Steven M. Ellis

Partner at Proskauer Rose LLP

Steven M. Ellis

Steven M. Ellis

Partner at Proskauer Rose LLP

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Steven M. Ellis is a partner in the Corporate Department, co-head of The Private Credit Group and a former member of the Executive Committee.

Steve concentrates in middle-market and upper-market financing transactions and restructuring matters. With one of the largest client rosters in the industry, he represents an array of secured lenders, second lien lenders, debt funds and private equity funds in all types of transactions from recapitalizations to acquisitions. He specializes in private credit financing transactions, including innovative, first-in-kind structures. He has represented lenders investing in private companies throughout the country and Europe. Steve spends a substantial amount of time negotiating financing and acquisition transactions and focusing on various debt facilities, including:

*working capital loans

*subordinated debt

*second lien loans

*intercreditor issues and distressed debt facilities related to IPOs

*recapitalizations

*mergers and acquisitions

*private equity and going-private transactions

Steve actively represents more than 50 private credit providers, including SBIC funds, BDCs, hedge funds, one-stop shops, traditional mezzanine funds, specialty finance companies, insurance companies and bank subsidiaries in transactions that have ranged from $5 million to $2.7 billion.

In addition, Steve has substantial experience in creditor rights and insolvency. He regularly represents alternative investors in distressed debt acquisition and private credit investors in restructurings and investing for control. Steve has also represented companies and other creditor constituencies in insolvency proceedings.

Steve is a frequent panelist at alternative lending, second lien finance, secured lending and restructuring seminars.

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Education
JD
Class of 1987

Boston University School of Law (BU Law) is the law school affiliated with Boston University. It is the second-oldest law school in Massachusetts and one of the first law schools in the country to admit students regardless of race or gender. It is also a member of the Association of American Law Schools and a charter member of the American Bar Association.

BA

Tufts University is a private research university located in Medford/Somerville, near Boston, in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. The university is organized into ten schools, including two undergraduate programs and eight graduate divisions, on four campuses in Massachusetts and the French Alps. The university emphasizes active citizenship and public service in all of its disciplines and is known for its internationalism and study abroad programs.

Career History
Partner
Current

Proskauer Rose LLP is a law firm in New York, NY. It offers corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate transactions, bankruptcy and reorganizations, taxation, litigation, trusts and estates, intellectual property, and labor and employment law services. It serves the chemicals, entertainment, financial services, health care, hospitality, information technology, insurance, internet, manufacturing, media and communications, pharmaceuticals, real estate investment, sports, and transportation industries. The company was founded in 1875.

Boards & Committees
Member, Executive Committee
Current

Proskauer Rose LLP is a law firm in New York, NY. It offers corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate transactions, bankruptcy and reorganizations, taxation, litigation, trusts and estates, intellectual property, and labor and employment law services. It serves the chemicals, entertainment, financial services, health care, hospitality, information technology, insurance, internet, manufacturing, media and communications, pharmaceuticals, real estate investment, sports, and transportation industries. The company was founded in 1875.

Political Donations
$1,000
2011

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

$2,300
2007

Former President of United States

$1,000
2006
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