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Katherine D.Brandt

PartnerKatherine.Brandt@ThompsonHine.com
Cleveland

O 216.566.5760

New York

O 212.344.5680

Katherine D.Brandt

Partner

Focus Areas

  • Represented a developer, marketer and distributor of consumer kitchen appliances in negotiation of $46.5 million acquisition term loan and $8 million revolving loan.
  • Represented an automotive aftermarket products retail and service chain in negotiation of $175 million ABL revolving credit facility, with a related $100 million supplier financing facility.
  • Represented a leading manufacturer of printing solutions in negotiation of $1.6 billion aggregate tranches of term loans, including a delayed draw term loan and $250 million revolving credit facility with consortium of Chinese lenders.
  • Represented a leading manufacturer and supplier of printing solutions in public offering of $400 million of its 5.125% Senior Notes.
  • Represented a large manufacturer or flat-rolled steel products in the negotiation of a $135 million Receivables Purchase Agreement with syndicate of major institutional investors.
  • Represented the financing subsidiary of a leading manufacturer and supplier of printing solutions in negotiation of $175 million Receivables Purchase Agreement with syndicate of major institutional investors.
  • Represented a multi-national employee owned corporation that provides, tree, utility, lawn care and environmental consulting services in the negotiation of a $150 million Receivables Purchase Agreement with syndicate of major institutional investors.
  • Represented a leading supplier of engineered products and services to the power and energy industry in negotiation of $100 million multi-currency revolving credit facility, involving foreign subsidiaries and collateral located in Mexico, Hong Kong, China and the Netherlands.
  • Represented a major supplier of film pressure sensitive labeling systems in negotiation of $10 million secured dollar tranche revolving credit facility, $15 million secured multi-currency tranche revolving credit facility, $60 million secured term loan and €35 million mezzanine facility.
  • Acted as special counsel for one of the largest specialty retailers of fabrics and crafts in negotiation of $650 million secured term loan and $375 million revolving credit loan in connection with a going private transaction.
  • Represented a multi-national property and casualty insurance company in negotiation of $200 million credit facility, including a multi-currency letter of credit facility.
  • Represented a global producer of specialty chemicals in negotiation of a series of commodity and interest rate derivative products.
  • Represented a manufacturer of optical products and imaging systems in negotiation of a $100 million letter of credit facility.
  • Represented a specialty chemicals manufacturer in negotiation of $40 million revolving credit facility, $105 million term loan facility and various interest rate hedge agreements and foreign currency swap agreements.
  • Represented a large utility company in negotiation of $75 million Credit Agreement with syndicate of major financial institutions.
  • Represented a leading manufacturer and supplier of printing solutions in negotiation of $350 million multicurrency revolving credit facility.
  • Represented a leading manufacturer and supplier of printing solutions in public offering of $350 million 5.900% Senior Notes and $300 million 6.650% Senior Notes.
  • Represented various individual funds of a private equity company in the negotiation of bridge credit facilities secured by limited partner capital contributions.
  • Represented a leading global producer of specialty chemicals and specialty materials for the transportation, consumer and industrial market in negotiation of $1.075 billion Five Year Credit Agreement with a syndicate of major financial institutions.
  • Represented a leading global producer of specialty chemicals and specialty materials for the transportation, consumer and industrial market in negotiation of $2.450 billion 364 Day Credit Agreement with a syndicate of major financial institutions.
  • Represented the largest publicly owned manufacturer and distributor of social expression products in negotiation of $200 million multi-currency Credit Agreement with large regional financial institutions.
  • Represented a major polymer services company in negotiation of $50 million Revolving Credit Agreement with a syndicate of major financial institutions.
  • Represented certain foreign subsidiaries of a specialty chemicals and additives producer in negotiation of €250 million Credit Agreement with large international financial institutions.
  • Represented a large utility company in negotiation of $75 million Credit Agreement with syndicate of major financial institutions.
  • Represented specialty chemical manufacturer in negotiation of $145 million Revolving Credit and Term Loan Agreement with international financial institutions.
  • Represented publishing company in negotiation of $35 million acquisition and working capital line of credit with a large regional bank.
  • Represented venture capital fund in negotiation of $25 million demand line of credit with a national bank.
  • Represented specialty chemicals manufacturer in negotiation of $40 million revolving credit facility, $105 million term loan facility and various interest rate hedge agreements and foreign currency swap agreements.
  • Represented a major polymer services company in negotiation of $225 million Receivables Purchase Agreement with major institutional investor syndicate.
  • Represented a major national bank in receivables purchase agreements, including receivables of foreign account debtors covered by credit insurance.
  • Represented the financing subsidiary of a leading polymer products company in negotiation of $175 million Receivables Purchase Agreement with major institutional investor syndicate.
  • Represented a leading producer of performance enhancement materials used in a variety of end products in negotiation of $100 million Receivables Purchase Agreement with syndicate of major institutional investors.
  • Panel Moderator, “Conversations with Men™ On Wall St. and Finance – Engaging Men in Moving More Women Up in Leadership Positions,” New York; December 2014
  • Speaker, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 3rd Annual Women’s Law & Leadership Conference; Cleveland; October 2014
  • Panel Moderator, “Women in Hedge Funds”; Thompson Hine 10th Annual Hedge Fund Seminar; New York; October 2014
  • Speaker, Women in Banking Conference 2013; The New York Bankers Association (NYBA); New York; November 2013
  • “LexisNexis Women in the Legal Profession Summit: Rainmaking, Negotiating and Collaborative Development”; Chicago; April 2008
  • Panel Speaker, “Effective Techniques to Advance Women Lawyers to the Top”; The National Association Of Women Lawyers, Washington, D.C.; March 2006
  • Panel Speaker, “Moving Above the Glass Ceiling . . . Leadership Lessons from Women Who Have Reached the Top”; Washington, D.C.; January 2007
  • Selected for inclusion in IFLR 1000, 2019-2021
  • Selected as a Women WELDing the Way® 2018 Cleveland Calendar Honoree
  • Selected to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list, 2006, 2007, 2011-2021
  • Listed in “Influential Women in Finance 2017”, Crain’s Cleveland Business, October 2017
  • Inducted into the Society of Benchers of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2012
  • Received the Jack Kennedy Memorial Alumni Achievement Award from Grove City College, 2012
  • Selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Banking & Finance, Ohio, 2009 to 2011, 2021, 2022
  • Inducted into the Grove City College Athletic Hall of Fame, 2010
  • Named a Woman of Achievement by the YWCA of Greater Cleveland, 2000
  • Named a Fellow of the Ohio State Bar Foundation, 1997
  • Received the Ohio State Bar Foundation Award for Community Service by Lawyers 40 & Under, 1997
  • Named a Woman of Professional Excellence by the YWCA of Greater Cleveland, 1995
  • AV® Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Cleveland Bar Association
  • Institute of International Bankers
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Community Activities

  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2020
  • Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, Chair, Board of Directors, 2021; Chair of Governance Committee, 2017 to present
  • The Music Settlement, Board of Directors, 2017 to present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation, Chair of Governance Committee, 2016 to present
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Dean’s Advisory Council, 2004 to present; New York Leadership Group, 2002 to present; Society of Benchers, 2012
  • Grove City College, Athletic Hall of Fame Selection Committee, 2004 to present
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation® of America, Board of Directors, 2002 to 2005; National Chapter Performance Committee, 2005 to 2009
  • The American Red Cross, Cleveland Chapter, Board of Directors, 1998-2002
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Northeast, Central and Southern Ohio, Board of Directors; chairman; Executive Committee, 1994 to 2000
  • Guardian Ad Litem Program, Advisory Board Member; Guardian Ad Litem, 1991 to 1997
  • Habitat for Humanity, Speakers Bureau, 1992
  • Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, 1990

Professional Activities

  • United States Law Firm Group®, Women’s Committee, vice chair and member
  • Vistage International – Chief Executive Group, New York; 2014-2015; member

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1989,
    cum laude
    ,

    Case Western Reserve Law Review

  • Grove City College, B.S., 1982,

    Engineering

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Ohio