Laura Hoag focuses her practice on domestic and international financings, debt restructurings and commercial business transactions. She regularly advises national and international financial institutions and corporate clients in connection with a variety of credit facilities. Her experience includes the negotiation, documentation and management of secured and unsecured loan transactions, including private equity sponsor transactions, bilateral and syndicated credit facilities, multi-currency and cross-border lending facilities, split-collateral pool transactions, asset-based lending facilities, bridge financings, mezzanine financings and private note offerings.

Representative Experience

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  • Represented a publicly traded global manufacturer of water management products in various financing transactions, including a $1.650 billion multi-currency syndicated revolving and term loan credit facility, the proceeds of which were used to consummate a transformative acquisition, and a predecessor financing package comprised of a $700 million multi-currency syndicated revolving facility and $175 million senior secured private placement notes.
  • Represented a publicly traded global specialty chemicals company in connection with numerous financing transactions, including an amendment and restatement of a $1 billion multi-currency syndicated revolving credit facility and a $750 million syndicated delayed draw term loan facility.
  • Counseled the lead agent in a $550 million syndicated senior secured multi-currency revolving credit facility, including cross-border components in Sweden, Mexico, the Netherlands, Mauritius and Brazil, for a publicly traded automotive supplier.
  • Represented the administrative agent and joint lead arranger in a $2.84 billion syndicated revolving and term loan credit facility to a group of companies in the vision/optical and insurance industries.
  • Counseled the nation’s largest Verizon-exclusive cellular specialist in a $397 million syndicated secured financing facility.
  • Acted as lead counsel to the administrative agent and joint lead arranger for a $430 million senior secured multi-currency revolving credit facility to an automotive industry supplier.
  • Represented the lead agent in a $250 million syndicated asset-based lending facility to an equipment lessor.
  • Represented a global group of companies in connection with a $90 million senior secured note purchase agreement and related equity purchase agreement with a US-based investment group, including collateral in six foreign jurisdictions.
  • Represented a lender in a $150 million revolving credit facility to a global healthcare provider for additional liquidity needs while combatting the COVID pandemic. 
  • Led the US team in counseling an international financial institution as agent and lender in a cross-border syndicated £250 million asset-based loan facilities agreement.
  • Represented an international wholesale grocery vendor and distributor in connection with its $175 million asset-based revolving credit facility.
  • Advised the US-based global subsidiary holding company of a worldwide insurance group in its $1.25 billion syndicated senior revolving credit and term loan facility.
  • Counseled a publicly traded chemical company in its $750 million interim bridge credit facility as part of a $3.3 billion acquisition transaction.
  • Represented the agent and lender in a $300 million secured financing transaction to the holding company of several professional sports franchises.

Honors & Awards

  • Selected to the Ohio Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters)