Holly Loftis has joined Haynes and Boone, LLP as a partner in the firm’s growing Charlotte, N.C., office.
Holly routinely advises banks and other financial institutions on structuring, negotiating, and documenting both syndicated and bilateral subscription credit facilities, along with other fund finance products. Holly has been a part of the growing Fund Finance industry since 2008, when she began her legal career as a summer associate in the Finance Practice at Mayer Brown focusing on subscription credit facilities. With her 10-plus years of experience, she brings a deep understanding of the product and of fund governing documentation, including limited partnership agreements, investor side letters, and subscription documentation, which play a critical role in the strength of the product.
She was most recently a Charlotte-based Special Counsel with the Finance Practice Group at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP. In addition to Holly, Haynes Boone has hired two other lawyers from Cadwalader’s Fund Finance practice: Associates Eric Worthington and Mark Nesdill.
Eric represents banks, financial institutions and corporate clients in a variety of lending transactions with a focus on fund finance and has represented lenders in bilateral and syndicated fund financings, many of which include lender commitments exceeding one billion dollars. Mark focuses on fund finance and represents banks and financial institutions as lenders and lead agents in structuring, negotiating, and documenting both bilateral and syndicated subscription credit facilities, along with other fund finance products, and was included in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch in Banking and Finance Law (Charlotte).
A Charlotte resident for the last 11 years, Holly said she was thrilled to hear that Haynes Boone had opened a Charlotte office and was drawn to the firm because of its experience and reputation in the marketplace for fund finance. “Haynes Boone is a true pioneer in this space, as it was first law firm to structure and engineer the product in the late 1980s. Given the firm’s 30-plus years of experience, paired with the massive team of dedicated lawyers, clients have an advantage when using Haynes Boone,” she said.
Haynes Boone Finance Partner Todd Cubbage, who heads the Charlotte office, said: “Holly brings a wealth of experience handling sophisticated fund finance transactions. Eric and Mark, likewise, are phenomenal additions, allowing us to continue our growth and momentum in Charlotte and in our finance practice firmwide.”
Charlotte is a key hub in the firm’s worldwide Finance Practice, which has been a cornerstone of Haynes Boone since its founding. The firm first opened a Charlotte office in 2019 and moved to new offices in the city in 2021 to better accommodate its growth in the market.
Haynes Boone is a global leader in representation of U.S. and foreign commercial and investment banks arranging capital commitment subscription financings (or capital call/subscription financing) for private equity funds in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. The firm's clients benefit from our more than 30 years of industry experience with subscription facilities, and the multi-disciplinary approach we take to working with the clients and the clients' customers on each transaction.
Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in energy, technology, financial services and private equity. With 600 lawyers, Haynes Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and The Lawyer. It was recognized for excellence in the BTI Consulting Group’s 2021 “A-Team” report, which identifies the law firms that in-house counsel commend for providing superior client service. See the firm’s new brand and website at haynesboone.com.
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