Catherine is an experienced transactional partner who represents corporate trustees and administrative agents in the capital markets, particularly in collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) that span the entire lifecycle of the transaction, as well as other debt financings. She has worked on CLO transactions involving warehouse facilities, new origination, general maintenance issues, interpretation of indentures, redemptions, and satisfaction and discharge, among other areas.
Based in the firm’s Boston office, Catherine joined Nixon Peabody more than 15 years ago. She works on loan agency and custody matters and has extensive knowledge of legal issues facing trustees, custodians, administrative agents, and collateral agents.
“I am honored to lead this practice I’ve been part of for so long, and doing so with Rob is a great fit,” said Catherine. “We complement each other in terms of practice focus, and the co-leadership role points to Nixon Peabody’s collaborative culture.”
Rob, a partner in the firm’s Chicago office, has long served as a critical member of the firm’s Leveraged Finance team, working on highly sophisticated financing transactions, ranging from middle-market transactions to large-cap deals. Rob joined the firm in 2015 as part of Chicago law firm Ungaretti & Harris’s merger with Nixon Peabody and has significant experience structuring, negotiating, and documenting credit facilities for acquisitions, working capital, and other general corporate purposes. His clients cover a wide array of industries, including consumer, technology, financial services, and life sciences. In addition to working for financing sources, Rob regularly represents private equity portfolio companies and corporate borrowers in their commercial and acquisition financing, securitization, and distressed investment matters
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to take the helm alongside Catherine of such a forward-thinking and dynamic group of attorneys, especially during this period when helping our clients secure their financing goals is critical in moving their businesses forward,” said Rob.
Catherine and Rob assume their leadership roles from Amy Charamba, who has led the group since 2019. Amy will continue her busy practice, representing financial institutions that provide fiduciary and agency services to the capital markets in her practice.
“When facing quickly evolving global economic drivers and complex business environments, our clients rely on agile, knowledgeable, and exceptionally technical teams to deliver what their businesses need when they need it,” said Christopher Keefe, leader of Nixon Peabody’s Business & Finance Department. “We are thrilled for Catherine and Rob to assume leadership of this important group—and we deeply thank Amy for her dedicated guidance and service over the years. Under Catherine’s and Rob’s leadership, the team will continue to grow as we ensure our clients remain at the forefront of their industries.”