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Haynes and Boone

Alexander Grishman

Alexander Grishman



  • Chapter 11 Debtor
  • Finance
  • Lender Representation

WSG Practice Industries


Haynes and Boone
New York, U.S.A.

Alex Grishman, a partner in the firm's New York office, is a member of the firm’s Financial Transactions practice group. Alex focuses his practice on commercial and corporate finance transactions, including the representation of banks, financial institutions and private investment funds in margin loans, structured equity, asset-based, acquisition and restructuring transactions.

Alex provides extensive regulatory and transactional advice to leading-edge financial technology companies. Alex has worked with FinTech startups to navigate existing regulatory frameworks and develop first-of-their-kind financial products in the cryptocurrency space, including, secured lending, derivate products and interest-bearing account structures.

Over the past few years, Alex has also worked on a number of debtor-in-possession and bankruptcy exit facilities in the energy and energy services industry.

In addition, Alex advises start-ups in a variety of industries, including digital media and lifestyle brands, including canine chews, and clothing and apparel.

Prior to joining Haynes and Boone, Alex was an associate at Schulte, Roth and Zabel, LLP, 2006-2010.

Bar Admissions

New York, 2007


Dartmouth College (A.B., 2001); Benjamin Cardozo Law School (J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2006)
Areas of Practice

Chapter 11 Debtor | Finance | Fund Finance | Lender Representation

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

A commercial finance company in margin loan agreements in excess of $1.25 billion to hedge funds and insurance companies.

A commercial finance company in lending facilities in excess of $500 million to investment companies organized under the Investment Company Act of 1940 secured by the companies' assets held in custodial accounts.

A domestic real estate company, as borrower, in a $585 million syndicated senior secured credit facility the proceeds of which were used to finance the acquisition of a mid-Atlantic REIT.

An in-store digital entertainment provider in the formation and capitalization of a joint venture with a global advertising sales leader, the proceeds of which were used to double the company's footprint.

Represent lenders and borrowers in the workouts and restructuring of loans to prime brokers, Jones Act shipping companies, radio station groups, and manufacturing companies.

The Federal Reserve Releases Additional Guidance on the Loan Facilities Available to For Profit Businesses
Haynes and Boone, August 2020

Since the launch of the Main Street Lending Program, the Federal Reserve (through the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, which is implementing the program) issued updates on July 15, 2020 and July 31, 2020 to the Frequently Asked Questions document (“FAQ”), originally published on April 30, 2020, for the three loan facilities available to for profit businesses...

President Signs Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act
Haynes and Boone, June 2020

On June 5, 2020, President Trump signed H.R.7010, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (the “PPPFA”). The PPPFA modifies the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) to provide additional flexibility to borrowers in using PPP loan proceeds and obtaining forgiveness for their loans by the Small Business Administration (the “SBA”)...

SBA Issues New Guidance on PPP Loan Forgiveness
Haynes and Boone, June 2020

On May 22, 2020, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) provided additional guidance on the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) through the issuance of two new Interim Final Rules on (i) loan forgiveness and (ii) SBA loan review procedures and related borrower and lender responsibilities (collectively, the “Loan Forgiveness Rules”), each of which supplements the first PPP Interim Final Rule, published on April 2, 2020, the subseq

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