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Justin M. Lungstrum
 

Justin M. Lungstrum

Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Phone: +1-212-455-2755
Fax: +1-212-455-2502
Justin Lungstrum regularly represents arrangers and lenders in syndicated loan financings and direct lending transactions, with an emphasis on acquisition finance. He has deep, versatile experience with financial institutions, investment banks, financial sponsors and corporate borrowers in connection with leveraged and investment grade, cash-flow and asset-based senior credit facilities, mezzanine financings, subordinated bridge loans and letter-of-credit facilities. Justin has extensive knowledge of restructuring and refinancing existing credit facilities. He also represents corporate borrowers and works with asset managers in connection with fund-level debt incurrence and other complex financing structures. His clients have included many of Wall Street’s leading banks and asset management firms, as well as major companies, including JPMorgan, KKR, Cooper-Standard Automotive, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Citibank, Bank of America, Bank of Montreal, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, PNC, BlackRock, Nomura, SunTrust, Jeffries, CIBC, GSO, JLL, Aquiline, Tortoise, AEA and Oak Hill. IFLR1000 cited him as “an extremely good lawyer, energetic and thorough.”

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Work Highlights
  • Arrangers in multiple financings for Sinclair Broadcast entities, including for its acquisition (via subsidiary Diamond Sports Group) of 21 regional sports networks and Fox College Sports from Disney
  • JPMorgan in $16.4 billion aggregate financing for Altria Group’s investments in JUUL Labs and Cronos Group
  • KKR, BlackRock, Oak Hill, Nomura and Tortoise, as direct lenders in multiple financings for private borrowers
  • Arrangers in multiple financings for Delta Air Lines aggregating $4.17 billion
  • Arrangers in multiple financings for Micron Technology aggregating $2.5 billion 
  • Arrangers in multiple financings for Charles River Laboratories, including for its acquisitions of Inveresk, MPI Research and WuXi PharmaTech
  • Arrangers in multiple financings for Darling International, including in connection with its acquisitions of Rothsay and Vion Ingredients
  • JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley related to the formation of an NBC Universal joint venture by Comcast and General Electric and Comcast’s subsequent buy-out of GE’s remaining equity interest
  • Arrangers in multiple financings for Hanesbrands, including financing for its acquisitions of Maidenform, DBApparel and Knights Apparel
  • JPMorgan in connection with the $60 billion debt restructuring of GMAC and ResCap 
Education
  • University of Kansas School of Law, 2000 J.D.
    University of Kansas Law Review, Symposium Editor
  • Yale University, 1995 B.A.
Admissions
  • New York 2001

Justin Lungstrum regularly represents arrangers and lenders in syndicated loan financings and direct lending transactions, with an emphasis on acquisition finance. He has deep, versatile experience with financial institutions, investment banks, financial sponsors and corporate borrowers in connection with leveraged and investment grade, cash-flow and asset-based senior credit facilities, mezzanine financings, subordinated bridge loans and letter-of-credit facilities. Justin has extensive knowledge of restructuring and refinancing existing credit facilities. He also represents corporate borrowers and works with asset managers in connection with fund-level debt incurrence and other complex financing structures. His clients have included many of Wall Street’s leading banks and asset management firms, as well as major companies, including JPMorgan, KKR, Cooper-Standard Automotive, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Citibank, Bank of America, Bank of Montreal, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, PNC, BlackRock, Nomura, SunTrust, Jeffries, CIBC, GSO, JLL, Aquiline, Tortoise, AEA and Oak Hill. IFLR1000 cited him as “an extremely good lawyer, energetic and thorough.”

Justin’s financing representations include:

  • Arrangers in multiple financings for Sinclair Broadcast entities, including for its acquisition (via subsidiary Diamond Sports Group) of 21 regional sports networks and Fox College Sports from Disney
  • JPMorgan in $16.4 billion aggregate financing for Altria Group’s investments in JUUL Labs and Cronos Group
  • Arrangers in multiple financings for Delta Air Lines aggregating $4.17 billion
  • Arrangers in multiple financings for Cinemark USA
  • Arrangers in multiple financings for Micron Technology aggregating $2.5 billion 
  • Arrangers in multiple financings for Charles River Laboratories, including for its acquisitions of Inveresk, MPI Research and WuXi PharmaTech
  • Arrangers in multiple financings for IHS-Markit, including in connection with the initial IHS-Markit merger and its acquisition of Ipreo
  • Arrangers in multiple financings for Darling International, including in connection with its acquisitions of Rothsay and Vion Ingredients
  • JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley related to the formation of an NBC Universal joint venture by Comcast and General Electric and Comcast’s subsequent buy-out of GE’s remaining equity interest
  • Arrangers in multiple financings for Hanesbrands, including financing for its acquisitions of Maidenform, DBApparel and Knights Apparel
  • Arrangers in multiple financings for AvisBudget, starting with the financing for its initial spin-off from Cendant Corporation and subsequent acquisitions, including Avis Europe, ZipCar and Payless
  • Arrangers in multiple financings and the debt restructuring for MEG Energy Corp.
  • JPMorgan in connection with the $60 billion debt restructuring of GMAC and ResCap
  • Secured Lenders in connection with exit financing for Algoma Steel
  • Consortium led by Goldman Sachs in the financing of their $22 billion acquisition of Kinder Morgan
  • KKR in the financing of its $29 billion acquisition of First Data
  • KKR, BlackRock, Oak Hill, Nomura and Tortoise, as direct lenders in multiple financings for private borrowers

Justin has also worked on pro bono matters for US Squash, Morgan Stanley Community Finance and a number of urban squash programs, including CitySquash and Squash Urbano Colombia. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Squash + Education Alliance, the international coordinating body for the urban squash network. 

Justin has been at the Firm since 2000. He received his B.A. from Yale University in 1995 and his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2000, where he serves on the Board of Governors. Justin serves on the Diversity and Associate Committees and is Co-Chair of the Personnel Committee. He was previously a member of the Finance and Recruiting Committees.

 

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