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Anthony R. Callobre

Anthony R. Callobre

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Expertise

  • Commercial Finance

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Buchalter
California, U.S.A.

Profile

Anthony R. Callobre practices in the areas of commercial lending and corporate finance. His clients include commercial banks, commercial finance companies, hedge funds, private equity groups, business development companies, and other investors and lenders, and corporate borrowers.

Mr. Callobre practices across a broad spectrum of the commercial and industrial sector. His practice involves debt financing transactions, ranging from middle-market to investment-grade credits in the areas of apparel and textiles, consumer products, engineering, construction and infrastructure, sports and entertainment, retail, technology, and transportation. In addition to representing credit providers, he represents the firm’s corporate and private equity clients as borrowers in debt financing transactions.

Mr. Callobre’s practice encompasses a wide range of debt financing types. These include: single lender and syndicated credits; senior-secured, second-lien, “mezzanine,” “unitranche” and unsecured facilities; leveraged loans, asset-based loans, capital call and subscription facilities, cash-flow loans, acquisition finance, recapitalizations and working capital loans; cross-border loans; problem loan restructurings and workouts; 363 sales; and debtor-in-possession financings.

Awards and Honors

  • AV Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America in Banking Law (2009-2021)
  • Chambers USA, leading lawyer in Banking & Finance (California) (2009-2020)

Memberships

  • Fellow and former member of Board of Regents, American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers
  • Past Chair, Subcommittee on Letters of Credit, Uniform Commercial Code Committee, Section on Business Law, American Bar Association
  • Past Chair, Subcommittee on Syndications and Lender Relations, Commercial Financial Services Committee, Section on Business Law, American Bar Associations
  • Past Co-Vice Chair, Uniform Commercial Code Committee, Business Law Section, State Bar of California
  • American Bar Association Task Force on Model Intercreditor Agreement for Second-Lien Financing Transactions
  • Financial Lawyers Conference
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section
  • Active in Commercial Finance Association, including its Education Foundation

Bar Admissions

  • California

Education

  • Boston University School of Law
  • Brown University
Areas of Practice

Commercial Finance

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Represented administrative agent, left lead arranger and sole book manager for $1 billion syndicated multi-currency revolving and letter of credit facilities for engineering and construction firm.
  • Represented administrative agent, left lead arranger and sole book manager for $600 million syndicated term credit facilities for engineering and construction firm.
  • Represented the purchaser in obtaining $270 million acquisition and working capital financing for a professional sports team.
  • Represented the administrative agent in providing $130 million syndicated secured film library and production credit facilities for a large independent motion picture producer.
  • Represented the administrative agent in connection with the $115 million syndicated cross-border asset-based credit facilities for an ornamental fence designer and manufacturer.
  • Represented administrative agent and left lead arranger in providing $100 million syndicated revolving credit facility for large consumer e-tailer.
  • Represented the administrative agent in providing a C$85 million working capital credit facility to a producer of children’s television programs.
  • Represented the administrative agent in connection with $80 million secured asset-based credit facility for a Western wear retailer.
  • Represented the lender in providing $65 million of revolving and term credit facilities for the leveraged recapitalization of a blue jeans designer and manufacturer.
  • Represented the administrative agent in connection with $55 million working capital revolving and term credit facilities for a Montana-based long-haul trucking company.
  • Represented the administrative agent in connection with the $22.5 million asset-based revolving and term credit facilities for a Pacific Northwest-based lumber company.

Articles

LIBOR Administrator Announces Wind-down Dates for Publication of LIBOR Index Data; Federal Bank Regulators Announce that Banks Should Cease Using LIBOR in New Contracts by December 31, 2021
Buchalter, December 2020

ICE Benchmark Administration, the British-based LIBOR administrator, announced that it intends to cease the publication of the one-week and two month U.S. Dollar LIBOR settings immediately after December 31, 2021, and the other U.S. Dollar LIBOR settings immediately after June 20, 2023. Accordingly, on November 30, the U.S...

Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: San Francisco Moves to Lowest COVID Tier in California, Begins Process of Reopening Non-Essential Offices; Other Bay Area Counties Slower to Follow
Buchalter, November 2020

On October 20, 2020, San Francisco County was upgraded to the “minimal” tier within the California COVID-19 tracking system, meaning it has the fewest restrictions on reopening all businesses as promulgated by the State of California. In order to qualify for the “minimal” tier, a county must have an infection rate of less than one daily new positive COVID case per 100,000 residents and have a positive test rate of less than 2% for two consecutive weeks...

Additional Articles

  • LIBOR Administrator Announces Wind-down Dates for Publication of LIBOR Index Data; Federal Bank Regulators Announce that Banks Should Cease Using LIBOR in New Contracts by December 31, 2021
  • Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: Federal Reserve’s Main Street Loan Program is Officially Launched; Buchalter Announces Main Street Lending Team
  • Buchalter Covid-19 Client Alert: Federal Reserve Expands Main Street Lending Program; Reduces Some Minimum Loan Amounts, Raises Maximum Loan Amounts, Extends Loan Term
  • Buchalter Client Alert COVID-19: New Guidance on Main Street Loan Program for Small and Medium Sized Businesses
  • Unitranche Loan Structures: Trending in the Middle Market
  • The EU Bail-In Rules — Implications for U.S. Asset-Based Lenders
  • Unitranche Loans: Somewhat Complex, Yet Streamlined and Efficient
  • To Improve or Not to Improve? Pre-Disposition Preparation and Processing of Collateral


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