Michael P. Bonner

Co-Chair, Finance & Restructuring


Michael Bonner


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
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • 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, Secured Finance Network, Philadelphia Chapter
  • Board of Trustees, Our Lady of Lourdes Foundation
  • Turnaround Management Association

Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator, “Current Trends and the Potential Trump Effect across the Capital Structure,” 10th Annual Philadelphia Credit and Restructuring Summit
  • 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,” Secured Finance Network 
  • Moderator, “Economic Perspective Amid Presidential Race,” Secured Finance Network 
  • Presenter, “Commercial Loan Documents,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute
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  • Suburban Life Magazine, "Top Attorney"
  • Suburban Life Magazine, "Five-star Attorney"
  • South Jersey Biz, Best Attorneys in Business
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