John Lawlor is a partner in the Chicago office of Mayer Brown's Banking & Finance practice. He has extensive experience representing lenders and borrowers in many types of complex financings, including senior and subordinated, secured and unsecured, investment grade and non-investment grade instruments.
Major deals in which John has represented lenders include representations of: Bank of America in connection with the senior bank financings of Plastech Engineered Products, Inc., Del Monte Corporation and Rayovac Corporation; ABN AMRO Bank NV in connection with the workout and subsequent bankruptcy of Tokheim Corporation; the US financing arm of Mercedes-Benz in connection with credit facilities extended to Penske Automotive Group, Inc; and JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA and The Northern Trust Company in connection with capital subscription facilities to private equity funds.
John also represents borrowers involved in major deals, including representations of Dow Chemical, Tenneco, Baxter International, CarVal, Macquarie, ArcelorMittal, Residential Capital LLC, Cemex, SA de CV, Kerry Group, Verde Realty, DCT Industrial Trust, Persimmon plc, United Stationers Inc. and Everest Reinsurance Holdings, Inc.
In Chambers USA 2012, sources note that John’s "strength is his attention to deail – he investigates every point to make sure the client is not jeopardizing its position." According to Chambers USA 2008, "clients express that they can rely on John to 'get the job done in a calm and collected manner.'" John joined Mayer Brown in 1988.