Kira L. MineroffKEER-uh MIN-err-offPartner
Kira Mineroff assists private and public company borrowers and private credit funds in connection with acquisition and working capital loans, including secured, unsecured, unitranche, first lien/second lien and senior/mezzanine structures, in the forms of term loans, revolvers, asset-backed loan facilities and bridge loans. Kira also represents debtors in connection with out-of-court restructurings and debtor-in-possession financings; private credit funds with distressed debt trades; and sponsors and issuers in connection with structuring securitizations and warehouse facilities.
Kira's experience extends across a variety of industries, including financial services; professional and business services; consumer goods, food and retail; technology; and industrials.
Kira is the firm’s Borrower / Debtor Capability Team Co-Lead and the northeast regional chair of the firm's Annual Evaluation Committee. She is a delegate to the Leadership Alliance for Women, a member of the New York Pro Bono Committee, and a firm liaison to the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL). She is also a member of NALW’s financial services affinity group and co-moderated a panel at NAWL’s General Counsel Institute on The Great Resignation: Resetting and Reimagining Your Career.
- Verra Mobility Corporation with amendments to its subsidiaries’ first lien term loan and ABL credit facilities with Bank of America, which, among other things, established a US$250 million incremental term loan. The company used the proceeds of the loans, together with cash on hand, to acquire T2 Systems Parent Corporation, providing the company with an integrated suite of parking software and hardware solutions, rounding out the company’s portfolio of urban mobility technology and diversifying its customer base.
- A private credit fund as arranger, administrative agent and last-out lender of senior secured revolving and term loan facilities to middle-market borrowers with private equity sponsors, the proceeds of which the borrowers use for acquisitions and working capital.
- A private credit fund as borrower under net asset value credit facilities from Ally Bank in a multimillion-dollar amount across multiple funds, the proceeds of which the funds used to originate loans.
- An international producer and distributor of medicinal and recreational cannabis based in Ontario, with its US$120 million credit facility with Bank of Montreal, consisting of a US$20 million revolver and a US$100 million term loan.
- An investment management firm in connection with distressed debt trades based on LSTA forms.
- Appvion, Inc., a paper company, with its US$85 million debtor-in-possession financing, agented by Wilmington Trust National Association.
- A Cayman reinsurance company with a US$75 million letter of credit facility provided by CIBC Bank USA.
- Cross River Bank as agent and senior lender, with its US$45 million senior secured warehouse facility to a sale-leaseback provider, secured primarily by commercial real property.
- A private credit fund in connection with its short-term senior secured bridge loan to a newly formed SPV, the proceeds of which were used to acquire a subordinated tranche of mortgage debt securities, which in turn secured the loan.
- US$75.0 million private placement of 8% Senior Secured Notes for Trulieve Cannabis Corp., a leading and top-performing cannabis company in the U.S.
- An information technology business services company, with its senior secured credit facility with Bank of America. The facility consisted of a US$75 million revolver and a US$45.5 million delayed draw term loan, the proceeds of which are to be used to refinance existing debt, make payments under the company’s subordinated debt facilities and for permitted buybacks.
- Various senior secured revolving warehouse facilities for SPE subsidiaries of Opportunity Financial, a leading financial technology platform that powers banks to help everyday consumers gain access to credit.
- Philip Morris International Inc. with its amendment and extension of its revolving credit facility with Citibank.
- The Hagerty Group, LLC with an amendment to its senior secured revolving credit facility with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
- J.D., New York University 2010
- B.A., History, University of Delaware 2007
Kira focuses her pro bono practice on representing not-for-profit corporations with corporate governance matters and on assisting victims of domestic violence with U-Visa petitions. She also volunteers with the New York State Unified Court System’s Access to Justice initiative.
- "Trends in Restructuring and Debt Markets," DLA Piper, April 9, 2020
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