Kristin Rylko is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Banking & Finance practice. Kristin represents a variety of financial institutions, funds and corporate borrowers across a range of lending transactions, with a particular emphasis on the financing of investment funds.
Kristin has extensive experience structuring complex domestic and international financing transactions to private funds, sponsors and portfolio companies on a secured and unsecured basis, acting for both lenders and borrowers. Her fund finance experience encompasses a wide spectrum of transactions at all levels of the capital structure and every phase of a fund’s existence, including traditional subscription lines, hybrid (NAV) facilities, management fee lines, after-care facilities, open-end fund lending, loans to separate accounts and fund of fund financings. Kristin also works with fund-related borrowers on the negotiation of third-party investor documents with institutional, high net worth and sovereign wealth investors.
In addition, Kristin represents commercial lending institutions, insurance companies and corporate borrowers engaged in domestic as well as cross-border secured and unsecured financings. Her experience includes investment grade and leveraged lending deals, acquisition financings, working capital loans, asset-based and cash flow financings, first lien / second lien transactions, multicurrency financings, dividend recaps and debt restructurings.
Kristin has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in the United States in the area of Banking in the International Financial Law Review’s IFLR1000 Legal Directory in 2015, 2016, and 2017.
She has practiced in Mayer Brown’s Chicago office since joining the firm in 2005, and is a member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee.