Jim Schneider assists banks and other financial institutions, as well as public and private companies, in connection with commercial financings, advising administrative agents, lenders and borrowers in domestic and cross-border transactions across a broad range of industries.

    Jim has significant experience with syndicated and single-bank credit facilities, focusing his practice on drafting and negotiating credit agreements and security agreements for asset based, quasi-asset based and cash flow facilities, credit agreements for unsecured and bridge loan facilities, financing agreements in connection with renewable energy project finance (with an emphasis on solar and wind), and intercreditor and subordination agreements with mezzanine and junior creditors (especially in connection with acquisition financings) and tax equity investors.

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    • Represented administrative agents and lenders in asset based and quasi-asset based transactions, involving borrowers in the manufacturing, chemical, consumer, healthcare, financial, technology, agricultural and various other industries.
    • Represented administrative agents and lenders in secured term, capex and revolving credit facilities for leveraged buyouts by private equity firms.
    • Represented administrative agents in project financings for the construction of solar and wind power projects, with construction loans, ITC and PTC bridge loans, back-levered term loans, and letter of credit facilities.
    • Represented the administrative agent in syndicated, secured term and revolving credit facilities aggregating US$85 million for US and Canadian borrowers to enable an acquisition of companies outside of the US.
    • Represented the administrative agent in a US$80 million syndicated, senior secured revolving credit facility (quasi-ABL) for a US borrower in the aircraft industry.
    • Represented the administrative agent in connection with syndicated, senior secured term and revolving credit facilities aggregating over US$400 million for a casino (and subsequent amendments and restatements thereof).
    • Represented the administrative agent in connection with syndicated, senior secured term and revolving credit facilities aggregating over US$350 million (in US dollars and various alternate currencies) for US and foreign borrowers.
    • Represented financial institution in connection with a depositary receipt program, including the drafting of the form of depositary receipt, and assisting in drafting and filing ADRs on foreign issuers.

    Education

    • The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2011
    • University of Notre Dame, B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2008

    Admissions

    • Ohio, 2011
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