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Julia Kohen
Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Phone: +1-212-455-2375
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Julia Kohen is Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP where she is a member of the Firm’s Banking and Credit and Fund Finance Practices. Julia’s practice focuses on representing financial sponsors in connection with debt financings for their private equity, real estate, infrastructure, mezzanine debt and other investment funds. She has extensive experience in complicated financings designed to provide fund-level leverage to facilitate and support investment activities, as well as management lines and employee and co-investment loan programs. Recently, Julia was named a Law360 2020 “Rising Star” in Banking.

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Work Highlights
  • Subscription (or capital call) facilities secured by uncalled capital commitments and related rights, with borrowing base capacity for the fund, as well as its parallel funds, alternative investment vehicles and portfolio companies
  • Unsecured demand lines with an uncalled capital coverage requirement
  • Fund guarantees of portfolio level investments
  • Letter of credit facilities, NAV-based facilities and hybrid variations, including facilities provided as aftercare facilities for funds
  • Co-investment loan programs made available, directly or indirectly, to employees and partners and secured by their fund interests
  • General partner facilities and management lines provided to investment advisors for working capital purposes
Accolades
  • Law360 2020 “Rising Star” in Banking
Education
  • Duke University School of Law, 2007 J.D.
    Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy, Article Editor; Faculty Award for Community Leadership
  • University of Delaware, 2003 M.A.
  • University of Delaware, 2003 B.A.
    cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa; DuPont Scholar; Warner Award for Outstanding Senior Woman
Associations
  • Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A Young Professionals for Justice Board, Founding Member and Member of the Board of Directors
Admissions
  • New York 2008

A Partner in Simpson Thacher’s Banking and Credit and Fund Finance Practices, Julia Kohen concentrates her practice on representing financial sponsors in connection with debt financings for their private equity, real estate, infrastructure, mezzanine debt and other investment funds. She has extensive experience in complicated financings designed to provide fund-level leverage to facilitate and support investment activities, as well as management lines and employee and co-investment loan programs. Recently, Julia was recognized by Law360 as a 2020 “Rising Star” in Banking.

Julia regularly advises on a wide variety of financings crucial to the formation and ongoing operations of investment funds, including:

  • Subscription (or capital call) facilities secured by uncalled capital commitments and related rights, with borrowing base capacity for the fund, as well as its parallel funds, alternative investment vehicles and portfolio companies;
  • Unsecured demand lines with an uncalled capital coverage requirement;
  • Fund guarantees of portfolio level investments;
  • Letter of credit facilities, NAV-based facilities and hybrid variations, including facilities provided as aftercare facilities for funds;
  • Co-investment loan programs made available, directly or indirectly, to employees and partners and secured by their fund interests; and
  • General partner facilities and management lines provided to investment advisors for working capital purposes.

In addition, Julia has co-authored chapters in several editions of Global Legal Insights’ Fund Finance guide, which covers legal trends and developments in the greater fund finance market and provides law firms, financial institutions, funds and investors with comprehensive insight.

She was a founding member of the Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A Young Professionals for Justice board, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the organization. Brooklyn Legal Services is a not-for-profit organization that provides high-quality legal services to low-moderate income individuals, CBOs and CDCs in Brooklyn and throughout New York City.

Julia received her J.D. from Duke University, where she served as the Article Editor for the Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy and was awarded the Faculty Award for Community Leadership. She received her M.A. and B.A., cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Delaware.

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