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William B. Sheehan
Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Phone: +1-212-455-3355
Fax: +1-212-455-2502
William Sheehan regularly represents financial institutions and companies in connection with syndicated leveraged finance and other commercial lending transactions. His practice covers a wide range of bank finance—including acquisition-related credit facilities, bridge financings, general corporate and investment grade transactions, asset-based loans, restructurings and debtor-in-possession financings. He has handled transactions for JPMorgan, Barclays, Citibank, Credit Suisse, UBS, Genesee & Wyoming and Teleflex.

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Work Highlights
  • JPMorgan and Merrill Lynch, as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners, in connection with a committed $40 billion bridge term loan facility for AT&T Inc. to finance its announced acquisition of Time Warner Inc.
  • The lead arrangers under a $3.5 billion bridge term loan facility commitment letter with Marriott International, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
  • JPMorgan in a variety of financings, including an amendment and restatement of Arrow Electronics’ $1.5 billion revolving facility, the refinancing of Realogy Group’s credit facilities and acquisition financing for Exco Resources’ $1 billion acquisition of assets from Chesapeake Energy Corporation
  • JPMorgan in arranging a $20 billion revolving dollar and euro credit facility for General Electric Company
  • JPMorgan in connection with $23 billion of committed bridge financing to AbbVie Inc. in its proposed $54.7 billion acquisition of Shire plc
  • Genesee & Wyoming in the financing related to its $1.4 billion acquisition of RailAmerica
  • JPMorgan in its commitment to provide AT&T a $20 billion one-year unsecured bridge term facility to finance AT&T’s proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA
  • UBS in a $6.5 billion debtor-in-possession term loan facility for Lyondell Chemical Company in connection with its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding
Education
  • Columbia Law School, 1996 J.D.
    Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Brown University, 1993 A.B.
Associations
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • American Bar Association
Admissions
  • New York 1997

William B. Sheehan is a Partner in the Firm’s Corporate Department. He regularly represents financial institutions and companies in connection with syndicated leveraged finance and other commercial lending transactions. His practice covers a wide range of bank finance, including acquisition-related credit facilities, bridge financings, general corporate and investment grade transactions, asset-based loans, restructurings and debtor-in-possession financings. William has handled transactions for JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Barclays Bank PLC, Citibank, N.A., Credit Suisse AG, UBS AG, Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and Teleflex Incorporated.

Specific transactions include the representation of:

  • JPMorgan and Merrill Lynch, as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners, in connection with a committed $40 billion bridge term loan facility for AT&T Inc. to finance its announced acquisition of Time Warner Inc.
  • The lead arrangers under a $3.5 billion bridge term loan facility commitment letter with Marriott International, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
  • JPMorgan in arranging a $20 billion revolving dollar and euro credit facility for General Electric Company
  • Arrangers, led by JPMorgan, in connection with an amendment and restatement of Arrow Electronics’ $1.5 billion credit facility
  • JPMorgan as arranger of $500 million of incremental term loans incurred by JBS USA, LLC
  • JPMorgan in connection with a $225 million second lien term loan facility for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.
  • Teleflex in connection with a new $850 million revolving five-year credit facility
  • JPMorgan in acquisition financing in connection with Exco Resources, Inc.’s $1 billion acquisition of assets from Chesapeake Energy Corporation
  • JPMorgan in the refinancing of a $200 million term loan facility for Fender Musical Instruments Corporation
  • JPMorgan in connection with asset-based credit facilities for Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. and Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
  • JPMorgan and Barclays in connection with the refinancing of Sun Products Corporation’s credit facilities
  • JPMorgan in connection with the refinancing of credit facilities by Realogy Group LLC
  • JPMorgan in connection with a $375 million senior secured term loan facility and a $225 million asset-based loan facility for Beechcraft Holdings, LLC in its emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy

William received his A.B. from Brown University in 1993 and his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1996, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He is a member of The Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the American Bar Association. William joined the Firm in 1996.

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