Leighton Stradtman works with domestic and international clients in the areas of financial institutions, banking and finance law. Whether helping large financial services companies with their unique needs or assisting emerging FinTech clients through negotiating contracts, facilitating strategic transactions and resolving disputes, Leighton has seen pretty much all of it in his thirty years of practicing law.

He counsels clients on complex financing transactions, having represented lenders, borrowers, issuers, underwriters and trustees in a wide variety of areas across many industry sectors, including secured and unsecured credit facilities, syndicated and single-lender loans, real estate and asset-based lending, letters of credit, public finance, structured finance and private placements. Representing lenders in commercial loan workouts and restructurings is a significant part of his practice. He has managed the resolution of hundreds of millions of dollars of troubled commercial loans secured by various collateral across the US and in many other countries.

Leighton advises his clients on fundamental business operating issues, like compliance and corporate matters, in addition to the more sensitive occurrences of fraud and internal investigations.

    Experience

    Any result the lawyer or law firm may have achieved on behalf of clients in other matters does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients. 

    • Represented a leading industrial distributor in connection with a $1.4 billion syndicated term loan, $1.25 billion secured notes financing and $675 million secured notes financing.
    • Represented a manufacturing business in a $58 million cross-border secured revolving and term loan acquisition financing.
    • Represented a public real estate developer in a $600 million syndicated secured revolving credit facility.
    • Represented a manufacturing company in a $50 million cross-border secured credit facility.
    • Represented a global transportation and logistics company in a $55 million syndicated secured credit facility.
    • Represented a bank in a $12 million bond financing for government economic development and infrastructure projects.
    • Represented a lender in the restructuring of a $23 million cross-border debt financing secured by intellectual property for a media business.

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    Contact information

    +1 404.888.7406
    leighton.stradtman@wbd-us.com
    +1 404.870.4833

    Bar admissions

    1987, Georgia

    Admitted to practice before:

    • State Courts of Georgia
    • US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia