JoEllen Minchak focuses her practice on US and international financing transactions, debt restructurings and commercial business transactions.

    JoEllen advises national and international financial institutions and general corporate clients with respect to a broad array of financing and capital formation, particularly secured and unsecured loan transactions including bilateral and syndicated financings, investment grade, highly leveraged and asset-based loans; high-yield debt placements; mezzanine financing transactions; private equity sponsor transactions, and multicurrency and international lending transactions. She also has experience in loan restructurings and workout transactions, secured party sales, debtor-in-possession and exit financings, reorganizations and other insolvency proceedings. She also structures and negotiates asset-backed securitization transactions, business and distribution agreements, equipment and facility leases, and other commercial business arrangements.

    JoEllen served as assistant general counsel to Huntington Bank, N.A. from 2012 through 2019, supporting syndicated and commercial lending, managed assets, capital markets and treasury management with respect to a wide array of lending and other financing products. Prior to her experience at Huntington Bank, she was named as one of America’s leading lawyers in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers and was listed in The Best Lawyers in America and as an Ohio Super Lawyer. She has spoken at numerous professional and legal seminars on topics including equipment leasing under Uniform Commercial Code Article 2A, accounts receivable and student loan securitizations and secured financing opinions.

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    • Representing a leading propane supplier borrower in connection with a US$750 million high-yield note offering.
    • Representing the lead agent in connection with a $175 million syndicated senior revolving facility for an international nonprofit health care provider.
    • Counseling the lead agent in connection with a US$100 million asset-based syndicated credit facility in conjunction with a US$150 million syndicated term loan facility for a Tier II automotive and truck electrical component manufacturer.
    • Advising a manufacturing company in a US$200 million secured syndicated credit facility.
    • Representing an industrial manufacturing company in connection with a US$500 million multicurrency syndicated credit facility. 
    • Advising a borrower in connection with a US$25 million credit facility to purchase a construction industry manufacturer in a bankruptcy sale proceeding.
    • Counseling an industrial manufacturer in connection with a prepackaged bankruptcy, a debtor-in-possession and exit financing of a US$300 million multicurrency syndicated credit facility.
    • Advising a computer component and software development company and its non-US-based subsidiaries in a US$150 million multicurrency unsecured credit facility.
    • Representing a specialty minerals company with a multi-tranche US$250 million multicurrency, multijurisdictional syndicated secured credit facility.
    • Counseling a consumer products manufacturer in a split collateral pool and cross-collateralized secured transaction with revolving and term loan lenders.
    • Representing an automotive components manufacturer in a US$150 million trade receivables securitization transaction.
    • Advising a coatings manufacturer in a US$100 million receivables securitization transaction.
    • Representing a computer technology and software developer in a US$150 million receivables securitization transaction.
    • Counseling a medical equipment manufacturer in a US$100 million receivables securitization transaction.
    • Advising a medical equipment manufacturer in the issuance of more than US$250 million of public notes.
    • Representing an Ohio issuer of taxable and tax-exempt notes in issuances ranging from US$100 million to US$2 billion securitized by student loan notes.
    • Representing the lead agent in connection with a $175 million syndicated senior revolving facility for an international nonprofit health care provider.
     

    Education

    • Harvard University, J.D., 1985
    • Hiram College, B.A., Magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1982

    Admissions

    • Ohio, 1985
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