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Stefanie Duda Karidis

Of Counsel
About

Stefanie Duda Karidis has a broad range of experience in a number of practice areas, including ECA supported finance, domestic and cross-border lending, and leveraged finance, as well as in general corporate finance. Stefanie frequently serves as counsel to banks and other financial institutions in their role as agent in connection with secured and unsecured credit facilities.

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EXPERIENCE

  • Represented a large financial institution in connection with the establishment of a first lien facility and second lien facility for a international cable conglomerate.
  • Represented the lenders in separate EKN, Finnvera, D/D, and K-sure covered facilities to a U.S. public telecommunications company.
  • Represented a large bank as facility agent and lender in connection with an EDC-backed credit facility.
  • Represented an ECA and large bank in connection with a loan facility to a bank in Honduras.
  • Represented a large bank as facility agent and lender in a credit facility for a corporation based in India, guaranteed by U.S. Ex-Im Bank.
  • Represented a large bank in its capacity as agent in connection with a SACE facility in relation to the financing of the modernization of the borrower’s steel plant.
  • Represented a large bank as agent in connection with a combined private placement and debt facilities for two Chilean solar companies.
  • Represented a large bank in its capacity as collateral agent in connection with a loan facility and senior notes relating to the construction of a courthouse in Oregon.
  • Represented a large bank in its capacity as collateral agent and depositary bank, in connection with a facility in relation to the financing of a solar photovoltaic power plant in Texas.
  • Acted for a large financial institution in its capacity as collateral agent, registrar and paying agent in a secured notes purchase agreement in relation to an offshore wind project in Maryland and toll roads in the Italian Republic.
  • Represented a large financial institution in its capacity as agent in connection with a loan facility in relation to certain wind projects in the Republic of Chile.
Education
  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law
  • B.S., New York University: Stern School of Business

Prior Experience

Prior to joining DLA Piper, Stefanie was senior counsel at a major international law firm. Stefanie also worked in finance for several years prior to attending law school.

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