ProfessionalsBrad J. Finkelstein
A partner in the Corporate Department and member of the Finance Practice, Brad Finkelstein focuses on representing private equity funds and their portfolio companies, including affiliates of Apollo Global Management, in a wide variety of corporate finance transactions, including leveraged buyouts, debt restructurings, distressed debt purchases and portfolio company financings.
Brad works with virtually all types of corporate financial products, including leveraged loans (first lien, second lien and asset-based loans), high yield bonds, bridge loans, mezzanine debt, preferred equity, shipping loans, margin loans, fund capital call facilities and various derivatives products. In addition to working on New York-based financings, Brad also regularly works on London and Australian financings. He also frequently works with German and Italian export financing agencies on newbuild ship financings.
Brad also handles the financing aspects of corporate debt restructurings, including representing the first lien creditors in the recent landmark TXU bankruptcy. In restructurings, Brad acts roughly equally on behalf of creditors and borrowers. Brad also has extensive experience in the purchase and financing of distressed debt instruments (including distressed debt portfolios). Additionally, Brad represents the credit affiliates of private equity firms in their lending activities.
Brad has been involved in numerous industries and jurisdictions. Brad's corporate clients include ADT Security Services, Hostess Brands, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Prestige Cruise Lines, Nine Entertainment, Rexnord Corporation, Pinnacle Agriculture, Princimar Maritime, Veritable Maritime, Verso Paper and Ventia ltd.
A member of the Columbia University Business Law Review, Brad was also a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Prior to attending law school, Brad earned a bachelor of science from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where his concentration was in finance. After graduating from Wharton, Brad worked for two years as a financial analyst at a real estate investment firm in New York.