Smith Anderson Ranked Among Top 20 Law Firms for Borrowers in Leveraged Loans

RALEIGH, N.C. – Smith Anderson’s Debt Finance group is pleased to report that it was ranked 17th nationally (by volume) and 23rd nationally (by number of transactions) among borrower-side law firms for leveraged loans in the 2012 Law Firm League Tables published by Thomson Reuters LPC. Smith Anderson is the only North Carolina-based law Firm to place within the top 35 firms in the nation in transactions for either category.

Overall, Smith Anderson acted as counsel to companies in well over $3 billion of leveraged loan transactions, and an aggregate of in excess of $9 billion in financing transactions over the course of the year.

Lee Kirby, the head of Smith Anderson's Debt Finance practice, says, "Smith Anderson's rankings in the 2012 Law Firm League Tables are the result of our ability as a leading regional law firm to provide experienced and value-driven representation to large regional and national clients in their sophisticated debt financings.”

About Smith Anderson’s Debt Finance Practice

Smith Anderson’s Debt Finance group handles a wide range of complex financial transactions with emphasis on borrower needs. Our team combines local knowledge with regional and national experience gained from working in major markets in New York and other east coast financial centers, and at national law firms. We provide value and individual attention to our clients with local, national or international financing needs. For a summary of some of the significant debt finance transactions that Smith Anderson handled throughout 2012, please view the document linked below.

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