Charles J. Kolin is Co-Chair of the firm’s Finance Practice. He focuses his practice on corporate, project and facility finance transactions (both domestic and cross-border), with an emphasis on private placements of debt securities (traditional and Rule 144A), leasing, bilateral and syndicated bank credit facilities, and other debt-styled investments. He represents insurance companies, pension funds, banks, finance companies and other institutional investors.
Charles has wide-ranging industry experience including power and energy, natural resources, pipelines, oil and gas, petrochemicals, airports, ship ports, real estate, production facilities, public housing, food processing, consulting, and other service industries.
Charles has broad experience handling financing transactions including general corporate financings, project and infrastructure financings, acquisition and leveraged buy-out financings, leveraged ESOP transactions, subordinated debt financings, real estate financings, secured transactions supported by various forms of real and personal property, equipment and real estate leasing transactions, documentary and standby letter of credit facilities, and pre-bankruptcy workouts and restructurings of distressed credits.
A considerable amount of Charles’ practice involves project and infrastructure financings, which include the following: structuring and financing of commercial and industrial projects; structuring, negotiating and documenting financing arrangements; negotiating lenders’ interests in project-related agreements; and structuring transactions to attain requisite credit ratings on debt securities from the rating agencies.
- Corporate finance and securities
- Domestic and cross-border institutional private placements
- Asset-based lending
- Conventional secured and unsecured debt finance
- Equipment finance
- Lease finance
- Project finance
- Global energy and infrastructure