Mirlande Telfort

Biography

Mirlande has significant experience representing financial institutions in middle market lending transactions.

Mirlande focuses her practice on representing banks, private equity funds, and other investors in a variety of complex debt financing transactions, including secured and unsecured, syndicated and bilateral, and revolving and term credit facilities.

She represents clients in connection with leveraged financings, including leveraged buyouts, as well as investment grade financings. She counsels clients who lend to, or invest in, companies in a broad range of industries, with a focus in the healthcare, life sciences, manufacturing, technology, and retail sectors. Financings in such transactions include a broad array of ownership structures, including private equity sponsored, closely held, and publicly traded companies.

During law school, Mirlande served as a staff member for the Howard Law Journal. She graduated as a Merit Scholar.

Experience

  • Represented the administrative agent in connection with a $41 million senior secured credit facility to finance a private equity sponsor’s acquisition of a marketer to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
  • Represented the administrative agent in connection with a $20 million senior secured term loan facility to finance capital expenditures and other general corporate needs of a provider of healthcare management services.
  • Represented the administrative agent and lead arranger in connection with a $150 million senior secured revolving subscription credit facility provided to affiliated private equity funds.
  • Represented the administrative agent and lead arranger in connection with a $55 million senior secured credit facility to finance a private equity sponsor’s acquisition of a network of affiliated dental practices.
  • Represented the administrative agent and lead arranger in connection with a $500 million syndicated senior term loan facility to finance an acquisition of a manufacturer of packaged food.
  • Represented the administrative agent in connection with an $84 million senior secured credit facility to refinance existing debt and finance a dividend recapitalization and general corporate needs of a provider of healthcare benefits.
  • Represented the administrative agent in connection with an $100 million senior secured credit facility to refinance existing debt and finance a dividend recapitalization and general corporate needs of a veterinary services provider.
  • Represented the administrative agent and lender in connection with a $90 million asset- based facility to finance the acquisition of a manufacturer of specialty packaging materials.

Recognitions

  • 2019, “Top 100,” listed by The National Black Lawyers

Affiliations

Professional Activities

Mirlande serves as a board member of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association and is a member of National Association of Women Lawyers.

Credentials

Admissions

  • New York

Education

  • Emory University, BA
  • Howard University School of Law, JD