Steinberg, Michael J.

Michael J. Steinberg

Michael Steinberg, a partner in the Finance Group, has practiced structured finance, corporate and bank finance law since joining Shearman & Sterling as an associate in 2002. He represents financial institutions, major corporations, investment funds and financial sponsors in various types of transactions involving leveraged acquisition financing, and also specialized finance structures, including securitization and asset-backed finance, as well as unsecured and secured bank financings generally, with experience in asset classes such as motion pictures, pharmaceuticals and aircraft. Michael is recognized as a "Rising Star" in Bank Lending by IFLR 1000.

Selected Experience

  • Bank of America, N.A., as lead arranger, in connection with a senior secured financing related to the acquisition of Aztec Group by Information Resources, Inc.
  • Jefferies Finance LLC, as administrative agent, collateral agent and sole lead arranger and bookrunner, in connection with an acquisition financing, comprised of a first lien term loan, a revolving credit facility, and a second lien term loan, related to the acquisition by Advent International Corporation of all the equity interests of the U.S. and Canadian subsidiaries of P2 Energy Solutions, Inc., a software and data services provider to the upstream oil and gas industry, from Vista Equity Partners
  • Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, and with Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, and Houlihan Lokey Capital, Inc. as joint bookrunning managers, in connection with the private placement by Wise Metals Group LLC and Wise Alloys Finance Corporation of $650 million aggregate principal amount of their 8.75% Senior Secured Notes due 2018. The notes, a new asset-based revolving credit facility, entered into by Wise Alloys LLC, as borrower, Wise Group and certain of its subsidiaries, as guarantors, concurrently with the notes offering, and an advance facility, entered into by Wise Alloys LLC with Rexam Beverage Can Company, have an intercreditor arrangement with cross priority on collateral


  • University of British Columbia Law School, LL.B., 2001
  • University of British Columbia, B.A., 1998
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