Overview

Kevin McDonald’s work as counsel in Mayer Brown’s Chicago office focuses on complex commercial finance transactions, in which he represents financing institutions as well as businesses obtaining financing, in both domestic US and cross-border markets.  His guidance to clients includes the structuring, negotiation, documentation, and closing of transactions, as well as advice on workouts and restructurings. 

Kevin is particularly experienced in commercial lending, securitization, leasing, letters of credit, project finance and acquisition financing, involving assets of many different types.  His recent work has included representation of issuers and collateral managers in collateralized loan obligation transactions that involve portfolios of syndicated commercial loans. 

Kevin joined Mayer Brown in 1980.

Spoken Languages

  • English

Experience

  • Represented a major commercial credit organization as purchaser in the securitization of trade receivables of a multinational producer of films for packaging and technical applications.
  • Represented the agent in a $450 million syndicated multicurrency credit agreement for a major materials/equipment distribution business.
  • Represented the agent in a $100 million-plus syndicated multicurrency credit agreement for a snack foods producer and its Canadian subsidiary.
  • Represented the City of Chicago in the Orange Line (mass transit line) lease transaction.
  • Represented the Chicago Transit Authority in the $160 million-plus Qualified Technology Equipment (QTE) lease financing.
  • Represented equity investors and lessees in large ticket equipment and facility lease transactions involving assets in Austria, Canada, Norway, Germany, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States.
  • Represented the agent in a $180 million-plus securitization of receivables of a relocation services business.
  • Represented a major international bank as agent in a $150 million-plus US dollar/Mexican peso syndicated credit agreement for a major Mexican telecommunications company.
  • Represented a major international bank as agent in a $200 million syndicated credit for a major Peruvian telecommunications company.
  • Represented Sears Roebuck Acceptance Corp. as borrower under $2 billion credit facility.
  • Represented a major international beverage company in the sale of a $340 million-plus securitization of fast food restaurant franchisee loans.
  • Represented Alliance Pipeline (a natural gas pipeline from British Columbia to Illinois) as US counsel in a $2.6 billion project financing in 1998 and subsequent refinancings.

Education

Harvard Law School, JD

The University of Chicago, AB

Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • Illinois

Memberships

  • Chicago Council of Lawyers