Michael Bonner represents banks, commercial finance companies, hedge funds and other lenders in all aspects of commercial loan transactions. He represents clients in multiple types of financing transactions including asset-based, cash flow, acquisition, second lien, real estate, construction, debtor-in-possession, exit and workouts. Mike also represents companies in general business and commercial matters, including borrower-side financings.

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Representative Matters

Mike has represented:

  • the lead arranger and agent in a $30 million revolving credit facility which, along with a $210 million bond offering, provided acquisition financing to a strategic solutions provider for the oil and gas industry
  • the agent in combined $45 million revolving credit facilities to an affiliation of newspaper publishing entities in connection with a $200 million bond offering
  • the agent in an $85 million revolving credit facility in connection with a private equity fund’s leverage buyout of a food distribution business
  • the agent in a $39 million revolving credit facility and term loan in connection with a private equity fund’s leveraged buyout of a tire distributor
  • a publicly held company in the electronic security device industry in a $125 million revolving credit facility and a $125 million private placement
  • a mutual fund complex in connection with the sale of its fixed income investment advisory management business
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Bar Admissions
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Widener University School of Law
  • B.S., Saint Joseph's University

  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Board Member, Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, Inc.
  • Board of Directors, Commercial Finance Association, Philadelphia Chapter
  • Board of Trustees, Our Lady of Lourdes Foundation
  • Turnaround Management Association

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, "Structuring and Drafting Commercial Loan Documents," Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Presenter, “Capital Markets – Looking for the Cracks in the Foundation,” Turnaround Management Association’s 12th Annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Symposium
  • Moderator, “Hot Button Topics in First Lien/Second Lien Intercreditor Agreements,” Commercial Finance Association
  • Moderator, “Economic Perspective Amid Presidential Race,” Commercial Finance Association
  • Presenter, “Commercial Loan Documents,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute
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  • South Jersey Biz, Best Attorneys in Business
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