Meryl’s dexterity with debt structures spans the full range of US and international debt financings used by public and private companies and private equity sponsors. She works with companies in several major sectors of the economy, including life sciences, health care, technology, and manufacturing. Private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies turn to her when they need financing to support operations. Meryl is dedicated to inclusion and ensuring that people from all backgrounds are valued and serves as the Boston Office Chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee.
Meryl concentrates her practice on debt financings, secured transactions, and real estate finance.
She has extensive experience representing borrowers in domestic and international debt financings, including acquisition financings, senior and subordinate debt financings, asset based financings, loan syndications, and EB-5 loans. Her clients include public and private companies in the life science, health care, and technology sectors, as well as manufacturers. Meryl frequently represents private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in all aspects of acquisition and working capital loan transactions including debt and subordination arrangements with sellers.
Meryl also has extensive real estate experience, representing lenders and borrowers in all aspects of construction and permanent loan financings, workouts, and restructurings. She represents issuers in EB-5 transactions with varied collateral structures. She also represents bondholders, asset managers, and institutional investors in connection with real estate secured tax-exempt securities issued by a broad range of issuers, including nursing homes, hospitals, and assisted living facilities and manufacturers.
She has worked with regional centers, issuers and lenders on all aspects of the lending process in EB-5 deals. She has structured EB-5 loan facilities and complex loan agreements, advising clients on mezzanine debt structures and assisting developers with understanding the most optimal approach to bringing debt into large projects. She has experience negotiating intercreditor agreements and finding creative solutions for clients seeking EB-5 capital.
Meryl is an authority on Article 9 of the UCC, mortgages, and loan transaction legal opinions and frequently serves as local counsel on national and international syndicated debt financings.
- Northeastern University (JD)
- Brandeis University (BA, Sociology)
- Lead counsel to national provider of wholesaling and distribution services in connection with a $1.5 billion syndicated revolving credit facility and $400 million senior secured notes
- Lead counsel to international telecommunications company in $225 million revolving loan facility
- Lead counsel to insurance company in $500 million revolving credit facility secured by liquid securities
- Lead counsel to the US subsidiary of an international manufacturer in connection with a $235 million syndicated revolving credit facility
- Lead counsel to a private equity sponsored health care provider in connection with a $100 million acquisition credit facility involving multiple add-on acquisitions
- Represented private equity fund in the senior secured and mezzanine acquisition financing of a specialty pharmacy
- Represented private equity fund in the senior secured and mezzanine acquisition financing of a pipe distributor
- Represented cable manufacturing portfolio company in a multi-tiered debt restructuring that included a group of noteholders
- Lead counsel on numerous venture debt financings for life science and technology companies
- Boston Office Chair, Mintz Diversity Committee
- Chair, Board of Directors, Greater Boston PFLAG