Co-leader of Chicago Office Banking & Finance

Frederick C. Fisher

Banking & Finance, Corporate & Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions

"Fred Fisher is my go to partner at Mayer Brown. He understands and coordinates the proper deal staffing depending on the size, ownership type, industry, and asset type."

"Fred is laser focused on the big picture and process and trusts his team to manage the details."

Legal 500 USA 2022


Frederick C. Fisher represents corporate and lending clients—including banks, private credit funds, private equity funds, and public and private corporations—in connection with complex domestic and international financing transactions at all levels of the capital structure. His representations include leveraged buyouts, working capital financings, dividend recaps, cash flow and asset-based financings, add-on acquisitions, cross-border and multi-currency financings, fund level leverage facilities, ESOPs and numerous in- and out-of-court workouts and restructurings.


Represented agent banks and various lenders in a wide variety of loan facilities including the following:
  • Southwire on $1 billion sustainability-linked asset based loan facility.
  • Major financial institution, as administrative agent, in connection with a senior syndicated five-year unsecured $500 million revolving credit facility with Skechers USA, Inc., a global footwear leader, which credit facility includes an accordion feature for up to an additional $250 million.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent and joint lead arranger, and other lenders in connection with a multicurrency, five-year $150 million revolving credit facility with Beyond Meat, Inc., a plant-based meat producer.  The revolving credit facility includes an accordion feature for up to an additional $200 million. 
  • Revolving and term loan facility to a family of companies comprising a major national moving and storage business to fund a 100% ESOP buyout.


  • “Leading Lawyer” in Commercial Lending, Legal 500
  • Listed, Chambers USA
  • Listed, Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Network
  • Member, Winning Team, "M&A Deal of the Year (Over $1 Billion to $5 Billion)" for Platform Specialty Products Corporation (f/k/a Platform Acquisition Holdings Limited) acquisition of MacDermid, Incorporated and related entities, The M&A Advisor’s 6th Annual International M&A Awards
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Illinois Super Lawyers "Rising Star,"
  • Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of "America’s Best Corporate Law Firms," 13th Annual Legal Industry Study
  • Member, Winning Team, "Private Equity Turnaround of the Year" for the Chapter 11 reorganization and acquisition of American Laser Skincare LLC, Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Award 
  • Author, Secured Transactions 2024 Edition, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE)


  • Northwestern University School of Law, JD
  • Miami University, BS

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Engagement professionnel et communautaire

  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Board Member, Open Books