Michael C. Graziano

Biography

Michael Graziano concentrates his practice in financial services, representing banks, commercial finance companies, second lien lenders and other institutional lenders in areas such as:

  • Commercial lending
  • Asset-based financing
  • Second lien transactions
  • Acquisition financing
  • Debtor-in-possession financing
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Chambers USA ranks Michael as a leader in the field of banking and finance law. Chambers notes that he “lays out facts and gives a candid opinion on the risks.” Clients praise him as an “an outstanding attorney” and “a practical businessman and an excellent strategic thinker” who “knows the business.”

Before joining Blank Rome, Michael served as vice president and general manager for a waste disposal company located in Southern New Jersey and as President of C & G Superior Truck Repair, Inc.

Experience

  • Representation of administrative agent in connection with documentation of a $475 million revolving credit facility to a multinational retail chain. 
  • Represented lender and collateral agent in connection with a $420 million unitranche credit facility for a company providing technologies, solutions, and services to national security and industry customers focused on the convergence of C4ISR, information, and cyber systems.
  • Representation of co-agent and lender in a $1.9 billion revolving credit facility for a worldwide retailer. 
  • Representation of agent in connection with a $135 million revolving credit facility to a multinational equipment rental company. 
  • Representation of agent a revolving lender in connection with a $630 million revolving credit and term loan facility to a global consulting firm specializing in the life sciences and pharmaceutical sectors. 
  • Representation of co-lender in a $170 million revolving credit facility to a specialty pharmaceutical supplier.
  • Representation of co-lender in connection with the workout of a $125 million revolving credit facility together with an Article 9 sale of assets in connection therewith. 
  • Representation of agent and lender in a $20 million revolving credit facility for a provider mission oriented technical, management, and logistics services supporting clients worldwide. 
  • Representation of agent in a $30 million credit facility to provide working capital for a leading designer and distributor of indoor and outdoor home furnishings throughout North America.
  • Representation of lender in a $15 million credit facility for a leading designer, manufacturer, and supplier of payment terminal mounting solutions and mobile point-of-sale technology solutions.
  • Representation of agent and lender in a $30 million credit facility to refinance existing indebtedness of a designer, manufacturer, and distributor of communication and navigation products, radar/laser detectors, and related accessories.
  • Representation of agent in a $40 million revolving credit facility within a unitranche senior secured credit facility to a leading provider of infusion and respiratory services.
  • Representation of agent and lender in a $150 million revolving credit facility to refinance existing indebtedness, fund capital expenditures, and provide working capital for a multinational company providing engineering, information technology, and staffing services to clients in a range of industries, including energy, chemical, aerospace, defense, transportation, and financial services.
  • Representation of agent in connection with a $100 million syndicated revolving credit facility to a manufacturer of plastic products.
  • Representation of agent in connection with a $132 million syndicated term loan and $14 million revolving credit to an owner of skilled nursing facilities.
  • Representation of administrative agent in connection with a $119 million syndicated term loan and a $10 million revolving loan to an owner and operator of assisted living and skilled nursing facilities.
  • Representation of agent in connection with a $15 million revolving credit and $5 million term loan facility to a provider of architectural services.
  • Representation of agent in connection with a $3 million equipment line of credit and $12 million revolving credit facility to a national transportation company.
  • Representation of lender in connection with a $15 million acquisition credit facility to the acquirer of a company in the construction business.
  • Representation of agent in connection with a $5 million term loan and $25 million revolving credit facility to a national toy manufacturer.
  • Representation of financial institution in connection with its purchase of participation interests in syndicated loan transactions.
  • Corporate counsel to a national marketing firm.

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Recognitions

  • 2007–2022, Banking & Finance Law, listed in Chambers USA

Affiliations

Memberships

  • Camden County Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
Professional Activities

Michael previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Sunshine Foundation located in Feasterville, Pennsylvania. The Sunshine Foundation grants dreams to seriously ill, physically challenged, and abused children throughout the country and other parts of the world.

Credentials

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Education

  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey at Camden, BS
  • Cornell Law School, JD, cum laude