Taylor A. Shea

Associate

  • Overview

    Biography

    Taylor Shea represents privately and publicly held companies in all aspects of corporate and transactional law, including commercial finance transactions, private equity and venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. She is a member of the firm's Business Transactions and Finance Groups.

    Mergers and Acquisitions

    Ms. Shea has extensive experience representing corporate clients, equity sponsors and other privately owned companies in a wide range of merger and acquisition transactions, including leveraged buyouts. She is intimately involved in drafting and negotiating the acquisition and financing components of these transactions.  Ms. Shea also counsels sponsors and works closely with them in connection with investment purchase agreements, charter documents, stockholder agreements and operating agreements.  She recently represented a private equity sponsor in connection with the acquisition of two strategic targets, one of which was a leveraged buyout involving senior and mezzanine debt financing. Ms. Shea also recently assisted with the sale of several closely-held companies.  As a trusted advisor, she provides sound advice and judgment to clients of all sizes.

    General Corporate Matters

    Ms. Shea regularly represents clients on general corporate matters. She knows the importance of understanding her clients’ businesses and the markets they serve, which enables her to provide practical and effective guidance. Ms. Shea has extensive experience representing clients in connection with commercial agreements, joint ventures, equity incentive plans and employment agreements.

    Commercial and Corporate Finance

    Ms. Shea has also developed a robust commercial and corporate finance practice, representing clients in all aspects of secured and unsecured bank, mezzanine and other senior and subordinated lending. She represents borrowers, banks, funds and other lenders, which provides her with unique insight into how to best structure, negotiate and document financing transactions for her clients.

    Ms. Shea has represented institutional lenders in multi-lender senior secured credit facilities involving revolving and mortgage term loans, as well as asset-based lending.  She represented the administrative agent in a $200 million syndicated credit facility with a $100 million accordion feature, secured by all assets of the borrower, guaranties from the borrower’s affiliates, and pledge agreements with respect to the equity interests of the borrower, the borrower’s parent company and the borrower’s subsidiaries.

    Pro Bono

    Ms. Shea is a member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. She also serves as a volunteer attorney on pro bono matters, and frequently mentors junior associates in their pro bono endeavors.  
     

  • Experience
    • Experience

      Experience

      • Represented the agent in a multi-lender senior credit facility for a chain supermarket.

      • Represented the agent in a $200 million syndicated credit facility with a $100 million accordion feature, secured by all assets of the borrower, guaranties from the borrower’s affiliates, and pledge agreements with respect to the equity interests of the borrower, the borrower’s parent company and the borrower’s subsidiaries. 

      • Represented the agent in a $75,556,000 syndicated credit facility consisting of a line of credit and three term loans, secured by all business assets of the borrowers, guaranties, and complex real estate collateral for certain of the term loan facilities. 

      • Represented the agent under a $50,000,000 syndicated credit facility, and as a lender under 3 other single lender facilities totaling $27,300,000, in connection with the restructuring of those credit facilities in order to effectuate various changes to the borrower’s corporate structure and capitalization.

      • Represented a dealer-manager in connection with a $42 million public rights offering a bank holding company. 

      • Represented a sales agent in connection with the at-the-market offering of up to $50 million in shares of common stock of a bank holding company.

      • Represented an on-line jewelry retail business in connection with the sale of its business and assets to an acquisition entity.

      • Represented a leading technology-driven healthcare services company in connection with the sale of its business.

      • Represented a private equity firm in connection with the acquisition of a provider of engineering, design, assembly and integration services for highly-engineered, ruggedized consoles and protective enclosure systems.

      • Represented a public shell company in connection with a reverse merger, pursuant to which its wholly-owned subsidiary merged with and into a leading global provider of educational training seminars, conferences and services.

      • Represented a marketing agency specializing in brand development in the sale of assets, properties, and rights relating to its business.

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    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      American Bar Association
      Business Law Section

      Connecticut Bar Association
      Business Law Section

      Turnaround Management Association
      Connecticut Chapter, Women's Committee
    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      Junior League of Hartford
      Nominating and Placement Council Director
      Board of Directors

      My Sister's Place, Inc.
      Vice President of the Board of Directors, Executive Committee
  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Publications

      Publications

      "Agreements Among Stakeholders," published in A Practical Guide to Organizing a Business in Connecticut, co-authored with John B. Lynch Jr. (8/8/13)

    • News

      R+C in the News

      • May 23, 2017

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers and Staff Participate in Volunteerathon

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      • May 16, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers and Staff Participate in the Junior League of Hartford’s First Volunteerathon

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      • September 30, 2013

        Hartford Lawyers Co-Author Chapter in MCLE Practice Manual

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      R+C News Releases

      • October 8, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Sponsors Women’s Networking Event

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      • August 11, 2014

        Taylor Shea Elected to My Sisters' Place Board of Directors

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      • April 6, 2011

        Robinson & Cole Welcomes 10 New Attorneys

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