Harris J. Diamond

Biography

Harris Diamond represents banking institutions, commercial finance companies, and other credit providers in the areas of secured and unsecured financing, financial and corporate restructuring, and creditor and intercreditor matters.

Harris counsels his clients regarding a wide array of proposed financing transactions, including syndicated and cross-border asset-based and cash flow financing involving revolving loans, term loans and unitranche transactions, working capital and acquisition financing and refinancing, and debtor-in-possession and exit financing. Harris also advises clients on asset protection matters during the restructuring and bankruptcy processes.

Outside the Firm

Outside of his professional activities, Harris coaches little league baseball and softball, and regularly attends his son’s travel hockey games. Harris enjoys CrossFit and is an avid tennis player throughout the year.

Experience

  • The lead arranger and agent in a $70 million secured "exit" financing facility to a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of premium guitars, professional audio equipment, and related accessories.
  • A national bank, as agent and lender, in a $100 million multijurisdictional acquisition financing of a leading manufacturer and marketer of candles, candle accessories, and other home fragrance and home décor products to major retailers and direct-to-customer channels.
  • A national bank, as lender, in a $13 million secured credit facility to a provider of emergency and non-emergency ambulance services under exclusive, performance-based contracts throughout the United States.
  • The lead arranger and agent in a $105 million revolving credit facility to a leading North American designer, manufacturer, and marketer of a broad range of commercial playground, park, recreation, and specialty fitness products and accessories.
  • The lead arranger and agent in a $47 million revolving credit facility to a North American provider of disaster recovery and restoration services, including emergency preparedness, emergency migration, disaster remediation, and construction defect and property damage consulting.
  • A national bank in a $50 million secured credit facility to a wholesaler and distributor of commercial restaurant supplies in the United States and Canada in the hospitality, foodservice, and consumer-end markets.
  • The lender in a $48.5 revolving and term loan facility to a family-owned importer and distributor of specialty food products, including premium olive oils, balsamic vinegars, and food products.
  • A national bank, as agent and lender, in a $75 million secured "exit" financing facility to a market leader in global energy transportation services for crude oil, petroleum, and gas products in the U.S. and International Flag markets.
  • The lead arranger and agent in a $250 million multijurisdictional syndicated secured revolving credit facility to a worldwide leader in the manufacture of titanium dioxide products.
  • The lead arranger and agent in a $60 million multijurisdictional syndicated secured revolving credit facility to an affiliation of companies in connection with the $200 million acquisition of an antioxidants and UV stabilizer business of a global manufacturing business.
  • A regional bank, as agent, in a $205 million syndicated secured revolving credit facility to a group of factoring and financial services companies offering credit lines, management support, and other financial services to a range of apparel, textile, toy, and jewelry manufacturers.

Affiliations

Memberships

  • Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys
  • Turnaround Management Association
Professional Activities

Harris is an active participant in the New York City chapters of the Commercial Finance Association, the Turnaround Management Association, and the Association of Corporate Growth, as well as a member of the Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys. 

Credentials

Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Education

  • St. John's University School of Law, JD
  • State University of New York at Albany, BS, cum laude