerland, France and Argentina. 
    • Representing the lender in a cross-border US$50 million split-collateral pool asset-based revolving credit facility.
    • Advising the US-based global subsidiary holding company of a worldwide insurance group in its US$1.25 billion syndicated senior revolving credit and term loan facility.
    • Counseling a publicly traded chemical company in its US$750 million interim bridge credit facility as part of a US$3.3 billion acquisition transaction.
    • Representing the agent and lender in a secured financing transaction to the holding company of several professional sports franchises.
    • Representing a global financial institution in connection with its US insolvency proceedings.
    • Representing a US-based borrower and its domestic and foreign subsidiaries in connection with a US$700 million recapitalization, including a US$400 million secured credit facility and US$300 million note issuance.
    • Representing the lead agent regarding a US$100 million asset-based syndicated credit facility for a Tier II automotive and truck electrical component manufacturer. 

    Education

    • The Ohio State University, J.D., Order of the Coif, managing editor, Ohio State Law Journal, 2005
    • Xavier University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2002

    Admissions

    • Ohio, 2005
    • Recognized in Ohio Super Lawyers – Rising Stars, a listing of the top up-and-coming lawyers in Ohio
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