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 and commercial matters. She is a member of the firm's Business Transactions, Finance, and Manufacturing 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 and Commercial Matters
Ms. Shea regularly represents clients on general corporate and commercial 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. She represents clients in a range of industries, with a particular focus on clients in the food and beverage, manufacturing, and retail industries.
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.
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.