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Meryl J. Epstein

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Education

  • Northeastern University (JD)
  • Brandeis University (BA, Sociology)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

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.

Meryl is an expert 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.

Representative Matters

  • Lead counsel to national provider of grocery 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 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 multi-tiered debt restructuring that included a group of noteholders  Lead counsel on numerous venture debt financings for life science and technology companies

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Boston Office Chair, Mintz Levin Diversity Committee
  • Member, Board of Directors, Greater Boston PFLAG