Northwestern University School of Law
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
B.S., Industrial and Operations
All Michigan state courts
Kristen is the co-leader of the Banking, Finance and Restructuring Practice Team. Her practice focuses on the representation of lenders and borrowers in a variety of commercial finance transactions involving real estate, construction financing, acquisition financing and asset-based lending. She has led and closed numerous commercial finance transactions involving various structures including multi-currency facilities, single and multi-bank transactions, and syndicated loan transactions.
Representation of borrowers with locations in the U.S. and Canada (including Quebec) as lead attorney in connection with a multi-currency, syndicated $210,000,000 secured revolving credit facility, featuring U.S. and Canadian borrowing bases, swing line and letter of credit sublimits.
Representation of agent bank in syndicated $210,000,000 secured revolving credit facility involving pari passu term debt from non-bank group members, requiring negotiations of multiple inter-creditor arrangements.
Representation of agent bank in multi-currency, syndicated loan facilities involving foreign and domestic loan parties and revolving, term and CAPEX loan facilities.
Representation of the borrower in a $45,000,000 revolving credit facility, in addition to general representation of such borrower in all relevant financial matters including pursuit and closing of a Main Street Loan and leasehold improvement financing with other lending institutions.
Representation of lender in the financing of a $35,000,000 real estate acquisition in Arkansas, structured to facilitate the borrower’s participation in Arkansas’ PILOT incentive program pursuant to which the borrower would receive property tax abatement in connection with such acquired property.
Honors and Recognitions
Best Lawyers in America®, 2023
Best Lawyers in America®, Ann Arbor Lawyer of the Year – Banking and Finance Law, 2024
DBusiness© magazine, Top Lawyers, Banking and Financial Services Law, 2022
Michigan Super Lawyers®, Rising Star, since 2018
Association for Corporate Growth
Oakland County Bar Association
Risk Management Association
State Bar of Michigan
Northwestern University, Alumni Association
University of Michigan, Alumni Association